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Self-Defense Against a Knife: Tips & Tactics From an Expert

If you think having a gun means you’ll definitely win in a fight against a knife-wielding assailant, think again. Here are some things to consider when planning for self-defense.

Looking & Assessing: An Essential Element of Defensive Training

During training, many shooters feign that look-and-assess movement at the end of a shooting string...but do they really mean it? Here's why it's important to check your surroundings, even when practicing.

Beyond the CCW Pistol: Four Factors of Survival

There’s a lot more to self-defense than merely being able to draw a handgun and hit a target.

Situational Awareness for Personal Defense

Sheriff Jim talks about situational awareness, the Cooper Color Code and why individuals need to stay alert.

Defending Yourself Against a Knife Attack

If you think having a gun means you’ll definitely win in a fight against a knife-wielding assailant, think again. Here are some things to consider when planning for self-defense.

Alternate Defense Plans

Too often we fail to look at the big picture regarding personal defense.

Distance is Your Friend

In a self-defense situation, distance provides a way to escape without escalation, and it will benefit the prepared citizen in case lethal force is required.

Thoughts on Cooper's Color Code

Knowing what the color code means and where they fit into a preparedness plan is only half the battle. Planning your response and following through is the other half.

Holiday Safety

Staying alert and aware is taxing enough; around the holidays it can be nearly overwhelming. Sheriff Jim reminds us that constant vigilance is always a worthwhile aim.

The Mental Trigger

We continue to express the importance of having a defensive plan.

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