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Red Dots vs. Iron Sights: Which is Better for Handguns?

Slide-mounted red-dot optics on pistols are hot and getting hotter.

How to Get the Most From Firearms Training

All too often I hear all kinds of excuses from people as to why they haven’t booked professional defensive training. These are barriers that get in the way of our ability to improve our defensive shooting skills and tactics.

Mastering the Trigger Press

In the old days we called it “pulling the trigger.” Then along came Jeff Cooper who started calling it the “trigger press.” What Cooper meant was that the trigger should be pressed smoothly and softly so that the gun muzzle was not pulled off target.

Why Having a Lawyer is a Key to Personal Defense

Talking to a lawyer before you ever experience a deadly force situation is a good idea. Sheriff Jim Wilson explains why.

How to Get the Most From Your Range Training

Sheriff Jim Wilson shows you how to get the most out of your time at the range.

How to Train with a Shot Timer

Whether or not you've got ammunition or want to shoot it, having a shot timer in your training repertoire can improve your defensive shooting skills.

What's So Great About the .357 SIG?

For those who think you can’t have a cartridge capable of delivering magnum-like performance without the excessive recoil that’s typically associated with it, think again.

Learning How to Shoot Takes Practice and Patience

In a world of instant gratification, Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about why learning how to shoot takes practice and patience.

Mastering the Basics of Defensive Handgun Shooting

Having all the newest gear can definitely an advantage, but not if you haven't first mastered the basics of defensive handgun training. Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about the fundamental skills for shooting a handgun well.

6 Best Self Defense Handgun Training Drills

What’s the best drill to prepare you to shoot defensively? That could be argued endlessly. Here's a look at the 6 best self-defense handgun training drills you can implement today.

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