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Changes Coming to ATF Form 4473

The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) is accepting public comment on proposed changes to Form 4473—used to process NICS background checks during the transfer of a gun—until Feb. 24.

Guns & Booze

When carrying a firearm for self-defense, you are always better off erring on the side of caution. When out on the town, pass on the libations if you are carrying.

Avoidance: The Best Strategy for the Armed Citizen

For those who carry a gun for personal defense, it's worth keeping in mind that the best fight is the one you never have. Here are some tips on conflict-avoidance from the Sheriff.

3 Must-Have Elements of Personal Defense

Finding the right gear is important, but defensive shooters need to keep several critical elements in mind, as Sheriff Jim explains.

Flashlights: A Must-Have Piece of Your EDC Kit

Is there a flashlight in your EDC kit? If not, here are a few reasons why you might want to consider adding one.

How to Stop a Deadly Encounter Before it Begins

Awareness and alertness are your keys to staying safe and avoiding potentially deadly outcomes.

The Sound of One Hand Shooting

While most of us train with our weak hands, how many have actually put some thought behind the rest of the story—why we're fighting with our weak hand?

Twenty-One Feet

Most shooters know the axiom a knife-wielding bad guy can cover 21 feet in the time it takes you to draw your handgun and bring it on target, but what does that mean for practical self-defense?

The 21-Foot Rule: Why Is It Important?

Most shooters know that a knife-wielding bad guy can cover 21 feet in the time it takes you to draw your handgun and bring it on target, but why is it important practical self-defense?

In Defense of the 'Hobbyist' Gun Owner

Not every gun owner who carries is a hard-core gun enthusiast—but they could be.

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