Old revolver with new ammunition

Ammunition Selection and Shot Placement Matter

A gunfight more than a century and a half ago stresses the importance of ammunition and shot placement.

In Defense of A Third Party

Should you intervene in a third-party dispute? Here's Sheriff Jim's take...

Be Careful What You Say

There's an old expression that goes, "Keep your words soft and sweet, in case you have to eat them." Sheriff Jim explains why this is doubly so for the concealed-carrier.

Why You Should Carry a Handgun Every Day

Sheriff Jim Wilson explains why carrying a handgun for personal defense is important to do on a daily, all-the-time basis.

Why Was the Smith & Wesson Model 19 Revolver So Popular with Law Enforcement?

Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about one of his favorite sixguns, the Smith & Wesson Model 19.

Personal Defense is About Establishing the Right Habits

As Sheriff Jim Wilson points out, personal defense is really about establishing a series of good habits that you regularly employ.

7 Best Law Enforcement Revolvers of All Time

Sheriff Jim Wilson takes an in-depth look at seven of the best revolvers to ever be used among lawmen.

Unconventional Shooting Positions

Sheriff Jim reminds us that real-life encounters don't often happen square-on at 7 yards, and that we should practice unusual positions as well as the basics.

Why Doing the Unexpected Aids in Self Defense

Sheriff Jim Wilson explains why doing the unexpected when you need to defend yourself may just save your life.

How to Protect Your Personal Space

It's an everyday phenomenon that people are closer to us physically than we may even be aware of. Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about how you can stay alert to these encounters.

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