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3 Combat-Control Fundamentals for the Defensive Shooter

Anticipation and preparation can help you avoid an altercation, or triumph should avoidance fail. We...

Skills Check: The 3-Second Drill

Practice your shooting fundamentals with this straightforward yet challenging drill.

Skills Check: Extended-Range Handgun Drill

Being able to determine distances in wide-open, public places could give you the upper hand...

5 Great Pistol Drills for Self-Defense Training

If you're planning to carry a pistol for self-defense, it's important to have the skills...

5 Self-Defense Tips for Women

Self-defense is not solely the responsibility of men, nor should it be. Here are tips...

Firearm Practice on a Budget

You’ve likely read countless articles admonishing you to get professional firearm training, but the costs...

Tactical vs. Practical: Use the Gun You Know

The cool kids may have fun toys, but the flavor of the week on social...

5 Critical Mistakes Made by Defensive Gun Owners

We’re all human, we all make mistakes. The true student will always learn from the...

Shoot Twice: The Benefits of the 'Double-Tap'

In a life-threatening encounter, firing two rounds can be more effective than one. Here are...

Sheriff Jim Wilson: The Man Behind the Gun

With more than 30 years of law-enforcement experience under his belt, Sheriff Jim Wilson has...

The Most Important Self-Defense Skills You Can Have

There are a number of self-defense skills that are great for the prepared individual to...

Skills Check: Two-Target Handgun Drill

Want to incorporate movement, faster target acquisition and better accuracy into your practice routine? Try...

The Evolution of Personal Defense

Firearms, gear and training all evolve; sometimes it’s worth looking back to see how far...

4 Go-To Setups for Any Defensive AR-15

With all of the accessory options for defensive AR-15 rifles, what setups should owners choose...

Dry-Fire Practice Tips for Defensive Shooters

With a safe and sensible approach, dry-fire practice can improve your technique and ensure you...

Disadvantages of a Concealed-Carry Revolver

There are a number of benefits to using a concealed-carry revolver for personal defense, but...

Get A Handle On Your Concealed Carry Gun

If you know your carry firearm, you need not fear the result of a hundred...

Practicing Your Defensive Pistol Skills at Home

Gunsite Academy Instructor Ed Head walks through how to train easily at home.

Self-Defense Against Animals

Regardless of where you call home, there may come a time when you have to...

Skill Building: The Bane Drill

Discover if you and your personal-defense handgun are capable of precision accuracy beyond typical self-defense...
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