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Selecting a Personal-Defense Handgun: Size and Fit

Selecting a personal-defense handgun is a very subjective endeavor.

Personal Defense on a Budget

Sheriff Jim offers some tips on saving money for anyone looking to purchase their first...

First Look: LaserLyte Steel Tyme Kit

Maintain essential defensive-shooting skills from home with the LaserLyte Trainer Target Steel Tyme Kit.

First Look: Wilson Combat Bulletproof Ambidextrous Thumb Safety

Wilson Combat’s Bulletproof Ambidextrous Thumb Safety takes your defensive 1911 to the next level by...

Enhancing Your Shotgun Skills

A shotgun is a devastating fight stopper. And that is especially true when the shooter...

How Many Magazines Should You Have?

If you’ve recently joined the firearm-owning community, chances are good the gun you bought is...

How to Think and Act Fast as a Defensive Shooter

With some timely advice given recent events, Sheriff Jim offers some perspective on common tropes...

Defensive Firearm Training: The Importance of Movement and Cover

Want to know a secret for surviving a gunfight? Keep moving and get behind something...

Skills Check: Handgun Red-Dot Sighting Skill Drill

At a certain distance, red-dot-sighted handguns offer enhanced precision, but here’s what to do at...

Firearm Training: Realistic Practice

One of the values of attending a good defensive training school is the realization that...

Shotgun Shooting: Why is the Cheekweld Important?

While length-of-pull and overall weight are important in how one handles a shotgun, there’s another...

Range Review: CMMG Resolute 9 mm Upper and Magazine Inserts

Been thinking about a pistol-caliber carbine, but didn't want to have to buy a whole...

What to Look for in a Holster

Sheriff Jim offers some tips on things to look for - and avoid - when...

Review: Smith & Wesson Model 648

Smith & Wesson’s re-introduced Model 648 chambered in .22 Magnum brings some interesting upgrades relevant...

Dot-Torture Drill Revised

For about the last five years or so the popular Dot Torture drill and target...

Don't Get Trapped by Myths

Instead of imagining events that make us the winner and hero, the defensive shooter is...

Why You Shouldn't Mix Shotgun Ammo

To mix or not to mix, that is the question. Fortunately, we have an answer.

How PCCs Can Fit In Your Defensive Plan

Pistol-caliber carbines are far from new and should be a definite consideration in your defensive...

Drawbacks to the DA Revolver

Even though the DA revolver is a great option for a defensive firearm, there are...

Handgun Reloads: How-To & Expert Tips

Reloads are undeniably one of the most essential skills a serious defensive shooter can have....
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