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Firearms Training: Developing a Mission Statement

You need to craft a code before you can live by it.

The Importance of Situational Awareness

Situational awareness and the power of observation is one of the best personal defense skills...

Formal Gunsmithing Training: Aiming for an Education

Formal gunsmithing training has never been easier to access and can help you work on...

Firearm Training: Realistic Practice

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

DIY: Building an AR-10-Style Rifle

Tired of hearing your friends kid you about “go big or go home?” Here are...

High-Round Count Training: Worth the Investment?

You have saved your money to attend a mid-level, 3-day shooting class with a well-known...

Maintaining Control of Your Pistol

Being retentive is a good thing when it comes to maintaining control of your firearm...

What to Look for in Defensive Firearm Training

In defensive shooting, as in most other things in life, we improve what we measure....

Portrait of a Hero: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman

He earned his wings—in this life and the next.

Handgun Reloads: How-To & Expert Tips

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

5 Essential Drills for Your Home-Defense Shotgun

Shotguns can be incredibly effective home-defense tools, provided you know how to use them. Here...

Trends & Self-Defense Training: Choose What Works for You

Everything that’s old is new again, or something like that. Don’t let trends influence your...

Skills Check: Ankle-Carry Drill

Tired of standing around at the range? Try kneeling instead.

Off-Season Rifle Drills: Keep Your Skills Sharp

Don’t let the winter months get your rifle skills down. Instead, try these quick precision-rifle...

Why I Made Firearm Practice My New Year's Resolution

All it took was a quick trip to the range for Sheriff Jim to form...

Self-Defense Evolution: Here's How Far We've Come

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

Stick With What's Tried and True in Self-Defense

The defensive firearm world is filled with self-ascribed experts who push the latest fads. If...

Pistol-Practice Goal: Make It Second Nature

Ordinary, everyday tasks with your pistol should be as commonplace as breathing. Practice until this...

Skills Check: Concealed-Carry Pistol Control Drill

Looking to see how well you can handle your pistol? Try this seemingly simple drill.

DIY Glock Build: The Tools You Need

Before embarking on your DIY Glock build, it's critical to have all the right tools...
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