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'The Caliber Wars:' Does the Round Really Matter?

9mm vs. 45 ACP vs .40 S&W... the caliber wars can go on forever. Does...

Skills Check: Snake-Shot Training & Patterning

While the majority of no-legged critters are harmless to humans, some need to be dealt...

'My Way or the Highway:' The Wrong Way to Teach & Train

Instructors who insist on one way of doing things or students who refuse to learn...

Double-Action Revolvers & Their Place in Personal Defense

More companies are offering double-action revolvers sized and built right for personal-defense use, but as...

How to Stop an Attack Before It Starts

The easiest way to win a gunfight is to avoid having one entirely.

Independence Day: What It Really Means

The Fourth of July weekend is a happy occasion that should be filled with family,...

The Great Equalizer: Shotguns & 00 Buckshot

Rifles and handguns certainly have their place in certain scenarios, but there's one platform that...

Split-Second Self-Defense: Acting Quickly in an Attack

When you're attacked, there are often a few seconds where you have room to act....

Speed Holstering: Why It's a Bad Idea

Quickly jamming a firearm into your holster can cause all sort of problems. Here's why...

Fight-or-Flight: Dealing With Body Reactions in Personal Defense

Recognizing how your body will instinctively react to a threat and planning accordingly will put...

Snubnose Revolvers: Still Meeting Defensive Needs

The snubnose revolver, staple of 1950s cop shows, has a storied heritage and is still...

Health & Self-Defense: The Physical Effects of an Attack

When you're in a fight for your life, your body is creating all kinds of...

Dry-Fire Training: Doing It Right

What are some of the benefits of practicing with dry-fire drills in the home? What...

Defensive Shooting: A Quickly Diminishing Skill

You've taken some training classes? Shot well in your last club competition? Good! But don't...

Documentary Highlights Career of Sheriff Jim Wilson

In conjunction with Panteao Productions and Nighthawk Custom, Shooting Illustrated Field Editor Sheriff Jim Wilson...

Good Triggers: A Must-Have for Self-Defense Guns

So, you've got a solid self-defense gun for concealed-carry and home defense. What should you...

Overcoming Threat-Fixation & Tunnel Vision

Fixation on a threat is natural, but it needs to be overcome immediately to survive...

The Return of the Pistol-Caliber Carbine

The pistol-caliber carbine market is hot right now, but Sheriff Jim reports that this is...

Surviving a Gunfight: Go Back to Basics

While more than a century has passed since the days of the Wild West, there...

3 Reasons to Consider the Shotgun for Home Defense

AR-15 rifles are becoming popular home-defense options, but don't forget about the trusty and relatively...
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