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5 Best Pistol Drills for the Armed Citizen

What kind of skill drills should you practice at the range when you're looking to...

Bringing People into the Personal-Defense World

There are plenty of inexperienced people out there who are looking to build their personal-defense...

Review: Colt Cobra

The much-loved Colt Cobra revolver is back, and quite evolved from when we last saw...

3 Self-Defense Opinions That Don't Hold Water

Too often, Sheriff Jim hears these three claims in the personal-defense community. Here's why you...

Self-Defense Knives: Should You Carry Them?

Is carrying a knife for self-defense a wise decision? Here's one take from an expert...

NRA Personal Protection Expo Features Star-Studded Lineup

A number of well-known personal-protection experts are presenting at the 2019 NRA Personal Protection Expo,...

Aiming for 'Condition Yellow:' A Lesson in Awareness

Every defense-minded citizen always ought to be in Condition Yellow, but that's not always possible,...

Review: Kimber EVO SP

Creation and Intelligent Design need not be mutually exclusive. See how both these concepts blend...

First Steps in Sport Shooting and Personal Defense

You have a good job, are just starting to get established in life and are...

'Guns and Self-Defense:' A Study of Real-Life Personal Protection

New for 2019, "Guns and Self-Defense" examines 23 cases where an armed citizen used their...

'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...

Hobbyists vs. Hardcore Enthusiasts: The Gun-Community Divide

Not every gun owner who carries is a hardcore gun enthusiast—but they could be.

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...

I Carry: Smith & Wesson M&P9 in a High Noon Holsters Instinct Extreme

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a Smith & Wesson...

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...

EDC Medical Gear: On-Body Carry Methods & Tools

If you take your defensive tools seriously and carry them on a daily basis, then...

Staying Alive: Tips & Tactics for Personal Security

Here’s professional advice from one of the world's foremost self-defense experts on self-defense skills that...

Defensive Shooting: A Quickly Diminishing Skill

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

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...
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