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3 Self-Defense Opinions That Don't Hold Water

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...
5 Myths About the Home-Defense Shotgun

5 Myths About the Home-Defense Shotgun

Many gun owners believe these five shotgun myths. Our Shotguns editor separates fact from fiction...
The Object of Defensive-Gun Handling: Stop the Threat

The Object of Defensive-Gun Handling: Stop the Threat

There's a lot of talk about the lethality of certain cartridges, but Sheriff Jim reminds...
NRA Personal Protection Expo Features Star-Studded Lineup

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,...
Law & CCW: What You Need to Know for Self-Defense

Law & CCW: What You Need to Know for Self-Defense

Just as important as your CCW handgun, knowing and understanding the law is one of...
NRA Personal Protection Expo Coming to Texas

NRA Personal Protection Expo Coming to Texas

The NRA’s Personal Protection Expo is coming to Texas, and attendees can expect great exhibits,...
'Guns and Self-Defense:' A Study of Real-Life Personal Protection

'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...
CCW Accessories: What Belongs on Your Gun?

CCW Accessories: What Belongs on Your Gun?

When it comes to concealed-carry guns, users have a wide range of options for night...
Overcoming Threat-Fixation & Tunnel Vision

Overcoming Threat-Fixation & Tunnel Vision

Fixation on a threat is natural, but it needs to be overcome immediately to survive...
Avoidance: The Best Strategy for the Armed Citizen

Avoidance: The Best Strategy for the Armed Citizen

For those who carry a gun for personal defense, it's worth keeping in mind that...
3 Concealed-Carry Myths Debunked

3 Concealed-Carry Myths Debunked

Some concealed-carry myths are best left behind in favor of more-practical options. Here are three...
Dress for Success: Attire for the Armed Citizen

Dress for Success: Attire for the Armed Citizen

Whether carrying openly or concealed, it's important to think about how and why we dress....
Security Tip: Support Your Local Sheriff

Security Tip: Support Your Local Sheriff

Think you know what to do when things go bad in your neighborhood? Have a...
Federal Air Marshal Qualification: Test Your CCW Skills

Federal Air Marshal Qualification: Test Your CCW Skills

Created for the Federal Air Marshal Service, the Tactical Pistol Course is an excellent source...
A Beginner's Guide to Low-Light Optics

A Beginner's Guide to Low-Light Optics

As night-vision and thermal devices become more affordable to consumers, the question becomes, "How can...
Seen at SHOT Show 2019: Victory First V43 Pistol Slide

Seen at SHOT Show 2019: Victory First V43 Pistol Slide

Built around the "long-slide, short-grip" concept, the Victory First V43 pistol slide is built for...
Surviving a Gunfight: Tips for Preparation & Problem-Solving

Surviving a Gunfight: Tips for Preparation & Problem-Solving

How can you expect the unexpected in a gunfight and survive? Sheriff Jim has a...
Home-Defense Planning: Threat Response & Training

Home-Defense Planning: Threat Response & Training

Developing a home-defense plan ahead of time will prevent mistakes, help you consider all options...
Trigger Reset: Should You Use It?

Trigger Reset: Should You Use It?

Many of today's handguns have a short-reset point, where the trigger mechanism "resets" at a...
Personal-Protection Practices: Does It Work for You?

Personal-Protection Practices: Does It Work for You?

Does your personal-protection setup work for you? Are you making the right self-defense choices for...
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