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Pistol-Practice Goal: Make It Second Nature

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

More Than a Gun: Other Essential Elements of Self-Defense

There’s a lot more to self-defense than merely being able to draw a handgun and...

The Military Sidearm: Its History & Necessity

There was a time when a military sidearm was considered more than just a pistol,...

Close-Quarter Confrontations: Defending Yourself at Short Range

In many self-defense scenarios, armed citizens don't have the luxuries of distance and time. Here's...

Defensive Shooting Stances in the Real World

We all know what shooting stances are popular on the square range, but how does...

Support-Hand Shooting: Setup & Skill-Building Tips

Most of today's handgun training dedicates some time to support-hand shooting, but how does that...

Review: Hornady 4DOF Ballistics Calculator

Can Hornady’s 4DOF ballistic calculator hone a 17-year-old’s marksmanship skills to that of a professional...

5 Best Pistol Drills for the Armed Citizen

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

The Benefits of Force-on-Force Training

For the most-realistic training experience possible, try force-on-force training.

The Victoria Cross: The UK's Highest Military Honor

Sometimes you come across a warrior so tough, even superlatives don’t do justice. Adrian Carton...

Shot Timers & Self-Defense Training: How Much Speed Do You Need?

How much speed is possible—or necessary—to counter a violent attack?

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...

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...

Shooting vs. Fighting: Learn the Difference

So, you've learned how to shoot a gun and hit a target consistently? Good! Now,...

Diversionary Tactics for Home and Personal Defense

Even if you're primed to face a home invader or robber, it's possible that you...

'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...

Anatomy of an Assault: The 5-Step Attack Cycle

How does a bad guy plan a criminal attack? How can you stop it? Here's...

CCW Accessories: What Belongs on Your Gun?

When it comes to concealed-carry guns, users have a wide range of options for night...

Lee Jurras & The Development of Personal-Defense Ammo

Personal-defense ammo development owes a great deal to Lee Jurras of Super Vel Cartridge Company.

How to Stop an Attack Before It Starts

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