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What is the Greatest Defensive Skill?

You can say what you want to about your favorite defensive school or those advanced-fighting techniques you learned, but the greatest defensive skill that a person can develop is simply awareness. I will freely admit that developing effective awareness is anything but simple, but being able to spot trouble before it is close enough to get in your face will certainly save you from a lot of trouble and possibly even some pain and grief.

How Important is a Fast Draw for Personal Defense with a Handgun?

What is a suitable quick-draw time, and how important is that for the armed defense with a handgun? 

HAVA Hosts Alabama Event for Vets

Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and The Independence Fund (TIF) recently hosted nine Army and Marine Corps veterans for two days of pistol training, followed by a steel challenge match.  

How to Get Off the "X"

When things get serious, it's time to get off the 'X.'

How to Stop a Deadly Encounter Before it Begins

Awareness and alertness are your keys to staying safe and avoiding potentially deadly outcomes.

Why Eye Dominance Matters for Personal Defense

Knowing which eye is dominant, as well as how to shoot with both eyes open, can be an indispensable skill for personal defense.

First Look: ISOTunes Sport Advance Electronic Hearing Protection

One of the first products in the Sport lineup is the ISOtunes Sport Advance, a lightweight active electronic hearing protection system.

How to Protect Your Personal Space

It's an everyday phenomenon that people are closer to us physically than we may even be aware of. Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about how you can stay alert to these encounters.

Why Staying Alert is Key for Personal Defense

What’s the best tool in your personal-protection toolbox? Here’s a hint: It’s not in your holster.

Preparing Yourself for A Violent Attack

You, whether you have a gun on or not, are the deciding factor in dealing with a dangerous encounter. Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about how you can prepare for a violent attack.

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