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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...
In a Fight, Time is Short—Don't Waste It

In a Fight, Time is Short—Don't Waste It

Anecdotes and statistics surrounding self defense paint a clear picture: a fight is likely to...
More Than CCW: Self-Defense Beyond the Firearm

More Than CCW: Self-Defense Beyond the Firearm

When we think of self-defense, we often think about and discuss concealed-carry guns. But living...
Personal-Defense Preparation: Considering Worst-Case Scenarios

Personal-Defense Preparation: Considering Worst-Case Scenarios

Criminals thrive on your complacency. Having appropriate situational awareness and training to overcome the stress...
Head vs. Holster: The Importance of a Solid Self-Defense Mindset

Head vs. Holster: The Importance of a Solid Self-Defense Mindset

Proper self-defense starts with the right mindset, regardless of the tool in your holster.
5 Self-Defense Tips for Women

5 Self-Defense Tips for Women

Self-defense is not solely the responsibility of men, nor should it be. Here are tips...
3 Essential First Steps for a New Gun Owner

3 Essential First Steps for a New Gun Owner

If you're a brand-new gun owner, how do you familiarize yourself with your new purchase...
The Most Important Self-Defense Skills You Can Have

The Most Important Self-Defense Skills You Can Have

There are a number of self-defense skills that are great for the prepared individual to...
Resolve to Improve Your Self-Defense Skills

Resolve to Improve Your Self-Defense Skills

Sheriff Jim is practicing a few New Years Resolutions to improve his self-defense skills. Are...
Beyond the CCW Pistol: Four Factors of Survival

Beyond the CCW Pistol: Four Factors of Survival

There’s a lot more to self-defense than merely being able to draw a handgun and...
Self-Defense Skills That Will Keep You Alive

Self-Defense Skills That Will Keep You Alive

As the world grows more dangerous, here’s professional advice from one of the world's foremost...
Lessons for the Ladies

Lessons for the Ladies

Self-defense is not solely the responsibility of men, nor should it be.
Necessary Skills for New Shooters

Necessary Skills for New Shooters

After having had the desire to own a handgun for a long time, you finally...
A CCW Vacation

A CCW Vacation

Take full advantage of your vacation by tacking on a day for a multi-state CCW...
Alternate Defense Plans

Alternate Defense Plans

Too often we fail to look at the big picture regarding personal defense.
Use of Cover

Use of Cover

Items capable of stopping a bullet are all around you, but do you have a...
Combat Mindset

Combat Mindset

The combat mindset is as vital a part of self-defense as gun handling and marksmanship
Awareness (Part II)

Awareness (Part II)

Effective self-defense requires the development of mental maps.
Lessons for the Ladies

Lessons for the Ladies

Self-defense is not solely the responsibility of men, nor should it be.