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Firearm Training: Safety First

Safety is always key when you are unfamiliar with a new firearm.

Fightin' Iron: Applegate-Fairbairn Knife

Many edged-weapon enthusiasts have heard of the Fairbairn-Sykes commando dagger, but what about the post-World War II variant that contained American-inspired improvements? Here's a look at the Applegate-Fairbairn knife.

Lee Jurras & The Development of Personal-Defense Ammo

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

Pros and Cons of Ankle Carry

Richard Mann examines the basics of using an ankle holster for concealed carry and talks about the pros and cons of this potential concealed-carry method.

Fightin' Dogs: Col. Rex Applegate and Deke

As with the sword and the shield, the bond between a soldier and a dog is forever rooted in combat. Col. Rex Applegate had a fightin' dog in Deke, his Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Smith & Wesson Model 442 Revolver: My Concealed-Carry Companion

Finding something that works for you—and sticking with it—is a good thing. That's why Sheriff Jim chose the Smith & Wesson Model 442 revolver and carried it for years.

Point Shooting: A Valuable Self-Defense Skill

While point-shooting techniques have fallen by the wayside in favor of more modern techniques, Sheriff Jim says the method still provides practitioners with a valuable self-defense skill.

Fightin' Iron: Applegate-Fairbairn Knife

Many edged-weapon enthusiasts have heard of the Fairbairn-Sykes commando dagger, but what about the post-World War II variant that contained American-inspired improvements? Here's a look at the Applegate-Fairbairn knife.

Lee Jurras: The Father of Modern Personal-Defense Ammo

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

Six Must-Have Self-Defense Books

The Sheriff picks six top self-defense books that are the necessary foundation for any library on armed personal defense.

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