Sheriff Jim Wilson

Why the Shotgun is One of the Best Options for Personal Defense

Like the revolver and the lever-action carbine, the shotgun is still around because it gets the job done and gets it done quite well.

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.

First Look: Blackhawk Adds New Handgun Models to Stache IWB Holster

Blackhawk has 20 years of experience making law enforcement and military equipment, and now the company is coming out with models of the Stache IWB holster to fit even more handguns.

Fightin' Iron: The Smith & Wesson Model 39 Handgun

When he made the point, my buddy was speaking from a position of strength. Chuck Karwan—West Point graduate, champion heavyweight wrestler, combat platoon leader, Green Beret, outdoorsman, gunwriter—was a bear of a guy. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of firearms of all sorts. Karwan was particularly fond of digging into the development of handguns; sights, systems, breeching, etc.; from Paterson to present.

First Look: New 1791 Gunleather Holsters for Optics-Ready Handguns

1791 Gunleather recently introduced several new models of optics-ready handgun holsters. 

Fightin' Iron: The History of the Combat Commander

Even great military service pistols go though a form of evolution.

Review: Nighthawk Custom Agent 2 Commander Pistol

Yes, Nighthawk Custom’s new Commander is on the pricey side—but it’s worth it.

I Carry Spotlight: American Firearms

Today on "I Carry" we have a special Independence Day Spotlight on uniquely American firearms. From large-format pistols to massive revolvers and bespoke 1911s, these are some truly American firearms.

Review: Springfield Armory EMP Concealed Carry Contour Handgun

The EMP series of 1911-style pistols from Springfield Armory was designed specifically around the 9 mm cartridge.

First Look: Rock Island Armory STK100

Rock Island Armory (RIA) today unveiled its new STK100 9 mm pistol. The semi-automatic handgun puts a new spin on the ubiquitous striker-fired, polymer-frame pistol by leaving out the polymer.

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