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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...

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...

The Benefits of Force-on-Force Training

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

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,...

'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...

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.

The Rifle: Cornerstone of the 2nd Amendment

Rifles remain a vital piece of the gun community, from home defense to competition to...

Interview: Why MMA Legend Royce Gracie Supports the 2nd Amendment

MMA legend Royce Gracie, an expert in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, talks about why he feels the...

Fight-Ready Fitness: Staying in Shape for Self-Defense

Being prepared to defend yourself involves a lot more than proficiency with a firearm. Are...

Split-Second Self-Defense: Acting Quickly in an Attack

When you're attacked, there are often a few seconds where you have room to act....

Health & Self-Defense: The Physical Effects of an Attack

When you're in a fight for your life, your body is creating all kinds of...

3 Concealed-Carry Myths Debunked

Some concealed-carry myths are best left behind in favor of more-practical options. Here are three...

Using the OODA Loop for Self-Defense

We are constantly interacting with our environment, whether consciously or not. The OODA Loop explains...

Team Tactics: Valuable for Defensive Shooters

Going beyond individual training, knowing how to effectively work in pairs and even teams can...

Personal-Defense Partners: Working Together for Survival

Working with a partner can greatly increase your odds of surviving a criminal attack.
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