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Why You Should Have a Partner for Firearms Training

Like much in life, clearing rooms with a partner has challenges and benefits.

Preparing Yourself for A Violent Attack

You, whether you have a gun on or not, are the deciding factor in dealing...

How to Use Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication for Self Defense

There’s more to preparing for personal defense than you may think.

Mastering the Element of Surprise for Personal Defense

When it comes to personal defense, Sheriff Jim Wilson explains why mastering the element of...

How to Make Yourself a Hard Target

Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about how you can make yourself a hard target, thus deterring...

Selecting the Right Caliber for Self Defense

For personal defense, we want to select a defensive cartridge that produces adequate penetration and...

Practicing Unconventional Shooting Positions

Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about three unconventional shooting positions that are worth practicing.

Learn to Practice Situational Awareness

As Sheriff Jim Wilson points out, it's imperative that you cultivate the habit of practicing...

Avoidance is the Best Policy for Self Defense

Staying out of trouble entirely is your best course of action, bar none.

The Effects a Criminal Attack Can Have on the Heart

Criminal attacks are known to raise blood pressure, cause the heart to beat faster and...

How to Develop Fighting Skills

Knowing your gear is only part of the fight. The rest is, well, the fight.

The Importance of Awareness and Avoidance for Personal Defense

As recent events have made us all aware, staying away from bad things—of any type—is...

CCW: Expect the Unexpected

We can’t predict when bad things are going to happen and we can’t predict where...

The Importance of Situational Awareness

Col. Jeff Cooper proposed four levels of alertness to describe the various stages of paying...

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...
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