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3 Self-Defense Opinions That Don't Hold Water

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...
I Carry: S&W M&P380 Shield EZ in a DeSantis Inside Heat Holster

I Carry: S&W M&P380 Shield EZ in a DeSantis Inside Heat Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using an M&P380 Shield EZ...
5 Myths About the Home-Defense Shotgun

5 Myths About the Home-Defense Shotgun

Many gun owners believe these five shotgun myths. Our Shotguns editor separates fact from fiction...
Impact Weapons for Self-Defense: Training & Skill-Building

Impact Weapons for Self-Defense: Training & Skill-Building

If you’re serious about self-defense, you should consider that you won’t always be able to...
The Object of Defensive-Gun Handling: Stop the Threat

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...
Review: Nikon Black Force 1000

Review: Nikon Black Force 1000

Nikon’s latest entry into the hotly contested tactical/MSR scope market, the Black Force 1000, gets...
5 Best General-Purpose Rifle Calibers

5 Best General-Purpose Rifle Calibers

If you're looking to get the most bang for your buck, getting a rifle in...
Tips & Techniques for Defensive Shotgun Patterning

Tips & Techniques for Defensive Shotgun Patterning

Is the load in your defensive shotgun the best choice? Here’s how to find out.
Fitness & Firearms: How Light Exercise Can Improve Shooting

Fitness & Firearms: How Light Exercise Can Improve Shooting

Good firearm owners are always trying to find ways to improve their gun-handling skills, and...
Aiming for 'Condition Yellow:' A Lesson in Awareness

Aiming for 'Condition Yellow:' A Lesson in Awareness

Every defense-minded citizen always ought to be in Condition Yellow, but that's not always possible,...
5 Top Loads for the 224 Valkyrie

5 Top Loads for the 224 Valkyrie

The 224 Valkyrie is a revolutionary cartridge new to the AR-15 world, but what kind...
Review: Kimber EVO SP

Review: Kimber EVO SP

Creation and Intelligent Design need not be mutually exclusive. See how both these concepts blend...
Surviving Animal Attacks: Get a Shotgun

Surviving Animal Attacks: Get a Shotgun

What’s the best method of deterring four-legged interlopers? Well, as I'm the Shotguns editor for...
Skills Check: Single-Action Defensive Revolver Drill

Skills Check: Single-Action Defensive Revolver Drill

Should you choose a single-action revolver for defensive purposes, it’s imperative to know how to...
Handgun Customization: What Do You Really Need?

Handgun Customization: What Do You Really Need?

When it comes to customizing and enhancing a defensive handgun, many shooters start customizing before...
Rangemaster: Gunsite Academy's Ed Stock

Rangemaster: Gunsite Academy's Ed Stock

Manners need not always be in “stock” when it comes to being a rangemaster at...
Law & CCW: What You Need to Know for Self-Defense

Law & CCW: What You Need to Know for Self-Defense

Just as important as your CCW handgun, knowing and understanding the law is one of...
Review: Standard Manufacturing SKO Mini

Review: Standard Manufacturing SKO Mini

Discreetly stowed and minimally sized, the Standard Mfg. SKO Mini 12-gauge might be the perfect...
New for 2019: FN 509 Midsize MRD

New for 2019: FN 509 Midsize MRD

Blending the carry-ready Midsize model with the optics-ready features of the full-sized Tactical model, the...
Review: Nighthawk Custom Tri-Cut Carry 1911

Review: Nighthawk Custom Tri-Cut Carry 1911

If you have champagne wishes and caviar dreams, the Nighthawk Custom Tri-Cut Carry 1911 might...
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