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Surviving a Gunfight: Tips for Preparation & Problem-Solving

Surviving a Gunfight: Tips for Preparation & Problem-Solving

How can you expect the unexpected in a gunfight and survive? Sheriff Jim has a...
Training & Practice: You Need Both to Build Self-Defense Skills

Training & Practice: You Need Both to Build Self-Defense Skills

Think training and practicing are the same thing? Not so, says Sheriff Jim. Here's why...
Top 5 Shooting Illustrated Articles of 2018

Top 5 Shooting Illustrated Articles of 2018

Over the last year, we've covered a range of topics. Here are the top five...
Home-Defense Planning: Threat Response & Training

Home-Defense Planning: Threat Response & Training

Developing a home-defense plan ahead of time will prevent mistakes, help you consider all options...
5 Training Tips for a Personal-Defense Rifle

5 Training Tips for a Personal-Defense Rifle

Sheriff Jim covers some of the important necessities when using a rifle for defensive purposes.
Review: Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Tactical

Review: Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Tactical

The latest iteration of Ruger’s 22/45 Tactical Rimfire Trainer is sure to hit the mark...
Firearm Familiarity: Building Confidence in Your CCW Gun

Firearm Familiarity: Building Confidence in Your CCW Gun

If you know your concealed-carry gun, you need not fear the result of a hundred...
Personal-Defense Preparation: Considering Worst-Case Scenarios

Personal-Defense Preparation: Considering Worst-Case Scenarios

Criminals thrive on your complacency. Having appropriate situational awareness and training to overcome the stress...
Home-Defense Shotgun Handling: Advice from the Experts

Home-Defense Shotgun Handling: Advice from the Experts

Simply keeping a home-defense shotgun under your bed isn’t a plan. You must know how...
Concealed-Carry for Beginners: Tips for Continued Training

Concealed-Carry for Beginners: Tips for Continued Training

Getting your concealed-carry permit is a great start in your self-defense journey, but it is...
Head vs. Holster: The Importance of a Solid Self-Defense Mindset

Head vs. Holster: The Importance of a Solid Self-Defense Mindset

Proper self-defense starts with the right mindset, regardless of the tool in your holster.
5 Handling Tips for a Home-Defense Shotgun

5 Handling Tips for a Home-Defense Shotgun

When faced with a threat, a home-defense shotgun can be quite the equalizer, but only...
Dummy Rounds: Safe & Effective Training Tools

Dummy Rounds: Safe & Effective Training Tools

Believe it or not, you can learn a lot by using inert dummy rounds in...
How to Clean Your Guns: Tips from an Expert

How to Clean Your Guns: Tips from an Expert

Cleaning firearms is not at the top of the list of fun things to do,...
Dealing With Danger: Desensitization and Decision-Making

Dealing With Danger: Desensitization and Decision-Making

Properly desensitizing yourself to things that could be perceived as an active threat allows you...
Skills Check: The Bane Drill

Skills Check: The Bane Drill

Are you equipped to take longer shots with your concealed-carry pistol? The Bane Drill will...
Personal-Defense Ammo: Top Picks from the Experts

Personal-Defense Ammo: Top Picks from the Experts

Ever wonder what loads the experts carry in their personal-defense guns? Here are some of...
Skills Check: Standard and Non-Standard Response Drills

Skills Check: Standard and Non-Standard Response Drills

Varying your shooting exercises between standard-response and non-standard response drills will help prepare you for...
3 Combat-Control Fundamentals for the Defensive Shooter

3 Combat-Control Fundamentals for the Defensive Shooter

Anticipation and preparation can help you avoid an altercation, or triumph should avoidance fail. We...
Train to Fight: Solid Defensive Habits for the Armed Citizen

Train to Fight: Solid Defensive Habits for the Armed Citizen

Developing good habits for defense in training is vital for the armed citizen. These habits...
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