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Studying Self-Defense: Do Your Homework

Studying Self-Defense: Do Your Homework

If you have a solid defensive firearm and have taken training classes, you're doing better...
Review: Justified Defensive Concepts Defensive Pistol Skills I

Review: Justified Defensive Concepts Defensive Pistol Skills I

Justified Defensive Concepts, a new defensive-training school in northern Virginia is bringing a different element...
Stealth & The Home-Defense Shotgun

Stealth & The Home-Defense Shotgun

Something rarely discussed in a home-defense plan is the need to be quiet.
Team Tactics: Valuable for Defensive Shooters

Team Tactics: Valuable for Defensive Shooters

Going beyond individual training, knowing how to effectively work in pairs and even teams can...
Lone Star Medics Launches 'Operation Analeptic' Medical Training

Lone Star Medics Launches 'Operation Analeptic' Medical Training

The Lone Star Medics "Operation Analeptic" training event focuses on applying tactical medical skills during...
More Than CCW: Self-Defense Beyond the Firearm

More Than CCW: Self-Defense Beyond the Firearm

When we think of self-defense, we often think about and discuss concealed-carry guns. But living...
Review: Wilson Combat Paul Howe G19

Review: Wilson Combat Paul Howe G19

With its Paul Howe-tuned G19, Wilson Combat took one of the world's most-popular self-defense pistols...
Five Factors Affecting Training: Overcoming the Barriers

Five Factors Affecting Training: Overcoming the Barriers

Many barriers affect the decision to seek effective training. Don’t let them derail your efforts.
Review: SharpShot EZ-Trainer Target

Review: SharpShot EZ-Trainer Target

Looking to build your handgun-handling skills at home? The SharpShot EZ-Trainer is built for at-home...
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.
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