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DIY Glock Build: Introduction & Background

Before we dive into this Glock build, it's important to have an understanding of why...

Classics: Detonics Combat Master

The concept of a small, concealable, 1911-style handgun for personal defense isn't new. The Detonics...

New for 2019: Taurus 1911 Commander 9mm

Want a 1911 that shoots softer and has a higher magazine capacity? Check out the...

Range Review: SIG Sauer MPX Copperhead

In a market overrun by pistol-caliber platforms, the SIG Sauer MPX Copperhead is one of...

Snubbie Shortcomings: Making the Best of a CCW Revolver

Small revolvers are convenient and concealable, but they have some downsides. Here's how to address...

Reloading the Double-Action Revolver

Last week, Sheriff Jim talked about the trigger skills needed to master the double-action revolver....

Mastering the Double-Action Revolver

Double-action revolvers are coming back, and with it, the need for mastery of the double-action...

New for 2019: Dan Wesson Vigil Series 1911

Dan Wesson Firearms rolled out its Vigil line of 1911s, designed to offer the company's...

Handgun Bullet Behavior: Why Velocity Matters

The competition for the best-balanced defensive ammo is a race to the middle.

Carbine Modularity: 4 AR-15 Setup Options

With all of the accessory options for defensive AR-15 rifles, what setups should owners choose...

Review: Kimber K6s

The Kimber K6s breathes new life into the revolver game, presenting a six-shot .357 Mag....

I Carry Spotlight: Ruger LCP II

This week, we're dedicating a special Spotlight episode to the Ruger LCP II, one of...

SIG Sauer Academy Receives CA Certification

The Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor course at SIG Sauer Academy received official certification from the...

New for 2019: Springfield Armory Hellcat

The latest micro-compact concealed-carry gun to hit the market, the Springfield Armory Hellcat brings increased...

Skills Check: Single-Action Failure Drill

The failure drill for a single-action revolver is a little different than that for a...

Review: Rock River Arms R9 Competition

Rock River Arms continues to show business savvy, bringing another pistol-caliber-carbine offering to a red-hot...

Shot Timers & Self-Defense Training: How Much Speed Do You Need?

How much speed is possible—or necessary—to counter a violent attack?

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...

Review: Kimber EVO SP

Creation and Intelligent Design need not be mutually exclusive. See how both these concepts blend...
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