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What to Look for in Defensive Firearm Training

In defensive shooting, as in most other things in life, we improve what we measure....

Handgun Reloads: How-To & Expert Tips

Reloads are undeniably one of the most essential skills a serious defensive shooter can have....

Trends & Self-Defense Training: Choose What Works for You

Everything that’s old is new again, or something like that. Don’t let trends influence your...

Skills Check: Ankle-Carry Drill

Tired of standing around at the range? Try kneeling instead.

Self-Defense Evolution: Here's How Far We've Come

Firearms, gear and training all evolve; sometimes it’s worth looking back to see how far...

No Safe Spaces: Why We Need Personal-Defense Skills

It’s a sobering thought, but there really is no such thing as a “safe” space,...

Reloading the Double-Action Revolver

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

Carbine Modularity: 4 AR-15 Setup Options

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

SIG Sauer Academy Receives CA Certification

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

Skills Check: Single-Action Failure Drill

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

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...

Skills Check: Single-Action Defensive Revolver Drill

Should you choose a single-action revolver for defensive purposes, it’s imperative to know how to...

Beating the Clock: Timing & Calmness in Self-Defense

Rapid, sequential action is vital when playing Beat the Clock—for your life. Here's how timing,...

Collecting vs. Training: Spend Your Time & Money Wisely

Having a collection of neat and interesting guns is great, but it's worth considering spending...

DAO Self-Defense Guns: Are They Still Relevant?

While many modern defensive guns have gone for lighter, crisper trigger pulls, there are still...

Review: XS Sights DXT2 Big Dot Night Sights

To test out the latest DXT2 Big Dot Night Sights from XS Sights, we went...

Review: Justified Defensive Concepts Defensive Pistol Skills I

Justified Defensive Concepts, a new defensive-training school in northern Virginia is bringing a different element...

Practice Priorities: Self-Defense Skills You'll Need Most

While money is certainly a consideration in your practice budget, so is your time and...

Team Tactics: Valuable for Defensive Shooters

Going beyond individual training, knowing how to effectively work in pairs and even teams can...

CCW Training: Are We Practicing the Wrong Skills?

With a critical mass of shooting footage now available for examination, it's becoming clearer that...
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