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Why You Should Carry a Handgun Every Day

Sheriff Jim Wilson explains why carrying a handgun for personal defense is important to do on a daily, all-the-time basis.

How to Get the Most From Firearms Training

All too often I hear all kinds of excuses from people as to why they haven’t booked professional defensive training. These are barriers that get in the way of our ability to improve our defensive shooting skills and tactics.

Be Thankful and Vigilant for Second Amendment Rights

Sheriff Jim Wilson shares some reasons to give thanks—and remain vigilant—in protecting Second Amendment rights.

Evolution of Defensive Tactics

In the defensive-equipment realm, we really have come a long way, baby.

Review: IWI Zion-15 Rifle

Eric Conn takes an in-depth look at IWI's newest introduction to the American market, the IWI Zion-15 chambered in 5.56 NATO.

Get Off My Lawn: Great WWII Guns for Home Defense

While purpose-built, modern firearms are all the rage for personal protection, don’t discount that old World War II gun for home defense.

Skills Check: CCW Qualification

For defensive training to be beneficial and effective, it requires more than just the proper gear.

Firearm Training: Realistic Practice

One of the values of attending a good defensive training school is the realization that the necessary shooting skills are not going to be acquired overnight.

Stick With What's Tried and True in Self-Defense

The defensive firearm world is filled with self-ascribed experts who push the latest fads. If you truly want to succeed in self-defense, stick to what's tried and true. Sheriff Jim explains.

5 Best Pistol Drills for the Armed Citizen

What kind of skill drills should you practice at the range when you're looking to sharpen your defensive chops? Gunsite Academy's Ed Head runs through his list of favorites.

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