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The Best Apps for Shooting Enthusiasts

There’s more computing power in your smartphone or tablet than Apollo 11 had on board when it landed on the moon. Today’s handheld devices perform complex calculations weighted for environmental variables—in real time—and provide solutions at lightning speed. The technology is staggering, but not all of today’s firearm apps are about ballistics.

Why You Should Add Movement to Your Defensive Plan

Once the armed citizen has advanced to the point that he or she can draw and shoot their defensive handgun safely, accurately and quickly, it would be a very good idea to start adding movement to the defensive response. Movement has the potential to momentarily confuse and surprise an attacker, allowing the citizen to gain a bit of advantage.

Surviving Ammogeddon: Low-Round-Count Training

Given today’s restrictive ammunition shortages, how can you best utilize your time and limited resources to maintain and even further develop your shooting skills? The short answer is to train smart by optimizing your firearms training.

Handgun Training with Your Offhand

Training someone to shoot a defensive handgun is mostly a standardized process. Firearm safety is followed by firearm function, which is then followed by an introduction to the basics of marksmanship. Past that, focus falls on handgun manipulation, presentation and various methods of target engagement.

Armed Defense from Your Vehicle

When thinking about defending yourself while in your car, from a car jacking or any other deadly attack, one might keep in mind that probably the best defensive tool is what you are sitting in.

A Complete Guide: Double-Action Revolvers for Defense

The double-action revolver is always worthy of consideration when someone sets out to select a personal defense gun.

Unconventional Shooting Positions

Sheriff Jim reminds us that real-life encounters don't often happen square-on at 7 yards, and that we should practice unusual positions as well as the basics.

How to Maximize Your Training During the Ammo Shortage

In the midst of the ammo shortage, there is still a way to maximize your training.

How to Hone Your Handgun Skills

You have been told that repetition is the secret to improving your skills and maintaining the edge that satisfies the goals you have set for yourself.

Mastering the Trigger Press

In the old days we called it “pulling the trigger.” Then along came Jeff Cooper who started calling it the “trigger press.” What Cooper meant was that the trigger should be pressed smoothly and softly so that the gun muzzle was not pulled off target.

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