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How to Develop Fighting Skills

Knowing your gear is only part of the fight. The rest is, well, the fight.

What To Look For In A Trainer

It’s counter-intuitive, but qualifying with a gun doesn’t qualify you as an instructor.

More Than a Gun: Other Essential Elements of Self-Defense

There’s a lot more to self-defense than merely being able to draw a handgun and...

Skills Check: Failure Drill Speed Reload

Think the Failure Drill is too easy? Here's a variant of the drill with a...

5 Best Pistol Drills for the Armed Citizen

What kind of skill drills should you practice at the range when you're looking to...

Fitness & Firearms: How Light Exercise Can Improve Shooting

Good firearm owners are always trying to find ways to improve their gun-handling skills, and...

Rangemaster: Gunsite Academy's Ed Stock

Manners need not always be in “stock” when it comes to being a rangemaster at...

Handgun Speed vs. Accuracy: What's the Right Balance?

Volumes can and have been written about how fast is fast enough, and how accurate...

Skills Check: Empty-Chamber Carry Drill

Think carrying without a round in the chamber is a good idea? Try these empty-chamber...

Federal Air Marshal Qualification: Test Your CCW Skills

Created for the Federal Air Marshal Service, the Tactical Pistol Course is an excellent source...

Skills Check: Lever-Action Demi-Presidente Drill

Running a lever-action rifle quickly and efficiently will help develop skills needed with other platforms.

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...

Protection Preparation: Visualization Tips for Self-Defense Success

“Think things through” isn’t just good advice on avoiding impulse buys at the used-car lot....

Pistol-Caliber Carbines for Home Defense: Setup & Strategy

Proper setup and practice can make a pistol-caliber carbine an excellent choice for protecting your...

6 Fun Phone Apps for Dry-Fire Practice

Dry-fire practice is essential to building good gun-handling skills, but it can get boring quickly....

Skills Check: Snap-Shooting Rifle Drill

Shooting a rifle quickly at close range involves a number of important skills worth practicing...

5 Pistol Drills for Indoor Range Practice

Limited to a single-stall indoor range for your self-defense practice? Don't worry. Build your pistol...

Beyond the CCW Pistol: Four Factors of Survival

There’s a lot more to self-defense than merely being able to draw a handgun and...

Review: Mossberg Maverick HS12 Shotgun

The Mossberg Maverick HS12 shotgun is aimed at providing a home-defense option that's as simple...

Gunsite Academy Rangemaster: Ed Stock

Manners need not always be in “stock” when it comes to being a rangemaster at...
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