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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.

Mastering the Basics of Defensive Handgun Shooting

Having all the newest gear can definitely an advantage, but not if you haven't first mastered the basics of defensive handgun training. Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about the fundamental skills for shooting a handgun well.

Skills Check Live: The "Pick A Spot" Drill

Some drills are well-suited to start or conclude a range session, like the “Pick-a-Spot” drill from Il Ling New of Gunsite Academy.

6 Best Self Defense Handgun Training Drills

What’s the best drill to prepare you to shoot defensively? That could be argued endlessly. Here's a look at the 6 best self-defense handgun training drills you can implement today.

Concealed Carry Made Simple

As many Americans are finding out, personal defense is a matter of primary importance. In this article, Richard Mann talks about the basics of concealed carry.

Firearm Training: Live with Your Defensive Firearm

In his various writings, Col. Jeff Cooper admonished his students and readers to live with their defense gun.

Range Review: SIG Sauer MPX Copperhead

In a market overrun by pistol-caliber platforms, the SIG Sauer MPX Copperhead is one of the smallest and most unique options released in 2019.

5 Handgun Training Tools You Can Use at Home

Can’t get to the range? No problem. The following training aids will keep those essential skills honed from the comfort of home.

Support-Hand Shooting: Setup & Skill-Building Tips

Most of today's handgun training dedicates some time to support-hand shooting, but how does that translate into your everyday carry? Sheriff Jim asks a few questions about your CCW setup.

Documentary Highlights Career of Sheriff Jim Wilson

In conjunction with Panteao Productions and Nighthawk Custom, Shooting Illustrated Field Editor Sheriff Jim Wilson shared his life story in a 37-minute documentary.

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