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What is the Greatest Defensive Skill?

You can say what you want to about your favorite defensive school or those advanced-fighting techniques you learned, but the greatest defensive skill that a person can develop is simply awareness. I will freely admit that developing effective awareness is anything but simple, but being able to spot trouble before it is close enough to get in your face will certainly save you from a lot of trouble and possibly even some pain and grief.

How to Refine Your Trigger Press

Jeff Cooper called it the Baja California shot, a hit landing low-left from the point-of-aim due to jerking the trigger. Imagine shooting at a map of the United States and you’ll get the idea. True for a right-handed shooter, I suppose we could call it the Florida shot for a left-handed shooter, although I never heard the Colonel describe it that way.

Are Scout-Style Riflescopes Still a Viable Option?

Between magnified riflescopes, electro-optics and plain ol’ iron sights, today’s rifle shooters can pretty much take care of everything from the muzzle to several thousand yards (or meters) away. Picking one setup for a narrow range of distances is no problem, but it gets trickier when you need to skin several cats at once.

Why We React The Way We Do in Life Threatening Situations

Recently, I was told about an incident down at our horse barn where a lady was bucked off her horse, suffering a badly broken ankle among other injuries. There were several people in the vicinity, but only one of them took immediate charge of the scene.

Review: Ruger Max-9 Pistol

In case you just emerged from hibernation or beamed down from another planet, allow me to be the first to inform you concealed-carry pistols are hot. So hot, they dominate sales across the firearm industry, as millions of long-time gun owners compete with seven or eight million new gun owners trying to get their hands on these pistols.

5 Most Common Handgun Upgrades

What are the five most common upgrades for a defensive handgun and how would you even discover that information?

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.

Why the Purpose of a Fight is to Win

In a fight, there is no substitute for victory.

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.

Review: Springfield Armory Ronin 10 mm

Springfield Armory’s latest addition to its Ronin line combines all the superb craftsmanship and quality that consumers expect with the potent power of the 10 mm cartridge.

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