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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...

3 Must-Have Elements of Personal Defense

Finding the right gear is important, but defensive shooters need to keep several critical elements...

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

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

First Steps in Sport Shooting and Personal Defense

You have a good job, are just starting to get established in life and are...

Self-Defense Strategies: Using a Knife or Pistol With One Hand

In a defensive scenario, your support hand may not be available for fighting. Whether you...

Trigger Reset: Should You Use It?

Many of today's handguns have a short-reset point, where the trigger mechanism "resets" at a...

Personal-Defense Preparation: Considering Worst-Case Scenarios

Criminals thrive on your complacency. Having appropriate situational awareness and training to overcome the stress...

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...

Keep Calm And Win The Fight

An accurate pistol and ample tactical training are only part of what’s necessary to survive...

Sound-Suppressor Buyer’s Guide

As sound-suppressor ownership has grown in popularity, so too have quality options from an expanding...

Twenty-One Feet

Most shooters know the axiom a knife-wielding bad guy can cover 21 feet in the...

Thoughts on Cooper's Color Code

Knowing what the color code means and where they fit into a preparedness plan is...

Pre-Combat Inspections

Go through these steps often, and you will be better prepared to face a threat.

Visualization

Watching the Summer Olympics has brought to mind a technique that is used by many,...

Brite-Strike APALS

These little adhesive-backed lights are a great tool for home security, outdoor pursuits and law...

Awareness (Part II)

Effective self-defense requires the development of mental maps.

Silencerco acquires SWR

Silencerco, the leader in firearm suppressors manufacturing has acquired SWR manufacturing.

Awareness (Part I)

In another installment in his series on self-defense for those with disabilities, Bob Boyd takes...