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OODA Loop: Decision-Making in Personal Defense

OODA Loop: Decision-Making in Personal Defense

You are taking a personal-defense class and your instructor keeps referring to something called the...
Looking & Assessing: An Essential Element of Defensive Training

Looking & Assessing: An Essential Element of Defensive Training

During training, many shooters feign that look-and-assess movement at the end of a shooting string...but...
Dealing With Danger: Desensitization and Decision-Making

Dealing With Danger: Desensitization and Decision-Making

Properly desensitizing yourself to things that could be perceived as an active threat allows you...
Range Review: Kimber K6s 3-Inch Revolver

Range Review: Kimber K6s 3-Inch Revolver

Following on the heels of its first-ever revolver, Kimber added a new model to its...
Snubnose Revolvers: Tried-and-True for Concealed-Carry Use

Snubnose Revolvers: Tried-and-True for Concealed-Carry Use

The seemingly ancient snubnose revolver still does certain things very well. Here are a few...
Train to Fight: Solid Defensive Habits for the Armed Citizen

Train to Fight: Solid Defensive Habits for the Armed Citizen

Developing good habits for defense in training is vital for the armed citizen. These habits...
Is Appendix Carry Right For You?

Is Appendix Carry Right For You?

Keeping your gun close at hand in appendix-carry position is starting to make a lot...
Fight Smart: Tips & Tactics for the Armed Citizen

Fight Smart: Tips & Tactics for the Armed Citizen

Sometimes, if you just use your head, you don’t have to resort to other tools....
Does Your AR-15 Need a Forward Assist?

Does Your AR-15 Need a Forward Assist?

Whether a forward assist is needed—or not—is one of the eternal struggles for the AR-15...
The 3 Keys to a Defensive Mindset

The 3 Keys to a Defensive Mindset

Gunsite Academy Instructor Ed Head discusses the three keys to a proper defensive mindset. Do...
Spotting Scopes 101: The Basics of Shot Spotting

Spotting Scopes 101: The Basics of Shot Spotting

To be a good long-range marksman, you need to learn shot spotting and spotting-scope usage—for...
Choosing the Right Optic for Your Rifle

Choosing the Right Optic for Your Rifle

Choosing the right optic for your rifle can be a tricky proposition; don’t automatically assume...
Beyond the CCW Pistol: Four Factors of Survival

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...
.308 Win. vs. 6.5 Creedmoor: Which is Better?

.308 Win. vs. 6.5 Creedmoor: Which is Better?

The 6.5 Creedmoor and the .308 Win. are two of the most popular short-action precision...
The Blueprint of a Criminal Attack

The Blueprint of a Criminal Attack

How does a bad guy plan a criminal attack? How can you stop it? Here's...
What's the Proper Pistol-Shooting Stance?

What's the Proper Pistol-Shooting Stance?

Confused about the proper pistol-shooting stance? Check out our breakdown here.
First Look: Night Optics Sentry 14 Night Vision Monocular

First Look: Night Optics Sentry 14 Night Vision Monocular

Night Optics announced the launch of its new Sentry 14 Night Vision Monocular as a...
Self-Defense Skills That Will Keep You Alive

Self-Defense Skills That Will Keep You Alive

As the world grows more dangerous, here’s professional advice from one of the world's foremost...
Using Night-Vision for Hunting and Defense

Using Night-Vision for Hunting and Defense

Night-vision devices are more affordable than ever, but do you know how to properly use...
THE OODA Loop: An Important Tool for Self-Defense

THE OODA Loop: An Important Tool for Self-Defense

We are constantly interacting with our environment, whether consciously or not. The OODA Loop explains...
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