Complacency Can Get You Killed

There is no such thing as being too prepared for the worst.

How to Use Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication for Self Defense

There’s more to preparing for personal defense than you may think.

Personal Defense During the Holidays

The holidays, especially in 2020, are a time of stress and, as a result, the need for heightened awareness when it comes to personal defense. Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about ways you can stay on the alert when it matters most.

Self Defense and Your Vehicle

Sheriff Jim offers tips on staying safe on the road.

Controlling Your Fear

Sheriff Jim reminds us that failing to plan is planning to fail.

Personal-Defense Plan: Turn It On & Turn It Off

One of the reasons that it is so important to have a personal-defense plan is that in a violent encounter we may have to deal with several emotional levels.

Pistol-Practice Goal: Make It Second Nature

Ordinary, everyday tasks with your pistol should be as commonplace as breathing. Practice until this is the case.

Lights & Home Defense: Firearm Safety Rule 4 in Action

It is a supremely bad idea to break the fourth rule of firearm safety, “Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.” This is why incorporating lights in your home-defense setup is paramount.

3 Self-Defense Opinions That Don't Hold Water

Too often, Sheriff Jim hears these three claims in the personal-defense community. Here's why you should take such statements with a grain of salt or not at all.

Diversionary Tactics for Home and Personal Defense

Even if you're primed to face a home invader or robber, it's possible that you might already be facing a drawn gun. How can you catch up? Create a diversion.

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