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No Safe Spaces: Why We Need Personal-Defense Skills

It’s a sobering thought, but there really is no such thing as a “safe” space,...

Defensive Shooting Stances in the Real World

We all know what shooting stances are popular on the square range, but how does...

Reloading the Double-Action Revolver

Last week, Sheriff Jim talked about the trigger skills needed to master the double-action revolver....

Mag-Load a Revolver: A How-To & Practice Drill

You can't reload a revolver with a 1911 magazine...or can you? Here's one thought-provoking method...

Tips & Tactics to Become a Better Shooter

You carry a gun for personal defense and sometimes shoot for pleasure. Your time is...

Skills Check: 4 Pocket Pistol Training Drills

Should you opt to carry a pocket pistol, thoroughly practicing with it is arguably more...

How to Build Your Self-Defense & CCW Skills

Never stop reaching for the next level in your quest for self-improvement.

Long-Distance Practice: A Good Idea for the Armed Citizen

Most defensive shooters train at 7 yards or closer, which is great, but Sheriff Jim...

5 Best Pistol Drills for the Armed Citizen

What kind of skill drills should you practice at the range when you're looking to...

Bringing People into the Personal-Defense World

There are plenty of inexperienced people out there who are looking to build their personal-defense...

Review: Colt Cobra

The much-loved Colt Cobra revolver is back, and quite evolved from when we last saw...

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...

Shooting vs. Fighting: Learn the Difference

So, you've learned how to shoot a gun and hit a target consistently? Good! Now,...

Split-Second Self-Defense: Acting Quickly in an Attack

When you're attacked, there are often a few seconds where you have room to act....

Staying Alive: Tips & Tactics for Personal Security

Here’s professional advice from one of the world's foremost self-defense experts on self-defense skills that...

Defensive Shooting: A Quickly Diminishing Skill

You've taken some training classes? Shot well in your last club competition? Good! But don't...

Self-Defense Training: Clearing Hurdles & Obstacles

If you’re nervous about taking a self-defense class, here are some ways to allay your...

What Women Want in Guns & Firearm Training

Women are joining the ranks of shooters in ever-increasing numbers, but what can be done...

Under Pressure: Tips for Improving Range Performance

Ever felt like you're under pressure to perform well at the range or competition? Does...

Collecting vs. Training: Spend Your Time & Money Wisely

Having a collection of neat and interesting guns is great, but it's worth considering spending...
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