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Enhancing Your Shotgun Skills

A shotgun is a devastating fight stopper. And that is especially true when the shooter...

Firearms Training: Developing a Mission Statement

You need to craft a code before you can live by it.

The Importance of Situational Awareness

Situational awareness and the power of observation is one of the best personal defense skills...

What to Look for in Defensive Firearm Training

In defensive shooting, as in most other things in life, we improve what we measure....

5 Essential Drills for Your Home-Defense Shotgun

Shotguns can be incredibly effective home-defense tools, provided you know how to use them. Here...

Why I Made Firearm Practice My New Year's Resolution

All it took was a quick trip to the range for Sheriff Jim to form...

Self-Defense Evolution: Here's How Far We've Come

Firearms, gear and training all evolve; sometimes it’s worth looking back to see how far...

Stick With What's Tried and True in Self-Defense

The defensive firearm world is filled with self-ascribed experts who push the latest fads. If...

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...
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