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10 Best Ways to Defend Yourself Against Civil Unrest

When it comes to self-defense, anything can happen, but these 10 best ways to defend...

Pistol-Practice Goal: Make It Second Nature

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

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,...

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...

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...

Bringing People into the Personal-Defense World

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

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 Stance: What's Right for You?

Confused about the proper pistol-shooting stance? Check out our breakdown here.

Skills Check: 'New York Reload' Revolver Drill

Fans of Jim Cirillo’s New York Reload would do well to practice this drill, which...

Lone Star Medics Launches 'Operation Analeptic' Medical Training

The Lone Star Medics "Operation Analeptic" training event focuses on applying tactical medical skills during...

Review: SharpShot EZ-Trainer Target

Looking to build your handgun-handling skills at home? The SharpShot EZ-Trainer is built for at-home...

Protection Preparation: Visualization Tips for Self-Defense Success

“Think things through” isn’t just good advice on avoiding impulse buys at the used-car lot....

Personal-Defense Skill-Building: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

An experience at a recent training event led one Shooting Illustrated contributor to reflect on...

Personal-Defense Preparation: Considering Worst-Case Scenarios

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

Head vs. Holster: The Importance of a Solid Self-Defense Mindset

Proper self-defense starts with the right mindset, regardless of the tool in your holster.

Skills Check: The Bane Drill

Are you equipped to take longer shots with your concealed-carry pistol? The Bane Drill will...

Review: Smith & Wesson M&P380 Shield EZ

Designed as an easy-to-use handgun for everyone, the Smith & Wesson M&P380 Shield EZ brings...

Hand-to-Hand Self-Defense Training: Which Option is Best?

A range of personal-defense disciplines are available to those looking to sharpen their hand-to-hand skills....

Hollywood Gun-Handling: Don't Believe What You See

As shocking as it may be to hear, what you see on television and in...
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