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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,...

Range Review: SIG Sauer MPX Copperhead

In a market overrun by pistol-caliber platforms, the SIG Sauer MPX Copperhead is one of...

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...

Self-Defense Knives: Should You Carry Them?

Is carrying a knife for self-defense a wise decision? Here's one take from an expert...

Shooting Stance: What's Right for You?

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

Lone Star Medics Launches 'Operation Analeptic' Medical Training

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

Surviving an Attack: Stay Calm & Take Care of Business

How do you survive an attack or a gunfight? Lessons learned long ago point modern...

Personal-Defense Partners: Working Together for Survival

Working with a partner can greatly increase your odds of surviving a criminal attack.

Review: SharpShot EZ-Trainer Target

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

20 Personal-Defense Handguns Under $300

Looking for a personal-defense pistol, but don’t want to drop crazy dough on it? We’ve...

10 New Handguns Seen at SHOT Show 2019

SHOT Show is all about new guns and gear, and handguns are especially hot right...

6 Hot New SIG Sauer Guns for 2019

At SIG Sauer's annual Range Day before SHOT Show 2019, SI editors got a glimpse...

Defensive Decisions: Making & Modifying Personal-Protection Plans

Making split-second decisions is critical in life, but especially so in life-threatening situations.

First Look: SIG Sauer M17 9mm +P Ammunition

Designed as military-grade ammunition that pairs well with any +P rated 9mm handgun, the new...

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....

Home-Defense Planning: Threat Response & Training

Developing a home-defense plan ahead of time will prevent mistakes, help you consider all options...
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