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Protection Preparation: Visualization Tips for Self-Defense Success

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

Home-Defense Planning: Threat Response & Training

Developing a home-defense plan ahead of time will prevent mistakes, help you consider all options...
Personal-Defense Skill-Building: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

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...
OODA Loop: Decision-Making in Personal Defense

OODA Loop: Decision-Making in Personal Defense

You are taking a personal-defense class and your instructor keeps referring to something called the...
5 Training Tips for a Personal-Defense Rifle

5 Training Tips for a Personal-Defense Rifle

Sheriff Jim covers some of the important necessities when using a rifle for defensive purposes.
Country Living: Security & Self-Defense in Rural Areas

Country Living: Security & Self-Defense in Rural Areas

Getting away from it all sounds like paradise after fighting traffic and smog for years,...
Personal-Defense Preparation: Considering Worst-Case Scenarios

Personal-Defense Preparation: Considering Worst-Case Scenarios

Criminals thrive on your complacency. Having appropriate situational awareness and training to overcome the stress...
Concealed-Carry for Beginners: Tips for Continued Training

Concealed-Carry for Beginners: Tips for Continued Training

Getting your concealed-carry permit is a great start in your self-defense journey, but it is...
Head vs. Holster: The Importance of a Solid Self-Defense Mindset

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.
At The Range: Speer Lawman RHT Frangible Ammo

At The Range: Speer Lawman RHT Frangible Ammo

Training on steel targets or shooting indoors? The Speer Lawman RHT frangible ammo offers added...
7 NRA Carry Guard Expo Workshops You Need to Try

7 NRA Carry Guard Expo Workshops You Need to Try

Want to build your self-defense and preparedness skills? Here are seven workshops available to attendees...
Skills Check: The Bane Drill

Skills Check: The Bane Drill

Are you equipped to take longer shots with your concealed-carry pistol? The Bane Drill will...
Guard Dogs for Home Protection: 4 Important Training Tips

Guard Dogs for Home Protection: 4 Important Training Tips

In addition to a firearm, canine security devices can make your home and your family...
Personal-Defense Ammo: Top Picks from the Experts

Personal-Defense Ammo: Top Picks from the Experts

Ever wonder what loads the experts carry in their personal-defense guns? Here are some of...
Personal-Defense Training: Armed Movement in Structures

Personal-Defense Training: Armed Movement in Structures

Generally, armed movement inside a structure where a threat is present is a bad idea....
Hand-to-Hand Self-Defense Training: Which Option is Best?

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

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

As shocking as it may be to hear, what you see on television and in...
First Look: SIG Sauer 365 Elite Performance Ammunition

First Look: SIG Sauer 365 Elite Performance Ammunition

Inspired by the company's micro-compact P365 pistol, SIG Sauer launched its 365 Elite Performance Ammunition...
Range Review: Smith & Wesson M&P380 Shield EZ

Range Review: Smith & Wesson M&P380 Shield EZ

The all-new M&P380 Shield EZ from Smith & Wesson is designed as an easily manageable...
First Look: MagPump 9 mm Magazine Loader

First Look: MagPump 9 mm Magazine Loader

Reload your 9 mm pistol magazines faster than ever, thanks to the new MagPump 9...
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