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Personal-Defense Partners: Working Together for Survival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...
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