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Tip: You Are Responsible for Your Own Safety

So far, 2020 has turned out to be quite a surprise for all of us.

The Importance of Situational Awareness

Col. Jeff Cooper proposed four levels of alertness to describe the various stages of paying...

Pepper Spray for Self Defense

We've long been advocates for numerous tools in the self defense toolbox, including incapacitating sprays...

First Look: Federal Premium Practice & Defend Packs

Federal Premium Ammunition has paired a proven self-defense round trusted by law enforcement with one...

Enhancing Your Shotgun Skills

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

Measurements and Standards for Pistol Shooting

For many, the shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ changed the training paradigm.

Review: Smith & Wesson Model 648

Smith & Wesson’s re-introduced Model 648 chambered in .22 Magnum brings some interesting upgrades relevant...

Don't Get Trapped by Myths

Instead of imagining events that make us the winner and hero, the defensive shooter is...

Glock DIY Build: Choosing the Right Custom Components

The criteria and components that go into building a Glock for personal protection are more...

Defensive Revolvers: Is it a Trend or Just a Fad?

Sheriff Jim ponders the recent interest of defensive revolvers and wonders if it's a trend...

2020 Ammo of the Year: Norma MHP

As our 2020 Ammunition Product of the Year, Shooting Illustrated staffers chose Norma's Monolithic Hollow...

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...

Top 5 Shooting Illustrated Articles of the Decade

Over the last 10 years, we've covered thousands of topics. However, five articles floated above...

Don't Let Ego Get In the Way of Learning

Those who truly want to learn self-defense strategies and techniques need to learn quickly that...

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...

The Tactical Reload: A Critical Self-Defense Skill

The tactical reload isn't just a technique for competition shooting. Practicing your reloads and thinking...

Flashlights: A Must-Have Piece of Your EDC Kit

Is there a flashlight in your EDC kit? If not, here are a few reasons...

Review: CrossBreed Pac Mat Holster

While off-body carry isn't ideal, there are certain situations where it's more comfortable or even...

Doorbell Defense: Be Alert & Aware Before Opening Up

Home defense is about more than just having a gun. Here's one element of awareness...

I Carry Spotlight: SIG Sauer P365 vs. Glock G43

In this "I Carry Spotlight," we're taking a closer look at elements of the SIG...
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