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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.

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...

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...

3 Must-Have Elements of Personal Defense

Finding the right gear is important, but defensive shooters need to keep several critical elements...

Defensive Shooting Stances in the Real World

We all know what shooting stances are popular on the square range, but how does...

Support-Hand Shooting: Setup & Skill-Building Tips

Most of today's handgun training dedicates some time to support-hand shooting, but how does that...

Skills Check: 4 Pocket Pistol Training Drills

Should you opt to carry a pocket pistol, thoroughly practicing with it is arguably more...

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...

5 Best Pistol Drills for the Armed Citizen

What kind of skill drills should you practice at the range when you're looking to...

Bringing People into the Personal-Defense World

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

Review: Colt Cobra

The much-loved Colt Cobra revolver is back, and quite evolved from when we last saw...

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...

NRA Personal Protection Expo Features Star-Studded Lineup

A number of well-known personal-protection experts are presenting at the 2019 NRA Personal Protection Expo,...

Aiming for 'Condition Yellow:' A Lesson in Awareness

Every defense-minded citizen always ought to be in Condition Yellow, but that's not always possible,...

'Guns and Self-Defense:' A Study of Real-Life Personal Protection

New for 2019, "Guns and Self-Defense" examines 23 cases where an armed citizen used their...
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