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The Importance of Readiness for Self Defense

Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about the importance of being ready to defend yourself at a...

6 Best Self Defense Handgun Training Drills

What’s the best drill to prepare you to shoot defensively? That could be argued endlessly....

Training is Just as Important as the Firearm You're Carrying

It's easy to get fixated on the guns & gear we use for self defense,...

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...
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