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Vehicle-Defense: Tactics for Car-Based Personal Protection

Vehicle-Defense: Tactics for Car-Based Personal Protection

Learning to access your firearm inside of a vehicle safely can help you fend off...
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...
Self-Defense Against a Knife: Tips & Tactics From an Expert

Self-Defense Against a Knife: Tips & Tactics From an Expert

If you think having a gun means you’ll definitely win in a fight against a...
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....
6 Essential Practice Tips for a Concealed-Carry Revolver

6 Essential Practice Tips for a Concealed-Carry Revolver

Compact revolvers are popular concealed-carry choices. But, are your practice habits priming you for failure?...
Beyond the CCW Pistol: Four Factors of Survival

Beyond the CCW Pistol: Four Factors of Survival

There’s a lot more to self-defense than merely being able to draw a handgun and...
The Drawbacks of a Subcompact Single-Stack 9mm

The Drawbacks of a Subcompact Single-Stack 9mm

Subcompact handguns like the popular single-stack 9mm pistols on the market now may appear like...
The 21-Foot Rule: Why Is It Important?

The 21-Foot Rule: Why Is It Important?

Most shooters know that a knife-wielding bad guy can cover 21 feet in the time...
THE OODA Loop: An Important Tool for Self-Defense

THE OODA Loop: An Important Tool for Self-Defense

We are constantly interacting with our environment, whether consciously or not. The OODA Loop explains...
Shooting Illustrated Sponsoring NRA Personal Protection Expo

Shooting Illustrated Sponsoring NRA Personal Protection Expo

Shooting Illustrated is one of the inaugural sponsors of the NRA Personal Protection Expo.
Pocket-Pistol Prowess

Pocket-Pistol Prowess

Practicing with that convenient-to-carry gun is a critical component in your self-defense strategy.
Lessons for the Ladies

Lessons for the Ladies

Self-defense is not solely the responsibility of men, nor should it be.
Eight-Shot Alternatives  to Semi-Autos

Eight-Shot Alternatives to Semi-Autos

Today’s higher-capacity wheelguns stay competitive with semi-automatics for many handgun applications.
The Fix: Stance, Stance Revolution!

The Fix: Stance, Stance Revolution!

You recently purchased a handgun. The local gun shop owner helped you find one that...
Lessons from the Dark Side

Lessons from the Dark Side

A special IDPA competition may be the perfect grounds for testing low-light gear and tactics....
Looking for Concealment

Looking for Concealment

Cover is better than concealment, right? Yes, but...
Better than Average

Better than Average

Is there anyone who aspires to be less than average? Wouldn’t we all like to...
Twenty-One Feet

Twenty-One Feet

Most shooters know the axiom a knife-wielding bad guy can cover 21 feet in the...
My Stance on Stances

My Stance on Stances

Debating the minutiae of a proper shooting stance is less important than knowing what makes...
Trauma Kit and Medical Plan

Trauma Kit and Medical Plan

Being able to treat wounds is an important component of a smart self-defense plan.
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