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Resolve to Improve Your Self-Defense Skills

Resolve to Improve Your Self-Defense Skills

Sheriff Jim is practicing a few New Years Resolutions to improve his self-defense skills. Are...
Keep Your Cool: How to Handle Aggressive Individuals

Keep Your Cool: How to Handle Aggressive Individuals

Even when those around you are losing their cool and acting irrationally, the astute citizen...
How Often Should You Clean Your Concealed-Carry Guns?

How Often Should You Clean Your Concealed-Carry Guns?

When should you clean your personal-defense guns? Sheriff Jim discusses his cleaning routine for his...
The Evolution of Personal Defense

The Evolution of Personal Defense

Firearms, gear and training all evolve; sometimes it’s worth looking back to see how far...
Personal Defense Without a Concealed-Carry Gun

Personal Defense Without a Concealed-Carry Gun

While having a concealed-carry gun is a great tool for personal defense, it simply isn't...
Review: Springfield Armory Range Officer Elite Compact 1911

Review: Springfield Armory Range Officer Elite Compact 1911

A single-stack 9 mm in 1911 form…That’s something everyone can argue about! Check out the...
Holster Your Handgun Slowly, Not Quickly

Holster Your Handgun Slowly, Not Quickly

Naturally, when someone is shooting at you, or otherwise trying to kill you, you need...
Frank Hamer’s Sweetwater Fight: Lessons Learned

Frank Hamer’s Sweetwater Fight: Lessons Learned

Some people take “never give up” to the extreme, like legendary Texas Ranger Frank Hamer,...
Tips for Wintertime Concealed Carry

Tips for Wintertime Concealed Carry

Wintertime means that concealed-carry holders will dress differently, and Sheriff Jim has a number of...
Point Shooting: A Valuable Self-Defense Skill

Point Shooting: A Valuable Self-Defense Skill

While point-shooting techniques have fallen by the wayside in favor of more modern techniques, Sheriff...
Appendix Carry: Is It Safe?

Appendix Carry: Is It Safe?

The appendix-carry position has become increasingly popular in recent years, but the method isn't without...
The Importance of Using Lights for Home Defense

The Importance of Using Lights for Home Defense

It is a supremely bad idea to break the fourth rule of firearm safety, “Be...
How to Avoid Being a Victim

How to Avoid Being a Victim

A huge component of personal defense is knowing how to avoid getting into a dangerous...
Which Is More Important: Gear or Training?

Which Is More Important: Gear or Training?

Sheriff Jim's experience at Gunsite Academy shows that success isn't all about gear. Training matters...
Pocket Knives: A Must-Have Component of Your Carry Kit

Pocket Knives: A Must-Have Component of Your Carry Kit

When it comes to putting together an EDC kit, don't forget to add in pocket...
Using Pepper Spray for Personal Defense

Using Pepper Spray for Personal Defense

It is possible to be in a defensive situation that might not require the use...
Using the Element of Surprise as a Personal-Defense Tool

Using the Element of Surprise as a Personal-Defense Tool

In personal-defense, the element of surprise can be a powerful tool that helps individuals gain...
The 1911 Pistol: 100-Plus Years of Dependable Service

The 1911 Pistol: 100-Plus Years of Dependable Service

With more than a 100 years under its belt, John Moses Browning’s most-famous design, the...
Dealing With Fear in a Self-Defense Situation

Dealing With Fear in a Self-Defense Situation

One of the hardest aspects of a self-defense situation to deal with is the overwhelming...
Lee Jurras: The Father of Modern Personal-Defense Ammo

Lee Jurras: The Father of Modern Personal-Defense Ammo

Personal-defense ammo development owes a great deal to Lee Jurras of Super Vel Cartridge Company.
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