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Trends & Self-Defense Training: Choose What Works for You

Everything that’s old is new again, or something like that. Don’t let trends influence your...

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...

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...

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...

Self-Defense Evolution: Here's How Far We've Come

Firearms, gear and training all evolve; sometimes it’s worth looking back to see how far...

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...

Pistol-Practice Goal: Make It Second Nature

Ordinary, everyday tasks with your pistol should be as commonplace as breathing. Practice until this...

The Tactical Reload: A Critical Self-Defense Skill

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

Review: Springfield Armory RO Elite Compact

A single-stack 9 mm in 1911 form…That’s something everyone can argue about! Check out the...

Doorbell Defense: Be Alert & Aware Before Opening Up

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

Close-Quarter Confrontations: Defending Yourself at Short Range

In many self-defense scenarios, armed citizens don't have the luxuries of distance and time. Here's...

No Safe Spaces: Why We Need Personal-Defense Skills

It’s a sobering thought, but there really is no such thing as a “safe” space,...

The Importance of Assessment & Awareness in Self-Defense

Just because you find yourself in a situation where you might have to employ your...

3 Must-Have Elements of Personal Defense

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

Modern-Day Lessons from Frank Hamer's Sweetwater Gunfight

Some people take “never give up” to the extreme, like legendary Texas Ranger Frank Hamer,...

Defensive Shooting Stances in the Real World

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

Reloading the Double-Action Revolver

Last week, Sheriff Jim talked about the trigger skills needed to master the double-action revolver....

Mastering the Double-Action Revolver

Double-action revolvers are coming back, and with it, the need for mastery of the double-action...

Support-Hand Shooting: Setup & Skill-Building Tips

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

Self-Defense & Communication: Be Careful What You Say

Of course, in the aftermath of a defensive shooting, what you say and how you...
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