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3 Self-Defense Opinions That Don't Hold Water

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...
The Object of Defensive-Gun Handling: Stop the Threat

The Object of Defensive-Gun Handling: Stop the Threat

There's a lot of talk about the lethality of certain cartridges, but Sheriff Jim reminds...
Aiming for 'Condition Yellow:' A Lesson in Awareness

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,...
Handgun Customization: What Do You Really Need?

Handgun Customization: What Do You Really Need?

When it comes to customizing and enhancing a defensive handgun, many shooters start customizing before...
Law & CCW: What You Need to Know for Self-Defense

Law & CCW: What You Need to Know for Self-Defense

Just as important as your CCW handgun, knowing and understanding the law is one of...
Shooting vs. Fighting: Learn the Difference

Shooting vs. Fighting: Learn the Difference

So, you've learned how to shoot a gun and hit a target consistently? Good! Now,...
Diversionary Tactics for Home and Personal Defense

Diversionary Tactics for Home and Personal Defense

Even if you're primed to face a home invader or robber, it's possible that you...
'Guns and Self-Defense:' A Study of Real-Life Personal Protection

'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...
I Carry: Bond Arms Rowdy Derringer in a BAP Pocket Holster

I Carry: Bond Arms Rowdy Derringer in a BAP Pocket Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a Bond Arms Rowdy...
Lee Jurras & The Development of Personal-Defense Ammo

Lee Jurras & The Development of Personal-Defense Ammo

Personal-defense ammo development owes a great deal to Lee Jurras of Super Vel Cartridge Company.
Elmer Keith & The Golden Years of Gun-Writing

Elmer Keith & The Golden Years of Gun-Writing

Today's firearm publications are full of articles that are quite different from those written in...
'The Caliber Wars:' Does the Round Really Matter?

'The Caliber Wars:' Does the Round Really Matter?

9mm vs. 45 ACP vs .40 S&W... the caliber wars can go on forever. Does...
'My Way or the Highway:' The Wrong Way to Teach & Train

'My Way or the Highway:' The Wrong Way to Teach & Train

Instructors who insist on one way of doing things or students who refuse to learn...
Double-Action Revolvers & Their Place in Personal Defense

Double-Action Revolvers & Their Place in Personal Defense

More companies are offering double-action revolvers sized and built right for personal-defense use, but as...
How to Stop an Attack Before It Starts

How to Stop an Attack Before It Starts

The easiest way to win a gunfight is to avoid having one entirely.
Independence Day: What It Really Means

Independence Day: What It Really Means

The Fourth of July weekend is a happy occasion that should be filled with family,...
The Great Equalizer: Shotguns & 00 Buckshot

The Great Equalizer: Shotguns & 00 Buckshot

Rifles and handguns certainly have their place in certain scenarios, but there's one platform that...
Split-Second Self-Defense: Acting Quickly in an Attack

Split-Second Self-Defense: Acting Quickly in an Attack

When you're attacked, there are often a few seconds where you have room to act....
Speed Holstering: Why It's a Bad Idea

Speed Holstering: Why It's a Bad Idea

Quickly jamming a firearm into your holster can cause all sort of problems. Here's why...
Snubnose Revolvers: Still Meeting Defensive Needs

Snubnose Revolvers: Still Meeting Defensive Needs

The snubnose revolver, staple of 1950s cop shows, has a storied heritage and is still...
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