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Pre-Combat Inspections

Go through these steps often, and you will be better prepared to face a threat.

Twenty-One Feet

Most shooters know the axiom a knife-wielding bad guy can cover 21 feet in the time it takes you to draw your handgun and bring it on target, but what does that mean for practical self-defense?

Mental Focus vs. Mental Awareness

Shooting at the very edge of your skills envelope requires tremendous mental focus and well-developed shooting awareness. However, some shooters believe that shooting awareness and mental focus are one in the same. They are not. Using pistol shooting (combat or competition) as an example, what is the difference between the two and how can it help you hone your shooting skills to a razor’s edge?

Carrying A Defensive Handgun In Urban Environments

When traveling in an unfamiliar city outside of your normal routine, especially in a different state with potentially different laws, there are steps you can take to improve your safety and enjoy your trip.

Human Predators

Don't look like prey.

Be Careful What You Say

There's an old expression that goes, "Keep your words soft and sweet, in case you have to eat them." Sheriff Jim explains why this is doubly so for the concealed-carrier.

What You Don’t Hear Can Put You in Danger

Our ability to hear and understand verbal commands is severely limited when lives are on the line.

Is Mindset or Gear More Important?

Keeping your head in the game is better for your safety than buying the latest gear.

Learn to Practice Situational Awareness

As Sheriff Jim Wilson points out, it's imperative that you cultivate the habit of practicing situational awareness when it comes to personal defense.

Time Vs Timing

Unlocking the secrets of a speedy draw

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