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Pre-Combat Inspections

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

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.

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?

Human Predators

Don't look like prey.

Situational Awareness for Personal Defense

Sheriff Jim talks about situational awareness, the Cooper Color Code and why individuals need to stay alert.

How to Avoid Being a Victim

A huge component of personal defense is knowing how to avoid getting into a dangerous situation in the first place. Sheriff Jim has a few tips that will prevent you from being a victim.

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 hit a target.

The 3 Keys to a Defensive Mindset

Gunsite Academy Instructor Ed Head discusses the three keys to a proper defensive mindset. Do you practice each of these elements?

The Most Important Self-Defense Skills You Can Have

There are a number of self-defense skills that are great for the prepared individual to know, but Sheriff Jim zeroes in on what he considers the two most important.

Looking & Assessing: An Essential Element of Defensive Training

During training, many shooters feign that look-and-assess movement at the end of a shooting string...but do they really mean it? Here's why it's important to check your surroundings, even when practicing.

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