Sheriff Jim Wilson

Make It A Team Effort

A spouse who can shoot is a force multiplier in a lethal force encounter.

First Look: Safariland Hard Armor for Women

The first plates designed for women that have been certified by the NIJ.

Preventing A Repeat Of The Firearms Shortage Nightmare

Supply lines are critical in any military operation, and when self-defense-firearm sales soared during the COVID-19 pandemic, gun makers were caught in a historic battle to meet that demand. Their efforts were nothing short of heroic—often quite creative—and Shooting Illustrated asked several experts how they did it and if more problems are looming.

What We Plan For

Sheriff Jim reminds us that wishing and hopeful thinking should not be part of your self-defense plan.

Avoiding Workplace Violence

Sheriff Jim explains how the will to fight and an understanding of your surroundings are the keys to avoiding workplace violence

Self Defense Myths

Knowing the laws of the land is just as important as knowing how to shoot.

Making Quick Decisions

Having a plan in place, even if it isn't perfect, is a lot better than making something up on the spot when lives are on the line.

How Body Language Impacts Personal Defense

Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about how body language is a huge ingredient to personal defense. 

Mossberg Maverick 88: The Affordable Self-Defense Shotgun

The Maverick 88 is a no-frills cousin of Mossberg’s legendary Model 500 pump-action shotgun, and although the two guns are aesthetically and mechanically similar they are not identical guns.

Why Resilience and Personal Defense Are Your Greatest Assets

What can you keep in your proverbial tool kit to help galvanize your own self-trust, burgeoning skills and personal confidence? The answer is personal resilience and self-defense.

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