Sheriff Jim Wilson

Why We Need to Encourage New Shooters to Get Training

When we can, we need to tell the new shooter that they really need to learn to walk before they can run. And then we need to help them find the kind of training that will give them the basics of safe gun handling and marksmanship.

Why Defensive Firearms Training is So Important

Yes, you may never have to fire your handgun in defense of your life or family, but the possibility always exists.

Why You Should Add Movement to Your Defensive Plan

Once the armed citizen has advanced to the point that he or she can draw and shoot their defensive handgun safely, accurately and quickly, it would be a very good idea to start adding movement to the defensive response. Movement has the potential to momentarily confuse and surprise an attacker, allowing the citizen to gain a bit of advantage.

How Important is a Fast Draw for Personal Defense with a Handgun?

What is a suitable quick-draw time, and how important is that for the armed defense with a handgun? 

Why We React The Way We Do in Life Threatening Situations

Recently, I was told about an incident down at our horse barn where a lady was bucked off her horse, suffering a badly broken ankle among other injuries. There were several people in the vicinity, but only one of them took immediate charge of the scene.

In Defense of A Third Party

Should you intervene in a third-party dispute? Here's Sheriff Jim's take...

Combat Mindset for the Defensive Shooter

Someone once said that good gear will not make up for poor tactics, but good tactics will make up for poor gear.

Why Staying Alert is Key for Personal Defense

While marksmanship is a lofty goal, it is only one part of the personal defense objective.

Complacency Can Get You Killed

There is no such thing as being too prepared for the worst.

How to Create a Diversion for Personal Defense

One of the best things the armed citizen can do is to create a diversion that will mess up the crook’s pre-planned agenda.

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