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Holster Your Handgun Slowly, Not Quickly

Naturally, when someone is shooting at you, or otherwise trying to kill you, you need to be as fast as you can. However, when the fight or the threat no longer exist it is just an excellent idea to be very slow about holstering that defensive handgun.

Overcoming the Fight-or-Flight Response

Recognizing how your body will instinctively react to a threat and planning accordingly will put you well ahead of your adversary. Learn how to deal with the fight-or-flight response here.

Book Recommendations for the Defensive Shooter

Sheriff Jim discusses several recent books that cover self-defense tactics.

Managing the Defensive Shotgun

When faced with a threat, a shotgun can be quite the equalizer, but only if it’s used correctly.

Sometimes, Slow Is Good

Naturally, when someone is shooting at you, or otherwise trying to kill you, you need to be as fast as you can. However, when the fight or the threat no longer exist it is just an excellent idea to be very slow about holstering that defensive handgun.

The Quick Peek—No Thanks

Once in a while someone proposes a defensive technique that causes you to wonder just what they were thinking, assuming that they were thinking at all.

Visualization

Watching the Summer Olympics has brought to mind a technique that is used by many, if not most, of the winning athletes.

There's a Lesson Here, Somewhere

This past weekend my son and his wife came out for an early 4th of July visit.

The Defensive Library

The Sheriff picks six top titles anyone concerned with armed self-defense should read.

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