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Handgun Training with Your Offhand

Training someone to shoot a defensive handgun is mostly a standardized process. Firearm safety is followed by firearm function, which is then followed by an introduction to the basics of marksmanship. Past that, focus falls on handgun manipulation, presentation and various methods of target engagement.

Personal Defense is About Establishing the Right Habits

As Sheriff Jim Wilson points out, personal defense is really about establishing a series of good habits that you regularly employ.

Unconventional Shooting Positions

Sheriff Jim reminds us that real-life encounters don't often happen square-on at 7 yards, and that we should practice unusual positions as well as the basics.

How to Maximize Your Training During the Ammo Shortage

In the midst of the ammo shortage, there is still a way to maximize your training.

Review: Strikeman Laser Training System

Laser-training devices are a great way to practice while conserving ammo, and a newcomer to the market has a product that mates nicely with a smartphone app to provide excellent feedback.

How to Become a Master of Dry-Fire Practice

You can practice more than just your trigger pull without live ammunition, which is good when ammo is in short supply.

How to Build Shooting Skills Without Burning Through Your Ammo

Having trouble finding ammunition or getting to the range? Here is a great way to maintain your skills without using precious ammo.

Personal Defense During the Holidays

The holidays, especially in 2020, are a time of stress and, as a result, the need for heightened awareness when it comes to personal defense. Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about ways you can stay on the alert when it matters most.

Skills Check Live: The Placement Test

Looking for quick drill to practice at the range to sharpen your skills without burning through precious ammo?

Skills Check Live: The "Pick A Spot" Drill

Some drills are well-suited to start or conclude a range session, like the “Pick-a-Spot” drill from Il Ling New of Gunsite Academy.

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