Defensive Plan

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dry Practice is Critical During Ammo Shortages

With ammo shortages in full swing, it's a great time to save your ammo and attend to some dry practice drills at home. Sheriff Jim walks you through the process.

Dry Practice Drills for Homebound Shooters

Many folks are homebound because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it's still a great time to hone your defensive pistol skills.

Support-Hand Shooting: Setup & Skill-Building Tips

Most of today's handgun training dedicates some time to support-hand shooting, but how does that translate into your everyday carry? Sheriff Jim asks a few questions about your CCW setup.

Speed Holstering: Why It's a Bad Idea

Quickly jamming a firearm into your holster can cause all sort of problems. Here's why Sheriff Jim recommends the slow, deliberate holstering of a handgun.

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