Bill Jordan

Remembering Bill Jordan

Bill Jordan and I became friends in about 1976 and remained so until his death in 1997. Born in Louisiana in 1911, Jordan had a lengthy career in the U.S. Border Patrol, interrupted by World War II service as a fighting Marine.

A Study Guide for Defensive Gun Use

For NRA members, reports about self-defense incidents are always handy.

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 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.

The Case for Custom Defense Guns

Sometimes a little customization is just what the armed citizen needs.

How to Use Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication for Self Defense

There’s more to preparing for personal defense than you may think.

Why the Most Important Part of Being Armed is Being Armed

While we can sometimes get mired in minutia, never forget that the most important part of being armed is, well, being armed.

The Importance of Awareness and Avoidance for Personal Defense

As recent events have made us all aware, staying away from bad things—of any type—is a better idea than getting involved with an unknown.

The Importance of Situational Awareness

Col. Jeff Cooper proposed four levels of alertness to describe the various stages of paying attention, but how do they relate to daily activities?

Maintaining Control of Your Pistol

Being retentive is a good thing when it comes to maintaining control of your firearm in a fight.

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