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What is the Greatest Defensive Skill?

You can say what you want to about your favorite defensive school or those advanced-fighting techniques you learned, but the greatest defensive skill that a person can develop is simply awareness. I will freely admit that developing effective awareness is anything but simple, but being able to spot trouble before it is close enough to get in your face will certainly save you from a lot of trouble and possibly even some pain and grief.

Be Careful What You Say

There's an old expression that goes, "Keep your words soft and sweet, in case you have to eat them." Sheriff Jim explains why this is doubly so for the concealed-carrier.

The Best Personal Defense Strategies for Civil Unrest

With greater uncertainty and more chaos, keeping your wits about you and your head on a swivel has never been more important.

Learn to Practice Situational Awareness

As Sheriff Jim Wilson points out, it's imperative that you cultivate the habit of practicing situational awareness when it comes to personal defense.

First Look: XS Sights Pink DXT2 Big Dot Tritium Night Sight

XS Sights pledged its support as a company to Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is now offering the DXT2 Big Dot Tritium Night Sight in Pink.

The Role that Hearing Plays in Awareness

In a fight-or-flight situation, our hearing is often impaired, which is why we must rely on other senses, including vision, to maintain ultimate awareness.

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?

Why You Need to Stay Alert in a Crisis Situation

A crisis situation is no time to fall asleep at the wheel as you go about your daily activities. Instead, it's the perfect time to stay alert and monitor your surroundings.

Doorbell Defense: Be Alert & Aware Before Opening Up

Home defense is about more than just having a gun. Here's one element of awareness that homeowners should keep in mind.

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