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How to Develop Fighting Skills

Knowing your gear is only part of the fight. The rest is, well, the fight.

Defensive Firearm Training: The Importance of Movement and Cover

Want to know a secret for surviving a gunfight? Keep moving and get behind something solid.

Self-Defense Evolution: Here's How Far We've Come

Firearms, gear and training all evolve; sometimes it’s worth looking back to see how far we’ve come.

Pistol-Practice Goal: Make It Second Nature

Ordinary, everyday tasks with your pistol should be as commonplace as breathing. Practice until this is the case.

'The Caliber Wars:' Does the Round Really Matter?

9mm vs. 45 ACP vs .40 S&W... the caliber wars can go on forever. Does it really matter what round you're carrying? Sheriff Jim explains.

Fight-or-Flight: Dealing With Body Reactions in Personal Defense

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.

5 Handling Tips for a Home-Defense Shotgun

When faced with a threat, a home-defense shotgun can be quite the equalizer, but only if it’s used correctly. Here are some tips from a longtime law-enforcement veteran with experience behind a scattergun.

The Statistics of Self-Defense: Don't Bet Your Life on Averages

Don’t base your self-defense strategy on the average anything. You’re not average, right?

Hollywood Gun-Handling: Don't Believe What You See

As shocking as it may be to hear, what you see on television and in the movies may not be completely accurate with regard to firearms.

The Evolution of Personal Defense

Firearms, gear and training all evolve; sometimes it’s worth looking back to see how far we’ve come.

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