Sheriff Jim Wilson

There Is No Sanctuary

Carrying a defensive pistol inside the home should be the same as carrying one outside of the home.

Colonel Rex Applegate

For me, one of the many bonuses of this gunwriter business has been the opportunity to meet and become friends with a number of the firearm enthusiasts of an earlier generation; legendary figures such as Frank Hamer Jr., Bill Jordan, Bill Toney, Col Walter Walsh and the subject of this column: COL Rex Applegate.

What We Plan For

Sheriff Jim reminds us that wishing and hopeful thinking should not be part of your self-defense plan.

The Gear Dilemma

Bill Jordan positively influenced product design, but the gear you adopt is no substitute for training.

It’s a Lifestyle

Staying safe requires more than just a gun and some gear.

The Great Shooting Stance Feud

The 1911 vs Glock or 9mm vs vs .45 ACP dustups were just flashes in the pan compared to this feud.

Avoiding Workplace Violence

Sheriff Jim explains how the will to fight and an understanding of your surroundings are the keys to avoiding workplace violence

Amazing Powers of Observation

There's a difference between looking and seeing--one has to do with letting light into the eyes, the other has to do with actually observing what is going on around you.

Visualize Success

Peak performance starts with seeing what success with the mind's eye.

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.

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