Sheriff Jim Wilson

Combat Mindset for the Defensive Shooter

Someone once said that good gear will not make up for poor tactics, but good tactics will make up for poor gear.

Why Staying Alert is Key for Personal Defense

While marksmanship is a lofty goal, it is only one part of the personal defense objective.

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.

More Than a Gun: Other Essential Elements of Self-Defense

There’s a lot more to self-defense than merely being able to draw a handgun and hit a target.

Head vs. Holster: The Importance of a Solid Self-Defense Mindset

Proper self-defense starts with the right mindset, regardless of the tool in your holster.

The 'Three Cs' of a Self-Defense Mindset

Do consistent routines help in a defensive mindset? Matthew Allen thinks so, and he has some evidence to back it up. Read all about it here.

The 3 Keys to a Defensive Mindset

Gunsite Academy Instructor Ed Head discusses the three keys to a proper defensive mindset. Do you practice each of these elements?

Beyond the CCW Pistol: Four Factors of Survival

There’s a lot more to self-defense than merely being able to draw a handgun and hit a target.

The Fight-or-Flight Response: Other Coping Skills

Knowing how to deal with your natural fight-or-flight response to a potential threat can help make sure you survive.

Talk the Talk

A critical part of preparedness has nothing to do with gear, but everything to do with mindset. Here are some starter ideas to get your thinking on the same page as your training.

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