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Mossberg Maverick 88: The Affordable Self-Defense Shotgun

The Maverick 88 is a no-frills cousin of Mossberg’s legendary Model 500 pump-action shotgun, and although the two guns are aesthetically and mechanically similar they are not identical guns.

Why Resilience and Personal Defense Are Your Greatest Assets

What can you keep in your proverbial tool kit to help galvanize your own self-trust, burgeoning skills and personal confidence? The answer is personal resilience and self-defense.

Why Tactical Pens Can Be So Effective

In the hands of a competent practitioner, a tactical pen can be used to distract, deter, delay and even stop a violent physical assault. Unlike your firearm or a folding knife, it is a low-profile, personal-safety option for your toolkit that can be used to help mitigate an active threat.

Personal Defense is About Establishing the Right Habits

As Sheriff Jim Wilson points out, personal defense is really about establishing a series of good habits that you regularly employ.

Why Doing the Unexpected Aids in Self Defense

Sheriff Jim Wilson explains why doing the unexpected when you need to defend yourself may just save your life.

Why Eye Dominance Matters for Personal Defense

Knowing which eye is dominant, as well as how to shoot with both eyes open, can be an indispensable skill for personal defense.

How to Protect Your Personal Space

It's an everyday phenomenon that people are closer to us physically than we may even be aware of. Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about how you can stay alert to these encounters.

How to Establish an Effective Mental Trigger

Knowing when and how to respond to different levels of threat is referred to as establishing your mental trigger. Sheriff Jim Wilson explains how to prepare yourself for personal defense scenarios.

How to Master True Concealment with Everyday Carry

Standing out in a crowd can be a good thing, but not when you’re carrying a concealed firearm.

The Complete Guide to AR-15 Cartridges

With all of the chambering options available for the AR-15 platform, which one is the best? The answer is: It depends.

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