Sheriff Jim Wilson

Why the Shotgun is One of the Best Options for Personal Defense

Like the revolver and the lever-action carbine, the shotgun is still around because it gets the job done and gets it done quite well.

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.

Why You Need to Form Good Shooting Habits

As shooters, it's important to make sure you form the right habits and not develop bad ones. 

Why You Should Train with a Partner for Personal Defense

Training with and relying on a partner can be a pivotal element of any personal defense preparedness. 

Why We Need to Encourage New Shooters to Get Training

When we can, we need to tell the new shooter that they really need to learn to walk before they can run. And then we need to help them find the kind of training that will give them the basics of safe gun handling and marksmanship.

Why Defensive Firearms Training is So Important

Yes, you may never have to fire your handgun in defense of your life or family, but the possibility always exists.

How Important is a Fast Draw for Personal Defense with a Handgun?

What is a suitable quick-draw time, and how important is that for the armed defense with a handgun? 

In Defense of A Third Party

Should you intervene in a third-party dispute? Here's Sheriff Jim's take...

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.

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