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How to Develop Fighting Skills

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

Protective Gear for the Range

Here’s a quick look at some of the vital protective equipment you should have when going to the range.

Personal Defense on a Budget

Sheriff Jim offers some tips on saving money for anyone looking to purchase their first firearm buyer and the new gun owner.

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.

Pinned 1911 Grip Safety: What Does It Do?

Every once in a while, you'll run across a pinned grip safety on an old 1911. Our Tech Wisdom editor explains why they made this modification.

'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.

New for 2019: ATI Purple GSG Firefly

Looking for a splash of color in your rimfire-training pistol? Check out the latest addition to the American Tactical Imports GSG Firefly handgun lineup.

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.

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