Sheriff Jim Wilson

Making Quick Decisions

Having a plan in place, even if it isn't perfect, is a lot better than making something up on the spot when lives are on the line.

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.

How to Deal with Tunnel Vision

Tunnel vision is a phenomenon that occurs when we focus on a particular threat. Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about how you can deal with this to improve your self defense training.

How to Perfect Your Draw Stroke

Sheriff Jim Wilson talks about the fundamental steps for properly drawing a pistol from the holster.

How to Clear Corners With Your Home-Defense Gun

Clearing the area obscured by a corner requires planning and careful technique in a home-defense situation, whether you are working alone or with a partner.

Diversionary Tactics for Home and Personal Defense

Even if you're primed to face a home invader or robber, it's possible that you might already be facing a drawn gun. How can you catch up? Create a diversion.

Movement & Distance in Self-Defense

When fighting for your life, every advantage matters. Here's how the dynamics behind movement and distance gives defensive shooters an advantage.

Using the OODA Loop for Self-Defense

We are constantly interacting with our environment, whether consciously or not. The OODA Loop explains that process and is a vital tool for self-defense.

Team Tactics: Valuable for Defensive Shooters

Going beyond individual training, knowing how to effectively work in pairs and even teams can be invaluable to defensive shooters.

Personal-Defense Preparation: Considering Worst-Case Scenarios

Criminals thrive on your complacency. Having appropriate situational awareness and training to overcome the stress of surprise can help ensure you prevail against an attack.

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