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Sheriff Jim Wilson

The Return of the Smith & Wesson Model 19

The Return of the Smith & Wesson Model 19

Everyone should have a favorite wheelgun. Sheriff Jim's hearkens back to his days in Texas...
Hollywood Gun-Handling: Don't Believe What You See

Hollywood Gun-Handling: Don't Believe What You See

As shocking as it may be to hear, what you see on television and in...
Drop Your Gun at the Range? Let It Fall.

Drop Your Gun at the Range? Let It Fall.

Despite recent incidents regarding dropped handguns, the best practice for dealing with a dropped pistol...
5 Critical Mistakes Made by Defensive Gun Owners

5 Critical Mistakes Made by Defensive Gun Owners

We’re all human, we all make mistakes. The true student will always learn from the...
Understanding Gun Safety Rule No. 1

Understanding Gun Safety Rule No. 1

When Col. Jeff Cooper founded what became Gunsite Academy, he set forth four safety rules....
3 Dangers of Off-Body Carry

3 Dangers of Off-Body Carry

While it's certainly easier to carry a larger pistol off the body in a bag...
Sheriff Jim Wilson: The Man Behind the Gun

Sheriff Jim Wilson: The Man Behind the Gun

With more than 30 years of law-enforcement experience under his belt, Sheriff Jim Wilson has...
Testing Concealed-Carry Methods at Gunsite Academy

Testing Concealed-Carry Methods at Gunsite Academy

Sheriff Jim spent a number of days at Gunsite Academy, trying out different methods of...
4 Tips for Picking the Right Concealed-Carry Pistol

4 Tips for Picking the Right Concealed-Carry Pistol

People interested in getting their first concealed-carry gun may be a bit overcome when they...
Fight Smart: Tips & Tactics for the Armed Citizen

Fight Smart: Tips & Tactics for the Armed Citizen

Sometimes, if you just use your head, you don’t have to resort to other tools....
The Most Important Self-Defense Skills You Can Have

The Most Important Self-Defense Skills You Can Have

There are a number of self-defense skills that are great for the prepared individual to...
Safe Handgun Holstering: Tips, Techniques and Trivia

Safe Handgun Holstering: Tips, Techniques and Trivia

The vast majority of unintentionally loud instances involving firearms and handgun holstering can be avoided...
Sheriff Jim's Picks from SHOT Show 2018

Sheriff Jim's Picks from SHOT Show 2018

With SHOT Show 2018 in the rearview, Sheriff Jim talks about overall trends and particular...
The Best Gun for Camping, Backpacking and Hiking

The Best Gun for Camping, Backpacking and Hiking

Many people consider a .22 rimfire pistol to be ideal for wood use. However, Sheriff...
How Dogs Can Aid Your Personal-Defense Plan

How Dogs Can Aid Your Personal-Defense Plan

A personal defense plan is a multi-layered thing and guns are only a small part...
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