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The Statistics of Self-Defense: Don't Bet Your Life on Averages

The Statistics of Self-Defense: Don't Bet Your Life on Averages

Don’t base your self-defense strategy on the average anything. You’re not average, right?
Behind the Gun: Pistol Training vs. Pistol Choice

Behind the Gun: Pistol Training vs. Pistol Choice

As Sheriff Jim highlights in these anecdotes, there's much more to personal defense than just...
4 Reasons Why You Need a Reload for Your Concealed-Carry Gun

4 Reasons Why You Need a Reload for Your Concealed-Carry Gun

The only time you have too much ammo is when you have to move it...
Injured in an Attack? Stay in the Fight.

Injured in an Attack? Stay in the Fight.

In any sort of fight, the possibility of injury is real. Be prepared to do...
'FBI Miami Firefight': Lessons Learned

'FBI Miami Firefight': Lessons Learned

The 1986 Miami firefight involving the FBI and two bank robbers was a major catalyst...
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....
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