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Sheriff Jim Wilson

How to Avoid Being a Victim

How to Avoid Being a Victim

A huge component of personal defense is knowing how to avoid getting into a dangerous...
Which Is More Important: Gear or Training?

Which Is More Important: Gear or Training?

Sheriff Jim's experience at Gunsite Academy shows that success isn't all about gear. Training matters...
Pocket Knives: A Must-Have Component of Your Carry Kit

Pocket Knives: A Must-Have Component of Your Carry Kit

When it comes to putting together an EDC kit, don't forget to add in pocket...
Using Pepper Spray for Personal Defense

Using Pepper Spray for Personal Defense

It is possible to be in a defensive situation that might not require the use...
Using the Element of Surprise as a Personal-Defense Tool

Using the Element of Surprise as a Personal-Defense Tool

In personal-defense, the element of surprise can be a powerful tool that helps individuals gain...
The 1911 Pistol: 100-Plus Years of Dependable Service

The 1911 Pistol: 100-Plus Years of Dependable Service

With more than a 100 years under its belt, John Moses Browning’s most-famous design, the...
Reloading and Clearing Malfunctions in a Gunfight

Reloading and Clearing Malfunctions in a Gunfight

When it comes to a gunfight, Murphy's Law remains supreme. Be sure you have these...
The Scout Rifle: Where Did It Come From?

The Scout Rifle: Where Did It Come From?

Let's be clear about this: Col. Jeff Cooper did not invent the Scout Rifle. He...
The Need for Speed with Your Concealed-Carry Gun

The Need for Speed with Your Concealed-Carry Gun

What's your priority in training with your concealed-carry gun? According to Sheriff Jim, speed is...
Dealing With Fear in a Self-Defense Situation

Dealing With Fear in a Self-Defense Situation

One of the hardest aspects of a self-defense situation to deal with is the overwhelming...
Modern Lessons from the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Modern Lessons from the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

The gunfight at the O.K. Corral is one of the iconic shootouts of the Old...
Should You Mount a Light to Your Concealed-Carry Gun?

Should You Mount a Light to Your Concealed-Carry Gun?

Does a flashlight belong on your concealed-carry pistol? Sheriff Jim discusses the issue here.
Training for Close-Range Defense with Your Concealed Carry Gun

Training for Close-Range Defense with Your Concealed Carry Gun

Preparing for close-range encounters is vital for self-defense, and users must know how to effectively...
Stick to One Concealed-Carry Gun

Stick to One Concealed-Carry Gun

Is it a good idea to change your concealed-carry gun? Sheriff Jim has a few...
Three Self-Defense Myths That Just Won't Die

Three Self-Defense Myths That Just Won't Die

It is absolutely amazing the way some self-defense and gun myths continue to get passed...
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