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Sheriff Jim Wilson

The Evolution of Personal Defense

The Evolution of Personal Defense

Firearms, gear and training all evolve; sometimes it’s worth looking back to see how far...
Personal Defense Without a Concealed-Carry Gun

Personal Defense Without a Concealed-Carry Gun

While having a concealed-carry gun is a great tool for personal defense, it simply isn't...
Holster Your Handgun Slowly, Not Quickly

Holster Your Handgun Slowly, Not Quickly

Naturally, when someone is shooting at you, or otherwise trying to kill you, you need...
Frank Hamer’s Sweetwater Fight: Lessons Learned

Frank Hamer’s Sweetwater Fight: Lessons Learned

Some people take “never give up” to the extreme, like legendary Texas Ranger Frank Hamer,...
Tips for Wintertime Concealed Carry

Tips for Wintertime Concealed Carry

Wintertime means that concealed-carry holders will dress differently, and Sheriff Jim has a number of...
Point Shooting: A Valuable Self-Defense Skill

Point Shooting: A Valuable Self-Defense Skill

While point-shooting techniques have fallen by the wayside in favor of more modern techniques, Sheriff...
Appendix Carry: Is It Safe?

Appendix Carry: Is It Safe?

The appendix-carry position has become increasingly popular in recent years, but the method isn't without...
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...
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