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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...
Resolve to Improve Your Self-Defense Skills

Resolve to Improve Your Self-Defense Skills

Sheriff Jim is practicing a few New Years Resolutions to improve his self-defense skills. Are...
Keep Your Cool: How to Handle Aggressive Individuals

Keep Your Cool: How to Handle Aggressive Individuals

Even when those around you are losing their cool and acting irrationally, the astute citizen...
How Often Should You Clean Your Concealed-Carry Guns?

How Often Should You Clean Your Concealed-Carry Guns?

When should you clean your personal-defense guns? Sheriff Jim discusses his cleaning routine for his...
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,...
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