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Basic AR-15 Maintenance: 13 Parts to Inspect Regularly

Basic AR-15 Maintenance: 13 Parts to Inspect Regularly

The AR-15 platform has areas that need attention periodically. Here's a handy list of 13...
Will You 'Get Killed on the Streets?' Personal-Defense Myths Debunked

Will You 'Get Killed on the Streets?' Personal-Defense Myths Debunked

People tend to form opinions on many things that just aren’t based on fact. The...
Skills Check: AR-15 Reloading Drills

Skills Check: AR-15 Reloading Drills

For those who rely on an AR-15 for home defense, practicing reloads is a little...
Affordable AR-15: Palmetto State Armory Freedom Rifle Kit

Affordable AR-15: Palmetto State Armory Freedom Rifle Kit

Not that long ago, it was a deal to find an AR-15 under $1,000. Now,...
Racking a Handgun Slide: Tips & Tricks

Racking a Handgun Slide: Tips & Tricks

For weak-handed individuals looking for a handgun for personal protection, racking a handgun slide can...
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...
Status Check: The Benefits of Loaded-Chamber Indicators

Status Check: The Benefits of Loaded-Chamber Indicators

Far from an aesthetic enhancement, loaded-chamber indicators offer a practical means of confirming your pistol’s status...
Reloading Tips From an Expert

Reloading Tips From an Expert

Advice from someone who loads ammunition for the commercial market can be sage-level wisdom, indeed.
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...
3 Great Drills for a Home-Defense Shotgun

3 Great Drills for a Home-Defense Shotgun

If you rely on a shotgun for home defense, these three drills can help build...
Buying a Riflescope: 7 Elements to Consider

Buying a Riflescope: 7 Elements to Consider

Buying a riflescope is a big task, particularly when some high-end optics cost more than...
Beyond the Gun: 5 Other Methods of Effective Personal Defense

Beyond the Gun: 5 Other Methods of Effective Personal Defense

While having a concealed-carry gun is a great personal-defense option, it shouldn't be the only...
Choosing the Right Optic for Your Rifle

Choosing the Right Optic for Your Rifle

Choosing the right optic for your rifle can be a tricky proposition; don’t automatically assume...
The EDC Tourniquet: Development and Application

The EDC Tourniquet: Development and Application

If you're committed to having a concealed-carry gun every day, then it's worth considering other...
AR-15 Ammo for Home Defense: What Should You Use?

AR-15 Ammo for Home Defense: What Should You Use?

The AR-15 has become a popular option for home-defense use, but having the rifle is...
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