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The Benefits of Force-on-Force Training

For the most-realistic training experience possible, try force-on-force training.

Suppressor POI & Accuracy Issues: Why Do They Happen?

Accuracy with a suppressed rifle has its challenges, but there may be a reason why...

Skills Check: Single-Action Failure Drill

The failure drill for a single-action revolver is a little different than that for a...

Skills Check: 10-Yard Bullseye Drill

Getting bored of drilling the bullseye up close? Why not take a step back to...

Shot Timers & Self-Defense Training: How Much Speed Do You Need?

How much speed is possible—or necessary—to counter a violent attack?

Dry-Fire Practice: Tips From an Old Hand

Growing up, Bart Skelton watched his dad, Skeeter Skelton, dry-firing guns on a regular basis...

Spare Gun Parts: Why You Need Them Now

When it comes to firearm maintenance, anticipate the unexpected and keep spare parts on-hand, especially...

3 Self-Defense Opinions That Don't Hold Water

Too often, Sheriff Jim hears these three claims in the personal-defense community. Here's why you...

Self-Defense Knives: Should You Carry Them?

Is carrying a knife for self-defense a wise decision? Here's one take from an expert...

5 Myths About the Home-Defense Shotgun

Many gun owners believe these five shotgun myths. Our Shotguns editor separates fact from fiction...

Impact Weapons for Self-Defense: Training & Skill-Building

If you’re serious about self-defense, you should consider that you won’t always be able to...

Handgun Break-In: Is It Needed?

At the gun shop the other day, while shopping for a new concealed-carry pistol, I...

The Object of Defensive-Gun Handling: Stop the Threat

There's a lot of talk about the lethality of certain cartridges, but Sheriff Jim reminds...

Charging-Handle Placement: Does It Matter?

Location, location, location. The placement of the charging handle on a rifle has been up...

Tips & Techniques for Defensive Shotgun Patterning

Is the load in your defensive shotgun the best choice? Here’s how to find out.
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