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Skills Check: The 5-5-5 Drill

Skills Check: The 5-5-5 Drill

The 5-5-5 Drill is easy to set up—but difficult to master—and will sharpen your concealed-carry...
Examining .44-Special Revolvers for Personal Defense

Examining .44-Special Revolvers for Personal Defense

Revolvers, especially those in .44 Special, continue to beguile American shooters, and with good reason.
Weaponlights: Do They Belong on a CCW Gun?

Weaponlights: Do They Belong on a CCW Gun?

Is a weapon-mounted light always such a bright idea? Whether you've got a handgun for...
A Beginner's Guide to Low-Light Optics

A Beginner's Guide to Low-Light Optics

As night-vision and thermal devices become more affordable to consumers, the question becomes, "How can...
Rule Four in Self-Defense: Bullets On and Beyond Your Target

Rule Four in Self-Defense: Bullets On and Beyond Your Target

Col. Jeff Cooper's list of safety rules includes, "Be sure of your target and what...
Surviving a Gunfight: Tips for Preparation & Problem-Solving

Surviving a Gunfight: Tips for Preparation & Problem-Solving

How can you expect the unexpected in a gunfight and survive? Sheriff Jim has a...
Defensive Decisions: Making & Modifying Personal-Protection Plans

Defensive Decisions: Making & Modifying Personal-Protection Plans

Making split-second decisions is critical in life, but especially so in life-threatening situations.
Training & Practice: You Need Both to Build Self-Defense Skills

Training & Practice: You Need Both to Build Self-Defense Skills

Think training and practicing are the same thing? Not so, says Sheriff Jim. Here's why...
Barrel Twist Rates: Can They Impact Bullet Expansion?

Barrel Twist Rates: Can They Impact Bullet Expansion?

Do barrel twist rates do more than just make a bullet accurate? The experience of...
Self-Defense Strategies: Using a Knife or Pistol With One Hand

Self-Defense Strategies: Using a Knife or Pistol With One Hand

In a defensive scenario, your support hand may not be available for fighting. Whether you...
Muzzle-Energy Math: Comparing Shotgun Gauges for Home Defense

Muzzle-Energy Math: Comparing Shotgun Gauges for Home Defense

We were told there would be no math involved, but here it is.
Building a Lightweight AR-10 on a Budget

Building a Lightweight AR-10 on a Budget

Can you have both lightness and affordability in an AR-10? We worked out what was...
Top 5 Skills-Check Drills of 2018

Top 5 Skills-Check Drills of 2018

Want to build your shooting skills? Check out our most-popular Skills Check articles of the...
Skills Check: El Presidente Drill

Skills Check: El Presidente Drill

Jeff Cooper's legendary El Presidente drill is a great way to build accuracy, power and...
A Need for Speed: Rise and Fall of the Bottlenecked Pistol Cartridge

A Need for Speed: Rise and Fall of the Bottlenecked Pistol Cartridge

The trend of bottlenecked pistol cartridges has ebbed and flowed over the last century. Where...
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