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Wiley Clapp and Sheriff Jim Wilson—both decorated law enforcement professionals—offer decades of combined experience in their gun evaluations, tips, tactics and anecdotes for American Rifleman. Now readers can access this highly sought-after content in one blog: American Rifleman Law & Order—a page dedicated to satisfying readers’ cravings for honest discussion about concealed-carry, personal-protection and other real-life information from those who have lived it.

Defensive Awareness: Understanding the Color Code

Defensive Awareness: Understanding the Color Code

Being aware of what is going on around you greatly increases your ability to spot...
Failure Drill Comments

Failure Drill Comments

My colleague and friend Jim Wilson recently commented on the Failure Drill. In doing so,...
The Failure Drill

The Failure Drill

There may be a lot of reasons why two shots to an attacker's vital zone...

NRA Gun of the Week: Kimber Warrior SOC

The Kimber Warrior SOC (Special Operations Capable) is loaded with features that made this the...
The Most Important Defensive Tool

The Most Important Defensive Tool

If you say “Personal Defense” to most people I expect they would immediately start thinking...

Video: Defensive Shotgun Training

American Rifleman TV is back at Gunsite Training Center in Paulden, Ariz., with Sheriff Jim...
Carry Enough Gun

Carry Enough Gun

By now you have seen or heard someone share the addage, “The first rule of...
Wiley Clapp’s Five Favorite Firearms

Wiley Clapp’s Five Favorite Firearms

As a guy who has spent all but a few years of his life wrapped...
Carry Responsibly

Carry Responsibly

For most citizens the decision to start carrying a defensive handgun can be a life-changing...
The 21-Foot Rule Revisited

The 21-Foot Rule Revisited

In 1983, Dennis Tueller, a police officer, published an article discussing the need to defend...
Aging and the Defensive Shooter

Aging and the Defensive Shooter

As we get older, we must keep in mind that we can still be a...
Kimber's Team Match II Supports USA Shooting

Kimber's Team Match II Supports USA Shooting

Kimber’s Team Match II pistol is identical to that used by the USA Shooting Rapid...
Hangin’ In: The .41 Magnum

Hangin’ In: The .41 Magnum

For sheer perserverence in the face of adversity, you can’t beat the grand old .41...
Defensive Holster Tips

Defensive Holster Tips

Having worn a defensive handgun virtually every day for over 40 years, I hope you'll...
Getting the Most from a Defensive Shooting School

Getting the Most from a Defensive Shooting School

Having been both student and teacher for many years, Sheriff Jim Wilson knows a thing...
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