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A Fighter and a Hunter: Standout Pistols from Les Baer

A Fighter and a Hunter: Standout Pistols from Les Baer

A veteran lawman, the author has always found Les Baer M1911s to be accurate and...
“Don’t Buy Expensive Defense Guns?” Revisited

“Don’t Buy Expensive Defense Guns?” Revisited

American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach has his own commentary regarding the practice of purchasing and carrying...
Sheriff's Tips: The Failure Drill Revisited

Sheriff's Tips: The Failure Drill Revisited

The justification for the exercise is the fact that we have applied two hits to...
Sheriff's Tips: Don’t Buy Expensive Defense Guns?

Sheriff's Tips: Don’t Buy Expensive Defense Guns?

The defensive shooter needs defensive handguns that he can depend on when/if the day ever...
Lever-Actions for Personal Defense

Lever-Actions for Personal Defense

Lever-action rifles and carbines were originally designed as fighting guns and they still serve that...
Profile: Jelly Bryce—Oklahoma Gunfighter

Profile: Jelly Bryce—Oklahoma Gunfighter

Delf A. “Jelly” Bryce was a lawman who could match it with just about any...
Sheriff's Tips: The Handy Carbine

Sheriff's Tips: The Handy Carbine

Sheriff Jim WIlson offers his rationale for a carbine as a defensive tool of choice.
Sheriffs Tips: Thoughts on the Defensive Shotgun

Sheriffs Tips: Thoughts on the Defensive Shotgun

After all these years, the defensive shotgun is still around because it is a proven...
Sheriff's Tips: The Fitz Special—A Defense Gun from Yesteryear

Sheriff's Tips: The Fitz Special—A Defense Gun from Yesteryear

Fitz carried one pair, or the other, every day for his own personal defense, and...
Tested: Springfield Armory XD-E Single-Stack 9 mm Pistol

Tested: Springfield Armory XD-E Single-Stack 9 mm Pistol

Springfield successfully blends the best features of the polymer-framed XD line with the flexibility offered...
Sheriff's Tips: The Golden Rule

Sheriff's Tips: The Golden Rule

The Modern Technique of the Pistol gave us four simple rules of gun safety that...
Sheriff's Tips: What's Your Stance?

Sheriff's Tips: What's Your Stance?

I have come to the conclusion that arguing the Weaver vs. the Isosceles is about...
Sheriff's Tips: Defensive Handgun Choices

Sheriff's Tips: Defensive Handgun Choices

So many choices ... Selecting the best defensive handgun can be a difficult task, especially...
Sheriff's Tips: Understanding the Flash Sight Picture

Sheriff's Tips: Understanding the Flash Sight Picture

The flash sight picture is a defensive shooting technique that was developed by Col. Jeff...
Sheriff's Tips: Is the Single-Action Revolver a Valid Defense Gun?

Sheriff's Tips: Is the Single-Action Revolver a Valid Defense Gun?

From its very inception as a percussion firearm, the single-action revolver was designed as a...
Sheriff's Tips: The Nighthawk Custom Browning Hi Power

Sheriff's Tips: The Nighthawk Custom Browning Hi Power

Sheriff Jim Wilson tells why Nighthawk has taken the Browning Hi Power to an even...
To Purse Pack—Or Not

To Purse Pack—Or Not

As with any other carry mode, there are drawbacks to carrying the defensive handgun in...
The Gunsite Legacy

The Gunsite Legacy

Forty years after Col. Jeff and Janelle Cooper founded Gunsite, it is now America’s oldest...
Sheriff's Tips: Long-Range Shooting with the Defensive Handgun

Sheriff's Tips: Long-Range Shooting with the Defensive Handgun

It is a good idea for the defensive handgunner to have some experience in shooting...
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