Don’t Overlook the Shoulder Holster

Although the shoulder holster has taken a back seat to various other carry methods, don't overlook it as a viable concealed-carry option.

Round Count

Sheriff Jim Wilson cautions that a defensive shooting school should not be about it how many rounds you fired, but about how much you actually learned.

Getting the Most from a Defensive Shooting School

Having been both student and teacher for many years, Sheriff Jim Wilson knows a thing or two about defensive-shooting schools. Before you invest your time and resources to attend one of these academies, read Sheriff Jim's six tips to help you get the most out of your experience.

Tips for Maintaining a Defensive Handgun

One thing’s for sure: Good-quality defensive handguns aren't cheap. The good news is that when properly maintained, they can last for years and years.

Frontier Lawman: Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves

A remarkable former slave who helped tame the western frontier in Indian Territory left a fascinating legacy of justice—enforced at the point of a gun.

Defensive Holster Tips

Having worn a defensive handgun virtually every day for over 40 years, I hope you'll understand that I have some pretty firmly set ideas about defensive holsters.

Aging and the Defensive Shooter

As we get older, we must keep in mind that we can still be a target for criminal attack. In fact, we may become even more of a target as the years catch up with us.

The 21-Foot Rule Revisited

In 1983, Dennis Tueller, a police officer, published an article discussing the need to defend against an attacker armed with a knife or blunt weapon. Through his tests and studies he determined that a person would be in danger if the attacker came at him from 21 feet or less

Carry Enough Gun

By now you have seen or heard someone share the addage, “The first rule of gunfighting is to have a gun.”

Video: Defensive Shotgun Training

American Rifleman TV is back at Gunsite Training Center in Paulden, Ariz., with Sheriff Jim Wilson for some hands-on defensive shotgun Training,

Page 2 of 7


Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.