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Sheriff's Tips: Firing The Most Important Shot

When you've decided to fire the shot that will defend you from an attack, it's critical to place that first round exactly where it needs to go. Sheriff Jim has tips on how to make that happen.

Failure Drill: A Proven Strategy to Stop an Attacker

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

4 Essential Elements of Self-Defense

Of course, self-defense means having a gun to many people. But here are some other essential elements to protect yourself.

Pandemic Preparedness: Is Your Home-Defense Plan Ready?

When more of us are at home on a regular basis now than ever before, having a defensive plan is critical. Is yours ready?

Solid Tools: The Les Baer Gunsite & Black Baer 1911s

Two models in the Les Baer lineup—a full-size Gunsite 1911 and a Commander-size Black Baer—prove that well-rendered versions of Old Slabsides still offer first-class options for today’s armed citizen.

4 Tips for Responsible Concealed Carry

For most citizens the decision to start carrying a defensive handgun can be a life-changing event.

CCW Gun Maintenance: 7 Must-Know Tips

Maintaining your self-defense gun is a critical part of your self-defense plan. Here are a few tips to keep your CCW pistol looking and running right.

The 21-Foot Rule: What Does It Really Mean?

Most people in the defensive-shooting world have heard of the "21-Foot Rule," often practiced as the Tueller Drill. But what ramifications does this have for the armed citizen?

5 CCW Tips for Older Armed Citizens

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.

Fight Smart: Study Attacks & Build Your Self-Defense Skills

While it's important to build your defensive-shooting skills at the range, Sheriff Jim also highlights the fact that armed citizens should study what happens in criminal attacks, too.

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