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Couples Defense, Part I

Self-defense isn't the sole responsibility of the male—in fact, the odds are good he will...

Why Shotgun Training is Critical

Gunsite Instructor Il Ling New explains why you should ignore the many myths about self-defense...

Pros vs. Cons of Appendix Carry

Here are some of the more important factors to consider.

1911 Pistols & Safe Concealed Carry: How-To

There are three ways to do it, but here's what the Colonel recommends.

5 Biggest Mistakes Concealed Carriers Make

Taking charge of your own safety comes with some responsibilities.

3 Guns For The End Of The World As We Know It

Fire up the R.E.M.: It's TEOTWAWKI (and you should feel fine).

Instructor Said What? 10 Defensive Shooting Terms, Explained

Here's the lingo that will help you absorb the most from your training.

Concealed Carry For Women: IWB Holsters & Pistols

A beginner's primer to on-body CCW for women.

The Great Ammo Debate: Small & Fast vs. Big & Slow

Sheriff Jim explains what all the fuss is about, and what it means for your...

3 Defensive Handgun Features You Don't Really Need

There's a lot to ponder when you're buying a gun...but not these things.

How To Choose a Concealed-Carry Pistol Instructor

Ready to take that next step in your concealed-carry journey? Here are things to look...

What Does "Brandishing" a Gun Mean?

Here's what you need to know about this self-defense topic.

Self-Defense Revolvers FAQ

Here are the top four wheelgun wanna-knows from our readers.

Why You Should Take Low-Light Defensive Handgun Training

Take the guesswork out of the proverbial "shot in the dark."

Guns & Loads for Self-Defense Against Animals

Lions, tigers and bears? More like rabid foxes, snakes and...OK, bears.

3 Candidates For Your "One and Done" Gun

Buying your first gun? Need one that can "do it all"? Here are three thoughts.

Defensive Handgun Training: 3 Critical Fundamentals

Regardless of how you are learning to defend yourself with handgun, you need to master...

CCW: Buy the Best Holster You Can Afford

Sheriff Jim has some advice on your concealed-carry rig.

4 Ways to Choose Your First Concealed-Carry Gun

This isn't a decision someone else should make for you.
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