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Don’t Get Trapped By Myths

March 05, 2020 5:20 PM ET By Sheriff Jim Wilson, Shooting Illustrated I suppose it is just human nature that we imagine episodes and events that make us look good. Further, we often see and hear things that sound really cool and repeating them makes us sound like we are really experienced in this business of…

Sheriff’s Tips: Empty Chambers

February 26, 2020 4:40 PM ET By Jim Wilson, American Rifleman Lately I have been hearing that a number of people are carrying their defensive semi-automatics without a round in the chamber. I suppose that this is most often done with a thought to increasing the safety of the handgun and avoiding a negligent discharge.…

CCW Weekend: Enough With The Gimmick Shotgun Ammo Already

February 01, 2020 2:06 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters An irritating trend within home defense ammunition is gimmick shotgun ammunition. Every year, some new bunch of cowboys cook up some New Tactical Terror, and a whole bunch of gullible yahoos think it’s somehow reinvented the wheel or somehow that buckshot or slugs is…

Sajnog: The Secret To Shooting Like A Navy SEAL

January 31, 2020 4:30 PM ET By Chris Sajnog Ever wish you could shoot a gun like a Navy SEAL? I can tell you the “secret” of how we do it…but then I’d have to kill you. For those of you who have read my book, you already know the secret. For the rest of you,…

Sheriff’s Tips: Winter Carry

January 16, 2020 4:59 PM ET By Jim Wilson, American Rifleman For those of us who are serious about personal defense, cooler weather means that we can get back to carrying our full-size defensive pistols on a routine basis. Coats, jackets, and other covering garments won’t seem out of place and they’ll do a better…

CCW Weekend: It’s Not The Size Of The Pistol, It’s How You Use It

January 04, 2020 1:38 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters Completely obvious double entendres aside, a trend in handguns on both the supply and demand side is to make them smaller, for easier concealment. By and large, it’s a good thing. However, what some people get sucked into thinking is that’s the only kind…

There Are No Safe Spaces

January 02, 2020 6:27 PM ET By Sheriff Jim Wilson, Shooting Illustrated All one has to do is check the evening news to realize that there is no safe place. It’s rather naive to assume that bad things can’t happen in any city, town, village or rural setting. Neither is it reasonable to decide to be…

CCW Weekend: Red Dot Sights

December 07, 2019 2:35 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters Red dot sights, which would more accurately be called “holographic reflector sights,” are definitely the way of the future. It is likely that they will become the dominant sighting system for handguns and long guns, when not equipped with a telescopic optic. However, just…

3 Must Have Elements Of Personal Defense

November 08, 2019 4:36 PM ET By Sheriff Jim Wilson, Shooting Illustrated Sometimes, gun enthusiasts get all bogged down arguing about which is the best defensive pistol, the best caliber, the best ammo and the smartest way to carry. When we run out of those topics, we can always fall back on whether the Weaver Stance or the…

CCW Weekend: Grip Safety Problems

November 02, 2019 3:33 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters Not many pistols come with a grip safety – basically there’s 1911 pistols, the Springfield XD series, and the Remington R51 as far as anything in current production – but two of those three are very popular. And the grip safety gives some people…

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