Understanding the Flash Sight Picture

The flash sight picture is a defensive shooting technique that was developed by Col. Jeff Cooper as a part of the Modern Technique of the Pistol. It is a method that allows the defensive shooter to get quick hits on a threat using the level of accuracy that is needed in close-range gunfighting.

In target shooting and other handgun endeavors, the shooter has to align the rear sight with the front sight while centering the target. When done correctly, it allows for some very precise target placement. Even with practice, however, this method takes too long for it to be effective in dealing with violent criminal attacks which usually occur within 10 yards or less. Continue reading

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Performances and Appearances for the Summer Months

Sheriff Jim Wilson photographed for the cover West of Somewhere My friends, here is where I will be playing music and visiting with folks during the summer months. If you are in the area, please come by. I’ll do my best to entertain you and inform you. I hope to see you at one, or more, of these fine events.

June 8–10
Defensive Pistol Class & Concert—Private Party
Berryville, AK

July 15–16
Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering
Encampment, WY

July 22
Concert with Deanna McCall & Randy Huston
The Timberon Lodge
Timberon, NM

August 3
Luna Rossa Winery
Deming, NM

August 6
Monterey Court
Tucson, AZ

August 25–27
Cimarron Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering
Philmont Scout Ranch

Cimarron, NM

September 8–10
National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration
Lubbock Civic Center
Lubbock, TX

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Mossman Sesquicentennial Guitar

Mossman guitars were first built by Stuart Mossman, in Winfield, Kansas, from 1968 to 1984. Mossman was a stickler for using the best materials and the best construction methods for these custom guitars. He had nothing but disdain for the cheap guitars that were being turned out at the time and set his sights to compete with Martin guitars, which were considered the leader in the acoustic guitar field. Continue reading

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The El Presidente Drill

jim-wilson-colt-1911Although the “El Presidente” shooting drill was devised some years ago, it is still an excellent way for the defensive shooter to test his or her skills and, hopefully, document improvement in his training and practice. It requires three targets, 12 rounds of ammunition and a timing device. Continue reading

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