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The First Rule of Gunfighting: Get Training

Training on one of the many ranges at Gunsite in Paulden, Az. I have to take exception to the oft-quoted bromide, “the first rule of gunfighting is to have a gun.”  That really only works if a person already knows … Continue reading

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This Is Why You Always Need an Exit Plan

We’ve all heard the story of how Wild Bill Hickok died in that Deadwood saloon. One of the players in a poker game wouldn’t change places with Hickok so that he could sit with his back to the wall. Subsequently, … Continue reading

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How to Optimize Your Home for Personal Defense

A person’s home is the one place that they should feel the safest. However, very few people select their home based upon its defensive characteristics. Regardless, there are things that we can do to make our home more resistant to … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Tips: Don’t Drop Your Guard

In 1965, my friend, the late Bill Cooksey, was sheriff of Terrell County, Texas. The area is big ranch country that sits on the Rio Grande River and is bordered on the east by the Pecos River. Cooksey was a … Continue reading

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