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  • Viridian Instant-On Green Laser

    In a worst-case scenario defensive shooting situation, you need to know where your gun is oriented as quickly as possible. But you can’t always get into a good, stable shooting position, and a defensive situation won’t always allow you to use your sights. Viridian’s Instant-On Green Laser Technology lets you know exactly where your bullets… Read more »

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  • Viridian Universal Rail Mount

    Lasers are useful accessories for handgun training as well as defensive shooting situations. PDN looks at the rail-mounted laser options from Viridian Green Laser, featuring instant-on technology. The C5 and X5L series are available for most defensive pistols. The X5L fits mid- to full-size rail-equipped defensive pistols. The C5 fits subcompact pistols. The X5 is… Read more »

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  • CUFF Personal Security Device

    The CUFF Personal Security Device lets you know where your loved ones are, lets you contact them in an emergency, and lets you call for help when you need it. How Does It Work? The CUFF PSD is a communication device that communicates with those you put on a trusted contact list and lets them… Read more »

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  • The Myth of Limited Precision from a Snub Nosed Revolver

    The snub-nosed revolver is a very popular defensive gun. The snubbie featured in this video is a 642 Smith & Wesson J-Frame and is one that Rob Pincus actually carries. In fact snubbies are so popular that we have an entire hour-long video download dedicated to developing skills with the snub-nosed revolver for personal defense…. Read more »

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  • Appendix Carry Position

    A lot of people in our community are looking at switching from a traditional carry — at or behind the hip — to a centerline carry, popularly known as the appendix carry position. For a right-handed person, that puts the grip where the appendix is, while for a left-handed person, the grip is on the… Read more »

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  • Self-Defense Ammo

    PDN Executive Director Rob Pincus and PDN Contributor Grant Cunningham discuss defensive ammunition. Where is self-defense ammo today? Is it at the point where it doesn’t need to get any better? Rob speaks from his perspective of working closely with Winchester Ammunition on promoting their self-defense ammo. Effective Ammo and Efficient Ammo Rob defines effective… Read more »

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  • Beyond the Gun- Defensive Training Verbal, Physical & Defensive Tools 008702f_kc543u_c

    Preparing for personal defense goes beyond the gun. Although the gun is a great place to start, you need to consider a lot of other things. Kristin Larson, Lead Instructor at Prime Defense, presents some of them. Defensive Firearms Training Training with your firearm is incredibly important. Merely possessing a gun doesn’t make you immune… Read more »

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  • Self Defense

    True preparation for self-defense goes beyond the gun. Kristin Larson, lead instructor at Prime Defense, explains that we need to consider the risks we face every day. Women at Risk Thinking about all the news reports, especially of women being victimized, can be overwhelming. We’d like to think, “That won’t happen to me,” because the… Read more »

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  • Common Concealment Issues & SoWomen’s Attire 008699f_k5c40u_c

    Concealed carry clothing for women: what are the best choices? Kristin Larson, Lead Instructor at Prime Defense, offers some tips. When carrying a firearm for personal protection, we want to make sure that firearm stays concealed, as part of our self-defense for women strategies. Women carrying concealed may run into some issues that men do… Read more »

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  • pistol reload drill

    On an indoor set resembling the living room of a home, PDN Contributor Claude Werner presents a pistol reload drill using dry fire. In the real world, our initiator for a reload would be a recognition that the pistol is empty, such as feeling it or seeing the slide lock back. We don’t have a… Read more »

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  • Safe Rooms in Houses

    Tim Surprenant, President of Tasco Security, Inc, discusses the features of safe rooms in houses. Alarm systems provide you with response time, notification from when the alarm goes off to the time that law enforcement responds. It’s important for you and your loved ones to be safe from the time you hear the alarm until… Read more »

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  • High Compressed Ready Position

    Many handgun ready positions exist. Rob Pincus strongly prefers the high compressed ready position. The gun is held in front of the chest above the area the gun moves to when it comes up out of the holster. The gun is also close to the chest, and the shooter’s elbows are at his side so… Read more »

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