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  • PDN 013588f_k5f62u_c Truck Vault Revisited

    The PDN Training Tour Truck has received a major upgrade for 2017: The TruckVault storage system, which is the most high-end secure vehicle storage. It is incredibly well made, easy to install, and can be ordered to fit the dimensions of your vehicle and your specific needs. Options Select one drawer, two drawers, or two… Read more »

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  • PDN 013620f_k5f64u_c Shotlock

    Rob Pincus presents the ShotLock series of vaults and storage devices for defensive firearms. When it comes to securing and staging a defensive firearm, we always have to compromise between security and access. How do ShotLock products address that compromise? Preventing Unauthorized Access As firearms owners, it’s our responsibility to prevent unauthorized access to our… Read more »

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  • PDN 013619f_k5f63u_c Compact Medical Kits

    What should you put in a tactical first aid kit? More specifically, what should you put in a large tactical first aid kit that you keep in your vehicle, and what should you put in a compact first aid kit to carry with you? Fortunately manufacturers of medical gear give us options for every size… Read more »

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  • PDN 013583f_k5f57u_c FN P12 Pump Gauge Shotgun - SPONSORED

    The 12-gauge pump-action shotgun is ubiquitous in the defensive market and in police cruisers. FN’s version, the FN P-12, is a weapon you can rely on for home defense or patrol use. We do some shotgun training with the P-12 to see how it performs. No Ordinary 12 Gauge The FN name is associated with… Read more »

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    Does a home-defense rifle or shotgun need a rifle sling? Rob Pincus believes any long gun that will potentially be used in the chaotic environment of personal defense absolutely should have a sling. Whether for a law-enforcement officer wielding a patrol rifle, or anyone in the military who carries a rifle on patrol and keeps… Read more »

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  • FN 15 Tactical II Rifle

    Just about every company makes an AR-15 these days, but we have higher expectations of an AR from FN, whose tagline is “the world’s most battle-proven firearms.” FN has a sterling track record with our military and armed forces all over the world. But is this the firearm you need for home defense and rifle… Read more »

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  • Are You A Sheepdog?

    The analogy of the sheepdog, which oversees and protects the flock, was popularized in the law enforcement, military, security, and personal defense communities in the 1990s through the writings of Lt. Col. David Grossman, who has been a PDN contributor. Over the years, Rob Pincus’s beliefs about the sheepdog concept have evolved. The Professional Sheepdog… Read more »

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    Keep this Good Samaritan checklist in your head as a script you can quickly run through in case you come upon a situation where you might be compelled to act on behalf of a stranger in the public space. If you have sufficient self-defense training and are prepared to defend yourself and your loved ones,… Read more »

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  • 013406f_k5f30u_c Repealing the NFA

    If you’re interested in firearms mainly for personal defense, why should you care if the National Firearms Act (NFA) is repealed or not? Rob Pincus offers some compelling reasons. What Is the NFA? The National Firearms Act was enacted in 1934 and was the first federal attempt at gun-control legislation. It regulates ownership and use… Read more »

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    Rob Pincus uses the Interactive Multi-Target Training System from Laser Ammo for a home-defense simulation. How can you get the most out of your home-defense tactics training with this system? The Home-Defense Scenario Rob is the homeowner investigating a suspicious noise. Two targets have been positioned around the home; target activated, they respond when shot…. Read more »

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    In all our fundamentals of home defense tactics, we talk about communicating with 911, calling emergency services, and letting law enforcement know something bad is happening in our home. Home Invasion Scenario If you’re barricaded in your staging area with your family — and whether you have a firearm or not — calling 911 is… Read more »

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  • 013406f_k5f30u_c Repealing the NFA

    Rob Pincus encourages you to take your family to the range, whether they are shooters or not. And it’s not just about turning them into shooters, though that would be a great benefit. The Status Quo Some of you have already taken your family to the range and perhaps have family members who are shooters…. Read more »

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