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  • 40 round pmag

    Everyone in the training industry knows Magpul and the fine accessories they make for ARs and shotguns. Magpul is best known for making the definitive modern AR-15 magazine, the PMAG. This video examines the 40 round PMAG. Magpul PMAGs come in several different configurations, including with or without windows, and there have been a few… Read more »

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  • Magazine Extensions

    Taran Butler is one of the most accomplished 3-Gun shooters in the country and is also well known as a shooting instructor to celebrities. But more importantly, he designed the Taran Tactical Magazine Extension. This is a very reliable magazine extension, not just for competition but also for personal protection or duty use Rob Pincus… Read more »

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  • Safety Solutions Academy Plan B Extended Magazine Sleeve

    The Safety Solutions Academy Plan B Mark 2 Extended Magazine Sleeve is an improved version of the extended magazine sleeve, making it a viable addition to your self-defense gear. How does it work? Lots of companies have made guns with magazines that fit flush as well as magazines that fit either larger guns or, in… Read more »

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    If you’re used to firing on an outdoor range, you may not be aware of all the safety issues shooting at an indoor range presents. PDN Contributor Andy Loeffler, who instructs at an indoor range, outlines the concerns. Hearing Protection When doing defensive firearms training or any other kind of shooting at an indoor range,… Read more »

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  • carbine-training-drills

    PDN Contributor Chris Fry of M.D.T.S. Training looks at utilizing the carbine as an intermediate-force option, or what we call direct-action combatives. This may be in a situation where we are not justified in using lethal force, or where the carbine has a malfunction or stoppage, and we need to use the carbine as an… Read more »

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  • Concealed Carry Firearm

    When we talk about staging a defensive firearm, we’re normally talking about a firearm that’s off your body, a firearm that’s loaded, or unloaded but with a magazine next to it, or in a quick-access safe, or in a bag you carry with you. Staging a Concealed Carry Firearm But you stage a concealed carry… Read more »

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  • Defensive Grooming Gestures

    Defensive grooming gestures are great defensive techniques for when you aren’t sure what’s going on or for when you are sure but don’t want to escalate a situation by making more overt moves. Rob Pincus demonstrates these defensive grooming gestures. Possible Scenarios Imagine you’re walking down the street and see a couple of kids coming… Read more »

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  • Fear of Over-Reacting

    When PDN Executive Director Rob Pincus talks to people who are new to self-defense training concepts, they often tell him they have a fear of over-reacting. In this video, Rob explains that as you develop your defensive lifestyle, you actually become less likely to over-react. Here’s how it works. Situational Awareness Once you start thinking… Read more »

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  • PDN 011561f_k5e22u_c Training Discipline

    As you approach a best self defense training plan, the concept of training discipline is incredibly important. Training discipline means making sure what you spend time, effort and energy on learning how to do is applicable to your intended situation or intended context of need or use. All the research and decision-making you do prior… Read more »

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  • Shotgun vs. Rifle

    PDN Executive Director Rob Pincus answers a question he’s asked a lot. Shotgun vs. rifle: what’s better for home defense? He has a definite preference and explains his reasoning. Then on site at the Bristlecone Shooting, Training and Retail Center in Denver, Colorado, Rob gives a live-fire demonstration with both weapons. Semi-Auto Rifle His personal… Read more »

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  • What’s Better for Home Defense: Rifle or Handgun?

    Should you use a rifle or handgun for home defense? PDN Contributor and Owner of Bearco Training in Covington, Louisiana, Barret Kendrick explains why it’s best to keep, train and practice with both a handgun and a rifle or shotgun. Rifle for Home Defense Barret is carrying a shorter rifle, which works very well from… Read more »

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  • Best Home Defense Rifle

    What is the best home defense rifle? If you’re asking that question, chances are you already own a rifle or have one in mind to buy. Rob Pincus talks about some of the common types of rifles you may already own that may not be as good for self defense or home defense situations, and… Read more »

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