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    Snow Shoveling Incident: Conflict De-Escalation

    Conflict avoidance and conflict de-escalation are the first two rules of personal defense. Rob Pincus presents a real-life situation where these were not practiced, and the result was a tragedy that could have been avoided. THE TWO RULES OF PERSONAL DEFENSE 1. Avoid confrontation whenever you can. 2. De-escalate conflict when it occurs. If you…

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    Using a Work Sharp Knife Sharpener

    During the first live PDN Product Showcase, we looked at several different types of products, including some we don’t normally talk much about but that relate to personal defense readiness. One of these was the Work Sharp family of knife sharpening tools. WORK SHARP If you carry a knife as one of your self-defense tools,…

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    Testing Steiner’s Gun Optics

    In PDN’s first Product Showcase Live Event, the gun optics company featured was Steiner Optics. If you missed the live event, watch this extended video to see what Steiner is doing in terms of personal-defense optics. Steiner Optics is known as a high-quality brand that’s been in existence since the late 1940s, designing and manufacturing…

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    F.A.S.T. Drill with a Rifle

    The F.A.S.T. Drill is usually done with a pistol. But as PDN Executive Director Rob Pincus and E.A.G. Tactical’s Brian Canova demonstrate, doing the F.A.S.T. Drill with a rifle yields some worthwhile data because several different skills can be analyzed. The F.A.S.T. Drill (Fundamentals, Accuracy, and Speed Test) was developed by the late Todd Louis…

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    F.A.S.T. Drill as a Transition Drill

    The F.A.S.T. Drill (Fundamentals, Accuracy, and Speed Test) tests a shooter’s ability to get hits on a small target and then on a bigger target, or vice versa — and with something happening in between, often a reload between the two targets. This drill, which was developed by the late Todd Louis Green, is a…

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    Bianchi Cup Drill

    From the Ancient City Shooting Range, Rob Pincus is with Brian Canova of E.A.G. Tactical. Brian uses timer drills in his firearms training courses and his personal shooting practice. He believes timer drills bring a lot of value to training, and over the long term help track performance and show whether a shooter is progressing…

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    Snow Shoveling Incident: Conflict De-Escalation

    Conflict avoidance and conflict de-escalation are the first two rules of personal defense. Rob Pincus presents a real-life situation where these were not practiced, and the result was a tragedy that could have been avoided. THE TWO RULES OF PERSONAL DEFENSE 1. Avoid confrontation whenever you can. 2. De-escalate conflict when it occurs. If you…

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    On Duty CBD: An Interview with Gregory Keeley

    PDN has always presented health and fitness information because these topics relate to our defensive lifestyle. Training and on-the-job injuries affect how we can best defend ourselves and those we care about. In this extended interview, PDN talks with U.S. Navy veteran Gregory Keeley about his On Duty CBD and how it can help people…

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    Dangers of an Oversized Magazine Well

    An oversized magazine well is an aftermarket accessory that Rob Pincus thinks does not belong on a defensive pistol in most cases. The reason it can potentially be dangerous is that, if you have a magazine that does not extend significantly outside of, and in many cases even beyond at all, the oversized well, it…

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    Vang Comp 20-Gauge Shotgun for Home Defense

    Rob Pincus has a Vang Comp customized Remington 870 in 20-gauge as one of his home-defense shotguns. He explains why he recommends this setup. WHY 20-GAUGE? Why does Rob recommend 20-gauge instead of 12-gauge for home-defense shotguns? If you choose a shotgun as one of your home-defense weapons, you’re putting yourself into a low-capacity, heavy-recoil…

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    Practicing Low-Light Techniques

    How do you practice low-light techniques if you don’t have access to a range that allows you to shoot after dark or your indoor range doesn’t let you turn off the lights? Fortunately you don’t need to be in the dark to practice some of the most common low-light techniques, such as handheld flashlight techniques.…

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    Staging Home Defense Guns Near an Entryway

    If you don’t carry a firearm when inside your home, you may want to stage a home defense firearm near the entryway. What should you do if you hear a potential lethal threat trying to gain access through your front (or rear) door? Make Sure It’s a Threat Someone ringing the doorbell in the middle…

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