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    The new ASAP Magazine Loader from Butler Creek is a universal double-stack pistol magazine loader. When Rob Pincus first picked it up, he thought it looked a little overbuilt and overengineered, but once he started using it, he figured out why it’s so robust, and that it really is universal. The ASAP Magazine Loader is

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    A Holosun red dot sight is now sitting on Rob Pincus’ primary home-defense rifle. He believes it would do a great job in any situation he would need it to. Here’s how the Holosun proved itself. Rob first tried the Holosun red dot sight during the 2017 PDN Training Tour. He put it on a

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  • PDN 015393f_K5G61U_c Winchester Hybrid-X Ammunition
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    Rob Pincus conducts ballistic gelatin testing on the new Hybrid-X ammunition from Winchester. He fires three rounds of 9mm Winchester Hybrid-X from 12 feet into 10% ballistic gelatin through two layers of cotton fabric, to obtain wound ballistics data. What sets the Hybrid-X ammunition apart from other rounds? Winchester Hybrid-X Ammunition is a necessary part

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    Rob Pincus has two full-size 9mm pistols from Springfield Armory’s XD line: the Springfield XD Mod.2 in the five-inch Tactical model and the 4.5-inch Springfield XD(M). Whether you’re a law enforcement officer looking for a duty gun, a private citizen shopping for a home-defense gun, or a concealed-carry permit holder who wants a full-size gun

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    Any distance within two arms’ reach is considered extreme close quarters. Rob Pincus demonstrates a technique for aiming a handgun equipped with a laser device at extreme close quarters but not actually in contact. At this distance, if you extend your gun, the bad guy will be able to take it away by swatting at

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    Rob Pincus is often asked what the difference is between two Springfield Armory pistols: the standard model, the Springfield XD Mod.2, and the Springfield XD(M), and which is the best choice for personal defense. This video features close-up camera work that lets you examine the physical features of these two pistols to help decide which

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  • PDN 015393f_K5G61U_c Winchester Hybrid-X Ammunition
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    Rob Pincus conducts ballistic gelatin testing on the new Hybrid-X ammunition from Winchester. He fires three rounds of 9mm Winchester Hybrid-X from 12 feet into 10% ballistic gelatin through two layers of cotton fabric, to obtain wound ballistics data. What sets the Hybrid-X ammunition apart from other rounds? Winchester Hybrid-X Ammunition is a necessary part

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    Two facets of situational awareness are often misunderstood: scanning and assessing the environment. In this video, Rob Pincus clarifies how you should approach them. What Not To Do Scanning the environment does not mean making a superficial scan or moving your head around in random directions and hoping you see something. This is not situational

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    Do left-handed shooters really need to select guns that are specifically designed for them? Deryck Poole of Echo-5 Training has a few firearms on hand that he uses to discredit this myth. Prototype of the PD10 from Avidity Arms

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    Most people have at least a rail-mounted light on their home-defense long guns, and perhaps also a laser aiming device. PDN Executive Director Pincus likes to use the Viridian C5 or C5L light and laser combos, with their instant-on technology. The Less Efficient Way Rob planned on using the ambidextrous switch when deploying his home-defense

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    The primary advantage of having a sound suppressor on a home-defense firearm is reduced sound signature. A suppressed firearm eliminates the need for hearing protection, though during a critical incident, hearing protection is not a priority. Rob Pincus demonstrates another advantage of having a suppressor on your home-defense firearm: reduced muzzle blast. Silencer or Suppressor?

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    Ken Crawford of Reno Guns & Range discusses an important home defense concept: how to move through your home with a handgun without endangering your family. Bump in the Night Whether you hear the proverbial bump in the night or for any reason believe you need to get your handgun because a lethal threat may

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