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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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    The Houdini Pro Emergency Rescue Tool is available from Benchmade and is a great tool for first responders who have to pull someone from a vehicle, or get into a vehicle themselves in an emergency. It’s also ideal for EMTs to cut clothing so they can reach wounds, because the safety hook cutter is not

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  • 015092f_K5G11U_c
    3:19

    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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  • 015087f_K5G06U_c
    2:01

    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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    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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    Looking around to determine what action you need to take is radically different for competitive and defensive shooters. In this video, Team Springfield’s Rob Leatham and PDN’s Rob Pincus break it down. Assessing the Environment: Competition As Rob Leatham explains, the competitive shooter assesses his environment in advance of when he shoots. It’s called a

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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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