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    PDN welcomes 5.11 Tactical as a new sponsor on the 2018 PDN Training Tour. 5.11 Tactical is a high-quality manufacturer of clothing and accessories for law enforcement, fire and EMS professionals, as well as shooters and outdoorsmen/women. Rob Pincus has been testing the 5.11 Defender-Flex Pants — here’s his report. Tactical Utility When going about

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  • 6:21

    As responsible firearms owners, we always want to secure our guns from unauthorized use but be able to deploy them quickly if needed. An efficient method for doing that is Identilock, a biometric fingerprint recognition device that secures the trigger area of a defensive firearm. Let’s take a closer look at how the Identilock trigger

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  • 5:02

    Using two different-sized handguns — a full size and a compact — for demonstration, Mandy Autrey of Gunlady Defensive Firearms Training shows an efficient and effective method for racking the slide on a handgun. Improper Techniques Many people come to Mandy and say they don’t have the hand strength to rack the slide. The reason

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    Using two different-sized handguns — a full size and a compact — for demonstration, Mandy Autrey of Gunlady Defensive Firearms Training shows an efficient and effective method for racking the slide on a handgun. Improper Techniques Many people come to Mandy and say they don’t have the hand strength to rack the slide. The reason

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  • 1:55

    We always want to train realistically, and we need the right gear to do that, including magazines. Springfield Armory is going to make that possible: When you purchase a select sub-compact handgun in Springfield’s XD line, they’ll give you three extra magazines free. Eligible Products and Details Buy any one of these handguns designed for

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  • Pistol Shooting Drills: The Rhythm Drill
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    Chris Collins of ATAP Training is on the range to demonstrate the rhythm drill, one of many pistol shooting drills for speed and accuracy. After getting a few hits on target, find the rhythm with the trigger to continue getting consistent hits. In this way, you can shoot faster by applying the same fundamentals. See

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    Full-time paramedic, reserve police officer, and retired military Mike McElmeel of Eighteen Zulu LLC talks about the M.A.R.C.H. Assessment tool. Most of us carry some sort of IFAK or trauma management equipment when we’re on the range. But how are we going to manage the patient between the time we have a catastrophic injury and

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  • 10:14

    Through frequent and realistic training, we can use the power of recognition to respond to a threat more efficiently. In this in-depth video, Michael Dasargo of 10X Defense explains that by recognition, he means we’re familiar with what’s happening, and contact is a key method to develop skills and have those skills transfer to the

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  • Separating Live Fire and Dry Fire Training for Safety
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    Rob Pincus talks about the necessity of separating your live fire training from dry fire training to avoid a tragic accident. When people switch back and forth between the two without a specific procedure, they run an unreasonable risk of pulling the trigger on a live gun when they did not intend to. See other

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    Is the .22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire) a viable defensive round? Rob Pincus does ballistic gelatin testing to bolster his contention that this lightweight, familiar, and easy-to-use rifle should not be ruled out as a family choice for home defense. .22 WMR for Defensive Use What are some of the advantages of a .22 WMR

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  • 3:57

    Over the years, a lot of questions have been asked and a lot of theories have been offered about the performance of 5.56mm defensive ammunition out of a short-barreled AR pistol or rifle (SBR). People reference data and research that’s been done in the past to try to determine if an SBR is a viable

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  • 2:09

    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 Rob 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

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