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  • 3:21

    Night-vision gear is no longer solely for military and law enforcement. Many night-vision devices are commercially available and have numerous practical applications. Don Edwards of Green Line Tactical presents an overview of the capabilities and uses of night-vision devices. Our focus at PDN is on self-defense and defensive gear, and we have reviewed several night-vision

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  • 4:15

    Glen Stilson of Independence Training joins PDN’s Rob Pincus to discuss transitioning from IWB carry to off-body carry or storing a firearm in a quick-access safe or other secure location. What’s the safest way to do it? EVERYDAY CARRY As Rob points out, concealed carry all day is often feasible, but if you have to

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  • 2:42

    Don Edwards of Green Line Tactical demonstrates his rifle lubrication method. It’s quick and easy to keep your AR-15 running smoothly on the range … and anywhere you might need it. WHAT TYPE OF OIL? The inside of a rifle gets extremely hot when fired repeatedly, and a lot of carbon is blowing in there,

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    Don Edwards of Green Line Tactical demonstrates his rifle lubrication method. It’s quick and easy to keep your AR-15 running smoothly on the range … and anywhere you might need it. WHAT TYPE OF OIL? The inside of a rifle gets extremely hot when fired repeatedly, and a lot of carbon is blowing in there,

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  • 4:40

    It’s DIY time with PDN Contributor Deryck Poole, who shows how to easily and economically make an inside-the-waistband holster more comfortable and concealable. FOAM PADDING FOR IWB HOLSTERS Some holster makers include this on their handgun holsters: foam padding on the part of the holster that faces the body, down near the muzzle. Over time,

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  • 13:35

    Rob Pincus explains the advantages of carrying extended magazines or longer full-size magazines as spares when carrying a compact or subcompact gun. It’s not just the extra rounds, but also the gun handling aspects of a larger magazine. WHAT’S YOUR CONCEALED CARRY HANDGUN? If you carry a subcompact gun or a gun with a chopped

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  • 3:27

    Why does Rob Pincus prefer a blacked-out rear sight on a defensive pistol? And what combination of front and rear sights does he believe is the best? Front Sight Focus The most important thing you need to focus on if you reach a level of precision where you need sighted fire is the front sight.

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  • 3:23

    Mental health and firearms is an important issue that gun owners need to be talking about. Why? Rob Pincus explains. Walk The Talk America Perhaps you’ve seen the WTTA logo being worn by many industry leaders in the firearms community. They are doing it because they’ve been talking a lot about the importance of recognizing

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  • 2:12

    Here at the Personal Defense Network, we want all users, from free users to Premium, GOLD and PLATINUM members, to get the most out of our site. Executive Director Rob Pincus explains the best ways to utilize the resources PDN offers. Two Options When you go to the Personal Defense Network site, you can check

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  • 2:45

    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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  • 3:33

    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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  • 4:53

    Rob Pincus offers valuable tips on home defense tactics such as negotiating hallways, stairwells, doorways, and corners in your home while wearing your concealed-carry firearm as you investigate a family member’s cry for help. Home-Defense Tactics Considerations In these home-defense tactics, you need to think about how you’re going to move and always remember that

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