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    Steiner TOR Mini Green Laser

    The Steiner TOR Mini green laser is a great option if you have a home-defense gun or other staged pistol or rifle that you want a tertiary aiming device for. AIMING DEVICES Reviewing what Rob Pincus has said about aiming devices: The primary method for aiming a defensive gun is kinesthetic alignment — getting the…

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    Aftermath of Defensive Gun Use: Recruiting a Helper

    In the immediate aftermath of a defensive gun use, many urgent and critical things need to be addressed. We discuss these in other videos in specific contexts — active shooter response, home-defense tactics, armed defense in public, law enforcement response, medical or communication issues, and more. Considering the scope of things that may need to…

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  • 2:34

    The Clinger Hinge Holster

    The Hinge Holster from Clinger Holsters is an innovative design that offers a few different carry options. Rob Pincus takes a closer look at it. HINGE HOLSTER The first feature that caught Rob’s eye was the leather flap at the front of this hip-side holster. This is great for a 4 or 5 o’clock hold.…

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    Safety Third

    The Safety Third concept is an elegant and efficient way to look at a practical application of safety, whether it’s gun safety in relation to firearms training, or anything else you’re concerned about. When Rob Pincus heard commentator Mike Rowe talk about his “Safety Third” concept, Rob realized it overlapped perfectly with how Rob has…

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    Carrying While Drinking/Impaired

    Think carefully about the appropriate and inappropriate times to have access to firearms. If our judgment is impaired and we can’t operate at our best, a firearm may not be a good choice of defensive tool. Rob Pincus explains why. Carrying a defensive firearm is always a matter of compromises, and those compromises go beyond…

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  • 7:36

    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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    Aftermath of Defensive Gun Use: Recruiting a Helper

    In the immediate aftermath of a defensive gun use, many urgent and critical things need to be addressed. We discuss these in other videos in specific contexts — active shooter response, home-defense tactics, armed defense in public, law enforcement response, medical or communication issues, and more. Considering the scope of things that may need to…

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    Risk Mitigation in the Firearms Industry

    When we talk about risk mitigation in the safety, security, and personal defense community, it’s vital that we identify the risks appropriately before we make plans for how to mitigate them. We also need to consider the resources — how much time, money, and personal investment we want to put into mitigating those risks, as…

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    Understanding Force Options

    Our understanding of use of force options has changed over time. In the past, it was often expressed as the force continuum, which pictured force options as a linear progression starting from verbal force all the way up to lethal force. THE FORCE CONTINUUM It was often depicted as a ladder or a staircase to…

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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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