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POCKET AUTOLOADING PISTOLS: for Personal Defense

Small autoloading pistols, whether referred to as pocket pistols, hideout guns, backup guns, or mouse guns, get no respect. Frequently maligned by firearms trainers as too small, inaccurate, and not powerful enough, they are the red-headed stepchildren of the firearms community. Nonetheless, these little guns represent a major segment of the firearms sales market. The… Read more »

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Family Safety: Protecting Your Family Training for Mutual Defense

To most people our family’s safety is a top priority. What do you do to ensure your family is safe during a threat? Defensive training and practice typically involve one person alone against single or multiple assailants. But most of our lives, we are with other people. The difference between training/practicing alone and working with… Read more »

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Practicing in the Resource-Constrained Environment

Physical skills cannot be learned well by reading a book or watching a video; they need to be physically practiced. We firearms instructors would like you to do three practice sessions of 200 rounds each week working on various marksmanship, movement, and tactical drills. However, that’s not a realistic expectation. Most people, myself included, live… Read more »