Members and Frequent visitors of Personal Defense Network (PDN) know the value that longtime Contributor, Grant Cunningham, brings with his work in front of PDN cameras in video clips and as host of the popular semi-monthly internet broadcast of PDN’s Training Talk Live! Grant has provided PDN viewers and subscribers with insightful commentary and demonstrations
I often post in about people who let their emotions get the best of them in situations where they get sucked into confrontations that they could have (SHOULD have) avoided. Usually, those posts involve tragedies where people searching their homes with guns shoot family members or where people who used guns inappropriately get indicted or convicted of crimes. Think about these types of things Ahead of Time so that you might avoid emotional responses!
Today is the last day of a FREE Online virtual training conference that I am proud to be a part of, The 2017 Shooter’s Summit. This event has been going on for the past week and has featured 31 Shooting Instructors, Experts in Armed Defense Topics, Competition Shooters, Shooting Community Influencers and Personal Defense Educators
One general tip for things like Storms & Floods in regard to packing bags, prepping your house and (especially) evacuating that I stress is this: SET BENCHMARKS for activities Ahead of of Time and don’t second guess them in the heat of the moment!
One of the more unique courses that was taught in a few locations across the country was I.C.E. Training’s Two Person Armed Defense. A Team Tactics Course specifically designed for the everyday person who spends a lot of time with other people who are armed. It is not a fantasy camp class where students pretend to be SWAT Team Members or perform bounding overwatch across open ranges with burning cars and smoke grenades creating great photo ops, but no practical value.
Merely having a gun is not enough… and having that gun incurs an obligation to train, practice, properly prevent unauthorized access and to present as little danger to others as possible through our firearms ownership and use. Avoid conflict when we can, deescalate when the option exists and be prepared to use force when necessary to protect ourselves or others.
Last year, at the beginning of a series of tragic shootings and senseless violence against police officers around the country, a police officer in Minnesota shot a legally armed man. That man was Philando Castile and I think that there are some things we can learn from the Castile shooting. If the aftermath of last
I am incredibly excited about the collaboration between Personal Defense Network and the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). I am proud to announce that I will be serving as an Advisor to the USCCA’s Training Division and that we’ve already started the process of adding our approach to Defensive Shooting Instruction to the USCCA’s offerings.
In this video, I offer a thorough overview of my thoughts on the topic of AR Pistols in general and the potential ramifications of the BATFE’s latest letter re-clarifying their position
Last week in Ohio, a long time Gun Writer, Firearms Instructor and Law Enforcement Officer attended one of the our 2017 PDN Training Tour Courses and shared his thoughts on the experience at The Firing Pen