PDN Academy is the distance education arm of the Personal Defense Network. PDNA is producing complete online courses with a variety of expert instructors in many areas related to personal defense and security.

Distance Education Through Our Expanded PDN Academy!

PDN Academy online courses all feature both video and downloadable content. Most involve worksheets that you complete on your own to reinforce or personalize the lessons being taught. Some of our courses even offer online tests through which you can earn Certificates of Successful Completion that can be added to your training records or proudly displayed. Check out these courses, all of which are being offered at very reasonable prices, today. There is no reason to delay your Armed Personal Defense Education.

Last year, FK BRNO announced the specifications of their first pistol, a 6″ gun that held 14+1 Rounds. Since then, the magazines have been improved to hold 16 rounds of their 7.5 ammo and they developed a 5″ Short Slide version of their handgun.

FK Brno 7.5 Review, My Exclusive First Look: Part I

As I posted Friday on Social Media, I’m in Europe because I was offered an opportunity to conduct an evaluation of the FK BRNO 7.5 handgun and ammunition. It started with a Facebook Message a few days ago asking me to give someone a call. That message came from Chad at Bullseye Guns in Jacksonville,… Read more »


Good Samaritan Checklist

Far too often, however, an attempt to intervene only makes things worse. Intervening at the wrong time or in the wrong way can put you, your family and your legal standing at risk. It can also endanger others in the area or even escalate the danger to the person you were trying to help. How can you avoid making things worse?

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Diversify Your Self-Defense

Commit yourself now to the reality of your responsibility to protect yourself and those you care about in a worst-case scenario. If you’re reading this, I assume you already think you’ve accepted that reality. But have you committed to being able to do it without your preferred tools? Have you committed to being able to… Read more »


Do Your Standards Have Integrity?

I’ve been saying for a long time that all such “standards” are made up and ultimately Subjective…. and therefore, not important… certainly not as important as so many people make them out to be.

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Critical Thinking About Safe Appendix Carry

“Safe Appendix Carry” is clearly an option.Only you can decide if this method is a good choice for you, but you should be sure to approach the question with logic and rational thinking, with a clear understanding of the concepts and techniques involved. Carrying any firearm entails risk. Critical thinking is the best way to mitigate those risks.


Two Person Armed Defense

As Concealed Carry has become both easier and much more common over the past two decades, this type of training has moved from Fantasy Camp status to something that just makes sense for a lot of people. The Two Person Armed Defense Class addresses practical approaches to team tactics for the everyday person.

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Cooperating with Police While Armed

If you are carrying gun for personal defense, you should have a good idea of the types of behaviors or motions that could alarm a police officer. These simple tips can help you to de-escalate any interaction with police officers and let them quickly know that you mean them no harm and intend to cooperate with them, regardless of the nature of the interaction.


LIVE Training Videos: Reality Based Training, Shooting Skills & Vehicle Defense

As you can imagine, the technology to bring live training videos, especially straight from actual classes, opens up a plethora of opportunities to share important imformation in a timely manner or in situations that a traditional production route can’t support. It also tends to be a little more casual and open up unexpected variables in a way that our normal video shoots simply don’t allow for… which can make them as fun and entertaining as they are educational!