PDN LIVE! June 2017

Rob Pincus took some time from the PDN Training Tour to answer a variety of questions about armed self-defense. He discussed the top five mistakes he thinks people make in regard to personal defense preparation, laser aiming devices, choosing defensive handguns, training for people with disabilities, and more! He also spoke a bit about the new collaboration between PDN and USCCA.

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39 Responses to “PDN LIVE! June 2017”
  1. Paul

    How as a instructor do you convince people that fandom about a certain firearm is not as important as their ability to shoot that firearm

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  2. Mike

    Do you have a time line when you are suspect to draw then fire, I’m just looking for general info.

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    • Nancy MERRELL-Robertson

      I carry the Glock 42 regularly with MagSafe ammo and Hornady hollow points. The 42 is so easy to shoot, very smooth, and VERY accurate. The trigger is a little stiff but I’m okay with that. The modern .380 cartridge is very powerful. I’ve shot through 2-inch hard-back books with no problem. It almost went through a 3-inch book. I feel very confident carrying it.

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  3. David

    107 degrees in Exeter CA…. and my guns made of plastic? Look forward to training class.

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  4. Rev

    What weapon do you recommend for a small framed female without much hand strength ???

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  5. Cheryl Harris

    What kind of tactics and/or weapons would you suggest for someone with a disability and/or elderly? I personally get around in a powerchair. Thank you.

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  6. Mark Diaz

    What do you think is the appropriate distance to transition from your rifle to a pistol (give conditions allow)

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  7. Fonzi

    How can we convince the major gun companies like sig, smith, other to overlook the microstamp cost issue when they will make way more buy selling more i no it sucks but were hurtn here n cali not being able to puches a sig p226 legion ughh it erks me

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  8. nuttinbutchunks

    On the subject of caliber, they say 9MM is as good as any, but if an assailant is high on meth or coke, and doesn’t care if they get shot, wouldn’t a .45 stop them faster?

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  9. Michael J Fox RN

    Can a Revolver match a Semiautomatic for Conceal Carry Self Defense??

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  10. Nancy MERRELL-Robertson

    I’m a 63-year old NRA pistol instructor and have noticed there’s a serious lack of middle-difficulty courses available out there. Everything seems to go from beginner to advanced. I teach two “next step” courses to others, but can’t find many for myself. I know you don’t have an answer for this; I’m just mentioning it in hopes that other instructors will develop courses which I can take! I shoot IDPA and Action Pistol (very slowly) but would like to have some actual classes that would help me improve!

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  11. Mac

    Please discuss relative costs and merits of Armed Citizens Legal Defense network as compared with insurance plans,

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  12. Greg

    I use red dots a lot because they don’t limit your Peripheral vision. But, if I were to use a magnified scope what “power” scope would you suggest?

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  13. Greg

    What brand (or magnification) of scope would you suggest using with an Aimpoint PRO?

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  14. John

    What is the difference between the Defensive Firearms Coach and Combat Focus Shooting Instructor? When will there be another CFSID Course?

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  15. David

    With California’s “new and unimproved” AR15 type firearms Laws… what would you recommend as a long rifle in California, no magazine, etc.

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  16. Eric C Matson

    During a crisis/firefight in a public space of absolutely necessary, how do you determine who ate law abiding gun carriers versus terrorists/assailants?

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  17. Kevin Cox

    I am a retired LEO. I retired on a ordinary medical retirement ( Long Story kind of Job related). When I first retired I was ok, but I got extremely sick and I gave up my CCW. I am now doing much better and I qualified for my LEOSA today, I have always had a problem with holsters because I am a big fella, what type of holster for Inside the pants would you recommend or should I go to a fanny pack or off the body carry

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  18. rich

    I BOUGHT A FNS-9C 9MM COMPACT. I HAVE WATCHED UTUBE CONCERNING THIS GUN’S PROBLEM WITH TIGHT MAG RELEASES. THEY RECOMMENDED SWITCHING TO THE FULL SIZE FN MAG RELEASE? ANY THOUGHTS OR EXPERIENCE WITH THIS PROBLEM? THANKS!

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  19. Britt

    When carrying a backup gun in or outside waistband what are your thoughts on having it in a weakside holster i.e. lefthand draw for righthanded? Full size on strong side G43 on the left/front.

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  20. Graham

    What do you think of “pow’r ball” ammo formerly known as “Glaser Safety Slugs” vs. traditional hollow-point ammo?

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  21. Roy

    Why was i turned down from joining with cash or check. I dont have or use credit cards. I have never rejected for cash payment before by anyone.
    Thank you
    Roy

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  22. Rev

    I carry a Glock 21 .45 and everyone I know that carries says that is too much gun for personal defense what’s your thoughts ???

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  23. Joel Lans

    What’s a good tactical light and is the Seal torch 2000 advertised on your sight legitimate?

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  24. tdksca

    I have been carrying Winchester Silver Tips in my Glock 19 and KelTecP11 for many years due to their accuracy. I understand that there are now better “modern” cartridges available. What do you recommend?

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  25. Eric C Matson

    How do you determine who the threats are versus the good guys who are also carrying and possibly firing in a firefight? I don’t want to be mistaken for an assailant or vice versa from a fellow ccw or officer

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