PDN LIVE May 2016

Thanks for tuning in to the May PDN LIVE with Rob Pincus and a panel of defensive shooting experts, who answered your personal defense and defensive shooting questions live on air. In case you missed it, you can watch the full video here. Original air date: May 25, 8:00 p.m. CDT. Make sure to tune in next month for another PDN LIVE. See you then!

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39 Responses to “PDN LIVE May 2016”
  1. Kimberly

    I am a disabled Airforce Veteran, I walk with a cane. There are places that CCW is not permitted for me. I have a can that can serve as a weapon if needed but I can not find any training on how to use it this way. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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  2. MJ

    How can a handicapped person carry a gun (person on a walker) when I lose my balance.

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    • Carlos Perez USMC

      Only you, your self know if you can handle a gun, but be prepare to become a victim !!

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  3. Paul

    What drills / techniques can I incorporate to encompass everything I need to defend myself with in a defensive scenario with a handgun

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    • Mike McElmeel

      Paul,
      I would suggest you seek out one of our Fundementals of Concealed Carry Courses in your area. This will give you a good grounding in the basics of self defense shooting in the context of a dynamic critical incident. Practicing those skills to proficiency will allow you to then move on to some additional skill sets. Practicing for “everything” is a pretty tall order. First start with the most probable set of circumstances.

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  4. paul

    I would like to know what I should do in the aftermath of a defensive shooting incident

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  5. Carl

    Hapkido has some good cane defense as well, back in the 80’s when I was watching a demonstration of Hapkido the instructor used a cane for all his defensive moves and was excellent at agressive moves with the cane as well.

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  6. Brandon

    I am really interested in becoming a certified instructor, where do I begin this amazing journey?

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  7. Michael

    One thing I think is lacking in these intro courses is the legal aspects of CCW both before and especially after a shooting incident.

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  8. Jame Glass

    What type of liability insurance should you have for your company as an instructor?

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    • Elka Summers King

      The Fundamentals of Home Defense Handguns Class helps you to prepare to defend yourself and family in the context of an imminent home invasion with the potential for a lethal threat. This is a great class for anyone who keeps a gun in the home for self defense.In this comprehensive course students will be introduced to the fundamentals of defensive shooting. Students will learn about various handgun types and the distinct advantages that some have over others with regard to defensive use. Students will be introduced to the most important shooting skills and have the opportunity to develop their competency in the context of a “home defense” shooting situation. Fundamental Home Defense Tactics, Responsible Defensive Firearms Storage and dealing with Law Enforcement Response will also be covered.

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  9. Gretchen Batka

    Is it possible to set your gun off if you are working a physical job via heat or another way?

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  10. Brian

    Hi everyone! While listening to Rob’s comments about which courses to take to develop a broad base of skill, I thought of a question for him: In the context of the CFS system/curriculum, which course would be the most basic skill level and the one you would recommend a shooter with no formal defensive pistol training to begin with?

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    • Elka Summers King

      Developed by I.C.E. Training Company and powered by Combat Focus Shooting, the Fundamentals of Concealed Carry course is designed to educate the student about the handguns that are best for concealed carry, how to carry them safely and securely, and how to use them efficiently in the context of a Dynamic Critical Incident.

      In this course students will be introduced to the fundamentals of defensive shooting. Students will learn about various handgun types and the distinct advantages that some have over others with regard to concealed carry use. Students will be introduced to the most important shooting skills and have the opportunity to develop their competency in the context of a “concealed carry” shooting situation. Fundamental Concealed Carry Tactics, How to Carry Safely and Securely, and dealing with Law Enforcement Response will also be covered.

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  11. Mac

    I carry a BodyGuard .380 and usually keep the safety off while carrying. I use a pocket holster that covers the trigger. Are there additional dangers of carrying a gun like this with the safety off over a gun that has no factory safety – like my M&P 9mm.

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    • Elka Summers King

      If you unknowingly engage the safety and need to use your gun then you would be in danger as you will not expect to need to take the safety off and will not have trained to do so. If your gun has a safety you should use and train with it or choose a gun with no extra manual safety.

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  12. Woody

    If I live in a state that has open carry, do I still need to be concerned about printing when I conceal carry?

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    • Elka Summers King

      If you are carrying concealed, from a safety aspect you would not want to print as that would be equivalent to open carry as far as the bad guy checking you out is concerned.

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  13. Mike Jackson

    I had the same concern as the earlier questioner i.e. how do you overcome the fear of carrying with a round in the chamber. I was given great advise and followed through with it. Carry the gun cocked but with NO round in the chamber for a period of two weeks. Carry in the fashion you intend to carry in “real” life. If the hammer never released during that real-life carry period, it certainly ups your confidence and relieves any fear you may have.

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    • Carl

      What is your reason for the +1 that also decides how you carry. Is it job related? Plus if i remember the bg 38p is dao with long pull to prevent accidental discharge. If you’re getting yourself into situations where you are forced to shoot first why don’t you have more than one friend who can back you up. Situational awareness goes alot further than 6+1. Situational awareness is one of your first measures of self defense.

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    • Mike McElmeel

      Mike, This is a concern I hear quite often from new shooters. As I mentioned during the live event it is about confidence in your equipment and training. This confidence will allow you to be more competent as a concealed carrier. Doing research, using a good gear set up and quality training where questions are answered thoroughly and not with catch phrases or stock answers will help this. Modern strikers fired weapons are designed to be safe and reliable. It’s on the shooter to become competent.

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  14. jeffrey

    are all gun laws the same nation wide. I live in Texas but in in Pennsylvania for a short point of time.

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    • Customer Service

      Gun laws vary from state to state. If traveling with a firearms you should take the time to research the laws of the states you will be traveling through as well as federal law on transportation of a firearm. It would be a good idea to check multiple sources prior to traveling. A good place to start is the official website of the Attorney General for the states you will be traveling through, NRA’s ILA site, and if you’re a member of any other groups (CCW Safe, USCCA, etc.). Gun laws can be tricky so you might even need to contact an attorney for clarification.

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  15. jim

    Thoughts on importance of layered defense. Pepper spray, high lumen light, gun. Jumping right from verbal warning to lethal maybe avoided.

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    • Customer Service

      It is a very good idea to have non-lethal options in your personal security plan. The key is to make sure you have proper training and practice in the use of these non-lethal skill sets.

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  16. Carlos Perez USMC

    You can never know enough ! And there is always room to learn more, great dedication to teaching the gun rights and its proper use, thank you again.

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