PDN Training Talk: March 7, 2019

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7 Responses to “PDN Training Talk: March 7, 2019”
  1. Mike

    Great to talk with the two of you in Reno last December and congrats on the Training Talk debut. Can you comment on AR (5.56) over penetration (?) in a Home Defense context? Should I be more concerned with rifle rounds exiting the house than 9mm Handgun bullets?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Mike. Thanks for watching! I’ve seen “tests” where rounds were shot at many (10-11) layers of traditional drywall separated by about 2 inches and regardless if it’s shotgun, rifle, or pistol the rounds passed through all the layers. This test was done with the full gamut of ammo types in 9mm, .223, and 12g calibers. The rifle rounds were more susceptible to yaw and keyhole but still passed through with ease. The big takeaway is knowing what is beyond the direction you are most likely going to be shooting in a home defense situation and where needed implement barriers that will slowdown or stop an errant shot. This could be as simple as a well placed bookshelf or going to the extra steps of reinforcing behind the wall or door. Finally, choosing a round specifically designed for self defense will help ensure that it doesn’t exit the threat and if it does exit it will have a greatly reduced energy.
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      Deryck-PDN

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  2. MICHAEL

    There was a shooting in Midland TX last week. Homeowner was arrested and charged with murder. The police said they announced their presence. Homeowner said he thought someone was coming in to rob him. How are we supposed to handle this type of incident? When I hear someone coming in the door to my home do I have to wait for them to come in the door? Where was the homeowner in the wrong?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Michael.
      We don’t have all the details of what happened but is a vivid reminder of why we must identify the threat prior to pulling the trigger. Having a barricade position behind a locked door would allow for time to communicate with whomever is trying to get in the door. Something along the lines of “Do not come in this room etc.” this would potentially provide time to determine if it is a police officer at the door (as well as give the officer warning to back away from the door until his identity could be confirmed). Having 911 dispatcher on the phone would also help, they would be able to relay to the homeowner police are on scene as well as providing the officer the information that the homeowner is armed (and what they look like). Even if the homeowner was moving through his house to get to his kids, he (as well as the officer) have a responsibility to identify who they are shooting prior to pulling the trigger. In this case, it appears the officer was uniformed so the homeowner shot out of panic without proper identification of who he was shooting. This is a horrible outcome for all involved and from what we do know it probably was very preventable had the homeowner followed one or all the steps outlined above. Check out this PDN video for greater detail on the steps touched on above.

      https://www.personaldefensenetwork.com/video/fundamentals-of-home-defense-001515/
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      Deryck-PDN

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  3. STEPHEN

    What do you think of 10mm as a handgun? Glock 20 or 40 or the Springfield Armory XDM-10?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Stephen. The caliber is very capable for personal defense but the amount of recoil that comes from shooting that round makes it less desirable for personal defense when compared to the 9mm. There is also the problem with lower capacity when compared to similar sized guns chambered in 9mm. As for the guns you listed, they all come from manufacturers and lines that are generally proven reliable.
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      Deryck-PDN

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