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
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!
In this episode of the 42 Most Important Ideas in Defensive Shooting, let’s look at concepts about the shooting part of defensive shooting — those things that involve and affect actually delivering a bullet to the target.
it’s not easy to talk about the most important terms and concepts in the world of defensive shooting — because it’s a little difficult to judge what makes something important! There are, certainly, a lot of things we can talk about which are valuable or which are significant to defensive shooting in some way. These are generally thought of as the things we do, or want to do, or need to have when preparing to defend ourselves with a firearm. They’re important to know. At the same time there are some ideas which are very prevalent in the field, but which aren’t really valuable or are routinely misunderstood. This series of articles, then, is going to look at both sides of the importance equation: those things which have positive importance (good to know and do), as well as those things with negative importance (good to know and avoid.)
Renowned gunsmith Grant Cunningham has worked on precision machinery since he was a teenager. So when his first revolver needed work and he couldn’t find a gunsmith who would take the job, he did it himself. He progressed from working on his own revolvers to helping others, and today is one of the most sought-after