It’s a long debated issue that boils down to the local level choices based on culture, budget, and more. In a recent story from Sarasota County in Florida, Fire Department paramedics responded to a call at 2932 Goodrich Avenue around 4am for a person who had reportedly taken a fall. When the paramedics arrived, the
The title of this video is hard to read. It represents tragedy that left one man dead, a Family mourning him as the lost hero he was, an agency and profession wracked by the aftermath and negative internal & external judgement and a community & country asking a lot of questions.
This even happened in July of 2018 in Aurora, Colorado. In December, the police department released body camera footage, included herein, that shows without any room for doubt that the shooting was tragically justified.
This article addresses tactics and techniques that will serve the armed person during a situation where they may have to use their gun while with friends or family members. I write this in the wake of numerous active-shooter incidents, including the Colorado movie theater shooting that killed 12 and injured 58, and the Sandy Hook
Too often I see people — whether students in a class or those practicing solo — training for impractical situations. Rob Pincus’ Plausibility Principle states that we should always train for the widest set of plausible circumstances in context. Those training at the range often fail to apply the idea of personal defense training in
2012 was a great year at Personal Defense Network. We hit many milestones far ahead of schedule, launched our Premium Membership option, and joined forces with the NRA for a new Personal Defense News email blast that goes out to over one million NRA members every month. And of course, we produced scores of new
David L. Williams began his almost 20-year career in law enforcement as a street officer with the Dayton, Ohio Police Department. He rose through the ranks and became known as an expert on criminal gang and occult activity. After retiring from the force as a lieutenant, he founded Miami Valley Law Enforcement Training, which has
I’m a very lucky guy: I love what I do for a living and I’m grateful that I get to do it at Black Wing Shooting Center in Delaware, Ohio. From a defensive-minded shooter’s perspective, one of the many great things about Black Wing Shooting Center is its large and ever-changing selection of rental firearms
Shotguns are incredibly versatile weapons that can be used very successfully as self-defense tools. I am often asked about using a shotgun for home defense, probably due to the fact that the majority of the population owns one for hunting purposes. This article will address using a shotgun for self-defense purposes, including my preferred set-up,
I am often asked what gun I like best, and although I answer the question, I wish people would shift their thinking. While I do understand why people worry about gear (and that’s why I always answer the question), what really piques my interest is when someone asks how I think they should train. Training