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Are Your Dogs Part of Your Home-Defense Plan?

If you are reading articles here on the Personal Defense Network, you have probably made some home-defense plans. Have you thought about how your pets play into your home-defense plan in the case of an imminent home invasion? Your pets should definitely be included in your home-defense plan. While your dogs may not be high-level… Read more »

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2017 PDN Training Tour

The 2017 PDN Training Tour is a little less than a month in, and we’ve already offered courses in 10 states across the country! We have over 75 classes left to go during the next few months, and we’ll be at about 50 more locations. Our team of instructors is more diverse than ever this… Read more »

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Safety in Defensive Gun Training

When it comes to defensive gun training courses, safety is the responsibility of the instructor. The instructor’s job is to make constant assessments to ensure that the benefits of the training activity significantly outweigh the risks involved in that specific activity. Students come to defensive training courses to learn how to lead a safer life… Read more »

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The Well-Balanced Training Diet

If we decide to take on the responsibility of being our family’s first responder, a serious training regimen becomes a necessity; a lifestyle choice. Considering how the brain retains information, the body masters skills, and the fact that time, budget, day jobs, and environmental factors are difficult to negotiate, a well-balanced diet of training can… Read more »

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Setting Your Sights for Success

As a defensive instructor and shooter, I convey the concept that “the target dictates the need for precision.” This is based on the size of the target or the relationship of distance between the intended target and that of the shooter. PROPERLY ZEROED SIGHTS When a higher level of precision must be achieved, the shooter… Read more »

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Diversify Your Self-Defense

Commit yourself now to the reality of your responsibility to protect yourself and those you care about in a worst-case scenario. If you’re reading this, I assume you already think you’ve accepted that reality. But have you committed to being able to do it without your preferred tools? Have you committed to being able to… Read more »