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PDN Training Tour 2014 Wrap-Up

In August, I ended the longest version of the annual PDN Training Tour to date. The 2014 Tour started as it usually does in Florida, but went all the way to Alaska instead of finishing in the Pacific Northwest as it has since I started the cross-country tour organization of my spring and summer classes.…

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Chest Ready Position

There are many ready positions to choose from in defensive firearms and even more opinions on why you should or should not use a certain ready position. I choose and teach my students to use a chest ready position, which is simple to achieve by starting in a shooting position and bringing the handgun straight…

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The Aftermath of Using Deadly Force

At the Concealed Handgun Licensing classes I’ve taught for years, I often throw out the old “What would you do in x, y, z situation?” question to students. And just as often, I’ve been amused and appalled at the responses. I then try to explain that, depending on the situation, what we think we will…

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