What Can We Learn from the Castile Shooting?

Last year, at the beginning of a series of tragic shootings and senseless violence against police officers around the country, a police officer in Minnesota shot a legally armed man. That man was Philando Castile and I think that there are some things we can learn from the Castile shooting. If the aftermath of last… Read more »

PDN Live

PDN LIVE! June 2017

Tune in on Friday, June 23rd at 8 PM CST for another round of PDN Live: Ask Rob Anything. If you have a question about self defense, firearms, or anything else you’d like to hear our resident expert Rob Pincus chime in on while streaming live, now’s your chance. Since our events are usually themed,… Read more »

PDN Training Talk: June 15, 2017

Training Talk with Grant Cunningham is the show to watch to get reliable and responsible self defense information! On this episode, Grant will be joined by Evan Carson of Innovative Defensive Solutions and Off-Leash K9 Training. Evan has unique expertise in both teaching defensive shooting and in training dogs, and the discussion will focus on… Read more »

Partnership with USCCA!

I am incredibly excited about the collaboration between Personal Defense Network and the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). I am proud to announce that I will be serving as an Advisor to the USCCA’s Training Division and that we’ve already started the process of adding our approach to Defensive Shooting Instruction to the USCCA’s offerings.

Personal Defense Network and United States Concealed Carry Association Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Personal Defense Network (PDN), Wayzata, MN and United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), West Bend, WI, have aligned in a partnership arrangement to provide personal defense training and membership opportunities to their respective members in a deal that changes the landscape of affordable personal defense training and legal protection for the masses…. Read more »

Special Announcement: PDN and USCCA Joining Forces

“Keep a close eye on what we do next!” Those are the words of PDN Executive Director Rob Pincus, announcing a new collaboration that’s bringing a breadth of new opportunities for private individuals seeking to protect themselves AND to be protected. And that means you! Thanks to a just-announced partnership that leverages the combined resources… Read more »

PDN Training Talk: June 1, 2017

Training Talk with Grant Cunningham is the show to watch to get reliable and responsible self defense information! On this show, Grant will be joined by legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion and PDN Contributor Cecil Burch of Immediate Action Combatives. They’ll be discussing the role of martial arts in a comprehensive self defense plan. Cecil’s knowledge… Read more »

PDN Training Tour Course Review

Last week in Ohio, a long time Gun Writer, Firearms Instructor and Law Enforcement Officer attended one of the our 2017 PDN Training Tour Courses and shared his thoughts on the experience at The Firing Pen

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PDN Live

PDN LIVE! May 2017

Rob Pincus was joined by Marty Hayes, Andrew Branca and Adam Kraut to answer questions and discuss legal issues related to self-defense and carrying firearms legally. They discussed dealing with law enforcement while armed and after a defensive gun use, whether or not you need to have a lawyer “on retainer”, the choice to carry… Read more »