Gun Free Zone Woes

I know several people in the gun culture who plan their entire lives around where they can or cannot carry their defensive firearms. For instance, if they find out that a favorite restaurant legally posts the state-mandated signs to prevent concealed carry, they ignore how much they love those delicious tacos and go somewhere else.

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The 42 Most Important Ideas In Defensive Tactical Shooting

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.)

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Holiday Home Invasion: Prevention & Response

Unfortunately, every year at this time, innocent victims will be taken advantage of. If you don’t want to become victim of a crime during the holidays, then you need to have a plan in place… Even for a Holiday Home Invasion.
Here are some basic tips to provide you with a starting point.

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Holiday Safety and Security

The Holiday Season is a time for family, relaxation, tradition and considering the many things we are thankful for. Unfortunately, for some of the more unsavory characters in society, the holidays are a time to take advantage of those who let their guard down. The good news is that we don’t need to change what we do on a regular basis to keep out loved ones safe…

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PDN LIVE! January 2016

Thanks for tuning in to January’s PDN LIVE with Rob Pincus where he answered your personal defense and defensive shooting questions live on air. In case you missed it, you can watch the full video here. Original air date: January 14, 8:00 p.m. CDT. Make sure to tune in next month for another PDN LIVE.

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An Eye to Your Future Defense

Ah, the miracle of modern technology! As I write this I’m passing over the Grand Canyon on my way back from a teaching trip in Phoenix. I’m able to write a blog post, check my email and listen to Freddie Hubbard, all while suspended 35,000 feet in the air. For all this technological advancement, however,

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Knives & Improvised Tools

MDTS Defensive Knife Response Guide, page 13 of MDTS Practical Small Knife Skills Student Info Guide. This guide carries over well to knife-like objects and improvised defensive tools as well. On December 1, Rob Pincus and I had discussed improvised defensive tools on the PDN Live broadcast. While we had the opportunity to talk with

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