Back in the 1990s I was an avid competitive shooter, sometimes attending as many as three matches a month. Back then the big talk was “The Equipment Race”: the increase in emphasis on hardware rather than pure shooting skill, an increase which was initiated by the use of compensators and red-dot sights in national competitions.
If you’re not ready to carry a gun with a round chambered in a proper holster, you’re simply not ready to carry a gun for personal defense. Check out this video of a close quarters knife attacker who is able to land repeated strikes on an Armed Professional while several other members of his agency
Being a part of the Personal Defense Network from the very beginning has been a refreshing experience. You wouldn’t believe how aggravating it can be to produce quality content only to have it placed next to another article espousing something that can only be described as “derp” – and it happens with great regularity! That
October’s episode of PDN LIVE featured PDN Executive Director Rob Pincus and Contributor Craig Douglas.
I’m often surprised at how quickly buzzwords and soundbites make their way through the training world. I suspect this is simply a reflection of the way modern society as a whole operates, but when it comes to defensive training those sayings too often substitute for real thought. Take, for instance, the old phrase “it’s just
I have a friend who is an inspector for OSHA – the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Say what you will about the silly OSHA regulations (and he has a lot to say about some of the stuff he’s required to enforce), but he does clean up some workplaces that any reasonable person would call
As the news is breaking about a spree killer event in Oregon on a College Campus, We know that many people will be asking questions about exactly what happened and why. Of course, it is far too early to try to be accurate about any of that. Hopefully, time will answer those questions for us.
One of the things I like to do for the readers on my personal blog is to occasionally dissect a defensive shooting incident, to analyze it so that we can learn what worked, what didn’t, and why. Being able to learn from others is, I think, a vital part of getting better at what we
According to CBS News, at approximately 3:00 PM Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 28 year old Jeremy McDole was shot and killed by police in Wilmington, Delaware. I don’t know if Jeremy McDole needed to be shot or if some other action could have been taken to take him safely into custody. I wasn’t there to
“You see what your knowledge tells you you’re seeing.” — James Burke, “The Day The Universe Changed” You may have heard about an incident in Texas this last week where a high school student brought a home-built digital clock to school to show his science teacher. His English teacher told him it looked like “a