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Next Level SIRT Training Pistol: 110 SPOT Trainer

Next Level Training is famous for the SIRT Training Pistol. SIRT stands for Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger. Next Level’s Mike Hughes and PDN’s Rob Pincus discuss the increasing popularity of red-dot sights on handguns, a development both have been experimenting with but still believe have some serious downsides. 110 SPOT Trainer Because more shooters are…

Closed vs. Open Pistol Optics – SPONSORED

“Should I use a closed or open optic for a red dot sight on my defensive pistol?” Rob Pincus has been hearing this question a lot lately, and here are his thoughts. OPEN OPTICS Traditionally with a red dot mounted on a pistol, you have one plane with the glass that reflects the light back…

Pistol Red Dot Sights for Self-Defense

Are you thinking about adding a red-dot sight to your defensive handgun? In this wide-ranging discussion, PDN Contributors Deryck Poole and Don Edwards present the basics of pistol red-dot sights, from how much money you can expect to spend, to what the red dot does for your shooting, and much more. YES TO THE RED…

Springfield Armory – XD(M) OSP-V

The Springfield Armory XD(M)® OSP™ (Optical Sight Pistol) allows attachment of popular red dot optics directly to the XD(M)® 4.5-inch pistol with no need for custom modifications. Optical Sight Pistol This addition to the Springfield Armory XD(M) series, the Optical Sight Pistol features factory-milled slides and replaceable adapter plates. Out of the box, the OSP™…

Steiner TOR Mini Green Laser

The Steiner TOR Mini green laser is a great option if you have a home-defense gun or other staged pistol or rifle that you want a tertiary aiming device for. AIMING DEVICES Reviewing what Rob Pincus has said about aiming devices: The primary method for aiming a defensive gun is kinesthetic alignment — getting the…

Holosun HE509T Red Dot Optic Sight – SPONSORED

Let’s take a look at the new Holosun HE509T, a rugged titanium-housed closed-reticle red-dot sight designed for competition and defensive pistols. HE509T DETAILS The Holosun HE509T has a proprietary mount and a side-access battery tray, which means you don’t have to take the unit out of the mount to change the battery. The battery life…

Holosun 503CU Elite

Rob Pincus started using Holosun sights in 2017. He then took them on the 2017 PDN Training Tour and loaned them to students. He was impressed with their durability, clarity, battery life, and value for money. Now PDN is proud to have Holosun as a sponsor on the 2018 PDN Training Tour, and we look…

Aimpoint Acro P-1: Assessing the Pistol Red Dot Sight

Let’s take a first look at the new pistol red-dot sight from Aimpoint, the Acro P-1. Don Edwards of Greenline Tactical has been shooting with it and carrying it every day since he brought it home from the SHOT Show, and he’s ready with his evaluation. SPECIFICATIONS The Acro P-1 is mounted on a Glock…

AR Pistol Home Defense Drill

Steve Aryan of Grey Fox Industries is on the range with an AR home defense pistol. How do you set it up for home defense? You need to consider what type of optics, weapon-mounted light, and irons you’re going to mount on it. Also take into account: where and how are you going to leave…

“I Can’t See My Gun Sights!” – Gun Sight Paint

One of the most common complaints people have about their guns, particularly as they get into their 40’s and beyond, is that they can’t “pick up” their gun sights as well as they used to. This is usually the opening salvo that ends with, “Can I buy something to fix this problem?” Unfortunately it’s more…

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