PDN Training Talk: September 28, 2017

Training Talk with Grant Cunningham is the show to watch to get reliable and responsible self defense information!

Grant’s guest expert this week is Julie Loeffler of Mid-Ohio IMB. Is the self-defense training community giving women realistic defensive options — and if not, how do we fix it? Grant and Julie will take a no-holds-barred look at how women can get quality information and training.

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4 Responses to “PDN Training Talk: September 28, 2017”

  1. james

    New women firearms buyers need to do some basic reading on the subject first. The classic book, "Textbook Of Pistols And Revolvers", by Major Julian S. Hatcher, is a very good place to start. An old classic, it still has important information on "pocket pistols" and revolvers widely purchased today in .22 to.38 caliber. If what is read is not liked, buyer should cut losses and not sink any more money into firearms and accessories. Book is now in paperback from www.skyhorsepublishing.com. Can be found at discount at halfpricebooks.com, amazon,com , and other sources. You should consider getting copies for sale. For those who do like the book, the next step is www.leeprecision.com. Gives a good picture of lower priced reloading equipment. The Lee Breech Lock Hand press deserves special attention. Allows portable reloading without need for a bulky, heavy reloading bench. An important consideration for those who move around a lot. Firearms have to be fed ammunition, and there is no easier source than your own empty reloadable cartridge cases. "Waste not, want not". New buyers need to think twice about leaving valuable empties on the ground fired from semi-automatic weapons. Revolver users can save all of the empties for reloading. Reloading makes practice ammunition a lot cheaper than buying factory ammunition every time. It does boil down to saving money at some point. Those who refuse to reload empty cases may have to stick with .22 rimfire to keep costs down.

  2. james

    Overall, the video points to one thing, Continuous Product Improvement. Concealed carry purses and other devices are still in the early stages of development. If not meeting women's needs and needs of others, direct complaints to Continuous Product Improvement Dept. of manufacturers for improved products to meet those needs. "Smoke out" designers and engineers "hiding behind the corporate veil". Some of these people are not truly familiar with the firearms operating environment. Prime example is discovery of Modular Handgun System winner, SIGP320 pistol firing when dropped on the ground. Forced to make improvements. The contract could not protect SIG from public scrutiny and complaints. Utilize the power of email and other internet services to send those complaints and suggestions for improvements.Your video is a big step in this direction.

  3. james

    In the end, serious thought has to be given about having kids around you if you are concealed carrying a firearm. In some cases, refusing to provide child care or giving rides to kids due to liability reasons. Especially where some kids "cannot keep their hands to themselves", as some shooting incidents show. Invading purses , vehicle interiors, and homes and "finding" loaded guns. In cases where guns are locked, and locks deliberately broken or picked by kids, gun owner may have no choice but to file juvenile delinquency petition to fend off claims of negligent storage of firearms. Millions of young kids may wind up "presumed delinquent" and end up basically "shut out" of rides and homes by gun owners as a matter of legal protection. Very tough choices in some situations. Be "friendly" to kids who turn out to be burglars and risk a shooting incident? Or "shut kids out early" to head off trouble before it starts? Need to examine your situation very carefully. If you really need concealed carry, you may need to keep kids away from you, possessions, vehicles, and homes. Things also point to a higher degree of surveillance needed.. More cameras seeing more bad things that kids do when they think "no one is watching". Raising invasion of privacy concerns about young kids. Surveillance or "child porn" questions will arise. Where child guilt is caught on video, you may wind up in court. Accused of "setting up" kids for prosecution as juvenile delinquents by parents. No easy choices, lots of questions arising. May be easier to "keep kids away" in some situations.

  4. Marty Hayes

    Great discussion from Grant on off body carry, and from Julie about women and training.