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  • Warning Shots
    3:21

    Firearms are potentially lethal defensive tools, not signaling devices. Firing “warning shots” in the hopes that you scare someone away is not a recommended defensive tactic and could result in the injury of a bystander or even someone who is far from the scene of your incident. While it is true that many attackers are… Read more »

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  • Self-Defense Against Multiple Attackers: Split and Stack Strategy
    3:20

    Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense looks at four important factors that will help us when dealing with multiple assailants using the split and stack strategy: angle, distance, speed and accuracy. Alessandro demonstrates how these work against single and multiple assailants in unarmed self-defense and discusses how each skill can be honed in practice. In… Read more »

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  • Shooting Mechanics: Trigger Control
    3:35

    Mike Hughes of NextLevel Training asserts that trigger control is one of the most unnatural elements of shooting. We have to train our three joints to work together and move in a straight line. And the motion is not constant due to the design of striker-fired triggers. What can we do in training to ingrain… Read more »

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  • Misconceptions about Firearm Training and Defensive Shooting
    4:48

    How much training do you need before you can take a firearm, put it on your body, and go out into a public space prepared to defend yourself or others in the community? Rob Pincus takes a wide-ranging look at this subject and specifically firearm training. He covers major topics like the Constitution to carry… Read more »

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  • Grip & Stance
    6:48

    Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense discusses why it’s important for a knife handle to fit properly in the user’s hand, focusing on three grips: the hammer grip, the fencer’s (or Filipino) grip, and the reverse grip. Find out which grip works best for you and develop your skills with it. Don’t try working with… Read more »

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  • Misconceptions of Contact Shooting: Close Quarters Shooting
    6:45

    Rob Pincus takes a common-sense look at the myths that have been perpetuated in the training industry over the years about how to develop and practice close quarters shooting skills. This is one area in which training against paper targets is totally unlike what an actual defensive encounter against another human at contact distance looks… Read more »

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  • WHAT TO DO AFTER A SHOOTING: THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES
    15:40

    In this extended video, PDN Contributor and legal expert Marty Hayes addresses how people should handle the immediate aftermath of a critical incident. Topics include how to notify the authorities, how not to be shot by responding officers, what to expect while you are detained, what to say during that time, and much more.

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  • Misconceptions About Absorbing Firearm Recoil
    5:04

    Some shooters, especially those new to defensive shooting, mistakenly think that they should try to absorb firearm recoil because it will make them faster or better shooters. The truth is that absorbing firearm recoil is reckless and dangerous when shooting a semiautomatic defensive firearm. In this live-fire demonstration on the range, Rob Pincus shows the… Read more »

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  • Self Defense Techniques: Survival Posture
    7:59

    PDN Contributor Cecil Burch on self defense techniques, tactics, and positions that you can use consistently that allows you to survive, defend and set up your escapes in a physical confrontation. Cecil calls this the Survival Posture and it has three components. First, keep your hips squared toward the attacker. Second, try to have as… Read more »

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  • Defensive Knee Strikes
    7:08

    Kelly Muir stresses the importance of simplicity in unarmed self-defense training. In this video she demonstrates possible moves if you are unable to use your hands and arms. Knee strikes can be devastating if utilized well, and the movements are not complicated. Kelly and training partner Randy show grabs and holds and how to break… Read more »

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  • "Gun-Free" Zone: Unarmed against Rifle / Shotgun
    4:28

    Kelly Muir, founder of the Wrong Woman™ Program, examines possible courses of action if you are unarmed while in a “gun-free” zone and encounter an active shooter. Are you helpless? Definitely not! In some situations, you may be able to leave the area or get behind cover. But if those actions are not possible, Kelly… Read more »

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  • Dynamic Training Strategies: Maintaining Control from the Ground
    1:51

    Empirical evidence shows that street fights and other unarmed defensive encounters usually go to the ground. If you end up in that worst-case scenario of being flat on your back on the asphalt, how do you defend yourself?

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  • Presentation From A Purse Holster
    1:41

    GMA Instructor Amanda Barron demonstrates the proper technique for drawing a firearm from a purse holster. Be sure to have the gun secured inside the purse, so it’s not flopping around loose, which prevents you from accessing it quickly. Amanda shows both one- and two-handed firing grips. Once you learn the correct technique, practice it… Read more »

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  • Concealed Carry for Women: Practical Options
    10:31

    Nikki Turpeaux looks at practical options regarding concealed carry for women. Find out how women carry a concealed self-defense handgun without sacrificing comfort, lifestyle or preferred clothing. Options demonstrated include a 5.11 Tactical undershirt, fanny packs and backpacks; Galco bellyband; cross-body bag from Drago Gear; Kangaroo Carry microband; Safariland ALS OWB holster; Blackhawk belt clip;… Read more »

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  • Part 1: Developing Intuition: Intuitive Decision Making
    16:09

    Humans are hard-wired on a subconscious level to pick up on many of the threats in our environment. For women, recognizing potential danger is not the problem. Due to their cultural conditioning to be polite and kind, failing to act on their intuition of danger is. Kelly Muir gives an in-depth presentation on how women… Read more »

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  • Handguns for Women
    6:50

    Handguns for women — is there such a thing? PDN Director Rob Pincus doesn’t believe in making gender-specific recommendations because everyone is an individual. Some women have upper-body strength and some do not, just as some men have less upper-body strength than others. Same with hand sizes. Some women have large hands and some men… Read more »

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