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  • 7:36

    F.A.S.T. Drill with a Rifle

    The F.A.S.T. Drill is usually done with a pistol. But as PDN Executive Director Rob Pincus and E.A.G. Tactical’s Brian Canova demonstrate, doing the F.A.S.T. Drill with a rifle yields some worthwhile data because several different skills can be analyzed. The F.A.S.T. Drill (Fundamentals, Accuracy, and Speed Test) was developed by the late Todd Louis…

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  • 35:23

    On Duty CBD: An Interview with Gregory Keeley

    PDN has always presented health and fitness information because these topics relate to our defensive lifestyle. Training and on-the-job injuries affect how we can best defend ourselves and those we care about. In this extended interview, PDN talks with U.S. Navy veteran Gregory Keeley about his On Duty CBD and how it can help people…

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  • 1:25

    F.A.S.T. Drill as a Transition Drill

    The F.A.S.T. Drill (Fundamentals, Accuracy, and Speed Test) tests a shooter’s ability to get hits on a small target and then on a bigger target, or vice versa — and with something happening in between, often a reload between the two targets. This drill, which was developed by the late Todd Louis Green, is a…

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  • 6:08

    Bianchi Cup Drill

    From the Ancient City Shooting Range, Rob Pincus is with Brian Canova of E.A.G. Tactical. Brian uses timer drills in his firearms training courses and his personal shooting practice. He believes timer drills bring a lot of value to training, and over the long term help track performance and show whether a shooter is progressing…

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  • The Myth of Weak Hand Shooting
    6:02

    The Myth of Weak Hand Shooting

    Rob Pincus attacks the myth that if you switch to weak hand shooting you will be safer than if you keep the gun in your strong hand. Rob explains the assorted misconceptions and misunderstandings that go along with the idea of switching hands, and demonstrates why strong hand shooting is more beneficial than weak hand…

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  • The Next Evolution of Personal Defense Handguns
    2:08

    The Next Evolution of Personal Defense Handguns

    What should the next evolution of personal defense handguns look like? What should people be asking for? What should manufacturers be bringing to the market? Renowned gunsmith and PDN Contributor Grant Cunningham shares his thoughts on which areas innovation will – and needs to — occur in.

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  • Planning Your Visit to a Traditional Indoor Gun Range
    12:45

    Planning Your Visit to a Traditional Indoor Gun Range

    If you’ve taken a dynamic defensive shooting class, you want to maintain the skills you learned. How can you do this at an indoor range, when you are operating as an individual and no longer under the supervision of an instructor? How can you maximize the range time yet work within the rules in place…

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  • Warning Shots
    3:21

    Warning Shots

    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…

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  • Escaping Front Headlock
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    Escaping Front Headlock

    Tyler Grant demonstrates and explains a simple technique for escaping from a front headlock during a fight. Anytime that your airway is threatened, you risk lethal injuries. Escaping from a headlock in an efficient way is vital.

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

    Dynamic Training Strategies: Maintaining Control from the Ground

    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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  • "Gun-Free" Zone: Unarmed against Rifle / Shotgun
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    Part 4. “Gun-Free” Zone: Unarmed against Rifle / Shotgun

    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…

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  • Defensive Knee Strikes
    7:08

    Defensive Knee Strikes

    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…

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  • When Is Deadly Force Justified in Home Defense?
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    When Is Deadly Force Justified in Home Defense?

    “Can I use lethal force to defend myself?” or “When is deadly force justified?” are questions Rob Pincus is often asked. Rob encourages everyone to know the laws in their jurisdiction regarding owning firearms, having them in the home and carrying them in public. But at the moment when faced with a lethal threat, the…

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  • Home Defense Tactics: Fundamentals of Home Defense
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    Home Defense Tactics: Fundamentals of Home Defense

    Rob Pincus discusses the Five Fundamentals of Home Defense tactics: Evade, Barricade, Arm, Communicate, Respond. Thinking ahead of time about these five steps will empower you to respond more efficiently if you ever do have a threat inside your home, or trying to get into your home.

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  • Encountering a Threat in Your Home
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    Encountering a Threat in Your Home

    In this demonstration, Rob Pincus provides all the steps that you should follow after you’ve encountered a threat in your home. Once you’re aware of the hostile intrusion, making sure that you and your family are safe is, naturally, the first priority. You’ll learn how to diagnose the situation, move around in your home, give…

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  • Family Safety Plan: Communication
    7:40

    Family Safety Plan: Communication

    When preparing for a disaster, making plans with your family is one of the most important steps you can take. The three Cs should dominate your actions with your family during any critical incident: Coordination, Communication and Cooperation. Rob Pincus expands on the three Cs, taking into consideration the probable challenges families will face during…

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