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  • 3:51

    Maximizing the Value of a Red-Dot Sight

    Deryck Poole, co-host of PDN’s Training Talk, has been getting a lot of questions about red-dot sights on defensive pistols. The price of red-dot sights has come down significantly, and more manufacturers are making pistols pre-cut and ready for a red dot to be added, with some even shipping their guns with the red dot…

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  • 5:32

    Patriot Firearms Drill Deck

    PDN Contributor Deryck Poole is on the range with the Patriot Firearms School Drill Deck, a tool that will help you do your best handgun training and practice. The Drill Deck he’s using is made for the Balance of Speed and Precision Target that we often use in PDN videos. Other versions of the Drill…

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  • 7:14

    Boresight Solutions Firearms Customization

    PDN Contributor Deryck Poole shows the custom work Boresight Solutions did on his Glock everyday carry guns. What does Boresight do and is it right for you? WHY CUSTOMIZE? Why send your carry gun to Boresight Solutions to customize it when there are so many manufacturers making what seems like every conceivable type of handgun…

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  • PDN Tour Kickoff LIVE 2022

    Join Personal Defense Network Executive Director Rob Pincus LIVE as we kickoff the PDN Training Tour on Wednesday, March 23rd at 11:00 a.m. CT. PDN has once again joined forces with a select group of industry-leading sponsors to bring no-nonsense personal defense training to cities across the United States! Starting from the Ancient City Shooting…

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  • The Myth of Weak Hand Shooting
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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