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    The primary advantage of having a sound suppressor on a home-defense firearm is reduced sound signature. A suppressed firearm eliminates the need for hearing protection, though during a critical incident, hearing protection is not a priority. Rob Pincus demonstrates another advantage of having a suppressor on your home-defense firearm: reduced muzzle blast. Silencer or Suppressor?

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    Two facets of situational awareness are often misunderstood: scanning and assessing the environment. In this video, Rob Pincus clarifies how you should approach them. What Not To Do Scanning the environment does not mean making a superficial scan or moving your head around in random directions and hoping you see something. This is not situational

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    Ken Crawford of Reno Guns & Range discusses an important home defense concept: how to move through your home with a handgun without endangering your family. Bump in the Night Whether you hear the proverbial bump in the night or for any reason believe you need to get your handgun because a lethal threat may

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    Worlds Collide brings together the two often-conflicting perspectives of expert shooters Rob Pincus and Rob Leatham. PDN’s Rob Pincus is a renowned defensive shooting instructor, while Team Springfield’s Rob Leatham is a championship competition shooter. Pistol vs Rifle But in this episode of Worlds Collide, part of their ongoing pistol vs rifle discussion, both Robs

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  • The Myth of Weak Hand Shooting
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    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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    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
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    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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    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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    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
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    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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    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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    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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    “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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    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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    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
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    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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