It’s time for the PDN training tour update. Rob Pincus checks in from a carbine course in central Ohio and talks about the importance of learning how to shoot in unorthodox shooting positions and around obstacles, especially in a home defense situation. We also hear in this PDN training tour update from Joe Ball of GunTeachers who recently attended a CFS Defensive Pistol Course taught by PDN Contributor and owner of Safety Solutions Academy, Paul Carlson. Joe talks about being a student in a class with his own students and the importance of seeking out training resources.
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Evolved Trigger Guard Devices as Holsters: Vanguard II
Trigger Guard Devices are seen by some who carry in the appendix position as a minimalist great carry option. The Vanguard II is the most evolved design of this type and offers some very specific features including: a belt loop that holds the gun in a constant position and a fin which protrudes from the…Watch Now >>
Weak-Sided Cover with a Pistol
There is a long-standing misconception in the gun industry that you gain an advantage by using a pistol with your weak hand when you are firing from behind cover.Watch Now >>
Interconnectedness of Defensive Firearm Training
Student alert! If your defensive firearms instructor is not giving you an integrated system of firearm manipulation techniques but rather a set of unconnected techniques that don't integrate well together, don't reinforce each other, and don't contribute to your efficiency by being consistent with one another, you need to challenge those techniques.Watch Now >>
Reload Bolt Lock M4
Rob Pincus looks at two different reload positions with an M4 carbine. One position is efficient, safe, and gets you back in the fight quickly. The other is less efficient and even dangerous. Rob demonstrates reloads in both positions and explains why he believes keeping the carbine in three points of contact with the body while reloading is preferable.Watch Now >>
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I JUST joined your site upon a family member recommendation. The video above is the first one I am viewing. From a technical standpoint, I would like to suggest that the sound level be checked when conducting interviews/talks/anything requiring a mike. Most of us these days view on tablets or smart phones without the luxury of separate speakers with volume control. Having understandable audio without the use of headphones or ear strain makes the difference as to whether or not many of us continue to view a video. At approximately 4:24 into the above video a switch to an indoor setting is made. The speaker’s audio was not visibly miked & probably recorded with the camera speaker, resulting in such a low volume that I doubt I will finish watching it. Professional miking is one of the distinguishing marks of amateur vs. professional. Since PDN is semi-professional wanting to be the leading source in PDN training, please consider adding this feature to your future videos to further distinguish yourself in the marketplace. Thanks so much & we look forward to viewing better & better videos from PDN!
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