Rob Pincus

Armed Home Defense Tactics: Negotiating Corners

Rob Pincus
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Rob Pincus offers valuable tips on home defense tactics such as negotiating hallways, stairwells, doorways, and corners in your home while wearing your concealed-carry firearm as you investigate a family member’s cry for help.

Home-Defense Tactics Considerations

In these home-defense tactics, you need to think about how you’re going to move and always remember that you are moving toward a good guy — your family member. There may or may not be a threat. Yes, a home invader may have grabbed your spouse or child — or your spouse or child may have cut themselves in the kitchen or fallen in the bathroom.

What if you think an intruder is in the home? Rob understands the natural impulse to draw your handgun as you approach the distressed family member. Maybe you will extend the firearm as you come around a corner and even put your finger on the trigger. Rob strongly urges you not to do this as it may result in your accidentally shooting an innocent person, as happens all too often when a person is too ready to shoot.

Avoiding Unintentional Shootings

Rob believes that at most you should keep your home-defense weapon in the high compressed ready position, not at extension in a firing position. However, it is even better to keep the firearm in a staged position. This means the firearm is in the holster and you have a good firing grip and are ready to draw the firearm upon confirmation that you need to do so. Employing these home-defense tactics make it much less likely that you will shoot someone unintentionally.


If you are thinking it doesn’t make sense to keep your gun in the holster if there might be a threat in the house, Rob replies that you do so because there might be threat in the house, but there might not be. The amount of time it takes to bring the gun into action if needed is very quick.

More Tips

Rob has more home-defense tactics tips for negotiating corners, dealing with a bad guy at close quarters, and making sure that bad guy can’t take your gun away.

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