“Awareness” is a constant theme in self-defense training, but it can sometimes be presented as something rigid that doesn’t take into account the way your attention to your surroundings fluctuates during the day. In this video, Kelly Muir describes the three states of awareness that most people move between throughout the day: Relaxed, Familiar, Unfamiliar. Your behavior in these states will vary, as will how much mental energy you are actually putting into being aware of the details of your surroundings. By paying more attention to your surroundings when you are in a more vulnerable situation, it will be easier to manage your personal defense efforts.
Rob Pincus is with Chuck Usina at the Ancient City Shooting Range in St. Augustine, Florida to talk about how range owners can find good firearm instructors to teach courses. Chuck advises doing research on what the firearm instructors teach, checking to make sure they have positive feedback, and actually talking to former students. Don’t…Watch Now >>
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 >>
Rob Pincus and Deryck Poole work with a student to develop the ability to train realistically for multiple threats. Too often, students on the range just swing between targets instead of training to break their focus on the first threat and truly assess their environment to find and engage any other threats. Related videos: Problem…Watch Now >>
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 >>