For women who don’t feel comfortable carrying a concealed defensive handgun, there are other options for personal defense. Rob Pincus and Kelly Muir discuss the pros and cons of a couple of these options, and why it is extremely important that you know how each one should be used. One of the go-to defense weapons that women often turn to is a car or house key wedged in between their fingers that they think can be used for jabbing into their attacker’s eye. This is very risky because it is practically impossible to train and difficult to implement. Another popular choice is pepper spray, which women tend to see as a safety blanket. They think that if they have pepper spray in their purse, they are safe from danger. All you have to do is point and shoot, right? No, you should know how to be effective with the spray and keep in mind that you will probably be contaminated.
Instructor Don Edwards discusses and demonstrates the differences between shooting with a bipod and shooting from an improvised rest. Both methods can dramatically increase deviation control, but the improvised rest techniques are much more versatile and universal.Watch Now >>
Rob Pincus and Deryck Poole work with a student on the range to refine his shooting position. Whenever you are training for defensive shooting, you should try to maintain a natural and neutral stance with your feet about equidistant from the target and your weight forward. Related videos: Problem Solving on the Range: Realistic EngagementWatch Now >>
Brain Sabol discusses the importance of defensive firearms training for a 360 degree world, even on a typical square range. Brian offers some ideas for how you can train more realistically even when your live-fire options don’t include 360 degrees.Watch Now >>