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.
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 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, talking to their former students, and checking to make sure the instructors have positive feedback.…Watch Now >>