Many people confuse general “shooting skill” or “marksmanship” with the skills involved in using a firearm to defend one’s self or others. In general shooting, one is most often trying to maximize their control over the gun, so that they can shoot the most precise group of rounds possible, or constantly challenge themselves to hit harder and harder targets. World class shooting skills can take months or years to develop. In most defensive shooting situations, the targets are relatively large and close. The fundamental defensive shooting skills can be learned very quickly. In this video, Gander Mountain Academy’s Nick Smith discusses these issues with Rob Pincus.
Finding a range that allows realistic practice opportunities isn’t always easy. Rob Pincus discusses finding a quality range with the owner of Ancient City Shooting Range, Chuck Usina. Most ranges have very restrictive fundamental rules in regard to what type of shooting can be done. Look for ranges that already host defensive training or dynamic…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 >>
Factors that influence which Kydex outside the waistband holster you prefer include Kydex quality, ride height and cant. Rob Pincus presents another issue that isn’t talked about as much: the percentage of the gun’s profile that is off centerline and being pressed up against the body. When a greater percentage of the gun presses on…Watch Now >>
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 >>