When you approach the handgun counter at a Gander Mountain store, you’ll find scores of options from dozens of manufacturers. It is important that you ask the right questions of yourself and of the person helping you make your selection. Jeff Kersten and Robin Godolphin of Gander Mountain Academy discuss all the major types of firearms, their primary features and how they fit into the vast world of handgun use. Regardless of whether you are interested in target shooting, competition, personal defense or even just collecting firearms, Gander Mountain has the right pistol for you.
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 explains the advantages of a muzzle low ready position, especially in an extreme close quarters situation. The low ready position allows for more efficiency and consistency when moving into a shooting position and for dramatically more control if your rifle is ever grabbed by an attacker.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 >>
Ankle Holsters offer one unique advantage for defensive firearms carry, as they place your defensive tool in a location that most people do not think to look. Danny Pieratti prefers ankle carry and demonstrates proper presentation from that position in this video.Watch Now >>