An important consideration when using a long gun is the optic you use. Rob Pincus discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various optics on long guns. A Personal Defense Network (PDN) original video.
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.
Deryck Poole discusses his journey to becoming a defensive shooting instructor. While the process is different for everyone, Deryck’s experience has aspects that are very common for those who become successful teachers.
Rob Pincus reviews the key components to a efficient reload from bolt-lock with an AR type defensive rifle. Keeping the rifle in the ready position means that it will be easier to get the gun back into a shooting position, if necessary, when your reload is complete.
Rob Pincus discusses zeroing your home defense long gun optic and why the normal rules of The Plausibility Principle are trumped by the efficiency of zeroing your rifle for much further distances than you would most likely be using it.