In the martial arts and unarmed defense communities, there’s always discussion about whether open- or closed-hand strikes are best. In reality, there are appropriate targets for each. The formula is simple: If you’re striking a soft surface, use a closed-hand strike because it creates a hard surface. If you’re striking a hard surface, use an open-hand strike, which creates a soft surface. Hard and soft targets on the body are pinpointed, and the reasons for not striking a hard surface with a closed hand or a soft surface with an open hand are discussed.
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 onWatch Now >>
If you are a firearm instructor who teaches defensive shooting, you obviously need a range to teach at. In this video, Chuck Usina, the owner of the Ancient City Shooting Range, shares his thoughts on how a new firearm instructor should go about establishing a professional relationship with a range. Understanding the range owner and/orWatch 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, checking to make sure they have positive feedback, and actually talking to former students. Don’tWatch Now >>