Having a pistol brass stuck in the chamber area during a defensive encounter is a problem because the simple malfunction clearance of tap—rack—reload won’t clear it. Plus we need to be able to clear it without looking, since it may be dark or we’ll need to be looking for cover, or at the bad guy, or at our family members. The procedure for clearing the brass is to lock the slide open, then with the weak-hand fingers, feel for the pistol brass and get it off whatever it’s stuck on, insert another magazine, and rack.
Brain Sabol discusses the importance of defensive firearms training for a 360 degree world, even on a typical square range. Brian offers some ideas for how you can train more realistically even when your live-fire options don’t include 360 degrees.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 >>
Rob Pincus and Deryck Poole work with a student to develop the ability to train realistically for multiple threats. Too often, students on the range just swing between targets instead of training to break their focus on the first threat and truly assess their environment to find and engage any other threats. Related videos: ProblemWatch 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 >>