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 Engagement…Watch 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 >>