How should we practice to deal with malfunctions with our defensive pistol? Rob advocates a non-diagnostic linear malfunction response for a quick reload. If you feel there’s not a complete cycling of the slide, going to a quick reload is appropriate. In the middle of a gunfight, don’t look at the pistol to see what’s happening. If it feels like slide lock, treat it like slide lock and let the magazine drop out. Insert a magazine and rack the slide. If at this point you need to go into a complex or quick reload, here’s how.
Instructor Don Edwards discusses and demonstrates the differences between shooting with a bipod and shooting from an improvised rest. Both methods can dramatically increase deviation control, but the improvised rest techniques are much more versatile and universal.Watch 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 >>
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 >>