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.
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 >>
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 >>
Finding a range that allows realistic practice opportunities isn’t always easy. Rob Pincus discusses finding a quality range with the owner of Ancient City Shooting Range, Chuck Usina. Most ranges have very restrictive fundamental rules in regard to what type of shooting can be done. Look for ranges that already host defensive training or dynamicWatch Now >>
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 >>