In preparing for defensive encounters, live fire is obviously the best and most realistic training we can do. But live fire training is not always possible. What are the alternatives and their value? Rob Pincus examines the options — .22-caliber conversion kit, .22-caliber pistol (not a conversion kit), Airsoft gun, laser gun, non-firing plastic replica gun — and ranks their relative value as trainers.
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 >>
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 >>