When looking for a personal-defense firearm, the #1 most important attribute is reliability. You need reliable firearms. The gun must function when you need it to, under any conditions. Reliability factors include that the firearm comes out of the holster, gets into action and fires the first shot, and continues firing until the threat has stopped. How do you test reliability? PDN recommends a detailed function test and a firing test, including reloading. Several demonstration videos exist on the PDN site of our suggested tests.
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/or…Watch 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 on…Watch Now >>