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.
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 >>
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 >>
Rob Pincus explains the advantages of a muzzle low ready position, especially in an extreme close quarters situation. The low ready position allows for more efficiency and consistency when moving into a shooting position and for dramatically more control if your rifle is ever grabbed by an attacker.Watch Now >>