• 4:02

    Many people worry that their 5.56mm or .223 AR pistol or short-barreled rifle doesn’t have enough terminal performance to stop a threat. Rob Pincus offers some insights into this concern and backs it up with gel testing. BACKGROUND One reason shooters thinking about home defense, or law-enforcement or private security professionals equipped with SBRs have…

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  • 5:32

    Using a standard FBI ballistic gelatin block, Rob Pincus tests the Winchester Defender 20-Gauge 2¾” Segmented Slug to evaluate its suitability as a defensive round. ADVANTAGES OF 20-GAUGE SHOTGUNS Rob prefers the 20-gauge shotgun to the 12-gauge for home defense or any building, workplace or other area where a security officer may have a shotgun…

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  • 2:57

    The Mission First Tactical Battlelink Minimalist Stock has been on the market for over a decade, doing an excellent job on all brands of AR-type rifles, and even on AR pistols. Now Mission First Tactical has introduced the Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock. What upgrades does this new stock have? EXTREME DUTY The Mission First…

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  • 2:46

    Sight alignment and sight picture are two different things. This holds true whether you are talking about marksmanship, high-level precision shooting, competition shooting, or defensive shooting, and whether you are shooting a rifle or pistol. SIGHT ALIGNMENT This is the relationship between the front and rear sights on your rifle or pistol. There should be…

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  • 3:37

    Mission First Tactical has become a complete resource provider for ARs. Whether you want to upgrade your AR one accessory at a time or outfit the whole firearm in Mission First Tactical gear, regardless of what upper and lower or barrel length you’re running, and whether it’s an AR-type rifle, carbine or pistol, MFT accessories…

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  • 2:09

    Mission First Tactical Extreme Duty magazines just keep getting better. In this video, we take a look at their new Extreme Duty Window Mag. About a year ago, MFT came out with the heavy-duty version of their magazine, which proved its mettle on the PDN Training Tour. And the newest version is even better because…

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  • 7:35

    Are you thinking about adding a red-dot sight to your defensive handgun? In this wide-ranging discussion, PDN Contributors Deryck Poole and Don Edwards present the basics of pistol red-dot sights, from how much money you can expect to spend, to what the red dot does for your shooting, and much more. YES TO THE RED…

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  • 4:25

    The latest generation of the TAT3D polyurethane mannequin target is here and features several upgrades designed to make defensive shooting practice more realistic and results more accurate. Let’s take a closer look at these innovative 3D shooting targets. 3D SHOOTING TARGETS MADE IN THE USA Formerly manufactured in Italy, the TAT3D mannequin target is now…

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  • 3:18

    Many of us have multiple concealed carry guns. PDN’s Deryck Poole offers some tips for selecting and outfitting that second (or third) carry gun. If you carry a full-size handgun as your everyday concealed carry gun, there may be times when you can’t carry it because you can’t properly conceal such a large gun. This…

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