• Home Defense Weapons and Safe Backstops
    4:05

    During a lethal-force encounter inside your home with home defense weapons, you don’t want to hit a family member or other innocent people. It’s important to learn which objects in your home make safe backstops and which will not stop a round that’s been fired. Rob Pincus fires a pistol, carbine and shotgun at a

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  • When Is Deadly Force Justified in Home Defense?
    4:29

    “Can I use lethal force to defend myself?” or “When is deadly force justified?” are questions Rob Pincus is often asked. Rob encourages everyone to know the laws in their jurisdiction regarding owning firearms, having them in the home and carrying them in public. But at the moment when faced with a lethal threat, the

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  • Hearing Protection Ear Plugs vs. Muffs
    3:59

    Protect your hearing during live-fire range training and practice. Rob Pincus shows a variety of hearing protection ear plugs and ear muffs. He explains what the NRR (Noise Reduction Rating) on these products means and what “doubling up” with both ear plugs and muffs results in. Rob also discusses why he believes ear plugs are

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  • Planning Your Visit to a Traditional Indoor Gun Range
    12:45

    If you’ve taken a dynamic defensive shooting class, you want to maintain the skills you learned. How can you do this at an indoor range, when you are operating as an individual and no longer under the supervision of an instructor? How can you maximize the range time yet work within the rules in place

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  • Presentation From A Purse Holster
    1:41

    GMA Instructor Amanda Barron demonstrates the proper technique for drawing a firearm from a purse holster. Be sure to have the gun secured inside the purse, so it’s not flopping around loose, which prevents you from accessing it quickly. Amanda shows both one- and two-handed firing grips. Once you learn the correct technique, practice it

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  • Proper Gunsmith Selection
    1:45

    GMA Instructor Mike Rulli discusses what you should look for when choosing a gunsmith. Gunsmiths specialize in different firearm types and shooting events. When you find one who meets your specific needs, look at how many years he has on the job and if he can help you get the most out of your firearm.

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  • Firearm Maintenance Tips
    1:30

    What routine maintenance should you do on your firearm and why is it important? Routine maintenance is done to prevent a more serious problem with the gun at a later date. You can’t afford to compromise safety or risk having a complete breakdown of the firearm at a critical moment. GMA Instructor Mike Rulli gives

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  • Training Plan for Personal Defense
    2:09

    Staff see people coming in to GMA with no plan of what they want to do besides shooting a lot. GMA Strategic Projects Manager and Instructor Nick Smith advocates making a training plan in order to get the most out of your range time. This plan should include asset management, time management, training for the

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  • Defensive Training's Impact on Personal Health
    3:13

    GMA Strategic Projects Manager and Instructor Nick Smith and Instructor Dave Hendrick discuss understanding your physical capabilities and limitations. Adapt your gear and training to physical changes in your body, whether it’s worsening eyesight, loss of hearing, bad knees, or any other debilitating condition. Also, what proactive steps can you take to combat such conditions?

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