• Shotgun vs. Rifle

    PDN Executive Director Rob Pincus answers a question he’s asked a lot. Shotgun vs. rifle: what’s better for home defense? He has a definite preference and explains his reasoning. Then on site at the Bristlecone Shooting, Training and Retail Center in Denver, Colorado, Rob gives a live-fire demonstration with both weapons. Semi-Auto Rifle His personal… Read more »

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  • What’s Better for Home Defense: Rifle or Handgun?

    Should you use a rifle or handgun for home defense? PDN Contributor and Owner of Bearco Training in Covington, Louisiana, Barret Kendrick explains why it’s best to keep, train and practice with both a handgun and a rifle or shotgun. Rifle for Home Defense Barret is carrying a shorter rifle, which works very well from… Read more »

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  • Best Home Defense Rifle

    What is the best home defense rifle? If you’re asking that question, chances are you already own a rifle or have one in mind to buy. Rob Pincus talks about some of the common types of rifles you may already own that may not be as good for self defense or home defense situations, and… Read more »

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  • Birdshot for Home Defense

    Rob Pincus is on an indoor range at the Bristlecone Shooting, Training and Retail Center to talk about birdshot for home defense. When it comes to home-defense shotguns, one of the most commonly asked questions is, what about birdshot for home defense? There are many purpose-designed rounds to go into a shotgun, especially a 12… Read more »

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  • Stolen Firearm

    What should you do if your gun is stolen? This is a question that responsible firearms owners ask, as well as those who are anti-gun or neutral but curious on the issue of guns. By the very nature of its theft, a stolen firearm is now in the wrong hands — it’s in the hands… Read more »

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  • pistol reload drill

    On an indoor set resembling the living room of a home, PDN Contributor Claude Werner presents a pistol reload drill using dry fire. In the real world, our initiator for a reload would be a recognition that the pistol is empty, such as feeling it or seeing the slide lock back. We don’t have a… Read more »

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  • Safe Rooms in Houses

    Tim Surprenant, President of Tasco Security, Inc, discusses the features of safe rooms in houses. Alarm systems provide you with response time, notification from when the alarm goes off to the time that law enforcement responds. It’s important for you and your loved ones to be safe from the time you hear the alarm until… Read more »

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  • High Compressed Ready Position

    Many handgun ready positions exist. Rob Pincus strongly prefers the high compressed ready position. The gun is held in front of the chest above the area the gun moves to when it comes up out of the holster. The gun is also close to the chest, and the shooter’s elbows are at his side so… Read more »

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  • Preparing Multiple Emergency Medical Kits | PDN

    When dealing with the variety of medical problems you may encounter in your daily life, the best solution is to prepare multiple emergency medical kits. Rob Pincus has several kits with different contents for everyday carry on the body, storage in a vehicle, and keeping at home. He demonstrates what goes in three of his… Read more »

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