• 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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  • Home Defense Plan for Immediate Aftermath
    4:24

    This is an important time you need to plan for. Just because the attacker is down doesn’t mean the critical incident is over, so don’t let your guard down. Keep your firearm at the ready and your eyes on the threat, continue trying to contact law enforcement, and exit the house with your entire family

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  • Tactical Firearms Training: Professionals vs. Citizens
    5:42

    PDN Contributor and owner of 10X Defense Omari Broussard speaks to the rationale behind objective-based measurement of shooting skill. Armed professionals such as military and law enforcement personnel must demonstrate accuracy and speed in order to perform their jobs through tactical firearms training. But having objective standards for private citizens training for personal defense is

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  • Handgun Draw for Close Quarters Shooting
    5:17

    Rob Pincus and Andy Loeffler demonstrate handgun drawing and how to best defend against a close-quarters threat. Your focus must first be on controlling the threat. Next, after clearing the initial attack, access your firearm. What are the two key components to handgun drawing when in contact distance with an attacker?

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  • Immediate Action Plan for a Home Invasion
    4:34

    Don’t be caught off-guard! Rob Pincus presents some key ideas for dealing with a home invasion. Have a plan, discuss it with your family members, and rehearse it a few different ways. Topics covered include initial movements, locating a phone and calling 911, assembling in a predetermined area of the home, and staging and accessing

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  • Pepper Spray Considerations
    2:48

    Not everyone has the physical or mental capacity to operate a firearm in self-defense, and may decide on using pepper spray instead. GMA Instructor Dave Hendrick looks at the varieties of pepper spray: stream, spray, fog and foam. What does each do? How do you decide which is right for you? And what do you

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  • Part 5: Gun Storage and Storing Firearms
    4:39

    Once you have decided to keep a firearm in your home for family defense, one of the first things to deal with is where to stage that firearm. The three main factors to consider for gun storage are the layout of your home, the likely movement of an attacker, and the likely places you will

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  • Training with Shooting Gloves
    3:12

    When doing extended practice sessions with your home-defense rifle, you may want to wear shooting gloves to protect your hands from the heat generated by the rifle barrel firing a high number of rounds in a short time frame. Consider investing in shooting gloves that will allow you a lot of tactile response from the

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