• 7:39

    Aftermath of Defensive Gun Use: Recruiting a Helper

    In the immediate aftermath of a defensive gun use, many urgent and critical things need to be addressed. We discuss these in other videos in specific contexts, such as active shooter response, home defense tactics, armed defense in public, law enforcement response, medical or communication issues, and more. Considering the scope of things that may…

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  • 8:05

    Risk Mitigation in the Firearms Industry

    When we talk about risk mitigation in the safety, security, and personal defense community, it’s vital that we identify the risks appropriately before we make plans for how to mitigate them. We also need to consider the resources — how much time, money, and personal investment we want to put into mitigating those risks, as…

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  • 3:47

    Understanding Force Options

    Our understanding of use of force options has changed over time. In the past, it was often expressed as the force continuum, which pictured force options as a linear progression starting from verbal force all the way up to lethal force. THE FORCE CONTINUUM It was often depicted as a ladder or a staircase to…

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  • 4:09

    Carrying While Drinking/Impaired

    Think carefully about the appropriate and inappropriate times to have access to firearms. If our judgment is impaired and we can’t operate at our best, a firearm may not be a good choice of defensive tool. Rob Pincus explains why. Carrying a defensive firearm is always a matter of compromises, and those compromises go beyond…

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  • 3:13

    Conflict De-Escalation: Snow Shoveling Incident

    WARNING: The following video contains graphic content. Conflict avoidance and conflict de-escalation are the first two rules of personal defense. In this video, Rob Pincus presents a real-life situation where these were not practiced, and the result was a tragedy that likely could have been avoided. SNOW SHOVELING INCIDENT You may have seen or heard…

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  • 3:03

    3 Keys to Proper Use of Cover

    Rob Pincus presents the three keys to realistic defensive-shooting practice for use of cover. How do we apply proper use of cover when in a fight? We have to do it by spatial awareness and our proximity to the cover. A gunfight is a dynamic, constantly changing situation. Our emphasis with respect to cover should…

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  • 3:28

    When To Stop Shooting

    In the world of armed defense, there’s a lot of talk about when to stop shooting. Before we talk about that, remember we only shoot to stop the threat. We shoot as long as we need to, from moral and legal perspectives as well as an efficiency in training standpoint. We want to apply only…

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  • 3:57

    Conflict Avoidance During Civil Unrest

    What is your responsibility to avoid conflict or de-escalate existing conflict, especially in times of civil unrest or civil anxiety? Rob Pincus addresses this topic with his usual clear-thinking approach. Especially in the United States but also worldwide, we have had a lot of turmoil this year. This has included civil unrest over social issues…

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  • 3:45

    Resetting a Threat’s OODA Loop

    Rob answers a question he got recently about resetting a threat’s OODA Loop. This is a decision-making loop that’s been used inside the defensive community to talk about not only the things we defenders do, but also what the bad guy is doing while trying to hurt us. UNDERSTANDING THE OODA LOOP OODA stands for…

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