• 8:53

    Violent Criminal Actors – Changing Your Mindset

    If you’ve watched the previous videos in this series, you may now feel overwhelmed knowing what you’re up against in a worst-case scenario with a violent criminal actor. Here are some strategies for prioritizing your preparations. Complete Series: Violent Criminal Actors – Introduction Violent Criminal Actors – History of Violence Violent Criminal Actors – Triggers…

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  • 13:27

    Violent Criminal Actors – Training for Defensive Violence

    William Aprill and Rob Pincus discuss how you should train to commit defensive violence. Topics include mindset; self-assessment of your knowledge, skills and attributes; and commitment to training your weak spots. Complete Series: Violent Criminal Actors – Introduction Violent Criminal Actors – History of Violence Violent Criminal Actors – Triggers to Violence Violent Criminal Actors…

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  • 8:57

    Violent Criminal Actors – Training to deal with Violent Criminal Actors

    How flawed is the standard response model of avoidance — deterrence — de-escalation when under threat from a bad guy? Can we affect their behavior or do we need to ramp up our response to match their irrational violent threat? Complete Series: Violent Criminal Actors – Introduction Violent Criminal Actors – History of Violence Violent…

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  • 12:56

    Violent Criminal Actors – Triggers to Violence

    Understanding how violent criminal actors are made may not keep you safer or help you avoid violence, but it will help you understand why defensive action on your part may be necessary. Complete Series: Violent Criminal Actors – Introduction Violent Criminal Actors – History of Violence Violent Criminal Actors – Triggers to Violence Violent Criminal…

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  • 7:06

    Violent Criminal Actors – History of Violence

    William Aprill defines antisocial personality disorder, sociopath and psychopath, and discusses the characteristics and motivations of each. Complete Series: Violent Criminal Actors – Introduction Violent Criminal Actors – History of Violence Violent Criminal Actors – Triggers to Violence Violent Criminal Actors – Training to deal with Violent Criminal Actors Violent Criminal Actors – Training for…

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  • 4:18

    Violent Criminal Actors – Introduction

    Who are violent criminal actors, the bad guys we are preparing to defend ourselves, our family members, and perhaps our community members against? With his experience in law enforcement and the court and mental health systems, the late William Aprill was one of the country’s foremost experts on this subject. Complete Series: Violent Criminal Actors…

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  • 3:23

    Mental Health Awareness in the Gun Community

    Mental health and firearms is an important issue that gun owners need to be talking about. Why? Rob Pincus explains. Walk The Talk America Perhaps you’ve seen the WTTA logo being worn by many industry leaders in the firearms community. They are doing it because they’ve been talking a lot about the importance of recognizing…

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  • 4:34

    M.A.R.C.H. Assessment

    Full-time paramedic, reserve police officer, and retired military Mike McElmeel of Eighteen Zulu LLC talks about the M.A.R.C.H. Assessment tool. Most of us carry some sort of IFAK or trauma management equipment when we’re on the range. But how are we going to manage the patient between the time we have a catastrophic injury and…

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  • 10:14

    Sensory Recognition Development

    Through frequent and realistic training, we can use the power of recognition to respond to a threat more efficiently. In this in-depth video, Michael Dasargo of 10X Defense explains that by recognition, he means we’re familiar with what’s happening, and contact is a key method to develop skills and have those skills transfer to the…

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