• Simulated Firearms Training as a Bystander During an Armed Robbery
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    Simulated Firearms Training as a Bystander During an Armed Robbery

    In this extended video from Gander Mountain Academy, Director of Training Billy Heib puts PDN’s Rob Pincus into one of the GMA Simulators, where Rob experiences the armed robbery of a convenience store. This firearms training video offers a good look at how realistic and immersive the Simulators are. Billy and Rob also conduct an…

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  • Impediments to Learning During Firearms Training
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    Impediments to Learning During Firearms Training

    Rob Pincus and Grant Cunningham discuss the biggest impediments to learning and developing defensive skills during firearms training. Rob & Grant give examples from his extensive experience as an instructor working with people of a variety of backgrounds on ranges and in classrooms around the world. Physical and psychological factors are considered, as well as…

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  • Home Defense Weapons and Safe Backstops
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    Home Defense Weapons and Safe Backstops

    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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  • Efficient Defensive Fitness Concepts
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    Efficient Defensive Fitness Concepts

    Rob Pincus and Grant Cunningham discuss what people can do to get into shape with the goal of staying safer. The vital areas are diet — looking at food as fuel and the ways that different types of food/fuel affect the body, and physical activity that increases flexibility, range of motion and stamina to build…

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  • Contextual Defensive Firearms Training Explained
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    Contextual Defensive Firearms Training Explained

    From the English Pit Shooting Range in Washington state, PDN Contributor Grant Cunningham explains what he means when he tells students that training has to fit their context. Prior to training, Grant works with each student to assess their individual needs based on what their life is like. Often the “noise” from the gun media…

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  • When Is Deadly Force Justified in Home Defense?
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    When Is Deadly Force Justified in Home Defense?

    “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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  • Personal Defense Priorities
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    Personal Defense Priorities

    The priorities under discussion by Rob Pincus and PDN Contributor Grant Cunningham are gear, skill, behavior, and fitness. How do these four personal defense areas rank in order of importance to a person who wants to be safer? Rob and Grant expand on their reasons for how they prioritize each area, and come to an…

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  • Home Defense Plan for Immediate Aftermath
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    Home Defense Plan for Immediate Aftermath

    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
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    Tactical Firearms Training: Professionals vs. Citizens

    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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