• WHAT TO DO AFTER A SHOOTING: THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES
    15:40

    What To Do After a Shooting: The First Five Minutes

    In this extended video, PDN Contributor and legal expert Marty Hayes addresses how people should handle the immediate aftermath of a critical incident. Topics include how to notify the authorities, how not to be shot by responding officers, what to expect while you are detained, what to say during that time, and much more.

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  • Shooting Positions While Using a Vehicle as Cover
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    Shooting Positions While Using a Vehicle as Cover

    Rob Pincus looks at various ways vehicles can be used as cover when carrying a long gun, as well as different ways to get into position to shoot around vehicles. Topics in this extended video include how close to stay to the vehicle; employing specific vehicle parts to get into shooting positions; strong-side vs weak-side…

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  • How to Apply a Tourniquet
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    How to Apply a Tourniquet

    The first line of defense against bleeding out of the arms or legs is a tourniquet. The myth that a tourniquet poses a threat to the limb has been debunked by numerous studies. Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics demonstrates how to apply a tourniquet to an arm or leg and offers tips for efficient…

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  • Training Plan for Personal Defense
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    Training Plan for Personal Defense

    The staff at Gander Mountain Academy see many people come in with no training plan beyond shooting. GMA Strategic Projects Manager and Instructor Nick Smith advocates for building a training plan ahead of time in order to get the most out of your range session. This plan should include asset and time management, training for…

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  • Defensive Training's Impact on Personal Health
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    Defensive Training’s Impact on Personal Health

    GMA Strategic Projects Manager and Instructor Nick Smith and Instructor Dave Hendrick discuss understanding your physical capabilities and limitations. Adapt your gear and training to physical changes in your body, whether it’s worsening eyesight, loss of hearing, bad knees, or any other debilitating condition. Also, what proactive steps can you take to combat such conditions?

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  • Interacting with Law Enforcement
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    Interacting with Law Enforcement

    What should you do when you’re stopped in your vehicle by law enforcement? Gander Mountain Academy instructors and law enforcement officers Randy Lilly and Dave Hendrick speak with authority on this subject, having conducted thousands of traffic stops. They offer advice — ranging from legal to psychological — for people who are armed or have…

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  • Carrying Defensive Firearms while Drinking?
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    Carrying Defensive Firearms while Drinking?

    Should carrying a firearm and drinking alcohol be 100% mutually exclusive? Rob Pincus and PDN Contributor Grant Cunningham approach this topic from a few different perspectives, including what common sense tells us to do and what state and local laws permit or forbid. An analogy is made between drinking while driving and drinking while carrying…

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  • Innovation in Defensive Firearms Training
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    Innovation in Defensive Firearms Training

    Rob Pincus and PDN Contributor Grant Cunningham discuss the criticism they’ve encountered when pushing the boundaries of defensive firearms education. The accusation of doing something different just for the sake of it is weighed against the fact that some people are doing exactly that. Who should drive innovation in the defensive firearms training industry?

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  • Defending Others During an Active Shooter Incident
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    Defending Others During an Active Shooter Incident

    During an active shooter incident, you may need to move against a fleeing crowd in order to reach a family member on the other side. After some discussion of what not to do, a drill is run that shows one way to push through a crowd. Key points are keeping your gun concealed and under…

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