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    Varying Distance with Reactive Shooting Targets

    Rob Pincus has talked about the importance of varying your target sizes and distances. For defensive training, sizes are basically determined by the head and chest size target areas on paper or steel targets. Reactive Shooting Targets Of course one option for varying distances during shooting drills is to place the targets at different distances…

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    Why You Need a Sling on a Home-Defense Rifle

    Does a home-defense rifle or shotgun need a rifle sling? Rob Pincus believes any long gun that will potentially be used in the chaotic environment of personal defense absolutely should have a sling. Whether for a law-enforcement officer wielding a patrol rifle, or anyone in the military who carries a rifle on patrol and keeps…

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  • FN 15 Tactical II Rifle

    FN 15 Tactical II Rifle

    Just about every company makes an AR-15 these days, but we have higher expectations of an AR from FN, whose tagline is “the world’s most battle-proven firearms.” FN has a sterling track record with our military and armed forces all over the world. But is this the firearm you need for home defense and rifle…

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  • CMMG - Rifles - 2017 Tour Sponsor

    CMMG – 2017 Tour Sponsor

    It’s great to have CMMG back on the PDN Training Tour for their third year as a sponsor and providing demo rifles for Rob to use during training tour courses. The CMMG rifles Rob brings to class are often pressed into service when a student’s rifle goes down, and have proven durable and reliable during…

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  • CMMG - MK4 Multiple Target Drill

    Multiple Target Drill

    Multiple Target Engagement Drills are a great way to work on contextually appropriate skills, including gun handling and shooting on the move, with a defensive long gun or pistol. Rob Pincus demonstrates these shooting drills with the CMMG Mk4 5.56mm AR-15-type rifle. Check out Rob’s full CMMG Mk4 review for a closer look at this…

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    CMMG Mk4 Rifle

    If you’re looking for reliability and durability at a fair price in an AR-15-type rifle, check out the CMMG Mk4 in 5.56mm. Why? Rob Pincus and scores of students have subjected this rifle to harsh firing schedules and minimal maintenance over the past two years, and it’s still running like a champ. CMMG Mk4 Review…

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  • CMMG Mk3 Rifle in .308

    CMMG Mk3 Rifle in .308

    In his CMMG Mk3 review, Rob Pincus examines this AR-type rifle that is set up in .308, a caliber we don’t usually think of for a personal-defense rifle. But it does have some specific defensive and professional applications. Who Is It For? From the personal-defense point of view, the CMMG Mk3 .308 rifle would be…

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    Drills for Direct Action Combatives with a Carbine

    PDN Contributor Chris Fry of M.D.T.S. Training looks at utilizing the carbine as an intermediate-force option, or what we call direct-action combatives. This may be in a situation where we are not justified in using lethal force, or where the carbine has a malfunction or stoppage, and we need to use the carbine as an…

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  • Vehicle Hood as a Brace

    Vehicle Hood as a Brace

    Using a vehicle hood as a brace can be a great idea, especially if we are shooting with bystanders present, shooting at an extreme distance, or needing to make a very precise shot. If you find yourself in the middle of a public shooting and you have a rifle in your vehicle, the flat surface…

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