• 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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  • Zero Red Dot

    Home Defense Zero

    If you have a rifle set up and intended for home defense, how should you zero the red dot sight for home-defense distances? Rob Pincus has an Aimpoint Comp ML3 mounted on his rifle. It has a 2 MOA (minute of angle) red dot, meaning it’s a fairly small dot. It will be capable of…

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  • Training Rifle

    Setting Up .22 LR Training Rifle

    This video demonstrates setting up a dedicated .22 Long Rifle training rifle. There have been ammo shortages that have affected whether or not you could really train and practice with your full-size gun, because that ammo was too expensive or hard to find. It makes sense to have a cheaper way to train than always…

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  • Shooting from Inside a Vehicle: Cover and Concealment

    Shooting from Inside a Vehicle: Cover and Concealment

    If you are inside a vehicle in a public environment during an active shooter incident, the vehicle’s interior provides both cover and concealment. What actions can you take in defense of others in this situation?

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  • Shooting Rests

    Improvised Shooting Rests With a Rifle

    If you’re out in the field hunting or target shooting, on land that you own or have access to, and are permitted to shoot on both sides of fences, they can be used as improvised shooting rests. Before employing one of these rests, be aware of two things. First, do not put hard on hard,…

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