• Lateral Movement Exercises
    3:22

    Lateral Movement Exercises

    When under fire, we want to immediately move off the spot where we’ve been targeted. But moving does not eliminate the threat – return fire does, which means we need to shift the firearm from a ready or slung position into a shooting position at the same time we are moving to one side or…

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  • Firearm Training
    4:24

    C.O.R.R.: Clamp, Orient, Ram, Retract.

    Chris Fry of MDTS Training takes a step-by-step look at employing the C.O.R.R. principle with a long gun. It’s designed to prevent takeaways and engage an aggressor at close quarters without using lethal force. Chris also presents options for lethal force should that become necessary.

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  • Loading Magazines for Defensive Shooting
    4:13

    Loading Magazines for Defensive Shooting

    When headed to the range with a long gun, what’s the best way to set up your magazines for maximum training value? Rob Pincus begins by demonstrating how to load a magazine properly. Then he advises against fully loading mags, because you will be able to predict when the reload is coming. Loading ten to…

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  • Ambush Response with a Carbine: Counter Ambush Training
    9:43

    Ambush Response with a Carbine: Counter Ambush Training

    In preparation for running a Figure Eight Drill, which is a counter-ambush drill, we need to understand the realistic movements we would go through if ambushed while carrying a carbine on a sling. All the fundamental carbine skills for defensive shooting are demonstrated and the Figure Eight Drill is run. Administrative safety protocols are also…

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  • Training Beyond CCW
    7:37

    Training Beyond CCW

    Chris Juelich, director of Gander Mountain Academies, and instructor Dave Hendrick look at why people often don’t train or practice after obtaining their CCW, why they should, plus which techniques should be practiced and scenarios prepared for in subsequent training. GMA’s unique facilities, offering a variety of realistic training scenarios, are discussed.

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  • 10:31

    Concealed Carry for Women: Practical Options

    Nikki Turpeaux looks at practical options regarding concealed carry for women. Find out how women carry a concealed self-defense handgun without sacrificing comfort, lifestyle or preferred clothing. Options demonstrated include a 5.11 Tactical undershirt, fanny packs and backpacks; Galco bellyband; cross-body bag from Drago Gear; Kangaroo Carry microband; Safariland ALS OWB holster; Blackhawk belt clip;…

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  • Laser Aiming Device on a Defensive Rifle
    4:00

    Laser Aiming Device on a Defensive Rifle

    If you have a defensive rifle, you should know how to use it as an aiming device in unorthodox situations. If you need a higher level of precision than kinesthetic alignment will accommodate and you can’t use your sights for any reason, a laser aiming device on your rifle can allow you to predict where…

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  • Squib Safety Selfie
    2:05

    Squib Safety Selfie

    Here’s a quick tip for range training from Steve Aryan of Grey Fox Industries on squib safety. If you are not sure if there is a squib projectile lodged in the barrel of your handgun or rifle, lock the action to the rear so the bolt is open and daylight is shining into the receiver…

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  • Part 4: Handguns for Women: Self Defense Recommendations
    9:18

    Part 4: Handguns for Women: Self Defense Recommendations

    Selecting handguns for women? Rob Pincus is on the range with Nikki Turpeaux and a line-up of six handguns she considers good choices for women. Nikki discusses the features she does and does not want on defensive handguns for women, as well as capacity, recoil, reliability, hand strength, functioning, and why a woman’s significant other…

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