• 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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  • Part 5: Gun Storage and Storing Firearms
    4:39

    Part 5: Gun Storage and Storing Firearms

    Once you have decided to keep a firearm in your home for family defense, one of the first things to deal with is where to stage that firearm. The three main factors to consider for gun storage are the layout of your home, the likely movement of an attacker, and the likely places you will…

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  • Holding a Rifle with Your Support Hand
    5:08

    Holding a Rifle with Your Support Hand

    Where should you place your support hand on a rifle? Rob Pincus examines the options, including the magwell grip, gripping the far end of the rail, and placing the hand somewhere in between. Each grip has advantages and disadvantages related to controlling the rifle, fatigue, target acquisition, and unorthodox shooting positions. Rob covers both defensive…

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  • Mounting a Crimson Trace Railmaster to a Rifle
    6:49

    Mounting a Crimson Trace Railmaster to a Rifle

    Rob Pincus demonstrates how to mount a Crimson Trace Railmaster Pro to a defensive rifle. He covers not only how to mount this specific device, but where you might want to attach any light and/or laser device on your rifle and why some positions are better than others.

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