• 7:29

    Red-Dot Sights on Pistols

    As of early 2021, Rob Pincus has officially changed his opinion on red-dot sights on pistols for those just getting started in defensive firearms skill development. Rob feels it is important, especially because he is an instructor, to explain why he has changed his mind. RDS ON PISTOLS IN THE PAST For many years, Rob…

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  • 7:32

    Using a Work Sharp Knife Sharpener

    During the first live PDN Product Showcase, we looked at several different types of products, including some we don’t normally talk much about but that relate to personal defense readiness. One of these was the Work Sharp family of knife sharpening tools. WORK SHARP If you carry a knife as one of your self-defense tools,…

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  • 11:05

    Testing Steiner’s Gun Optics

    In PDN’s first Product Showcase Live Event, the gun optics company featured was Steiner Optics. If you missed the live event, watch this extended video to see what Steiner is doing in terms of personal-defense optics. Steiner Optics is known as a high-quality brand that’s been in existence since the late 1940s, designing and manufacturing…

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  • 2:01

    Stealth Project Suppressors

    Rob Pincus is on the range firing a POF-USA .308 Revolution rifle but not wearing hearing protection, because a Stealth Project Suppressor is attached to the rifle. Let’s learn more about this unique suppressor design. STEALTH PROJECT The suppressor Rob is using is a .30-caliber suppressor, which means it will work on a .308, 7.62x39mm,…

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  • 8:54

    Ballistol USA Products: Perfect for Firearm Maintenance

    PDN Contributor Kevin Dixie has a lot of experience with Ballistol firearm maintenance products. Here he presents an in-depth view of Ballistol’s product line and what we should look for in cleaners to keep our self-defense tools in good working condition. EXTRACT AND LUBRICATE First, Kevin looks for a firearm maintenance product that penetrates the…

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  • 1:04

    Using an LED Microlight

    An LED microlight is a simple utility item that is inexpensive and very easy to carry. It’s a great item to have in a medical kit or pocket, or attached to a keychain. Packs of ten can be bought for about $12 and each microlight lasts for many hours. FEATURES Consider this little light part…

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  • 5:06

    Handgun Sights for “Old Eyes”

    Rob Pincus is often asked what type of sights on a defensive pistol are best for a shooter with “old eyes”? By “old eyes,” we mean people with degrading vision or whose vision has changed from when they were younger and their eyes were sharper. Rob offers his suggestions with the caveat that the way…

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  • 4:14

    Cheeterz Ammo Podz

    Serious shooters who put in scores of hours at the range every year may scoff at the idea of an easier way to load handgun magazines. But for new shooters or anyone with hand/arm strength issues, a little help will be welcomed and hopefully keep them interested in shooting and self-defense. This is where Cheeterz…

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  • 3:18

    Aimpoint Acro P-1: Assessing the Pistol Red Dot Sight

    Let’s take a first look at the new pistol red-dot sight from Aimpoint, the Acro P-1. Don Edwards of Greenline Tactical has been shooting with it and carrying it every day since he brought it home from the SHOT Show, and he’s ready with his evaluation. SPECIFICATIONS The Acro P-1 is mounted on a Glock…

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