• 12:18

    Nemo Arms AR Pistol Gel Demo

    In this extended video, Rob Pincus has the primary gun he’s used in defensive long gun classes on the 2022 PDN Training Tour, the Nemo Arms Battle-Light 1.0 AR Pistol chambered in 5.56mm. He discusses where the AR pistol falls within the long-gun category and then presents the features of the high-quality, reliable Battle-Light 1.0.…

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  • 3:36

    Appropriate Number of Shots in Self Defense

    We have a moral and an ethical obligation to avoid violence, including using a firearm, whenever possible. But sometimes the use of force is necessary in order to get to our goal of safety. So it’s important to understand how many rounds it may take to stop an attacker. Barret Kendrick of Bearco Training tackles…

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  • 3:34

    Empower Your Family To Protect Themselves

    What does protecting your loved ones really entail? PDN Contributor Barret Kendrick of Bearco Training gives his point of view. We live in a society where a lot of people take on a protector role. They want to be able to protect their children and their spouse, and Barret is no different. HELPING LOVED ONES…

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  • 5:10

    Complying with Police Commands

    Rob Pincus uses video footage to examine how to comply with law enforcement commands in a way that lessens the chances of being shot because your movements were misinterpreted as threatening. THE BACKGROUND In April 2021 there was a national headline story about a 13-year-old boy who was shot by police in Chicago after running…

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  • 5:00

    Stopping an Armed Threat Using Unarmed Tactics

    A PDN member recently sent Rob Pincus a link to a video to review and give his thoughts on. Did the actions of the good guy as he attempted to stop an armed robbery of a convenience store actually put himself and others in more danger? Rob’s first point is that as soon as a…

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  • 2:35

    Communication During a Critical Incident

    When it comes to communication during a critical incident, it is important to stay focused on what you need or what you see that other people need to know about. And that’s it. In this video, Rob Pincus dispels some myths. During training classes, students often ask Rob about communication during a critical incident such…

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  • 3:14

    Shooting to Wound

    Using a firearm is a use of lethal force. Shooting to wound is a horrible idea and shouldn’t be part of your tactical approach or your strategy. Rob Pincus understands why the concept of shooting to wound is part of our conversation, especially with people who don’t carry guns and don’t train…but Rob wishes it…

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  • 7:39

    Aftermath of Defensive Gun Use: Recruiting a Helper

    In the immediate aftermath of a defensive gun use, many urgent and critical things need to be addressed. We discuss these in other videos in specific contexts, such as active shooter response, home defense tactics, armed defense in public, law enforcement response, medical or communication issues, and more. Considering the scope of things that may…

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  • 8:05

    Risk Mitigation in the Firearms Industry

    When we talk about risk mitigation in the safety, security, and personal defense community, it’s vital that we identify the risks appropriately before we make plans for how to mitigate them. We also need to consider the resources — how much time, money, and personal investment we want to put into mitigating those risks, as…

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