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    Are you looking to buy your first defensive handgun? Ernie Traugh of Cedar Valley Outfitters has some advice for first-time buyers. So many good choices are available today — where do you start? Should you listen to what friends and family tell you is the best handgun? Maybe it’s the best for them, but that

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    Rob Pincus has been talking about the balance of speed and precision in his intuitive defensive shooting courses for almost two decades. In this video, he presents a diagram that students find helpful in understanding the concept. Speed and Accuracy Twenty years ago, Rob started off by talking about the balance between speed and accuracy

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  • PDN 015393f_K5G61U_c Winchester Hybrid-X Ammunition
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    Rob Pincus conducts ballistic gelatin testing on the new Hybrid-X ammunition from Winchester. He fires three rounds of 9mm Winchester Hybrid-X from 12 feet into 10% ballistic gelatin through two layers of cotton fabric, to obtain wound ballistics data. What sets the Hybrid-X ammunition apart from other rounds? Winchester Hybrid-X Ammunition is a necessary part

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    Two facets of situational awareness are often misunderstood: scanning and assessing the environment. In this video, Rob Pincus clarifies how you should approach them. What Not To Do Scanning the environment does not mean making a superficial scan or moving your head around in random directions and hoping you see something. This is not situational

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    Do left-handed shooters really need to select guns that are specifically designed for them? Deryck Poole of Echo-5 Training has a few firearms on hand that he uses to discredit this myth. Prototype of the PD10 from Avidity Arms

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    Looking around to determine what action you need to take is radically different for competitive and defensive shooters. In this video, Team Springfield’s Rob Leatham and PDN’s Rob Pincus break it down. Assessing the Environment: Competition As Rob Leatham explains, the competitive shooter assesses his environment in advance of when he shoots. It’s called a

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  • PDN 015086f_K5G05U_c Protect What You Love
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    When it comes to establishing a defensive mindset and considering personal security, the thing you may be missing is motivation. Some people may be reluctant to establish in their own mind the idea that they are willing to use force to defend themselves. Some people are unaware of the idea that they even need to

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    Alisha Ketter, a Defensive Firearms Coach at Reno Guns & Range, focuses primarily on women’s handgun training. Most of the women who come to RG&R for training come in after a critical incident. They have experienced something in their life that makes it useful for them to explore self-defense for women. Alisha’s role is to

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  • Are You A Sheepdog?
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    The analogy of the sheepdog, which oversees and protects the flock, was popularized in the law enforcement, military, security, and personal defense communities in the 1990s through the writings of Lt. Col. David Grossman, who has been a PDN contributor. Over the years, Rob Pincus’s beliefs about the sheepdog concept have evolved. The Professional Sheepdog

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