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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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    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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    Keep this Good Samaritan checklist in your head as a script you can quickly run through in case you come upon a situation where you might be compelled to act on behalf of a stranger in the public space. If you have sufficient self-defense training and are prepared to defend yourself and your loved ones,

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  • 013406f_k5f30u_c Repealing the NFA
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    If you’re interested in firearms mainly for personal defense, why should you care if the National Firearms Act (NFA) is repealed or not? Rob Pincus offers some compelling reasons. What Is the NFA? The National Firearms Act was enacted in 1934 and was the first federal attempt at gun-control legislation. It regulates ownership and use

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    The Three C’s of Coordinated Defense were in the past called the Three C’s of Tactical Operations with a Team because they come from the world of close-quarters battle and executive protection teams. Modern Definition of the Three C’s Now the Three C’s of Coordinated Defense can be applied to refer to family defense, active

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  • 013025f_k5e92u_c-stopping-violence-efficiently
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    Doing anything efficiently means accomplishing your goal with as little time, energy and effort as possible. When it comes to stopping violence, what are the most efficient ways to stop or avoid it? Avoidance Avoidance is definitely a strategy for efficiently stopping violence. If you remove yourself from the area where violence is occurring or

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  • Active Shooter Training
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    An active shooter is someone who comes into a public space with the intent of hurting as many people as possible. What kind of active shooter training can be done in a workplace? High-Risk Areas If you’re in a high-risk area such as a hospital, amusement park, shopping mall, or school, a place where people

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