• Are You A Sheepdog?

    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… Read more »

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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,… Read more »

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  • 013406f_k5f30u_c Repealing the NFA

    If you’re interested in firearms mainly for personal defense, why should you care if the National Firearms Act (NFA) is repealed or not?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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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  • Active Shooter Training

    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… Read more »

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    Active shooters are a growing threat, and training to respond to them in the workplace involves having a plan, practicing drills and, if your company has the resources, implementing scenario training. If you work in a large-scale facility with a lot of people — for example, a school, shopping mall, hospital, or corporate complex —… Read more »

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  • Avidity Arms PD-10

    A purpose-built defensive gun designed by Rob Pincus, the Avidity Arms PD-10 striker-fired pistol has gone into production and will soon be available for sale. Here’s our first close look at it. Avidity Arms Avidity Arms was founded by PDN’s Rob Pincus and others, with one goal being to bring to the market handguns designed… Read more »

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  • Defensive Grooming Gestures

    Defensive grooming gestures are great defensive techniques for when you aren’t sure what’s going on or for when you are sure but don’t want to escalate a situation by making more overt moves. Rob Pincus demonstrates these defensive grooming gestures. Possible Scenarios Imagine you’re walking down the street and see a couple of kids coming… Read more »

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