• 4:34

    Full-time paramedic, reserve police officer, and retired military Mike McElmeel of Eighteen Zulu LLC talks about the M.A.R.C.H. Assessment tool. Most of us carry some sort of IFAK or trauma management equipment when we’re on the range. But how are we going to manage the patient between the time we have a catastrophic injury and

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  • 10:14

    Through frequent and realistic training, we can use the power of recognition to respond to a threat more efficiently. In this in-depth video, Michael Dasargo of 10X Defense explains that by recognition, he means we’re familiar with what’s happening, and contact is a key method to develop skills and have those skills transfer to the

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  • Separating Live Fire and Dry Fire Training for Safety
    3:16

    Rob Pincus talks about the necessity of separating your live fire training from dry fire training to avoid a tragic accident. When people switch back and forth between the two without a specific procedure, they run an unreasonable risk of pulling the trigger on a live gun when they did not intend to. See other

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  • Introduction to Fit-Shot Concept
    9:51

    Rob Pincus discusses a training implementation called FitShot, which combines the exhausting workouts of functional fitness with shooting practice.

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  • The Flow Drill Firearm Assessment
    6:20

    In the Combat Focus Shooting Advanced Pistol Handling Course, the Flow Drill is used as a firearm assessment tool to see how students put together the skills they have learned in isolation. Paul Carlson of Safety Solutions Academy presents this drill, which requires students to move back and forth among unorthodox shooting positions while still

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  • Kettlebell Workout for Defensive Fitness
    4:09

    Kettlebells have been a standard fitness tool in Eastern Europe for a long time, but have only become popular in the US over the last decade or so. Kettlebells have some unique features that make them outstanding tools for those interested in defensive fitness, because they give you an opportunity to work your entire body,

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  • Fundamental FitShot Exercise: Push-Up Technique
    3:11

    FitShot™ is a program designed to promote fitness in the shooting community. FitShot™ exercises are not meant to be “defensive shooting training.” The push-up can be done slowly or quickly, and with the feet or knees on the ground. After the push-up is completed, a shot is taken, then the process repeated.

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  • Dry Fire Presentation from your Holster & Reloads
    3:20

    Mike Hughes of Next Level Training demonstrates drawing from the holster or appendix carry. Instead of using a lot of power from the hips and core, he leads with the fingertips, minimizing unnecessary movement from the shoulders and neck and employing a relaxed, natural method of drawing. The draw should be practiced static, with movement,

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  • Recognition Drills for Carrying Multiple Guns
    6:14

    If you carry more than one type of gun for personal defense or keep more than one type of firearm staged around your home, training to recognize which gun is in your hand is important. This drill gives you a way to safely train to recognize which gun is in your hand at any given

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