• Snub nosed revolver
    2:29

    Practice for Loading a Snub Nosed Revolver

    PDN Contributor Claude Werner offers a step-by-step tutorial on reloading a snub-nosed revolver during a defensive scenario, meaning you must look around and assess the situation while reloading. For the final step, Claude explains why he advises against the popular method of pushing the cylinder into the revolver with the support-hand thumb.

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  • 12:00

    Clear, Control, Counter Knife Defense Drill

    We can’t always count on having the time and distance needed to deploy our knives before we actually need to defend ourselves. A good way to approach this problem is by using the three Cs: clear, control and counter. In this extended video, Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense takes us through each step.

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  • self defense keychain
    1:52

    Understanding a Self Defense Keychain

    These defensive implements are increasing in popularity. Cecil Burch of Immediate Action Combatives explains that, although they can be useful, they are not a substitute for knowledge and skill. Merely possessing one does not guarantee you will prevail in a defensive encounter. You must know how to punch and block in order for a small…

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  • 4:46

    Firearms Training: Skill Building Drills or Scenarios?

    Which of these are more valuable in a reality-based training program? Ken Murray, author of Training at the Speed of Life, believes they are equally important. A defensive shooter’s skills must be developed before he can get optimal value from a scenario. Ken explains why, and also discusses the difference between a low-level scenario and…

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  • Precision in the Midst of a Defensive Shooting Situation
    3:56

    Precision in the Midst of a Defensive Shooting Situation

    When shooting in defense of others as opposed to protecting ourselves, a higher degree of precision is required. We need to use our defensive shooting skills not just in isolation on paper targets but also be able to apply those skills in the context of use. Drills are shown that will help develop precise shooting…

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  • Grip & Stance
    6:48

    Grip and Stance for Knife Defense

    Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense discusses why it’s important for a knife handle to fit properly in the user’s hand, focusing on three grips: the hammer grip, the fencer’s (or Filipino) grip, and the reverse grip. Find out which grip works best for you and develop your skills with it. Don’t try working with…

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  • Reporting a Confrontation Armed with Self Defense Weapons
    12:56

    Reporting a Confrontation Armed with Self Defense Weapons

    Statistics indicate you are much more likely to use a firearm to deter a lethal threat rather than respond to a threat by firing the gun. In this situation, it is critical that you are not mistaken for the attacker. What are the best ways to ensure that doesn’t happen? PDN’s Rob Pincus and Jeremy…

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  • Scout Rifle as a Self or Home Defense Weapon
    6:19

    Scout Rifle as a Self or Home Defense Weapon

    Exactly what is a Scout Rifle and how can you employ it in a personal-defense situation? Rob Pincus presents the special features of the Scout Rifle as defined by Col. Jeff Cooper of Gunsite. He shows how these versatile features, such as the three-point sling and redundant sighting system, make it a useful weapon for…

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  • Handgun Shooting Tips for Lefties Shooting from a Vehicle
    4:15

    Handgun Shooting Tips for Lefties Shooting from a Vehicle

    Rob Pincus is joined by left handed Defensive Firearms Coach Stan Lee to cover how a left handed shooter draws a gun from their hip and engages a threat that is on the driver’s side of a car.

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