• The Myth of Limited Precision from a Snub Nosed Revolver
    2:34

    The snub-nosed revolver is a very popular defensive gun. The snubbie featured in this video is a 642 Smith & Wesson J-Frame and is one that Rob Pincus actually carries. In fact snubbies are so popular that we have an entire hour-long video download dedicated to developing skills with the snub-nosed revolver for personal defense…. Read more »

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  • Prepping the Gun Trigger
    4:45

    Staging or prepping the trigger — taking up the slack on a modern striker-fired pistol — is advocated by some as it helps the shooter make a shot that needs a high level of precision. But Rob Pincus encourages defensive shooting students not to prep the trigger, because it is a technique designed for marksmanship… Read more »

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  • Getting Started Shooting a Revolver
    7:45

    PDN Contributor and revolver expert Grant Cunningham has some pointers for shooting a revolver efficiently as well as tips for shooters who are new to the double-action defensive revolver. The first two things to concentrate on are mastering the long, heavy double-action trigger pull and the reload. Close-up camera work helps illustrate the finer points… Read more »

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  • Shooting Mechanics: Trigger Control
    3:35

    Mike Hughes of NextLevel Training asserts that trigger control is one of the most unnatural elements of shooting. We have to train our three joints to work together and move in a straight line. And the motion is not constant due to the design of striker-fired triggers. What can we do in training to ingrain… Read more »

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  • SIRT Pistol
    3:26

    In this excerpt from PDN’s Laser Training Methodologies DVD, Mike Hughes of Next Level Training presents the Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger Pistol, or SIRT Pistol. The shot indicating laser shows a green laser every time the shooter breaks a shot. This powerful laser is visible even outdoors. The SIRT Pistol also includes a take-up indicator… Read more »

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  • Position Your Finger Somewhere Other Than the Trigger
    2:34

    For several decades, shooting instructors in every discipline have repeated the mantra, “keep your finger off the trigger.” While experienced shooters usually find a place to keep their finger when they are not actually ready to shoot, the truth is that novices may not have any idea exactly what “off the trigger” means. Craig Douglas… Read more »

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  • Part 1: Trigger Control
    4:54

    One of the common misconceptions about firing a handgun is that you must have perfect trigger control.

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