• Planning Your Visit to a Traditional Indoor Gun Range
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    Planning Your Visit to a Traditional Indoor Gun Range

    If you’ve taken a dynamic defensive shooting class, you want to maintain the skills you learned. How can you do this at an indoor range, when you are operating as an individual and no longer under the supervision of an instructor? How can you maximize the range time yet work within the rules in place…

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  • Misconceptions of Contact Shooting: Close Quarters Shooting
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    Misconceptions of Contact Shooting: Close Quarters Shooting

    Rob Pincus takes a common-sense look at the myths that have been perpetuated in the training industry over the years about how to develop and practice close quarters shooting skills. This is one area in which training against paper targets is totally unlike what an actual defensive encounter against another human at contact distance looks…

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  • Oversized Magazine Release
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    Oversized Magazine Release

    PDN is at the workbench with three different models of handguns to examine their magazine releases. Of all the modifications you can make to your defensive firearm, an oversized magazine release is one of the most useful. Making the release larger will almost always make it easier for you to hit it, especially under stress.

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  • String of Fire and Engaging Multiple Targets
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    String of Fire and Engaging Multiple Targets

    With multiple targets set up downrange at different distances and a setup for receiving commands (whether from a training partner, MP3 player, or phone app), Rob Pincus is ready to shoot some strings of fire. He concentrates on visualizing the threat(s) and firing a different number of rounds each time at the multiple targets to…

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  • The Myth of Weak Hand Shooting
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    The Myth of Weak Hand Shooting

    Rob Pincus attacks the myth that if you switch to weak hand shooting you will be safer than if you keep the gun in your strong hand. Rob explains the assorted misconceptions and misunderstandings that go along with the idea of switching hands, and demonstrates why strong hand shooting is more beneficial than weak hand…

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  • The Myth of Reloading from a Kneeling Position
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    The Myth of Reloading from a Kneeling Position

    During range practice, some shooters drop to one knee to do a reload. Rob Pincus analyzes the disadvantages of reloading from a kneeling position and why shooters may have been trained to do it. If working as part of a military or law enforcement tactical team, taking a knee during a reload or malfunction makes…

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  • 3:29

    Surprise Slide Lock Reload

    The slide lock reload drill is a simple drill that you and your training partners can use to create Surprise Reload Opportunities. Learning the mechanics of proper reloads are just a starting point; your goal should be learning how to apply those mechanical skills without hesitation or cognitive thought when you recognize slide lock.

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  • Lateral Movement Drill
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    Lateral Movement Drill

    Trying to find ways to make your training more challenging isn’t always easy. Once you’ve started integrating lateral movement into your reloading, malfunction and presentation techniques, you’ll want to avoid forming patterns of movement that are always the same. As you develop your skill, you should also begin practicing the processing of information as much…

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  • Firing Port Exercise: Pistol Shooting Positions
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    Firing Port Exercise: Pistol Shooting Positions

    Time for a skill development drill. A barricade with firing ports of varied sizes and shapes gives us an opportunity to experiment with the different pistol shooting positions we may be in when defending ourselves from behind various obstacles. The value of the exercise is in understanding how we must adjust our body position —…

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