• Simulated Firearms Training as a Bystander During an Armed Robbery

    Simulated Firearms Training as a Bystander During an Armed Robbery

    In this extended video from Gander Mountain Academy, Director of Training Billy Heib puts PDN’s Rob Pincus into one of the GMA Simulators, where Rob experiences the armed robbery of a convenience store. This firearms training video offers a good look at how realistic and immersive the Simulators are. Billy and Rob also conduct an…

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  • Gander Mountain Academy Overview

    Gander Mountain Academy Overview

    Gander Mountain Academy provides advanced, professional firearms training with a unique combination of highly trained instructors, live range and exclusive, state-of-the-art simulation technology.

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  • Shooting Target Types & Style Options

    Shooting Target Types & Style Options

    Jeff Kersten and Robin Godolphin of Gander Mountain Academy discuss a number of different types of targets and how they can be used with your firearms. Paper, metal and even exploding targets are reviewed.

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  • Gander Mtn Academy Training Process

    Gander Mtn Academy Training Process

    Gander Mountain Academy locations offer a great deal of variety in regard to the facilities, classes and staff members. In this video, Training Industry Leader Rob Pincus gives you an overview of the options and the process that you will follow when you first visit.

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  • Lasers as Shooting Aids

    Lasers as Shooting Aids

    Laser aiming devices on defensive pistols can be a great asset in specific circumstances, but they shouldn’t be relied upon as the primary aiming device.

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  • Dynamic Focus Shooting Courses

    Dynamic Focus Shooting Courses

    Dynamic Focus Shooting is a new program designed specifically by Gander Mountain Academy to help people learn intuitive defensive shooting skills as efficiently as possible.

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  • The Benefits of Failure in Training

    The Benefits of Failure in Training

    Without failure in training, you never know what your limits are and you may miss subtle deficiencies in your skill performance. “Failure” isn’t always a bad thing; when you are pushing yourself to the edge of your skill level, you often find motivation to perform at a higher level. If nothing else, reaching failure in…

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  • Safety Pat Down

    Safety Pat Down

    From Gander Mountain Academy, Rob Pincus talks about the safety pat down, one of the most important aspects of any scenario training, including training with video and laser tools, Simunitions, Airsoft, and marking cartridges.

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  • Storing a Defensive Firearm in the Home

    Storing a Defensive Firearm in the Home

    Rob Pincus and Jay White discuss the responsible storage of a defensive firearm inside the home for efficient access when the gun is needed for defense. For some people, it’s not realistic to keep the firearm on their body at all times. What are the best storage options?

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