• 2:11

    Many handgun ready positions exist. Rob Pincus strongly prefers the high compressed ready position. The gun is held in front of the chest above the area the gun moves to when it comes up out of the holster. The gun is also close to the chest, and the shooter’s elbows are at his side so

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  • 5:06

    Protecting your family starts with strengthening your domicile against home invasion. Having a reinforced entryway is a great place to start. A secure screen door is the first message that you’re serious and potential invaders should look elsewhere. Next we examine the main door and what features it should have to keep intruders out. But

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

    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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  • Use of Battle Belts for Concealed Carry Training
    2:33

    A battle belt is a load-bearing piece of equipment that’s designed to make it comfortable and easy to carry a lot of gear at the range, including holsters, medical kits, tool pouches, and extra magazines. Rob Pincus shows how it works but more importantly, talks about the rationale for owning one. In what context does

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  • Home Self Defense Techniques - Establish Boundaries
    4:45

    One of the fundamental principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and great home self-defense techniques is establishing boundaries, which get people to go where we want them to and keep them out of areas we don’t want them in. Boundaries include everything from a row of statues to a waist-high hedgerow, chest-high hedgerow, fences,

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  • Home Self Defense: The Unexpected Stranger
    6:27

    If someone you don’t know knocks on your door when you’re not expecting anyone, what should you do? Kelly Muir, founder of “Be the Wrong Woman,” starts by addressing the security of the door itself and moves on to the question of “stay or go,” maintaining a secure room, problems with hiding places, and fighting

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  • Home Defense Weapons and Safe Backstops
    4:05

    During a lethal-force encounter inside your home with home defense weapons, you don’t want to hit a family member or other innocent people. It’s important to learn which objects in your home make safe backstops and which will not stop a round that’s been fired. Rob Pincus fires a pistol, carbine and shotgun at a

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  • When Is Deadly Force Justified in Home Defense?
    4:29

    “Can I use lethal force to defend myself?” or “When is deadly force justified?” are questions Rob Pincus is often asked. Rob encourages everyone to know the laws in their jurisdiction regarding owning firearms, having them in the home and carrying them in public. But at the moment when faced with a lethal threat, the

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  • Home Defense Handgun Drills at a TIR
    2:27

    If you’re stuck in a static position inside a booth at an indoor range, this drill is useful for practicing home-defense handgun tactics. PDN Contributor Andy Loeffler demonstrates the lock-box drill, in which the shooter pictures himself being under attack in the confines of his home. The shooter must take the gun out of a

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