• Shooting from Inside a Vehicle: Cover and Concealment

    Shooting from Inside a Vehicle: Cover and Concealment

    If you are inside a vehicle in a public environment during an active shooter incident, the vehicle’s interior provides both cover and concealment. What actions can you take in defense of others in this situation?

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  • Tactical Medical Solutions

    Tactical Medical Solutions Ankle Rig for Carrying Medical Equipment

    Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics presents two options for everyday carry of medical equipment on your body. First is the Tactical Medical Solutions ankle rig. It’s a good way to carry medical equipment without interfering with regular activities while being easy to deploy. As a right-hander, Caleb carries this medical gear on his right…

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  • Concealed Carry Pocket Holsters

    Defensive Shooting From a Pocket or Pocket Holster

    One of the advantages of operating in a cold-weather environment, or any environment where it’s natural for you to be wearing a jacket and keeping your hands in your pockets, is it gives you the opportunity to be ready to use force to defend yourself. Concealed Carry Pocket Holsters Continuing our series of concealed carry…

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    Pistol Reload Drill

    On an indoor set resembling the living room of a home, PDN Contributor Claude Werner presents a pistol reload drill using dry fire. In the real world, our initiator for a reload would be a recognition that the pistol is empty, such as feeling it or seeing the slide lock back. We don’t have a…

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  • Personal Defense

    Distractions in a Realistic Environment

    Rob Pincus is on site in PDN’s simulated realistic environment to talk about a specific personal defense topic: defensive firearms use in public and the distractions you have to deal with in addition to the threat. There is more to think about than a threat trying to hurt you, and you present your firearm, extend,…

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    Natural Conclusion to a Defensive Training Scenario

    Ken Murray, author of Training at the Speed of Life, discusses scenario training. A scenario is designed to end a certain way, but in the real world, critical incidents can go many different ways. How do we deal with the conclusion of a training scenario? Three Possible Conclusions Ken Murray believes there are only three…

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  • Rifle

    Using a Harris Bipod and a Bag

    What’s the best way to obtain a solid shooting platform for precision shooting with a rifle? Instructor Joe Scott is on the range with a rifle equipped with a Harris bipod. The legs are adjustable and lockable. He finds a bipod useful for inspection of the rifle and cleaning of the rifle. Bipods are solid…

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  • Firearms

    Effectiveness vs Efficiency with Firearms

    PDN Managing Editor Rob Pincus gives an illustrated example of what he means when he says efficiency with defensive firearms is more important than effectiveness. Reloading firearms at slide lock is one of the things that there are many ways to do, and obviously if the gun ends up being reloaded at the end, whichever…

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    Safe Rooms in Houses

    Tim Surprenant, President of Tasco Security, Inc, discusses the features of safe rooms in houses. Alarm systems provide you with response time, notification from when the alarm goes off to the time that law enforcement responds. It’s important for you and your loved ones to be safe from the time you hear the alarm until…

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