• Self-Defense Pressure Points
    7:44

    During self-defense preparation, we want to integrate concepts that apply to both armed and unarmed situations. What techniques should we spend time training to deal with the human weapon system? PDN Managing Editor Rob Pincus sits down with Dr. Robert Smith of the Direct Action Medical Network, who discusses the concept of self-defense pressure points.

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  • 7:27

    Especially for a new shooter, firing at more realistic three-dimensional targets can be very different than shooting at flat paper targets. Deviation has a much more dramatic effect when using 3D targets, particularly when shooting on the move. A simple way to get some 3D practice is against curved paper or cardboard targets. Drills are

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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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  • Myth of the Bad Guy
    7:55

    Kelly Muir’s Be the Wrong Woman program spends a lot of time working on the context of use for self-defense and the nature of attacks against women. The Myth of the Bad Guy is the idea that a disproportionate amount of time should be spent training to defend against attacks by an unknown assailant. Kelly

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  • String of Fire and Engaging Multiple Targets
    7:22

    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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  • Living In a 360 Degree World: Defensive Firearms Training
    1:47

    Brain Sabol discusses the importance of defensive firearms training for a 360 degree world, even on a typical square range. Brian offers some ideas for how you can train more realistically even when your live-fire options don’t include 360 degrees.

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