• 4:46

    Firearms Training: Skill Building Drills or Scenarios?

    Which of these are more valuable in a reality-based training program? Ken Murray, author of Training at the Speed of Life, believes they are equally important. A defensive shooter’s skills must be developed before he can get optimal value from a scenario. Ken explains why, and also discusses the difference between a low-level scenario and…

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  • Simulated Firearms Training as a Bystander During an Armed Robbery
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    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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  • 2:52

    Learning Defensive Shooting in 15 Minutes or Less

    Many people confuse general “shooting skill” or “marksmanship” with the skills involved in using a firearm to defend one’s self or others. In general shooting, one is most often trying to maximize their control over the gun, so that they can shoot the most precise group of rounds possible, or constantly challenge themselves to hit…

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  • Tools of Reality Based Training
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    Tools of Reality Based Training

    What tools can we use within a reality-based training framework? Ken Murray discusses rubber guns, Airsoft guns, laser beams, marking cartridges, protective gear, and well-trained role players.

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  • Defensive Training: Training at the Speed of Life
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    Defensive Training: Training at the Speed of Life

    Ken Murray explains the concepts in his book Training at the Speed of Life, a guide to effective Reality Based Training. This book was written for instructors and students alike and covers a variety of teaching and learning situations. Ken emphasizes the importance of learning to make decisions as part of defensive training.

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  • Efficiency of Learning from Scenario Based Training
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    Efficiency of Learning from Scenario Based Training

    Ken Murray speaks about the best ways to learn from scenario training and our physical skills. As we learn more about our brains and they way they work, we can make our training better.

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  • Role Playing Instructor Guidelines
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    Role Playing Instructor Guidelines

    Rob Pincus sits down with scenario-based training expert Ken Murray to discuss guidelines for role players. Role players’ responses must be well-scripted, and they must overcome their ego in order to help the students. Their job is not to win but to present challenges that the students must overcome.

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