• Separating Live Fire and Dry Fire Training for Safety
    3:16

    Part 1: Separating Live Fire and Dry Fire Training for Safety

    Rob Pincus talks about the necessity of separating your live fire training from dry fire training to avoid a tragic accident. When people switch back and forth between the two without a specific procedure, they run an unreasonable risk of pulling the trigger on a live gun when they did not intend to. See other…

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  • Dynamic Focus Shooting Courses
    3:07

    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
    3:40

    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
    4:04

    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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  • Effective Scenario Training Development
    2:34

    Effective Scenario Training Development

    Director of Gander Mountain Academy Billy Hieb discusses training in a simulation-type environment for scenario-based training. GMA takes all its training very seriously, including and especially finding the right instructors.

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  • Part 4: Shooting a Defensive Shotgun
    5:30

    Part 4: Shooting a Defensive Shotgun

    Shooting a home-defense shotgun may be a relatively simple process to learn, but it is a difficult one to master. Before you add a shotgun to your personal defense arsenal, you should know how to load, aim, fire and reset the weapon properly. Rob Pincus explains why you should train with a shotgun for closer,…

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  • Targets for Firearms Training
    11:58

    Targets for Firearms Training

    Rob Pincus shows the variety of targets available for firearms training and shooting drills. A Personal Defense Network (PDN) original video.

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