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Shotguns for Self Defense at Home


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When it comes to choosing an ideal gun for home defense—it’s hard to argue against the benefits of a shotgun. Unlike a handgun, with its short sight plane, a longer shotgun is much easier to aim, particularly by less skilled shooters during a stressful moment. A shotgun also throws a wider pattern than a single […]

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Rob Pincus

Live Fire Drills That Force You to Think


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The primary difference between practicing to simply “perform” skills and practicing to actually “apply” them is involving the processing of information. In many sports, training includes some aspect of learning to focus exclusively on the task at hand, filtering out distractions. In endeavors such as putting, basketball free-throws, billiards and pitching, athletes practice blocking out […]

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Do Not Mistake Enthusiasm for Training for Motivation to Train


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Don’t mistake “enthusiasm for training” for “Motivation to Train”. Training can be fun. Many people attend training classes as a hobby. Some even consider a course a year with their buddies an annual vacation. Don’t be a hobbyist in the area of defensive skill development. It is great if you gain pleasure from knowing that […]

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Rob Pincus

Teamwork While Armed – Three Tips


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Get Together. As soon as you can during a defensive event, you should get together with the second armed person. If you are next to one another, you are much less likely to end up posing a threat to one another accidentally. If you spend time with another armed person regularly this should be the […]

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Defensive Calibers


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  9mm – By far one of the most popular all-around calibers for concealed carry and defensive use. Offers a great balance of power, portability and capacity. Pros: Accurate, reasonable power without excessive over-penetration concerns, moderate recoil makes it easy for all shooters to handle and ammunition is some of the most readily available in […]

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Rob Pincus

Defensive Shooting Target Distance


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If you carry a gun in the public space and spend a lot of time out of doors, you could potentially have to shoot to defend yourself over a wide range of distances. Tom Givens, who ran Rangemaster in Memphis, TN for many years and teaches defensive shooting all around the country, has put a […]

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Rob Pincus

Assessing Your Environment


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I don’t use the term “scan” because it is too superficial. When you Assess Your Environment you have to take time, focus and use your mind. It is not simply swinging your head around and hoping that the photons hitting your eyes are enough. You really need to both look and see things around you. […]

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Selecting a Defensive Handgun


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Based on that experience and knowledge of what you are most likely to need from your defensive pistol, I recommend that you start with a modern striker fired handgun from an established manufacturer chambered in 9mm that fits your hand. I also recommend that you choose a model that has no manually operated safety lever […]

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