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Shotguns for Self Defense at Home


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And unlike a centerfire round shot from a rifle, shotgun loads tend to have less velocity limiting the likelihood of pass-through shots in walls in a home. So what should a person look for when considering a shotgun for home defense? While 12-gauge shotguns set the standard for the most popular size chambering today, the […]

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Rob Pincus

Live Fire Drills That Force You to Think


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…and focus techniques to make their tasks easier and to more closely resemble their practice even in the middle of a potentially stressful moment during a big game or important event. The advantage that these athletes have over a defensive shooter, of course, is that they are just playing a game… and they have full […]

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Do Not Mistake Enthusiasm for Training for Motivation to Train


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  You might spend more time on the things you are already good at, possibly chasing a small improvement, instead of working on things you really should be improving. You’ll start rationalizing the deficits of gear that you like, instead of choosing gear that is best suited to your context of need. You’ll start attending […]

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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 stores […]

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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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