Exsanguination (bleeding out) is the leading cause of death in traumatic injuries. The recent and ongoing wars have proven that tourniquets save lives. They take up little room on a vest or duty belt, and can even be carried in a pocket. If you carry a gun, you should also carry a tourniquet. The life you save may be you own.
Packing a wound means putting clean gauze or gauze impregnated with a hemostatic agent down into a wound, particularly a gunshot wound, in the training environment or the real-world self-defense environment. Practice Techniques Have you ever practiced packing a wound? It’s something you should try, and there’s an easy way to do it with aWatch Now >>
Chris Collins of ATAP Training is on the range to demonstrate the rhythm drill, one of many pistol shooting drills for speed and accuracy. After getting a few hits on target, find the rhythm with the trigger to continue getting consistent hits. In this way, you can shoot faster by applying the same fundamentals.Watch Now >>
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.Watch Now >>
Practicing your drawstroke with your hands always in the same position will make you faster and more consistent on the range, but it may be setting you up for faiurel in the real world. Rob Pincus demonstrates an alternative that may make a lethal encounter more survivable.Watch Now >>