When concealed-carry permit holders or off-duty law enforcement officers are involved in a hostile event in public, their first priority is the same: get their loved ones to a safe area. But the next priority may be different for off-duty officers, as some departmental policies require officers to intercede in a life-threatening event. That’s when things can get tricky. Jeff Mullenmeister offers his advice on what to do next.
For years the preferred back up gun for peace officers and private citizens was a small J-Frame size revolver. In the last few years, however, small subcompact semiautomatic handguns that function just like the primary—and in many cases use the same magazine—have become available and might make more sense for a secondary gun.Watch Now >>
Browse through any gear catalog and you’ll find that the vast number of fanny packs and day packs is staggering. How do you make an informed choice? Brent Wheat, Law Enforcement Consultant and columnist for S.W.A.T. Magazine, has tried many of the available products. In this video, he reviews his personal favorite—the original Kit BagWatch 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 >>
If you have ever been in a fight, you know there is a high probability that it will end upon the ground. Learning to shoot from other than standing in a perfect stance is a critical skill set for self-defense, but is often not allowed on any ranges. In this video, Gander Mountain Academy InstructorWatch Now >>