S.W.A.T. Editor Denny Hansen introduces the new magazine-fed shotgun from Mossberg and describes its features. Shotguns have traditionally had low capacity, but Mossberg has changed all that. The 590M TR has the world’s first production double-stack shotgun mags, offering a capacity of up to 20 rounds. Look for Denny’s comprehensive evaluation of this shotgun in the June issue of S.W.A.T., on sale May 1.
If you carry a gun for self-defense, you should also carry an individual first aid kit (IFAK). One of the leading causes of death is bleeding out, making a tourniquet the most important item in your IFAK. Knowing how to apply the tourniquet is also critical. Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics demonstrates how toWatch Now >>
In the case of an active shooter, the government recommends, “Run, Hide, Fight” in that order. Unfortunately, this can become “Run, Hide, Die” and immediately fighting back may be your best chance of survival. Shooting to contact involves footwork, agility, visual acuity, a stable shooting platform and rapid engagement of the target. Retired Supervisory FederalWatch Now >>
PDN Contributor and hand-to-hand close-quarters combat instructor Cecil Burch discusses and demonstrates how to use a body lock. Once we’ve crashed into the bad guy, inflicted some pain and set him back on his heels, we need to take control from him. He started the control by initiating the attack. We take control away fromWatch Now >>
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 >>