With the exception of the square range, defensive shooting is seldom a belt-buckle-to-belt-buckle affair. Perhaps you’ve been injured in a lower extremity or are on the ground dealing with a suspect. Knowing how to get an empty weapon back in the fight from a kneeling or sitting position adds indispensable techniques to your tactical toolbox.
One of the main advantages of the AR-15/M4 platform is it is a light, handy rifle. And while a bipod is great for the range, it adds weight and makes the rifle less manageable in the field. In this video, the differences between shooting with a bipod and shooting from an improvised rest, such asWatch 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>