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.
Why carry a backup gun? Because nothing man-made is 100% reliable. Make no mistake, Murphy is alive, well and along for the ride, and a malfunction will probably happen at the worst possible time. Rob Pincus discusses issues surrounding dropping the primary, then demonstrates a drill that includes transitioning when the primary reaches slide lockWatch Now >>
Multiple Target Engagement Drills are a great way to work on contextually appropriate skills, including gun handling and shooting on the move, with a defensive long gun or pistol. Rob Pincus demonstrates these shooting drills with the CMMG Mk4 5.56mm AR-15-type rifle. Check out Rob’s full CMMG Mk4 review for a closer look at thisWatch Now >>
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 >>
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 lifeWatch Now >>