When it comes to setting up a defensive rifle—whether a patrol or home-defense rifle—one item that gets in the way more than it helps when moving around in confined spaces, in and around a vehicle or home, or among family members, is a big vertical foregrip. Patriot Ordnance Factory USA (POF-USA) has a better solution with its two-piece Handstop Kit. Putting one or both pieces of the POF-USA Handstop Kit on your defensive rifle can give you the versatility and the useful functions you need without having something that will get in the way when you need to maneuver with the rifle.
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 >>
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 >>
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 is pleased to welcome back to the PDN Training Tour the company formerly known as Viridian Green Laser but now known as Viridian Weapon Technologies. The name change has come about because Viridian has expanded their line to include lights and numerous other accessories. Viridian Weapon Technologies has also introduced FACT (Fast Access CameraWatch Now >>