A laser mounted on your handgun is very useful if you’re in a position where you have to pull your handgun into your body and into a retention shooting position. Then you can use the laser to tell you where your shots will impact, even if the gun is not in your line of sight and you can’t use your sights or kinesthetic alignment. Learn more about using the laser when shooting from retention and about other situations when the laser can add to the shooter’s ability to use the gun.
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 >>
Rob Pincus discusses the errors that can be created when shooters training on static targets spend too much time, effort and energy trying to isolate their firearm unrealistically from moving at all while shooting. Real fights are dynamic and your target is very unlikely to be completely still. Having a smooth trigger press while maintainingWatch 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 >>