Two-legged predators, just like the four-legged variety, often run in packs. You are not getting the most out of valuable training time if you stand on a square range facing a one-dimensional flat target. Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense looks at four important factors that will help us when dealing with multiple assailants using the split and stack strategy: angle, distance, speed and accuracy.
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 >>
If you spend all of your time on the range shooting at a static, one-dimensional target at a known range, with no movement you are not getting you’re the most bang for your buck. In the real world, bad guys do not stand still, and neither should you. You may need to move to coverWatch 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 >>
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 >>