The Viridian FACT Duty instant-on weapon-mounted camera and light system has caused a lot of controversy — and curiosity — among both law enforcement and private citizens. How does this system compare to dash cams and body cameras? When the gun is pulled out of the holster, the camera immediately starts recording, and continues recording until the gun is reholstered. This muzzle-point-of-view information is going to be potentially vital in understanding why an officer had to shoot.
For years the preferred back up gun for peace officers and private citizens was a small J-Frame size revolver. In the last few years, however, small subcompact semiautomatic handguns that function just like the primary—and in many cases use the same magazine—have become available and might make more sense for a secondary gun.Watch 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>