• Secondary Gun or Back Up Gun
    3:47

    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.

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  • 3:35

    Are you ready for a simple but challenging accuracy drill? S.W.A.T.’s Justin Dyal presents a shooting drill that can be done on an indoor or outdoor range. The target: you can start with a 3×5 card, but the goal is to work up to that 3×5 card folded in half.

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  • 12:18

    In this in-depth conversation with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, he talks about his ground-breaking books On Killing and On Combat that resulted in the sheepdog concept. Private citizens who are prepared to defend themselves and others are sheepdogs and the subject of the latest book by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Sheepdogs: Meet Our Nation’s Warriors.

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  • 5:30

    When lives are on the line, making accurate shots quickly is critical. To be able to achieve that takes skill and practice. Trainer Ken Scott of Provectus Group demonstrates how he trains students to fire quickly and stay on target.

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  • 1:33

    In Part 1, Ken Scott was shooting with a tricked-out M&P. Here he shoots with a stock M&P to show that you don’t have to install a lot of aftermarket parts to shoot fast and accurately.

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  • 4:31

    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

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  • 7:13

    Former Federal Air Marshal Ken Trice practices on traditional round targets but also finds it beneficial to make a target with Xs on it. He demonstrates what he uses each type of target for. Practicing with both O and X targets is good for working on the fundamentals as well as building speed and accuracy.

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  • 3:28

    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

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  • 3:04

    Most successful survival strategies focus on the basics: food, water, sanitation/hygiene, first aid/medical, self-defense/security, and knowing when to stay put and when to leave. All these things are crucial for the short term, but what about the long term — a disaster that extends for weeks or even months? For S.W.A.T.’s survival guru Richard Duarte,

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