• 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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  • T-Drill Set-Up
    5:22

    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 cover

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  • The Default Position
    4:59

    Practicing your drawstroke with your hands always in the same position will make you faster and more consistent on the range, but it may be setting you up for faiurel in the real world. Rob Pincus demonstrates an alternative that may make a lethal encounter more survivable.

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  • The Staged Position
    8:36

    In the not-too-distant past, it was common for a peace officer to draw his handgun with a non-compliant subject. With dash cams, body cams and the ever-present phone camera, many departments have instituted policies against drawing unless the subject represents a clear and present danger. Staging the drawstroke by obtaining a firing grip on the

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  • 1:11

    Guest presenter Steve Aryan of Grey Fox Reviews demonstrates a product that’s useful for rifle shooters who travel and need to break their rifle down into two pieces. You might need to break down a rifle or AR pistol for an airplane flight, or for shorter trips to and from the range when you want

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  • 2:27

    If you have ever been in a fight, you know there is a high probability that it will end upon the ground. Learning to shoot from other than standing in a perfect stance is a critical skill set for self-defense, but is often not allowed on any ranges. In this video, Gander Mountain Academy Instructor

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  • 3:52

    For law enforcement officers who carry a backup gun on duty, Jeff Mullenmeister gives his recommendations on where the backup gun should be carried so it can be brought into action quickly if needed. He also stresses the need for regular practice with the backup gun.

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  • 3:39

    Why carry a backup gun? Because nothing man-made is 100% reliable. Make no mistake, Murphy is alive, well and along for the ride, and a malfunction will probably happen at the worst possible time. Rob Pincus discusses issues surrounding dropping the primary, then demonstrates a drill that includes transitioning when the primary reaches slide lock

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