Category Archives: Personal Defense

The El Presidente Drill

Although the “El Presidente” shooting drill was devised some years ago, it is still an excellent way for the defensive shooter to test his or her skills and, hopefully, document improvement in his training and practice. It requires three targets, … Continue reading

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Know Your Defensive Handgun

Lose the bayonet, perhaps? Recently, an acquaintance of mine took his polymer defense gun out of its holster to show to a friend and discovered that the pistol’s front sight had fallen off. The sight wasn’t in the holster, his … Continue reading

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Why You Need a Personal Defense Plan

Consider, if you will, these two very different home invasions. A woman is home alone when a strange man enters her house. She immediately runs to the bedroom and retrieves her shotgun. At this point, she positions herself strategically, using … Continue reading

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Tips for Using a Defensive Rifle

The rifle, or carbine, is no different than any other firearm that we use for personal defense. What you carry doesn’t matter nearly as much as what you can do with it. Too often, we select a rifle that appeals … Continue reading

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