Defensive Shooter videos

Our Defensive Shooter training exercises help you learn the basics of defensive handgun shooting.

When you’re target shooting, the idea is to slowly and carefully hit a bulls-eye.  In defensive shooting, the idea is to quickly stop a threat by hitting the center of mass, while shooting under stress.  Among the skills you need to learn include shooting on the move, shooting from behind cover, using a flashlight to shoot in low light, and quickly clearing malfunctions.  We’ve identified twenty-one distinct skills that when mastered, move you from being a beginner to an intermediate level shooter.


DS-1:  Learn to hit your target with the first shot

In this video we’ll help you learn how to hit your target reliably on the first shot.  This is your most important shot in any deadly confrontation.  Hitting your first shot is your best chance to stop a threat immediately.


DS-2:  Learn to hold the muzzle steady

In this video we’ll help you learn how to hold your gun’s muzzle steady while shooting.  If the muzzle of the gun moves, you’ll miss the target. Practicing this skill will greatly improve your shooting accuracy by preventing any movement.


DS-3:  Learn to set your gun’s action for dry-fire practice

In this video we’ll help you learn how to set your gun’s action for dry-fire practice.  This lets you perform many shooting exercises at home.  Dry-firing is one of the fastest ways to improve your shooting at the range.  It provides a way to get in a lot more practice time.


DS-4:  Learn the difference between concealment and cover

In this video we’ll help you learn the difference between concealment and cover.  One of them will stop bullets.  The other won’t.  If you’re ever in a shooting situation, knowing the difference may save your life.


DS-5:  Learn to assess for additional threats

In this video we’ll help you learn how to assess for additional threats in the 360-degree environment around you.  Even though you’ve stopped an immediate threat, there may be other threats behind you.  


    DS-6:  Learn to shoot on the move without tripping

    In this video we’ll help you learn how to shoot on the move without tripping.  In many defensive shooting situations you’ll be moving from one position to another, and often shooting while you’re doing it.  You don’t want to trip and fall down.  That’s a position you don’t want to be in.


    DS-7:  Learn to perform tactical reloads

    In this video we’ll help you learn the steps involved in performing a tactical reload.  If you find yourself in a defensive shooting situation, it’s important not to run out of ammunition.  Performing a tactical reload lets you continue the shooting activity with a fully loaded gun.


    DS-12:  Learn to clear failure-to-fire malfunctions

    In this video we’ll help you learn the steps involved in clearing a failure-to-fire malfunction.   If you are in a defensive shooting situation and your gun malfunctions, you need to fix the problem quickly.  Knowing what steps to take will get you back into the shooting activity quickly with a fully functional gun.


    DS-13: Learn to clear failure-to-eject malfunctions

    In this video we’ll help you learn the steps involved in clearing a failure-to-eject malfunction.  If you are in a defensive shooting situation and your gun malfunctions, you need to fix the problem quickly.  Knowing what steps to take will get you back into the shooting activity quickly with a fully functional gun.



    DS-14: Learn to clear failure-to-extract malfunctions

    In this video we’ll help you learn the steps involved in clearing a failure-to-extract malfunction.  If you are in a defensive shooting situation and your gun malfunctions, you need to fix the problem quickly.  Knowing what steps to take will get you back into the shooting activity quickly with a fully functional gun.



    More videos in this series – In production:

    DS-8.    Learn to perform emergency reloads
    DS-9.    Learn to shoot controlled pairs
    DS-10.    Learn to draw from your holster
    DS-11.    Learn to re-holster your gun safely
    DS-15.    Learn to switch your gun between hands
    DS-16.    Learn to shoot with one hand
    DS-17.    Learn to shoot in low light with a flashlight
    DS-18.    Learn to get off the "X" and reach cover
    DS-19.    Learn to shoot from behind cover
    DS-20.    Learn to move from cover to cover
    DS-21.    Learn to shoot where people are present


                 

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