Defend Yourself: A Comprehensive Security Plan for the Armed Homeowner

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It CAN happen to you.

Your home is the one place you should be safe and the one place you usually are safe--but a home invasion turns all that upside down. You can come out the winner in this frightening situation, and self-defense expert Rob Pincus, in his new book Defend Yourself--A Comprehensive Security Plan for the Armed Homeowner, shows you just what to do to survive this terrifying event.

Inside you'll find:

Strategies for evading, barricading, and battling an armed threat in your home.
Smart weapon choices and how to stage them for access when you need them most.
Special tactics for hotel rooms and single room apartments.
Training tips and drills exclusive to combat accuracy needs.
And much, much more!

Pincus offers up an unprecedented analysis of the "dynamic critical incident" that is a home invasion. In addressing this crucial topic--the one you think can't happen to you--Pincus has provided the next level in self-defense mentoring. No matter who you are, no matter where you live, this book is a must-read.


Customer Reviews

Reviewed by Jarrod Needs, 05/20/2014

Rob Pincus’ work in the evolution of firearms training has been groundbreaking and controversial at times. It has influenced much of how I teach and what I teach involving firearms so I had expectations going in to reading this book. My expectations were utterly surpassed by this book. The book itself starts with basic concepts surrounding home defense then delves into multiple areas of home defense.

The book itself I anticipated being mostly firearms based which stood true, however, I was very intrigued to see many of the concepts applied to unarmed situations as well. Concepts such as simple and inexpensive tools to assist with barricading a door would apply to any home defense scenario. There is even a complete chapter on the use of improvised defense weapons in case you would find yourself in a situation where you could not retrieve your defensive firearm.

Another section i found very interesting was the chapter covering single room dwellings such as hotel rooms and efficiency appartments. This is a situation that I had never thought of as being so different until now.

The sections on firearms included many aspects that I expected from reading and watching previous work by Pincus but many items I had never considered such as the advantages of a 20 gauge versus a 12 gauge. I would have never really considered the 20 gauge sitting in the safe as a primary long gun in home defense and instead have a much heavier, less mobile, and harder recoiling 12 gauge staged. The ideas and concepts in this book make you look at your home defense plan in ways such as this and hopefully improve your plan.

As always Pincus is one of the best in the industry at not only articulating the points expressed in the book but also being able to back up his arguments with research. This research not only includes firearms knowledge but is backed up by medical and psychological evidence.

The book also includes a great sections from, master of all things revolver, Grant Cunningham and reality based training expert Ken Murray. Both are the leaders in their field of expertise and their inclusion in the book adds even more value.

The only caution I would have on the book is that, although the book covers many firearms related subject, this is not a “firearms training book” so much as it is a “home defense planning book.” If you are looking for firearms training this is not the book for you. There are 2 drills included and many concepts related to the book but the overall picture of the book I gathered was the home defense side.

Even after being an instructor for the past few years and following Rob’s work I was surprised how much material and knowledge I gathered. Concepts I will put to good use at home as well as further my knowledge as an instructor to better serve my students. If you are serious about having a real home defense plan this book is as comprehensive as it gets and a must read.

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