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Get ready for the most action-packed season of Personal Defense we’ve ever filmed!

The new season of Personal Defense kicks off with a new host and a whole new attitude. Firearms and hand-to-hand expert Richard Nance and a team of top-flight firearms and tactics instructors deliver hard-hitting, cutting-edge techniques that will keep you and your loved ones safe—at home and on the street.

Massad Ayoob is back this season with a fascinating new segment focusing on the legal aspects of self-defense, and well-respected law enforcement firearms trainer R.K. Miller takes over the information-packed Skills Drills segment that will teach you everything you need to know about firearms handling and more. Noted gun writer and former Detroit-area cop James Tarr delivers the lowdown on the latest, greatest guns and ammunition in Survival Tools, and Richard Nance does double duty as host and leader of the action-packed Hand-to-Hand segment.

If you’re serious about the safety of you and your family, you won’t want to miss a single episode of Personal Defense.


  • Monday 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
  • Tuesday 12:30 a.m ET
  • Thursday 5:00 a.m. EST

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Richard Nance has been a police officer the past 15 years. His current assignments include Assistant SWAT Team Leader, Firearms Instructor, Patrol Rifle Instructor, Less Lethal Munitions Instructor, Weaponless Defense Instructor, and Impact Weapon Instructor. Richard is a blackbelt in Shudokan Karate under the late Ken Lew.

In 2004, Richard co-founded WARTAC CQC, a company specializing in tactical training for law enforcement personnel. He and co-instructor, David Hallford, have traveled the country training police in their streamlined approach to shooting, defensive tactics, and arresting control techniques.

Richard stars in a line of training DVDs available through Paladin Press and contributes regularly to InterMedia Outdoors magazines such as Handguns, Guns & Ammo and Shotgun News, as well as Special Interest Publications, including WARTAC CQC, Personal Defense, Tactical Operator, Book of the AR-15, Book of the AK-47, Combat Arms, Mossberg catalog and Black Hills Ammunition catalog. Richard maintains the Defend Thysef blog at

Prior to becoming the host of Personal Defense, Richard was the field editor for Guns & Ammo television’s “Police Perspective” segments in 2008 and 2009.



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