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Quantifying Your Defensive Shooting Skills, And Setting Standards

What level of defensive handgun skills does it take to win in a gunfight? Because no two defensive gun uses are exactly the same, and there are many variables, it’s impossible to answer this question unequivocally. However, don’t think that you can’t or shouldn’t train to a quantifiable standard. By studying many armed encounters caught […]

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VIDEO – De-escalation, Noticing Aggression, And Knowing When It’s Time to Go

Frequently physical fights begin with a verbal confrontation. De-escalation and avoidance are always preferable to the use of any physical force. Developing these skills is just as important, or perhaps even important, than the ability to hit the ‘x’ ring at 50 yards. Breakdown of this violent confrontation — The following video captured a […]

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2 Concealed Carry Seat Belt Hacks

Context matters and the vehicle is one place where the environment does change some of the best practices and tactics deployed by concealed carriers for daily comfort and preparedness and how one might respond to an actual threat while in the car. One of these considerations is what to do with your seat belt. In […]

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Keen Situational Awareness, Recognizing You’re the Prey

Situational awareness or having an acute awareness of your surroundings is invaluable to our survival. However, being aware doesn’t eliminate all risks. Instead, it provides us an opportunity to recognize threats and dangers in our environment.  Early recognition provides response options and increases the likelihood of avoiding or surviving the incident. Recently I saw […]

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