Episode 440: The Gray Area – When You Can Make Threats With A Gun

Topic: The Gray Area – When You Can Make Threats With A Gun

Andrew Branca joins Jacob Paulsen to address an area of law often misunderstood that has real implications for concealed carriers. Are there situations when it is ok to draw the firearm and make threats with the firearm but it is illegal to use that gun?

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4 Techniques to Stripping Away Ambiguity

  1. Verbal Commands
  2. Use of Cover
  3. Retreat
  4. Less Lethal Options

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About Jacob Paulsen

Jacob S. Paulsen is the President of ConcealedCarry.com. ConcealedCarry.com provides in-person and online firearm training for American gun owners. The Company is currently teaching in-person classes in 25+ states with a team of more than 55 instructors. Jacob is a NRA certified instructor & Range Safety Officer, USCCA certified instructor and training counselor, Utah BCI instructor, Affiliate instructor for Next Level Training, Graduate and certified instructor for The Law of Self Defense, and a Glock and Sig Sauer Certified Armorer. He resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with his wife and children.


  1. Victor Preli on August 24, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Very informative. Worth the watch

  2. Jim Quine on May 16, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    Excellent presentation !

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