Safety and Training

CCW Skill Evolution Video: Carrying a Concealed Handgun

In episode 6 of the Art of Defense series, Beau Doboszenski of Defensive Mindset Training goes over the skills for carrying a concealed handgun including combat speed, draw, single handed and low light situations, and pre-fight and post-fight skills.

video defines many points but simply touches on others such as pre-fight and post-fight skills. What pre- or post-fight skills have you practiced on mentally rehearsed? Share your answers in the comment section.

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Comments (4)

  1. Well at first I thought he was giving an introduction until the video ended. I will say this about videos and articles on this topic. If you read and research most of the real life self defense situations people are seldom in gun fights, seldom need to fast draw and shoot, seldom are at distances greater than 10 feet, For those of you who go to the gun range frequently I think you will agree that many of the folks who go there could never put 3 bullets in a row at 20 feet in a circle the size of a quarter.. And why would you have to? If you made a life size target of an average human with a visualization of the underlying vital organs like heart and lungs and spinal cord you could draw a four to six inch diameter circle with the center at the heart and if you put your rounds in that circle you would probably hit the lungs, spinal cord or heart if you shot center of mass. If you took that same circle and put it on an average size head you would probably put the person down with any one of three bullets. Some of these folks who have been involved in the military or police really don’t have a handle on what happens in the general public when it is a non law enforcement citizen vs a home invader, rapist, kidnapper, etc. because that is not the situation they normally find themselves in, particularly on the job. I go to the range very often and I read about a great many real life self defense situations and from my perspective the average citizen would be better served by not having to believe they are a combination of the Sundance Kid and Annie Oakley to successfully defend themselves.

    1. I couldn’t agree more. As a former Marine I know the importance of training for consistent accuracy in the range so as to build muscle memory and reflex which will serve in a pop-up firefight. However, getting a hit somewhere center mass as a first shot is most critical.

    2. Couldn’t agree more. I have made that point to many people that I have taught how to shoot. First shot is the most important to be on target and either put down. or slow down assailant for additional shots.

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