In order to survive a threat, three primary elements need to work together. First and foremost, you need to become aware of the threat. You then need to assess the threat. And finally, you must decide upon and carry out the appropriate response. Will you be ready when all hell breaks loose?
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The handgun is the weapon of opportunity carried with us at all times to take charge of a situation that threatens our lives or the safety of loved ones. I think that we have to look to the counter sniper or hunter who takes a single, well-placed shot, and makes a hit by taking his time in a hurry. Of course, personal defense is different and the reactive nature of the problem requires speed. However, speed is worthless without accuracy.
Commonality among handguns purchased for different shooters in your home may mean survival. It’s one thing to have different handguns when you’re an experienced shooter. If you aren’t, or have multiple shooters in your home, making sure they are similar and that family members are properly trained and practice properly, is essential. Read this post to find out why.
The most sickening sound in a gunfight, or even on the shooting line during a competition, is click! If you should ever find yourself in such a situation and your mind races before quickly coming up with the solution, I am sorry to tell you but it is too late. Now is the time to prevent a disaster with this simple drill.
Being prepared to defend yourself, your family and others in a life-or-death situation is discussed in this post about what you MUST do to live.
Staying safe is the #1 priority when using a gun and keeping you and your family alive and well. Yes, taking the standard NRA beginner’s training is a start and continuing your training and practicing is the only way to truly make things safe for you and your family. Read this post to learn specific tools and techniques.
In the Shooter’s Bible Guide to Concealed Carry, author Brad Fitzpatrick delivers on-target tips and valuable information on familiarizing yourself with firearms and gaining the confidence you need to protect yourself in the worst of situations.
Ammunition is in short supply, but high demand these days. As soon as it is delivered at the loading ramp, the line starts forming in anticipation of when it will hit the shelves. The high demand has also caused prices to follow, but that doesn’t mean we can afford to let our hard-earned skills suffer as a result. Recently, I came across a solution that will not only ease my ammunition demand, but it has taken my dry-fire practice to an entirely new level. LaserLyte has developed a new interactive target system with dual modes for reaction and training—the Reaction Tyme Target, TLB-RT.
A video demonstration conducted under the supervision Sheriff Ken Campbell of Boone County, Indiana, shows that magazine limitations have little or no real effect on a shooter’s ability to deliver aimed fire.