WHAT WOULD YOU DO ??
In this self-defense scenario, a concealed carry permit holder is attacked in a park by a knife wielding predator. She is not situationally aware and allows the attacker to be extremely close to her before even noticing that he is there.
This situation happens so quickly that unless you have prepared in advance and give yourself the best chance of avoiding this encounter through scanning, finding pre-threat indicators You also need to consider the state gun laws near you to determine if you have the duty to retreat or can stand your ground. Running through self-defense scenarios like these will help prepare your mind if you are in the situation in real life.
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SIG SAUER Academy Director Adam Painchaud talks about utilizing a firearm for home defense and shares some considerations for choosing a handgun that is most suitable home defense. Sig Sauer handguns are at the top of our list in hand gun options for your consideration. Need help? Contact us at Patriot Firearm Training and we will help you find the right handgun for you.
Acting in self-defense during a home invasion has its own laws that vary from state to state. People often confuse what stand your ground or the castle doctrine actually allow you to do.
In this scenario, Kevin and Tom breakdown a home break in. You need a home defense strategy. Don't just hope that by having a shotgun, rifle, or pistol somewhere in the house that it will be enough. Home security systems, including security cameras, panic buttons, and a home defense plan for various scenarios will help prepare your family to protect your home.
When acting in self-defense, be sure you train, know your state gun laws, and only use the amount of force necessary to stop the threat.
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Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical talks about the 3-6-9 drill, a follow on to the dime drill, designed to improve your accuracy and speed of shooting. This is a great drill that can be modified for your own skill level and can be escalated as you become a better shooter.
SIG SAUER Academy Director Adam Painchaud demonstrates the concept of "economy of motion" when drawing a pistol out of the holster, onto a target and back into the holster.
We all know that the one-shot stop is basically a Hollywood fantasy, so it should come as no surprise that we want to get multiple rounds on target quickly. The best way to do that is to change your grip to help keep the gun on target. It is so simple that it makes me wonder why no one came up with it before. Take your support hand and rotate the hand down about 45 degrees as you grasp the pistol this prevents the muzzle from dropping greatly during recoil. Yes, I know the muzzle rises during recoil, but with the traditional two-handed grip, we tend to push it back down too far, guiding follow-up shots lower. This hand rotation prevents that. Give it a try. You will like how quickly and accurately you can shoot.
There’s no doubt that our personal residences are where we like to relax, get comfortable and try to set aside some of life’s challenges for a little while. Those familiar walls around us hold more than furniture, toys, food and clothing; they hold a lot of moments and memories. We put a lot of ourselves and our families in there … literally and figuratively. And it’s important that we think about home defense, especially when little ones are involved.
My husband and I often think about possible scenarios or situations that could occur at home, and we train through those to see where problems could arise or where things need to be changed. This is one reason certain pieces of furniture might be located in specific areas of a room (possible barricades or concealment), or why mirrors or highly reflective pictures are hanging on the walls (extra viewing points and angles). But if our three children were ever to be home during a dynamic critical incident, clearly they would be our primary concern. So we’ve had to think through our options and implement some strategies. Here are a few that anyone can put into place in his or her own dwelling.
A code word can be very useful for your children in case of an emergency. My three kids know the code word very well that we use if someone ever needs to pick them up or help them when we’re not around. They also know our word for serious danger, and they know we are not playing around if we ever instruct them to do something in an emergency. If your family adopts a word, it’s good to choose something unique and memorable — something not used in daily conversations but that even the youngest can recognize and act on. Then keep it secret and keep it sacred. Only prompt or quiz the children about it as necessary.
You and your children should know that escaping to a safe place is the best option. Sticking around during a dangerous event could get someone injured … or worse. If you need to defend yourself, a loved one and/or your children, your family should have a plan for where they can go and how they can get there. Maybe there are a few neighbors, a school, a firehouse or other locations within walking distance that would work well for your family. Designate that place as well as a backup. If you have children old enough to drive, you can also settle on a destination for them to head to, get help and/or wait.
If you and/or your kids can’t escape the situation, where can you go? My family has plans based on the layout of our home. And it typically ends with the children being able to get behind several locked and barricaded doors to a designated “safe room,” even if we can’t assist them or be with them. Depending on your situation, you can prepare your safe room(s) with flashlight(s), phone(s), batteries, food and even possible weapon(s). Instruct those who use the safe room to call for help, stay put and be prepared to defend themselves as necessary.
It may sound daunting, but having plans in place for your family’s protection is better than not knowing where anyone is or just panicking. Just be sure to talk honestly about potential dangers and discuss family plans with your children. Don’t scare them … just prepare them! Ask them questions and let them question you. Remember that different ages and abilities can handle different things. And after you talk about your plans and agree on what to do in an emergency, be sure to practice! Talk and walk through what they need to do. Have a drill. See if there are other potential problems or better solutions. Work together and stay safe.
Gas stations may be vulnerable locations for people, but thinking and planning ahead can put you ahead of the game. You can’t plan for every situation or scenario, but you can use good situational awareness and the mindset that you will not be a victim.
With cold weather at large, it is natural for many of us to keep our hands in our jacket pockets, but what about being prepared to fight in an extreme close quarters ambush, or when you are caught off guard? From contact, to about 3 feet you can fight effectively without even pulling your gun out of your pocket, get training from a competent instructor and practice this method of shooting. Yes, it destroys the holster and the cover garment, but it can keep you alive in an extreme close quarters fight.
Most deadly force attacks occur in subdued light, so why do we only train in well-lit ranges? Today, Kevin Michalowski of Concealed Carry Magazine, together with the USCCA, has taken a group of writers through a series of low light and no light training drills. Three different scenarios with three different options... what would you do?
Concealed Carry Magazine Editor Kevin Michalowski shows you how to operate the slide on your auto-loading pistol with just one hand. Hint: wear a good belt!
Director of the Sig Sauer Academy in New Hampshire, Adam Painchaud shares a pistol drill that can help improve your trigger-finger discipline and overall accuracy. If you know you're flinching in anticipation of the shot then work on correcting it by trying this drill.
Beth will go through numerous tips to help you stay safe walking back to your vehicle! First, make sure to scan the parking lot before you leave the building to walk to your car. As you walk, it is better to walk in the middle so no one suddenly approaches you next to a vehicle. Another tip is to always have your keys ready to go in case you need to unlock the door right away or set off the panic. Watch the full video to hear the rest of the tips Beth has for you to stay safe! Remember to always be in condition yellow to be aware of your surroundings.
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