The Gun Solution

Published November 5, 2013 by
Filed under Carry, CCW, Mindset, Self Defense, Training

Interesting scenario. 

I like this quite a lot, although I’m not a big fan of off-body carry in a purse, bag or anything else.  Why? Because that’s what crooks target first. Heck, there’s even a type of crook that does (what for it) purse-snatching as a primary means of being a crook.

However, the video does make a good point that a person putting their hand into a bag to grab a gun looks like a person putting their hand into a bag, and nothing more than that. 

I also like how they teach that going for the gun first could be a very, very bad thing. There’s a need for civilians with concealed carry permits to get the sort of “Force Continuum” training that cops get. If we carry a gun, we tend to see a threat in terms of a gun problem. If we’re trained in the martial arts, we see it as a punch, kick or throw problem.

If we’re unarmed and unaware, well, it’s a problem. Period. 

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  • 1 Prairie Patriot // Nov 12, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    There was a DGU recently involving an elderly lady and a punk and his unleashed dog. She had OC spray for the dog and a handgun for the thug. Good example of using the right tools for the situation similar to the Force Continuum you mentioned.

  • 2 Sometimes, the bear eats you. // Nov 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    […] is another extension of the problems of training with just one tool. Sometimes, there’s not a gun solution or a non-lethal solution: There’s no solution: […]

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