Using your gun as an impact weapon makes sense when you’re either out of ammunition or your gun has malfunctioned and you have nothing to lose. It is a legitimate tactic to strike an attacker with your gun in extreme close quarters, particularly one that is empty or otherwise non-functional. After all, you’re holding a […]
In Michigan, a licensed Concealed Weapons holder shot an attacker who would not stop assaulting a woman inside a convenience store. The police departments press statement said the attacker “punched the victim several times and threw her down to the ground”. The attacker then turned and threatened the Concealed Weapons holder who was trying to […]
Remember during a high-stress encounter it’s easy to succumb to the psychological phenomenon known as tunnel vision. Although you can’t prevent it, you can train yourself to keep your head on a swivel and to scan for additional threats.
Many popular in holster gun retention techniques are overly reliant on defense. The solution to the disarm problem lies not in defense but rather in an overwhelming counterattack. Memorize these two words 1) Secure and 2) Strike. All holstered retention efforts should begin with you securing the attackers wrist to prevent it from drawing your […]
A two-handed retention position (sometimes called a high compressed ready) affords you the ability to fire from retention or anywhere along the path of arm extension. You can hit a target from several feet even to a few yards away from this position. Take one of our Self-Defense Pistol Classes to learn close quarters shooting […]
When shooting from a one-handed retention position make sure your off hand is either in the bad guy’s face or protecting yours. Keep your off hand out of the line of fire. Take one of our Self-Defense Pistol Classes to learn close quarters shooting techniques
When shooting from the one-handed retention position, the muzzle is pointed slightly downwards. So depending on the distance from your muzzle to the adversary expect to hit the attackers abdominal area or pelvis.
In addition to producing light, a weapon-mounted light that extends beyond the muzzle of your handgun offers another important benefit in close quarters. The distance the bezel of the light extends beyond the barrel will likely provide just enough standoff to facilitate multiple shots with the light actually in contact with the attacker. Learn how […]
Professional athletes often use visualization to prepare for a game, match, etc…. As it relates to prevailing in an attack, visualization is a rather simple process. Simply envision yourself being attacked, then try to call up as much detail as possible of how you’re going to respond. You’d be surprised of how effective this type […]
Most semi-automatic pistols will be rendered out of battery and incapable of firing when the slide is pressed back even slightly. When the rearward pressure on the slide ceases the slide will likely go back into battery on its own making the weapon operable.