What can you keep in your proverbial tool kit to help galvanize your own self-trust, burgeoning skills and personal confidence? The answer is personal resilience and self-defense.
In the hands of a competent practitioner, a tactical pen can be used to distract, deter, delay and even stop a violent physical assault. Unlike your firearm or a folding knife, it is a low-profile, personal-safety option for your toolkit that can be used to help mitigate an active threat.
Grip and hold on the firearm are often viewed by handgun shooters as one and the same. However, seasoned defensive and competitive shooters break down handgun shooting stability into two distinctly but equally essential subcomponents: grip versus hold.
Once the armed citizen has advanced to the point that he or she can draw and shoot their defensive handgun safely, accurately and quickly, it would be a very good idea to start adding movement to the defensive response. Movement has the potential to momentarily confuse and surprise an attacker, allowing the citizen to gain a bit of advantage.
Today on "I Carry" we have a Girsan MC9 T pistol in a PHLster Floodlight holster with a CRKT Bivy pocketknife.
Birchwood Casey is known for making targets and shooting support gear and now the company is rolling out the Texas Star Plinking Target, a new piece of range gear designed to make your training sessions both productive and exciting.
What is a suitable quick-draw time, and how important is that for the armed defense with a handgun?