The stress and confusion of a violent criminal attack is not the place to try to work up a system of communication.
Hailing from the world of professional protection comes this phrase: “Do one thing every day to make yourself a better operator.” As the de facto protective agent of your family and loved ones, you are responsible for their safety. What is that one thing you can do every day to be a better agent?
Being prepared for what comes after a defensive shooting is an important part of armed defense training.
Like the revolver and the lever-action carbine, the shotgun is still around because it gets the job done and gets it done quite well.
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.
Training with and relying on a partner can be a pivotal element of any personal defense preparedness.
When we can, we need to tell the new shooter that they really need to learn to walk before they can run. And then we need to help them find the kind of training that will give them the basics of safe gun handling and marksmanship.