Beau takes you through one of his typical training sessions.
Those of us who are the primary security for our families have probably all had the thought: "If something goes down, what do I do with the family?"
Believe it or not, we're not the first people to ever ask that question Government security details and private security firms have been working on this concept for more than a hundred years. There's already a convenient answer in place.
The general principle is called Projection vs. Protection.
A reader named Mike asked a question that inspired this week's Training Newsletter:
"I looked into the Emerson knives after your recommendation. They look like a very well thought out, nicely made knife. There's an overwhelming number of models. How do you chose one for everyday use and also as a weapon?
Sometimes I receive emails like this. Look familiar to you?
"I think my eyes are changing at 58 yrs old. I seem to be having trouble sighting in my Glock 34. I had it, then messed it up trying to “improve my accuracy”. I find conflicting answers on the internet."
I like when when people reach out to me with this type of question, as it addresses a very common problem that's more complicated than it first appears.
SMT has for years been exploring the concept that defense is a system based on these categories, and that they're not individual techniques but an integrated system. While there are innumerable techniques within each category, all defensive and offensive techniques basically fall within the five I have listed below.
Three ways to clear cover garment. Double Rake, Single Rake, and Primary Only. Check out this HDotW for the pros and cons of each.
It's a common scenario: A person decides to go out and buy themselves a defensive firearm.
They might have done a little shooting when they were young, or maybe some hunting or trap shooting, so they're pretty sure that they know exactly what they need for a defensive carry firearm. The end result is that this new defensive shooter gets some teeny-tiny "Noisy Cricket" a la Men in Black, and when they get to the range, the gun kicks like a mule and sucks to shoot. I've seen this more times than I can count. So as a Public Service Announcement, here's are some guidelines that you can share with new defensive shooters.