Cover: the bad guys can’t shoot you. Concealment: the bad guys can’t see you. One of these is better than the other. But either is better than neither. That is all.

12 Responses to Self-Defense Tip: Know The Difference Between Cover and Concealment

  1. Sometimes the other guy in the gun fight does not know the difference. Some people think that if they can’t see you then they can’t shoot you, or vice versa, especially during ‘the heat of battle’.

    You can use this to your advantage. For example, if a home invader has been shooting at you, then he ducks behind a corner (and you know no one else is in the line of fire), put a bullet through the drywall in the corner. It will kill him just as well.

    It is also very likely that a bad guy will stop shooting at you, if you duck behind a corner, even though the drywall between you is concealment, not cover.

    Use every slight advantage you can find…

    • I’ve noticed a definite uptick in the number of misplaced comments since last night’s upgrade to the commenting system.

  2. It’s funny because we talk about this all the time playing Dungeons and Dragons where we have to teach people the difference so their characters can avoid an untimely death.

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