Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Mind the Reactionary Gap

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A Sudanese refugee named Omer Ismail Ali found himself rapidly and promiscuously perforated by a police officer in Kelso, Washington recently. Ali assumed room temperature shortly after storming into a…

Gun Dealer Averts Sequel to Fort Hood Tragedy. Mainstream Media Underwhelmed.

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The media used to love stories like “Man Bites Dog.” You know, stories that have a twist – role reversal, irony-enriched content, that sort of thing. And you’d think that…

Hostage Takeaways

Another interesting video from the Krav Maga guys, this one on what to do to disarm your assailant if he comes at you from behind.

Another interesting video from the Krav Maga guys, this one on what to do to disarm your assailant if he comes at you from behind.

I’ve taken a bunch of self-defense classes. My biggest take-away? Every situation is different. You never know what’s gonna happen, and so you try to be prepared, realizing that all your training may not be enough to save your butt when push comes to shove. On the other hand, any training is better than no training, and some of the best training involves what to do when you are presented with a situation the involves somebody using superior force against you.

The video above shows you a technique for disarming an attacker when he has a gun and you are either unarmed, or can’t get to your weapon. I’ve learned this technique in a self-defense class, and I’ve got to say it’s pretty cool. I don’t know if I’d be able to pull it off if I was the one being confronted, but if anything would save my butt, it would be this. No word, however on what to do if you’ve got two or three armed thugs confronting you. I suspect it would come down to prayer, but if you know of a way to go all Steven Segal on the bad guys – and live to tell about it, like Dumbo, I’m all ears.

What To Do When You’re Assaulted.

I’ve taken a bunch of self-defense classes. My biggest take-away? Every situation is different. You never know what’s gonna happen, and so you try to be prepared, realizing that all…

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