Self-Defense Tip: Teamwork

What’s true for cops’ significant others is true for you: they should know the location of your gun and your spare ammo. They should also know to call 911 and ID you should the need arise. And if you’re lucky enough to live with someone who carries, training to respond to threats with them in a ballistically coordinated fashion is a really good idea. It’s Bonding. James Bonding.


  1. avatar The mayor of Candor says:

    I’m training my two cats to reload my Mini-30 magazines should the SHTF.

    1. avatar LC Judas says:

      A dog that can fetch mags would be my personal dream.

    2. avatar Ralph says:

      You will find that the cats’ lack of opposable thumbs will hamper your ability to teach your felines to reload. It took me years to get my cats past it.

      1. avatar Marcus Aurelius says:

        I just trained my cats not to shit on my fans. Nip it in the bud, I figure…

        1. avatar Avid Reader says:

          Let us know when you figure out how to keep them from puking on the rug.

    3. avatar Accur81 says:

      I can’t say I’ve ever heard a cat do anything useful in a self defense situation. Actually, I don’t think I’ve heard much about cats doing anything useful at all.

      1. avatar Bob4 says:

        Let me change that. I have an 8 year old Bombay that will attack anyone she thinks is a threat to her humans. Normally, she is this lovably little fur ball, but once set off, she is vicious and fast as hell. Our vet is literally afraid of her, and has suggested we drug her. Unless a home invader comes equipped with a vacuum cleaner, he will not get away without a few bite and claw marks.

      2. avatar BillC says:

        Assault cat, bro. Pick up your cat, and throw it at your problem. Problem solved.

  2. avatar Mighty Mo says:

    Interesting that she mentions that that off duty cops carry guns to protect their own family members first, themselves second, and other citizens last. So in other words off duty cops can carry guns OPENLY and ANYWHERE they want primarily to protect themselves and their own family which is all any of us want to do but, aren’t extended the same rights. This frustrates me to no end. GRRRRRR!

    1. avatar Accur81 says:

      As it should. It isn’t right, and it won’t get better when people keep voting in politicians like Obama, Feinstein, Pelosi, etc.

      1. avatar TimVa says:

        and Terry McAuliffe (aka Michael Bloomburg) in Virginia

      2. avatar BillC says:

        I like you. No homo.

  3. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Thank you. You just reminded me to go over these things with the family again. Where, how, when…
    Not seeing a link with this short story.

  4. avatar LC Judas says:

    I train her with the same equipment I use. His and Hers M&P and Sigs. Current project is fitting a second AR with the same trigger, BUIS and Red Dot Sight for the next stage of training.

  5. avatar jwm says:

    My wife’s 5 foot tall. But she’s fierce and fearless. Her idea of an appropriate punishment for heinous crimes is feeding them into a wood chipper feet first. She also has a love for sharp knives and shotguns. If anybody ever breaks into our house I’m just going for cover and let her sort it.

    1. avatar EthanB says:

      This is my wife as well, but they’ll probably get a couple of knees to the crotch for good measure if they’re incapacitated, but not approaching room temperature.

  6. avatar ensitue says:

    It’s Bonding. James Bonding.
    I’m glad you went there, it’s something Archer would say.

    1. avatar BillC says:

      Danger Zone.

  7. avatar Tom says:

    The wife and I were trained by the military, though granted it wasn’t the same one. We do all of our range time together including drills.

    When we first moved here we used to get free ammo by betting other shooters (mostly leo and some hobbyist) that they couldn’t beat her. Only one guy did, an officer who is ex-75th.

    If someone breaks in and they don’t have friends, well I’m going to make popcorn.

  8. avatar Cameron S. says:

    My girlfriend’s CCW is clearing right now. She’s not going to personally carry, but it’ll be good to know that I can legally leave a gun with her alone in the car if I have to go into a no-no zone for some reason.

    I made sure that she’s familiar with the loading, unloading, shooting and maintenance of every gun I own. Her father has made damn sure she knows the same for every defensive firearm in his house as well.

    We are both attending a combative pistol course soon that focuses on cover/concealment. I’ve basically told her that if anything were to ever “happen”, that she needs stay as close to me as possible while still maintaining cover and staying low.

    1. avatar Anon says:

      If you’re going into the aforementioned dangerous “no no zone”, why would you leave her alone in the car in such an area to begin with?

      Also, why not avoid that type of area altogether?

      1. avatar Henry Bowman says:

        I think he means a “No Guns Allowed” zone.

        1. avatar Anon says:

          Ah, my mistake.

  9. avatar Anon says:

    Stand Your Ground Clears Ohio House

    Of course detractors included “Black Legislators” (who, paradoxically, want to keep black people disarmed) and church groups.

  10. avatar GS650G says:

    Why not just surrender and cooperate with the bad guys like we are advised to do?

    1. avatar Anon says:

      Finally! A sensible person here. /s

    2. avatar BillC says:

      It saddens me that it has to even be a joke. Still got my laugh, though.

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