David Kenik was one of my first (and best) firearms instructors. His company Armed Response sells an excellent collection of instructional videos. [Enter code TTAG for 20 percent off any DVD.] My favorite: Shoot/No Shoot Scenarios [not shown]. The video presents a “48 realistic scenes to interact with by challenging, drawing and shooting as needed! This vital training will help you recognize different types of confrontations, develop appropriate threat responses and understand the time constraints of violent encounters.” OK, so here’s a scenarios based on that DVD, with three elements . . .
- You’re in line at your local Stop ‘N Rob. A bad guy bursts in and points a gun at the clerk. Shoot or don’t shoot?
- The bad guy pistol whips the clerk. Shoot or don’t shoot?
- The bad guy starts herding customers (including you) into the back room. Shoot or don’t shoot?