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How do I vet a defensive shooting instructor?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:51 — 5.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTyler in NC sends in today’s Q&A voicemail asking about how to vet a good defensive shooting instructor. Here’s the things I’d look for: Do they use objective standards in their training? (Use of shot timers is a big thing here) Do they enforce minimum standards for accuracy? Not hitting the target doesn’t win competitions …

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Don’t Make Self Defense Assumptions – 162

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:00:05 — 27.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThis week we talk about how some folks make assumptions about how “their” self defense scenario will go down, and they then prepare for that specific scenario instead of being ready for the most likely scenario. Housekeeping Thanks for all the voicemails for the Q&A podcast. We were completely out of them last Friday when …

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Video of an Armed Home Invasion

Frightening stuff here. The bad guys clearly had very bad intentions after arming themselves and getting cabling (presumably to tie up the homeowners). What scares me is how long these guys were able to move around inside the home unnoticed. Also, good on the homeowner and his girlfriend for being armed, although I personally wouldn’t sleep in bed with a firearm in my bed, I prefer to just have it handy. (H/T r/firearms)

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Home Invasion Advice Derp

Oh boy, this one is a doozie. John was lucky because the intruder robbed him, but left him alive. Yeah, so lucky that he was only robbed, and not robbed and murdered. I guess I’m lucky that I’ve made it 29 years without being murdered too. If you come face to face with an intruder and you’re not prepared, lie down and do not look at them. Pretend to have a heart attack or breathing …

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Han Shot First, And That’s Okay

Tonight I’m watching Star Wars: A New Hope and I watched the scene in the Mos Eisley Cantina where Han Solo is confronted by Greedo looking to collect on Jabba The Huts bounty on him. During the original scene, Greedo and Solo are sitting in a booth in the cantina, and Greedo has Solo at gun point the entire time. While the two are talking, Solo slowly reaches under the table, retrieves his blaster, and …

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Home Invasion While in the Shower

A SC man was the victim of a home invasion while he was in the shower recently. He got out of the shower, retrieved a firearm, confronted the home invaders firing a shot in the process. A Cameron man called authorities Wednesday after firing a shot at would-be burglars inside his residence. He said he was taking a shower about 3:20 p.m. when he heard a noise coming from his living room. He said he …

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Cheap Lights for Defensive Use

There has been a lot of talk online, on various forums about using some of these cheap lights as a companion for someones concealed carry pistol, or even as a weapon mounted light. I’ve owned many of these lights from places like DealExtreme.com and other places, and while these lights are fantastic for having around the house, you must keep in mind that they are rather fragile, especially when they get hot. Something to keep …

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