This article, as written, hopefully will help bring us a sense of order and understanding on how to better prepare ourselves for handling, or even responding to a shooting event and its aftermath.
Here are the 15 steps that are designed to get you on the other side of a defensive shooting event:
(1) How Did We Get Here – Preparing To Survive A Defensive Shooting Event
“The only way to survive a potential threat is to prepare ourselves to survive that threat.”
Mind, Body, Training, Tactics, Preparation
Mind: Begin by preparing your defensive and survival mindset. Prepare mentally.
Body: Get and keep yourself into physical shape. You must be physically fit to survive a fight or an altercation with your attacker.
Training: Train with firearms, edged weapons and in self-defense. You can never train enough. Practice often with your firearms, knives and hands/feet for close range encounters.
Tactics: There is no such thing as a fair fight. Use every method and every tactic available to you to survive the threat.
Preparation: Combine the four previous methods, mix generously, and overcome your attackers with determined effort.
(2) Defensive Gun Usage – How To Survive The Threat
“Stand your ground, shooting only when there is an imminent threat against you, or that of others.”
While At Home: Engaging the Threat – Surviving The Encounter
- Harden your home defense with alarm systems, locks and lights. Use them if you have them and get them if you don’t.
- Create a home defense plan. Know the plan. Drill the plan.
- Have a go-to zone / safe room in your residence. Engage your “stand your ground” tactics accordingly.
- Have a safe and loaded firearm ready. Take it with you to the go-to zone / safe room.
- Keep a charged cell phone nearby. Take it with you into the go-to zone / safe room.