Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Smart Thinking, Smart Moves: Self-Defense 101

Really useful stuff from an ex-SEAL.

...When at sporting events, concerts, and the movies, choose seats that give you a tactical advantage always.  What do I mean? Choose seats that allow good and [f]ast vantage points and a hasty exit point.  Always stack the odds in your favor. It’s the reason I still combat park (back in to a space) and sit with my back to the wall when I’m eating.

Take cover and not concealment.  Concealment hides, cover hides AND protects.  It’s the difference between hiding behind a movie seat or a concrete wall.

Don’t lie there with your eyes closed and get shot. Think and move.  A good decision executed quickly is better than a great one never executed. Violence of action, as we call it in the Spec Ops community, will often change the odds in your favor.

...For close quarter combat drills we’d draw a gun with someone over 20 feet away running at us.  In most cases you can be on someone before they can draw and take a shot...

Flashlight anyone? I have one for daily carry and take it everywhere with me.  It’s become another extension of me and has diffused at least two potentially violent confrontations in a non-lethal way. I recommend the Surefire P2X Fury Dual Output LED....I would have pulled my high lumens pocket flashlight and blinded this guy.

Specs: At least 200+ lumens, waterproof, LED, and a 3volt lithium battery.  Use and carry your light with you at all times. It’s the best non-lethal and practical option available, in my opinion.

IOW, Buy More Flashlight!!

Inexpensive, common-sense stuff which doesn't really require a bunch of shooting.


Anonymous said...

I will NOT NOT NOT vote for ROMNEY nor Obama


jimspice said...

A $130 flashlight? I guess I'm cheap. I'd be thinking "if I attack him I might break my flashlight!"

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the suggestions.

I'm afraid the results of this situation will be more people packing when attending movies and other entertainment. How comforting!?

Grim said...

The other function of the flashlight is to mark the target for others in the audience who might have brought along a pistol.