So you took a basic gun safety class or one of those hokey $19.95 online “Get Your Permit in 30 minutes or less!” courses, now what else do you need to know besides the NRA 3 Rules of Gun Safety or Jeff Cooper’s 4 Rules of Gun Safety?
- Know How to Spot Trouble Before it Happens
- Understand the term “criminal assault paradigm”
- Understand that the gun is the last line of defense in a layered home security plan
- Know the “3 Stupids Rule”
- Stupid Things
- Stupid Places
- Stupid People
- Read Street Smarts, Firearms, and Personal Security by Kelly McCann
- Read Defensive Living by Ed Lovette
- Read “Managing Unknown Contacts” from Craig Douglas (SouthNarc)
- Read Massad Ayoob’s material
- Watch videos of muggings on YouTube
- Take a close look at the body language of the assailants prior to them striking their victims
- Know Your Local Self-Defense Laws
- Know How to Draw Your Gun Efficiently From Concealment While under Stress
- This means not using a cheap floppy nylon holster.
- This means practicing your draw at home
- This also means practicing your dry-fire at home!
- Know How to Deploy a Less Lethal Weapon Efficiently
- Not every problem is a gun problem…
- If you are carrying pepper gas, where is it right now?
- Know some Unarmed Combatives
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu helps a lot!
- Fitness matters!
- Consider the Paleolithic diet
- PROTIP: Stuffing your face with a large french fries and a 96oz Coke (1040 Calories) is bad for your health.
- Consider the Paleolithic diet
- Cecil Burch has a great article on this very topic.
- Capital MMA has some excellent programs.
- Be able to fight off an ambush assault and respond accordingly.
- Be able to retain your gun in a “fouled up tangle”
- If you open carry, then you should seriously consider carrying a fixed blade knife to aid in gun retention.
- TDI Law Enforcement Knife or the ShivWorks Clinch Pick are excellent choices
- Understand the concept of in fight weapons access (IFWA)
- Watch, Study, and Practice the material from Jim Grover’s Combatives
- Know some Basic Tactical Medicine
- Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training puts on an excellent tactical medicine course.
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As with the basic teaching of Krav Maga, avoidance of trouble is better than getting in a fight, even if you win. AVOID THE STUPIDS.
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Love Kermit! I reside in the mountains and derive tremendous joy target practicing with some notorious rascals. A fellow blogger on WP.com, I am unable to like for whatever reason so decided to comment instead. I’d like your opinion on the best CC weapon as I have an athletic, dancer frame (translation: petite), but want power. Have considered strap on similar to FBI agent in Boondock Saints. Seriously. Thoughts?
Try out a few single stack 9mm pistols out there if you are looking for something slim. Thanks to modern hollwpoint designs, the caliber is not as important as it used to be when FMJ was all that was available. I personally recommend an appendix inside the waistband carry holster just for speed of access and ease of concealment. I personally don’t like small of the back or behind the hip holsters. I would also strongly suggest getting a quality kydex holster.