I posted this thread about a company called Threat Dynamics. I am actually thinking about buying a franchise, so this evening I went over to meet with the owner, learn more about the company and talk business.
He ran me through some simulations. Ugh. Very very different than shooting at stationary targets or running an IPSC course. In the scenarios, there were people who actually pointed guns at you and shooting at you. Here is what happened.
First scenario: A shooting at a college. I am a visitor to the school. I am walking down the hallway and see dead students and blood everywhere. One student is still conscious and points to my left. All of a sudden, someone comes out of a hallwayÖ.points a gun at me and opens fire. I return fire, hitting him and he goes down. Uh, er, I am dead, too. We continue. Another person comes out, points a shotgun and I open fire. I think I got shot.
Second scenario: I walk into a convenience store. I am in the chips section and can see the door. Two guys walk in. One goes left. One has an oversized jacket on with a heavy weight in his pocket. With no warning, he puts his hand in his pocket, takes out a gun and shoots the clerk. I use my command voice and tell him to put down the gun. He turns towards me and I shoot him. I do not see his buddy the whole time.
Third scenario: I am at the top floor, uncovered of a parking garage. I see shadows behind the cars in front of me. A guy on my left starts talking jive to me while holding a tire iron. I point my gun at him and tell him to put down the tire iron. He resists. Two more people appear from behind the other cars. I shoot one, the other runs and someone comes from behind me and shoots me in the back.
1. Forget about carrying my little LCP as my primary. It ainít gonna cut it. I am going back to my Glock 26.
2. Forget the legal issues. If someone opens fire unprovoked, no verbal commands, just shoot him. Where was his partner? Behind me? Donít know. No place to hide. Tunnel vision.
3. If you see shadows from behind cover and someone else coming at you with a tire iron, run. Watch your back. It is an ambush and you are justified in opening fire.
4. I hesitated in some of the scenarios because I couldnít tell if the person was a good guy or bad guy. I know it cost me my life on two occasions.
5. Tunnel vision is a reality. I missed a lot and this was a simulation.
6. This isnít as easy as everyone talks about on the forum. With all due respect guys, when things happen, they happen quick. I had a gun in my hand the whole time. No drawing involved in any scenario and it was still not fast enough. You ainít Jack Bauer. The bad guys are used to doing this. You arenít.
7. Practice, practice, practice. Practice scenario training with air soft. You will be much better prepared should something real happen.
This is great training and everyone who carries concealed needs to run through these. I am very serious about buying this franchise because I see a demand and would be a great business to be in. I may even be a traveling trainer and may come to a city near you.