The Ultimate reality show, hypothetical of course
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The following is a completely hypothetical scenario and obviously could/would never happen in real life, or could it, but it will make you think about your choices in weapons and tactics.
Since reality shows are so popular I thought this might stir the imagination a bit.
You are in a group of persons involved in a competition, the grand prize is your life.
You and your opponent(s) will enter a large warehouse the size of a stadium football field. Contained in the warehouse are barriers that offer both cover and concealment. There are three levels with staircases connecting each. The playing field is set up like a small town with some shops, restaurants and even a small mall. There is enough room that streets have been set up and there are one or two vehicles roaming around. There will be non combatant players on the field with roles as grocery clerks, waiters, cashiers and so on. Kinda like a real life Hogan's Alley. There will be hours of darkness and daylight, cold, heat, rain, snow, rude people, kids, a small school just as in the real world.
To begin the game you will be basically picked up off the street with what you have on you at that time, gun, knife, ammo, OC and so on, no going home to rearm and reequip. You are armed with your choice of any handgun suitable for CC or OC that you currently use, any caliber any mag/cylinder capacity.
You can carry it in any manner that adheres to you state laws/personal preference regarding CC/OC. You will carry the way you do in real life, round chambered/unchambered, extra ammo or not and so on. You will be restricted to the amount of ammunition that you would normally carry. Not 12 extra mags or speedloaders, no battlefield pickups, no changing weapons for the game if you carry an LCR daily then that is what you are stuck with.
The weapons are real and the ammunition is live this is truly a fight for your life. There is no time limit as the scenario will continue until a winner is decided. Ammunition will be replaced as needed. You will simply carry on a normal lifestyle with a small room as your residence and a job in the warehouse city.
The object of the match is simple, survive the lethal force encounter with the equipment, training and mindset that you have right now. You will always be labeled the good guy, the other player will always be the bad guy unless something goes wrong and you shoot/injure the wrong person or make a bad judgement call and shoot to soon or otherwise do something the more liberal players see as wrong. The weapon must remain concealed/holstered until the bad guy will make his move at which time you will engage him or her.
Who your opponent is will not be known until he/she makes his move and they will be carrying concealed unless it is of course one of the super criminals/fanatic/terrorist that shows up with lots of mags and a high capacity whatever and starts shooting. You will not know who they are but if you OC they obviously know who you are. Your adversaries will be taken straight from the county jails and prisons around the states. Their prize is freedom and whatever they can take from you if they win.
If they are a druggy and they win, they get a buffet of whatever they want and continue on to the next round. Do they just want your money and stuff? It will be puchased at top dollar with no questions asked at the warehouse pawn shop and they to continue on to the next round. Are they just a sociopath with a don't care attitude and want to kill you because they can? If they win they get whatever they want and continue on to the next round. As stated on occasion there will be super bad guys who simply show up with a firearm, either a large capacity pistol or rifle, and start shooting just because they can. What will you do then?
Are they gonna run at the sight of your OC holstered handgun, or target you first? Is your method of CC going to pass the test or will they spot you right off and you become their next victim? Will your current level of training and SA let your survive or simply be a well armed victim?
Each week you will be faced with a training challenge. Everyday things that are taught at SD schools, seminars like SA, marksmanship, weapons safety, in other words things you should already know and practice since you have taken the responsibility to carry and use a firearm. Should you pass the test you are exempt from elimination should you fail you end up in the bad part of the warehouse with your current firearm and attitude facing the ultimate competitor, the psycopath who does not care. He does not care about rules, laws, how shiny your new custom sidearm is, or how you have read every SD book on the market and taken part in the internet discussion about the new Guns and Ammo poll.
For the game you are the only person you have to protect by the rules, whomever you choose to protect is up to you think of these people you protect as alliances who can help you keep an eye out for the bad guys.
Remember though just like life there are no flip charts, policies, procedures or rules governing the game past what has already been mentioned. You are allowed to become involved in anothers scenario should you choose to without penalty, but you shoot the wrong person, miss and hit a bystander you lose by default but your opponent is not bound by those same rules.
The questions that need to be answered are simple.
What are you going to carry, why are you going to carry it, and how are you going to deploy it.
Try to describe your SA on the playing field. You may be required to justify your answers by others. Make no mistake even though this scenario is a game your life hangs in the balance.
What are some of the things you would look for in trying to spot the bad guys?
If you are a proponent of OC would you change for the game? Would your choice of weapons change from a pocket gun to a larger frame handgun?
Remember just like real life the shots may be from 3 feet or line of sight from where the bad guys engage you from you do not have the luxury of choosing when, where or at what distance the fight starts. What have you trained for and what are your capabilities or limits in both your training and choice of weapons? Since this is the first season of the show there are no statistics, magazines articles, or playbooks just what you already know and use everyday.
Anyways just some things to think about. Please dont answer with well I simply wouldn't play, if you dont want to answer simply dont.
For those of you that do please put some thought into it. Could be fun and informative.