Practice Retention: A reminder

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    Practice Retention: A reminder

    You know the antis all say they'll (the BGs) just take your gun away and use it on you.

    Don't let it be true, and fatal, as it was for this parole officer....

    Story here

    While I prefer the practice of retention to be done with a plastic gun, it can be safely done with your everyday carry piece (which may not have a replica plastic gun available)...

    1. Empty the magazine
    2. Empty the chamber
    3. Finger the empty chamber
    4. Have your practice partner do the same checks on the weapon.
    5. Flag the chamber with a ribbon or put a ziptie through the chamber and out the end or the barrel, and lock it back on itself, closing the action slowly (at least most of the way).
    6. For even more safety, your could remove the firing pin on some weapons.



    If you're not comfortable doing it this way, buy a blue gun (or maybe they make an airsoft replica of your weapon close in weight and size). But figure out a way to practice weapons retention. It's important.
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    All very good points. Thanks for the reminder

    This was practiced in one of the classes I took several years ago. And why I carry two knives. One available to each hand should the need arise to fight to retain your weapon.
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    I agree ............weapon retention and defending the gun is of the utmost importance.....not to be taken lightly.

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    AMEN!!!

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    Thank you for sharing this very important reminder.
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    Cogito, ergo armatum sum. I think, therefore I am armed. (Don Mann, The Modern Day Gunslinger; the ultimate handgun training manual)


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