First step to concealed carry and self defense
Im not a professional instructor nor claim to be the be all end all of anything related to the subject.
But I also do not speak from the what if it happens side of SD but from what has happened in my own life. And Im still here.
But with new members coming on all the time and the preoccupation of all of us to the present assualt on our rights I think maybe this should be posted. Take it for what its worth to you.
Ok youve decided to get a handgun and ccl or even open carry to have in case you need to defend yourself or your family. Thats good and you should. But you maybe missed a step.
That step is probably the most important. Before you put on a handgun for SD you need to really and I mean really sit down take a little bit and do some soul searching.
Now we fire to stop the threat, not kill, but there is a even chance by that act you will kill your assailant. Shooting a target or human shaped dummy isnt anything like shooting a moving breathing human being. Especially one that intends to do you harm or kill you.
Dont kid yourself that the mere presence of your handgun will send a BG running. It may without your firing a shot at all. If he does thank your lucky stars and go about your life.
But he may as likely not run be armed with something himself and respond a bit like Michael Myers of the Halloween movie only moving faster than a slow amble. :gah: Definitely not the time to have a mental moral debate or totally panic into inaction. In that case you will have precious few seconds to act and stop the threat.
I post this because I personally know quite a few that carry but are fully convinced pulling their firearm will send any and all boogie men running for the hills. My sister being one.
I also know personally a local lady who ran a small grocery. She was armed everyday with a handgun. She was convinced she could and would shoot the first person that tried to rob her. An armed man entered her store and demanded she drive him someplace.Though she could have shot him under her counter unseen by him she waited shocked until he actually moved to grab her. She tried to draw and was disarmed and kidnapped. Luckily the man dumped her out 40 miles away in a field and shot himself. But she closed her store and hasnt left her home alone for 10 years. Nor stayed alone at home either.
By all means I encourage anybody to excersize their right to self defense and keep and bear arms.
And get all the tactical training you can afford. I think everyone should take responsibility for their own safety from criminals.
But do so with the right mindset. Avoid trouble if you can. If you dont have to draw dont. If you do and dont have to fire dont fire.
But if you are forced into firing to protect your life or that of your loved ones you have entered a world where there are no rules or morals until the threat or threats is stopped which is either retreating or down, as fast as possible, no matter what that takes.
Just some food for thought. God bless:wave: