Husband and Wife Team Tactics?

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    Husband and Wife Team Tactics?

    My wife and I carry and often we consider how we would react if some kind of violence erupts where we are -- like at a restaurant or grocery store.

    We have lots of interesting ideas but often we initially disagree about the best way to handle things. Between the two of us, we come up with pretty reasonable plans but not quickly enough to be useful if a real situation arose.

    I was wondering if there is any training that caters specifically to working with your spouse in violent situations in every day settings like malls, parking lots, grocery stores, and in the home. Also I'm interested in learning to work in various states of preparedness like with my wife armed and me unarmed, vice versa, both of us armed, neither of us armed, etc.

    I'm particularly interested in threat assessment, tactical movement and shooting, and verbal and non-verbal communication.

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    I will not inject humor into this post... I will not inject humor.....

    I would practice scenarios over and over. Take notes and compare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenHorn View Post
    I will not inject humor into this post... I will not inject humor.....

    I would practice scenarios over and over. Take notes and compare.
    I know what you mean. I was thinking it sounded like an X Rated Movie Title. LOL

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    I was leaning more towards the human shield tactic!

    Or run faster than your spouse (wild bear defense).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenHorn View Post
    I will not inject humor into this post... I will not inject humor.....
    Haha! Ya -- this thread is ripe for the picking. I really meant this to be serious though. :)

    I would practice scenarios over and over. Take notes and compare.
    Good advice. Part of the problem is that my wife seems to listen to everyone else except for me, no matter how many times I've proven myself to be infallible.

    I think having a qualified instructor tell us both what to do would be more effective.

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    I think both of you need to take a class together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenHorn View Post
    I was leaning more towards the human shield tactic!

    Or run faster than your spouse (wild bear defense).

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    My wife does not have a permit so . . .

    We have discussed what we would do. We have a code word that means grab the your (our) son and get the out of here while I cover your six! THe word mean I have seen something that I feel is a threat and she and he need to find the back door. In your case it could be her covering you six as you find the door. The promise I made my wife is that when I am sure that she and he are out or at least far enough toward safty I will follow.

    I would suggest working out a plan with her that you both know and a word that you would not say in normal conversation as a signal for the S has HTF!

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    I have also thought of what i would do if i were with my wife and something happened. Even though my wife carries and is trained, if i am with her she will not have to use either in my oppinion. I wanted her to carry and get training for the times i am not there to protect her. Like now while im deployed. If i am with my wife it is my duty to control the situation and do whatever it takes to get her away from the threat. Not keep her there to engage in a gun battle where she could be hurt. I will always protect her and give her a way to escape while i engage a threat giving my life to save hers if necassary. If im shooting she should be either running or hiding! I would love to think we could be like bonnie and clyde and engage a threat together, but i couldnt live with myself if something happened to her and that is not a risk im willing to take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruertar View Post
    ...........no matter how many times I've proven myself to be infallible.............


    Quote Originally Posted by ruertar View Post
    I think having a qualified instructor tell us both what to do would be more effective.
    "Third party mediators" (qualified instructors) are excellent for "team" training, especially when one is infallible.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruertar View Post
    no matter how many times I've proven myself to be infallible.
    ....priceless!
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    A school here in Ohio (TDI) has a class called partner tactics.

    Course Descriptions

    The only potential drawback is they require students to have taken Handgun Levels I-III before taking the Partner class.
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    Both of us will be carrying as of this Friday, and we do plan to take some tactical training ASAP.
    Until we do I have discussed with hubby what to do if we are ever in a situation, the first thing we will do is separate and if possible move to a position of cover.
    If the threat continues , the BG now has to refocus his attention on one or the other of us, or decide to move on.
    After we both draw and prepared to defend ourselves and each other, I'm betting that a BG might decide to take the safer option.
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    It's a ways away, but our range has offered couple/team training for exactly that...what to do 'when and how' you have to work as a team.

    Make contact and ask about specifics...

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    My GF and I pretty much do everything together. We have a code word and a sixth sense if something is going bad, she knows to get far away, behind something hard and call 911. When she starts carrying that will be just another ace in the hole.
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