Crafty Sneaky Techniques

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    Crafty Sneaky Techniques

    I'm an oldphart (65) and am interested in learning nasty little moves to compensate for my age and slowness.

    I know about keeping a snubby in my coat pocket and firing through the coat. Anybody know anymore oldphart tactical techniques?

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    Carry a walking stick or heavy cane? Fake a heart attack? You want the BG trying to react to you, not the other way around.
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    I would second the heart attack option- I knew a woman that faked a seizure when a BG tried to mug her, and it scared the hell out of him. Naturally you wouldn't want to rely on it as a deterrent, but I think it would give you a few seconds of shock value, which you could use to get to that pocket gun :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by d3athp3nguin View Post
    I would second the heart attack option- I knew a woman that faked a seizure when a BG tried to mug her, and it scared the hell out of him. Naturally you wouldn't want to rely on it as a deterrent, but I think it would give you a few seconds of shock value, which you could use to get to that pocket gun :-)
    There's nothing wrong with using subterfuge to get your way over an attacker. In fact, if I had to fake something and then used that time to get my gun out and shoot the attacker, I'd consider it a nuanced victory.

    But if I had no means of defense and faking a seizure was all I could do, and then had to hope the guy would just get freaked out and go away, I'd feel small, useless, helpless, and pathetic.

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    Fighting Dirty by Loren Christenson is a DVD specifically tailored to quickly extricating oneself from life threatening scenarios.
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    Re: Crafty Sneaky Techniques

    I completely agree with the use of deception and subterfuge. If you are interested, you can read an excerpt from my book "Welcome to the Real World, A Dangerous Place to be Caught Unprepared!" at www.wttrw.com where I used this tactic against a student who thought he was being cute.

    It is NOT in any way to be considered a way out of a confrontation, but rather should as others have said be used to gather time on your side.

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    I don't call 65 old. 59 here, but I shoot with a couple of guys in their 70's, and I wouldn't mess with them and their shooting.
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    I would like to emphasize what Rocky said about carrying a cane. It is a good weapon even if you don't know how to use it. Learn three or four simple moves and it becomes an extremely effective weapon. You might not need to shoot holes in your coat.

    The other suggestion is to get plenty of dry fire practice and all the trigger time you can afford.

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