Recently in a class the question came up about if something were to happen and you had unarmed family members in tow, what should they do. My recommendation was to practise scenarios with family members who were likely to be out and about with you. Such as if you have entered a spot where you had to draw a weapon, the unarmed person could move around behind the armed person, grab them by the belt and while covering the rear they could be led out. We practised this several times and under different circumstances where the unarmed person guided and played rear guard so that the armed person could keep a watch on the area of the known threat.
About two weeks after this class I recieved this email from one of those students:
I want to thank you for providing good sound training. Unfortunately, I had to use it the other day at my house. It was about 4am when a heard what sounded like a big dog barking. Since I do not have a dog this was kind of odd. I got my 1911 and surefire flash light and headed out side to look to see what was going on. As, I glanced outside I noticed a car I had never seen before parked across the street from my house were no cars ever park. I told my wife to call the police when I heard someone kick my downstairs door in. I headed downstairs because that is where my 21 year old daughter sleeps. She met me half way a up the stairs and I used the technique that you taught us to guide her up the stairs, but before we made it to the top a Pitbull and his owner made it to the bottom. The dog was released on us and I shot the dog 5 times, at which point the owner simply gave up and laid down on the floor and started crying.
It ended up that this guy was coming to fight with my daughter because she had just broken up with him but he knew I had guns in the house so he thought his dog could keep me at bay. If I had not received training and more importantly confidence from your training class who knows what might have happened. So I just wanted to say thanks.
See you in the Speed Shooting Class in Feb.