I don't think I'd recommend that video to a friend .
My simple opinion? Don't expect a lot of quality from...free stuff. :blink:I got a free training video...because I didn't want to receive any more bad advice...
Unlike most "Training Videos" today you got out of it what you paid for it. There are lots of cool projects online using unwanted CDs/DVDs.I got a free training video that tells what to do if somebody is trying to kick down your door. He states that the first thing is to try to escape. Maybe run to another room or out the back door. Then barricade between yourself and the intruder. Then arm yourself with anything handy or a weapon that you keep handy for defense. Then communicate - call 911 and if the intruder has figured out where you are warn them that you are armed. I quit watching after that because I didn't want to receive any more bad advice.
In the first place I don't intend to run into danger by running somewhere that I don't know is any longer safe. I might step around a corner or into a nook without a door where I can see both towards the front and back of the house. I have a pantry like that between the kitchen and the dining room where I can step in there and watch for somebody to come into my field of vision. If I only have enough time I might stay quietly where I am. I will be armed so that is taken care of. I guess I need my cell phone to call 911 and my tact light too just in case I need to blind somebody as a warning. But if it takes any longer than a second to find the light and phone I am not going to worry about them during a bad situation. I don't intend to be giving away my location by talking on a phone or calling out to somebody who is prowling around in my house.
Like I said I might blind them with my tact light if I think that I could do that safely but if there is a chance that they are armed they can be warned by looking down the barrel of my gun or at my laser sight pointed at them.
For some reason when I think of somebody breaking into a house any more I always think of more than one person could be involved and I don't think the instructor who made that video took that into consideration along with a lot of other factors. Maybe there is some reason why an instructor would tend to give all of the advantages to an intruder but I figure that I want them to have problems from the time they break in until they leave -however they leave.
this is the same junk my company teaches in our yearly "workplace violence" training... run, hide, fight as last resort with improvised weapons... every building littered with "no guns or knives" signs... people have been written up just for having a knife to cut a cake with before.have you seen this one?
With the layout of our house, this is pretty much the case.All ready on the left...All ready on the right...
Ditto. New place with lots of glass and big porches. I've added cameras, outside floods at all 4 corners, dog inside, guinea fowl outside so hopefully I'll get some warning.My house would be horrible to try and defend! It has nice strong doors but they are surrounded by glass . There are large glass windows all the way around. it also has a wrap around porch so that once they are broken you only need to step through, not even climb through. the good thing is I live in the country where someone would have to get passed all the animals to get up near the house. Thats our early warning system.
Now "If" someone was kicking my door I can see them easily, and if it's dark inside they can't see me. I can easily ID whoever is out there. I can also turn on porch lights all the way around without getting near the doors. My porch lights illuminate out 30 yards so I get a good look at what's going on. If I don't see red or blue lights flashing, whoever breaks through that door is a BG and will be dealt with as such! DR