Very rarely will you enter a self-defense situation without having to sweat a little. Just as Pat McNamara says, “A confrontation is more than likely to go physical way before it goes lethal,” meaning that things aren’t going to immediately escalate from tranquil to fatal in a dangerous situation.
This is why you need to pay just as much attention to your muscular and cardiovascular fitness as you would your tactical and firearms training. You may very well be a marksman with great aim and a quick draw, but if you’re in a high-stress situation and you’re struggling to catch your breath, all of that firearms training may not be all that helpful.
So be sure to find a healthy balance between trips to the range and trips to the gym.
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Host Grant Stinchfield and NRA Carry Guard instructor Jeff Houston break down security footage of a shopkeeper defending his life as well as his business.
With all the attention that police confrontations are getting in the media these days, it’s not all that surprising that being involved in encounters with law enforcement officers may bring about feelings of uneasiness and anxiety.