It takes more than a gun to be well-armed. This is training for those who understand that carrying every day requires discipline, education and a respectful appreciation of the magnitude of drawing the gun from the holster.
Assuming you are legally justified in pulling the trigger on an assailant simply isn't good enough—it is essential not to exercise deadly force unless absolutely necessary.
Learn how to use the legal concept of the totality of circumstances to articulate the threats that you faced.
A question that will be asked of any self-defense incident is if it was immediately necessary.
When you weigh whether to employ deadly force, you must remember that you will not be judged on the morality of your actions but on legal procedural considerations that often have no apprehension of the realities of violence.
Learn why it is crucial to be able to disconnect from your emotions and discern between true self-defense, as legally defined, and retribution.
Whether or not you live in a state with Stand Your Ground laws, you should abide by a four-step strategy: Avoid. De-escalate. Retreat. Engage.
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