Personal Defense: Doing It On a Budget

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For any number of reasons, folks are becoming more and more concerned for their personal safety. These past few months have seen record gun sales at the same time that our economy has taken some serious hits. When your personal budget is tight, here are some thoughts on how to get the most out of your dollars spent on defensive firearms.

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Improving Your Shotgun Skills

When talking about personal defense, one of the common remarks we get from gun owners is, “I’ve been shooting guns since I was a kid, and I don’t need any training.” This is even more common when talking about shotguns. Hunters and rural folks, especially, have, in fact, spent many years shooting shotguns. But hunting with a shotgun is a bit different from fighting with a shotgun.

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Crisis Situations and Staying Alert

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The various distractions of life are what keep us from being as alert as we should be. So, as if work, family, and just getting through a busy day aren’t enough, let’s add a pandemic to the whole thing. Oh, and let’s encourage people to wear masks that, among other things, serve to hide their identity.

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Movement and Cover in Defensive Firearm Training

Training facility shoothouse scenarios don’t exist to teach you how to clear a house on your own. Rather, they teach the importance of movement, particularly movement to solid cover.

The defensive shooter is well advised to keep in mind that the criminal gets to make the first move in virtually every situation. The bad guy has to produce a weapon and start to engage before we can respond with deadly force. This pretty well makes us play catch up if we expect to survive.

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