Monthly Archives: October 2019

How to Stop an Attack Before It Starts

A few years ago, I was coming out of a New Mexico restaurant after having lunch. As I stepped from the sidewalk into the parking lot, I saw a scruffy-looking guy, definitely out of place, with his hands in his … Continue reading

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Split-Second Self-Defense: Acting Quickly in an Attack

Colonel Jeff Cooper, founder of Gunsite Academy, often told the story of an acquaintance in South America who stepped out of his front door to see three armed men running towards him at close range. Cooper’s friend quickly drew his pistol and … Continue reading

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Speed Holstering: Why It’s a Bad Idea

I’m not really sure where this business of speed re-holstering a handgun got started. Possibly, it began among competition shooters who thought it looked cool and was an indication of savvy gun handling. It might also have started with some defensive trainers for … Continue reading

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Fight-or-Flight: Dealing With Body Reactions in Personal Defense

Any time that we are placed in fear of losing our lives or suffering serious injury, that computer that we call a brain kicks in and automatically performs certain physical functions. Some call it the fight-or-flight response, because our body … Continue reading

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