Wolves Travel in Packs
For some years, I've had the impression from the reports I've been seeing that bad guys are attacking in numbers. It was confirmed this week when Steve Tarani, the renowned instructor in guns, knives, impact weapons, and more, reported his intel reveals an average of 2.8 attackers per incident. This may require a change in the way you think, prepare, and in gear you carry.
This week I'm at Gunsite Academy, in Arizona, taking the Close Quarters Pistol class. It's five days of shooting, learning how to defend against knife and impact weapon attacks, and as always happens here, having a lot of fun.
As I write this on Wednesday morning, we've done a lot of shooting, learned about the most common knife attacks, and been impressed with Tarani's incredible skills as well as his abilities as an instructor. Steve has that "been there, done that" background working with all the three-letter agencies. His free monthly newsletter shares info he gets about security and attacks around the world. You can sign up at https://stevetarani.com. CLICK HERE
What does it mean if the average attack has 2.8 people trying to rob, injure, carjack, kidnap or kill you? It means you better be training for multiple attackers. You better be training to MOVE and shoot. And, you may very well want to take a fresh look at the gun, mags, and gear you carry.
For my part, I've made the decision that my EDC gun will carry at least 10 rounds. I've always carried a spare magazine (and you should, too). At times, I've gotten lazy and just stuck a mag into a pants pocket. Upon reflection, I'm going back to always using a mag pouch. Faster reloads, you know.
OH. Did I mention that other data I've seen shows it takes an average of 2.5 HITS to stop an attacker? Do the math. If it takes 2.5 hits to stop an attacker, and there is an average of 2.8 attackers per incident ... How's that five-shot revolver looking to you right now?
This class is, I think, the one which makes a difference. Yes, I'm committed. Yes, it costs a lot of money to go to Gunsite, Sig Academy, Shootrite, Thunder Ranch, etc.
This week in West Virginia a man tried to abduct a five-year-old girl in a mall. The little girl's mother pulled her gun and stopped the kidnapping--without firing a shot.
In my mind, that's the real math. When something like that goes down, how much would you pay to have the gear, and most importantly, the training, to deal with it?
Food for thought.
Two point eight. Two point five.
Is it time for you to get serious about protecting yourself and your family? ~ Tom
Author, outdoorsman, gun rights activist, and firearms enthusiast for more than five decades, Tom Gresham hosts Tom Gresham's Gun Talk, the first nationally-syndicated radio show about guns and the shooting sports, and is also the producer and co-host of the Guns & Gear, GunVenture and First Person Defender television series.
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