In this podcast I talk about the different self defense mindsets people come from. Most are from the Military, Law Enforcement, or Competition world. Each brings a different thought process to the table and different biases that you should look out for. Learn from them all. Have a “take the best and leave the rest” attitude toward your own self defense.
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Story: Shooting from the hip as suppressive fire. A wounded warriors thoughts on self defense here in “The Real World.”
Story: A 1st Sgt in the Marines Corps that was a highly trained SWAT officer and my conflict with him about tactics because of his background vs. mine.
Civilians – Worried about themselves and liability
Police – Only worried about going home that night
Military – Worried about failing their team and mission accomplishment, and going home has it’s own set of worries, different then civilians
Accepts Collateral Damage
Friends that will help all the time
Long Engagements get lots of support
Offensive most of the time
Known objective someone else defines
Suppressive Fire is accepted and works
Movement elements always
Mission is everything
Other people more important then themselves
Different Equipment different tactics
Radio to get help
Seeks out bad guys
Wants to arrest bad guys with enough to prosecute or take to jail
Hands on with Bad Guys
Expected to press forward in danger
Use to closer engagement distances because of hands on policy
Benn there done that
Going home at the end of shift no matter what
Competitive Shooters’ Thinking:
Thinks Timer is the same stress
“How do you know it’s a game?” Keeping Score is their answer… The truth is no one is trying to kill you
Tiny increments of time make a huge difference in their world
Everyone has the same goal, same equipment, same mindset
Multiple tries at the same or different problems (called stages)
I’ve loved shooting since the first time I pulled a trigger at age 8. During high school I volunteered at my local PD where I learned more about handguns. I joined the Marine Corps Infantry after high school. I was a reserve for 10 years with 2 years of active duty and 1 tour in Iraq in 2003. I worked for an armored car company for almost 7 years mostly in the LA area of California. During all that I also got a degree in law enforcement and went through two different police academies. Being a cop never worked out, but through it all I’ve always been training people to fight. I spent all of 2008 in Iraq again as a private contractor defending a base. There I got to teach and train with the US Army and others. Now I want to bring that experience and my joy of teaching to others. I love teaching firearms and want the good people of the world to be able to defend themselves. It’s now my mission and purpose in life.