Monday, March 23, 2015

Close Quarters Gun Fighting Secrets

This is going to seem offensive, but I gotta say it...97% of gun owners are NOT cut out to protect their loved ones with their firearm.

And yes, I'm even talking about those "expert" shots down at the gun range in their 5.11 pants, Glock tactical cap, and expensive shooter glasses.

Why do I make such a bold statement?

Well, let me ask you to pretend you have a gun right now (you can use your fingers as a "gun")... get in your perfect stance... and imagine that you're about to fire at an attacker with a knife in front of you.

Now... how far away is that "picture" of your attacker in your mind?

How do you "feel" with your gun pointed at him?

How confident are you that you'll hit your target at that distance?

I don't have to be a psychic to know that in your mind, your attacker is probably standing (stationary) at least a good 10-15' away... your barrel is pointed right at center mass - ready to fire... and you have no doubt in your mind that you'll hit your target with that very first trigger pull.

And that's the problem...

In a real gun fight... your attacker is going to be right on top of you (punching or stabbing you)... you're lucky if you even have your gun drawn and aimed at his body... your adrenaline is going to make you feel like you're on the world's fastest roller coaster ... and even the most trained police officers in the U.S. actually MISS their target ~ 75% of the time!

That's reality my friend.

And if some "expert" tells you that's false because "FBI stats" say your attacker will be 15'-21' away, then don't even bother arguing with them.

Anyone who uses those stats is hopelessly stuck in the same fantasy world everyone else is.

Unfortunately, the "techniques" nearly every gun owner trains with are designed for "ideal" scenarios where your attacker is a good distance away, allowing you to draw your weapon and slap your sights exactly where you want to hit.

Some advanced programs even train you for "close combat" using things like "point shooting"

But hardly ANYONE ever trains in what I call "EXTREME" close combat shooting like this...

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Realistic Self Defense Through Research

Norm Bettencourt

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

How would you fair in a survival challenge? Would you like to know?

How would you fair in a survival challenge?

Would you like to know?

There are a ton of shows on television now based on survival. Shows such as Ultimate Survival Alaska, Dual Survival, Naked And Afraid just to name a few.

The great thing about these programs is that you get to see what works and what doesn’t when it comes to putting survival skills up against the ultimate test “reality”.

So how does this apply to you?

You simply can pick up what is useful and what isn’t when it comes to your survival arsenal by playing your own survival challenge.

This survival challenge can either be done on your own, with a group of friends or with family members.
So the next time you have a day off try living without any type of power for 24 hours. See how well your urban survival skills compare to the real world.

Try cooking food indoors without getting yourself ill from fumes or smoking yourself out of the house. In an actual urban survival situation you don’t want to be cooking outdoors having your neighbours know you have food or a way of cooking it or else everyone is coming over to your place to loot it.

What is the best way to light up your place, will it be candles, solar lights etc.

How will you occupy your time and kids time?

How are you going to stay warm? Pitch a tent inside your house or use two tents by pitching a tent inside another tent. Is a large tent better than having a smaller tent?

Are you going to keep everyone in one small room covering window and door cracks? What about clothes? Are you going to layer clothes, use garbage bags, stuff newspaper inside your clothing. Try those “tricks” that you heard of and see if they actually work or which one work best for you and your family members.

By having an urban survival challenge helps you see what actually works and what doesn’t. It gives you a fun way to spend time with your friends and family and helps you be “truly” prepared for the real deal and shows you what you need to twick in your survival plan.

You don’t want to find out that what you learned was useless when you need the most. For practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

Realistic Self Defense Through Research

Norm Bettencourt


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