More information on – Not getting shot by responders

In my initial and renewal courses, I cover post shooting considerations. One aspect is to avoid getting shot  by other CCW holders and Police …

I reference and review the report – Force Science News #216, which provides an overview of a training scenario between Uniformed Officers and plainclothes officer.  This correlates with a prior NYPD report concerning officer involved shootings.

You can substitute “CCW” for “PC” in the lessons learned section (I have placed emphasis by bolding  on the print for certain points):

” Among the lessons we learned:

  – Train first responders that not everyone holding a gun is a suspect.

 – Establish a challenge protocol to limit the likelihood of blue-on-blue error. We were able to significantly drop the instances of role-players being shot down to 50% after stressing the importance of challenge procedures.

The longer the PC presents himself holding a gun or displaying armed behavior, the higher the likelihood of being misidentified and fired upon.

 – As a PC choosing to respond to an armed threat, we recommend keeping your weapon concealed as long as possible as you maneuver to a position of advantage. Only present the weapon when you absolutely, positively have to engage bad-guy threats. After engaging and conducting necessary after-action procedures, immediately holster, conceal the weapon, move to cover, and be prepared to “halo” your badge.

 – Open up all trainees’ situational awareness to understand they are an UNKNOWN person when in plainclothes and their behaviors when holding a gun may be perceived as a threat to other first responders (uniformed as well as plainclothes and off-duty). …”

Read the Article HERE


Article From Suarez Intl

You are more likely to be mistakenly shot by police in areas where the carry of weapons by citizens is not common. Places like New York…

…You are more likely to be shot if the first thing the police see is the profile of a firearm….

…You are more likely to be shot by police if, when challenged, you begin to turn toward them. This is problematic as it is a natural reaction for humans to turn toward the sound of yelling.  Specially the case if it is behind them….

…Second, a black gun is more easily covered and hidden than a bright and shiny one.


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Position Sul – Training Video (yes, it applies to Civilians – it is about control)

Position Sul Training Video

[Ed. note:  This training article and video are on the firearm handling technique known as Position Sul.  Position Sul is not a replacement for the low ready, rather it is an alternative that officers can use depending on the circumstances, training and department policies.  


Home Invasion – are your prepared?

Scary Home Invasion Caught On Camera

View above video from  Active Self Protection

Considerations: (see the article at the link)

Recognize that danger exists (don’t pretend it can’t happen to you).

Carry your firearm with you (on body carry), even when you are at home.

Be aware of your surroundings, both when in public and at home.

Be more careful entering / leaving transitional spaces.

Have a deadbolt or other locking device on your  door(s) which is simple and fast to operate.

Obtain and practice empty hand defensive skills for close quarters defense.

Your attitude must be  – “I will never give up”.

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor …

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekend Summary

The following are some of this week’s reports from the MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Project, which translates and analyzes content from sources monitored around the clock, among them the most important jihadi websites and blogs.  Read More HERE

ISIS Supporters Step Up Threats Against West, Warnings Of Attacks Over Christmas, New Year

Warning – Graphic: ISIS Supporters Step Up Threats Against West, Warnings Of Attacks Over Christmas, New Year

The following report is now a complimentary offering from MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). For JTTM subscription information, click here.

In the run-up to Christmas and New Year’s, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters have been stepping up threats against the West. These threats are generally issued in the form of graphic posters shared and circulated by ISIS supporters on social media, primarily on the encrypted messaging app Telegram.

These holiday threats, which are part of a recent broader escalation of threats by the group’s supporters, have been against New York City, Washington D.C., Rome, Paris, and other locations, and have included calls to Muslims in the West to carry out attacks.[1]

Posters in general have become another weapon in ISIS’s arsenal of propaganda and incitement; these holiday threat posters are typically accompanied by Arabic hashtags such as … #Soon_On_Your_Holidays. … The following are recently published posters threatening holiday attacks: