Active Killer Response Considerations

“Run, Hide, Fight?”- Not Always the Best Active Killer Response

After … terrorist knife attack on the campus of The Ohio State University, I’m reposting this article.  Initially believing that the terrorist was armed with a gun, university officials sent warnings to students urging them to “Run, Hide, Fight.”  Surprisingly to me, several students responded to the warnings by asking “What does that mean?”  Here is a quick guide about which response option you should consider in the wake of a terrorist attack. ….

…. Proper response tactics for an active killer require an analysis of your own abilities, the environment where the violence is occurring, the presence of help, the response time of the local police, and the killer’s weapons/tactics.  They can’t be codified into a simple “Run, Hide, Fight” playbook.  “Run, Hide, Fight” is certainly a better response option than passively freezing, but anyone who is truly interested in his own safety must ignore this simple, dumbed-down dictum and think for himself.

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Mirror Image Shooting

Source:  Massad Ayoob

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

When I say “mirror image” shooting, I mean the right-handed shooter running the gun left-handed in every respect, and the southpaw shooter doing vice-versa.  It’s useful for a number of reasons.

  • An injury to anything from eye to hand may, someday down the road, force you to shoot this way. It would be nice to know how to do it beforehand, and not have to learn it while suffering through a recuperation period.
  • For defensive shooting, particularly with a rifle or shotgun, if vertical cover must be used mirror image shooting will give the practitioner minimum exposure from behind the cover.
  • For those of us who teach, how will we teach a student with opposite-side dominance to shoot if we can’t teach ourselves to do it?
  • Many professionals and serious users carry a backup gun on their non-dominant hand side, in case they ever have to shoot weak-hand only. One should be prepared to do so, no?
  • I ask my staff instructors to teach a class, compete in a match, or at least shoot a qualification once a year “mirror image.” It’s my insurance that they continue to master the techniques they teach, and aren’t overcoming bad technique with physical strength or constant repetition. (Either of the latter can eventually work for an individual, but they don’t lend themselves to transmission to students.  ….
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HOW TO RELOAD A REVOLVER Using Bianchi Speed Strips – modeled after the Massad Ayoob Stressfire Reload

Training Materials –

HOW TO RELOAD A REVOLVER 

Using Bianchi Speed Strips – modeled after the Massad Ayoob Stressfire Reload

PDF format and Original Video at this link

CCW Training Classes – Prepared is Peace of Mind

With Shasta Defense class sizes (4 maximum) students, you receive meaningful coaching so that you can become comfortable and competent with your firearm. The reality is that if you have to use your firearm for self defense, at that point in time it is too late to be wishing you had obtained the training you actually needed.    Between class sessions, students are to study the materials and perform daily dry fire practice as instructed during class.  The Shasta Defense instruction includes personal extensive hands on range training with your firearm under close instructor supervision and coaching.  The Shasta Defense courses exceed the requirements of California State Law. You are voluntarily obtaining the extra training. This merely recognizes that the time for education and training is before you have to consider drawing or using your firearm.