Rob- Introduction- Welcome to episode 117 of Self-Defense Gun Stories. This podcast is for people who might want a gun for self-defense, and for those who already have one. I’m your host, Rob Morse. We have firearms instructor Jeff Street with us as co-host.
Jeff- Hi, Rob. I’ve been busy training, both indoors, and outdoor is in the south florida heat. Wow.
Rob- Please introduce our podcast to our new listeners.
Jeff- We study three recent examples of armed defense. These gun owners survived a life threatening situation. What should we do if we were in their place?
We Get a lot of time to think about these stories before we comment on them. Our listeners need to think about their daily lives and what possible problems they might encounter.
Our first story took place last week in Houston, Texas.
It is after dark. You hear your wife scream from outside your house. You walk to the windows and see two men grabbing your wife and pushing her towards the front door. You grab your handgun and step outside. The robbers shoot at you. You shoot them. Now they run.
One of the suspects was arrested at the hospital. Both you and your wife are uninjured, but badly shaken.
Jeff- great that he had a gun
Rob- two robbers versus you and your wife. I don’t like those odds.
Jeff- Home invasion method that defeats Locks and Alarms. Situational Awareness Levels, P.O.G.O. What door do you exit from to confront the attackers? Exchange of Fire hostage shot, Difficulty of your problem, Moving Targets, Skills needed, skills tested
Jeff- It isn’t clear if the man was armed, or if he had to go get his gun. If you have your gun up in a closet, then time yourself to see how long it takes you to get it. Start at your front door, go get your gun, load it, and then get back to the front door.
Rob- ccw vs sniper shot
Jeff- He shot the attacker in the head..at night
Jeff- Our second story happened last week in Chicago, Illinois.
You are driving for a ride share company. It is almost midnight when you pick up two customers. Before you start to drive, the two passengers start punching you and reaching for the car keys. You have your concealed carry permit. You’re armed this night. You lean away from them and draw your firearm. They run from your car.
Jeff- Not the safest job ever, most of us will not ever need to draw while in a car. This would be an exception. Once someone has your car and they are driving away, let it go. Do you have your cars License plate number memorized or recorded on your phone?
A common situation, and becoming more common every day.
Rob- I didn’t learn to draw my firearm from a seated position when I took my CCW class.
Jeff- Not our CCW students either.
Rob- Sounds like it takes a couple of steps to get there.
Jeff- But you can learn it small step by step. First we have to learn firearms safety, to live with a loaded gun concealed on your body, learn to present when you’re standing, then learn to do so when sitting.
Jeff- Our third story happened last week outside Greenville, South Carolina, but first this message.
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You dropped your two children off at school. You open the door and notice a strange smell. You go upstairs and hear someone in your bedroom. You open your bedroom closet and a man reaches out to grab you. You have your concealed carry permit. You are armed. You draw your gun and shoot your attacker. You run out of the house and call police.
Police identify your dead attacker as the stalker who’d threatened you at work. Now, he’s broken into your home.
Jeff- risk of working in the public, gun must have been in her hand as she opened to closet door. Maybe tell the intruder to stay in the closet until police arrive? Talk through the door but not in front of the door.
A gun is one tool for self-defense. There are other tools as well. For example, I wish she had a home alarm. She could have stayed outside and let the police find her stalker.
Exit- Rob- That wraps up this episode. Jeff, thank you for helping us again. Where can we learn more about you?
Jeff- You can find me at Step by Step Gun Training in Naples Florida. We provide custom training courses as well as group classes. Our listeners can leave me a message for us on the Step by Step Facebook page.
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Rob- I’m Rob Morse. We’ll be back next week with more Self-Defense Gun Stories.
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