Episode 102 with Tony Simon
Rob- Introduction- Welcome to episode 102 of Self-Defense Gun Stories. This podcast is for people who might want a firearm, and for those who already have one. I’m your host, Rob Morse. We have firearms instructor Tony Simon as co-host this week.
Tony- Hi, Rob. I’ve designed a $10 2nd Amendment Rally Tee shirt that can be used at 2A rallies across the country.
I am still hosting the 2nd is For Everyone: Diversity Shoots and Minuteman Challenge shooting competition.
Rob- After that introduction, please explain our podcast to our new listeners.
Tony- Each week we study three recent examples of armed defense to see what we can learn. Our first story took place last week in Jacksonville, Florida. Here is what happened.
You’re at home in your apartment around noon. You answer the knock at your door. Two men push their way inside. One of them has a gun. You back away and run upstairs. Your attackers follow you. You draw yours and fire. Both men run. They jump out the upstairs window. You call police. The police arrest one wounded robber a few blocks away.
Tony- Don’t open the door. It isn’t rude to talk to strangers through a door. Your door is the final layer of perimeter security keeping people outside of your home. This homeowner had to get into a foot race with two home intruders.
Carry a gun on your person, Pants on, Gun on.
Rob- What did our homeowner do correctly?
Tony- He didn’t give up. He backed up and that bought him time.
Tony- Our second story happened last week in Washington County, Oregon.
You’re at home on a friday morning. You hear someone in your home. That doesn’t make sense, so you go look what’s happening. A man is standing in your kitchen. You yell at him. He grabs a knife from the kitchen counter. You draw your firearm and tell him to drop the knife and not move. You grab your phone and call police. You also take a picture of the robber. He runs, but is picked up the next day by police.
Tony- Please lock your doors. That makes most thieves go away. Your locked door also gives you more time to react.
Having your self defense tool on your body gives you options and opportunity that an unarmed defender won’t have. You have a purpose made tool for defensive use so you don’t have to search for an improvised weapon.
Tony- Let the thugs go..but I have to give our homeowner style points for taking a photograph.
Rob- Let the second home owner take a photo once he’s off the phone with police.
Tony- Our third story happened last week in Fulton County, Georgia.
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Your mom came by to take your son to the doctors. You are inside your house and your mom has your son loaded into the car. You hear your mom scream. You’re armed and you go outside to see what is happening. An armed man is pointing a gun at your mom. You shoot him several times. He runs to the waiting car and drives away. You check on your son, and then call police.
Tony- How long does it take to go to your back closet, get your gun, get your ammunition, load your magazine, put the loaded magazine into your gun, rack the slide and run to the front of the house.
Rob- too long.
Tony- exactly. Have a loaded gun on you because you won’t have time for anything else.
Rob- This isn’t as simple as it sounds. I have to defend my mom and my son while a robber and kidnapper is standing next to them.
Tony- We can practice being both fast and accurate. Go to the range and shoot a man sized target at 5 yards, and on out to 20 yards. The easy part is to notice how long it takes you to make those hits at the range. Then you have to give yourself the time you need even though your mom is facing a gun. That is the hard part.
Exit- Rob- That wraps up this episode. Tony, thank you for helping us today. Where can we learn more about you?
Tony- My website is DiversityShoot.com
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Tony- If you liked this show, then you’ll like the other podcasts on the Self-defense radio network. We share this podcast with you for free. Please share it with a friend and give us a rating on I-Tunes and Stitcher. We’re also available on Google Play Music.
Rob- I’m Rob Morse. We’ll be back next week with more Self-Defense Gun Stories.