Episode 45 with Jeff Street

Introduction Rob- Welcome to episode 45 of Self-Defense Gun Stories.  This podcast is part of the Self-Defense Radio Network.  I’m Rob Morse and we’re joined this week by self-defense instructor Jeff Street.  How have you been, Jeff?

Jeff – Hi, Rob.  Anything new in your gun/training world?

Rob- Jeff.  Finally got tax stamps for suppressors we bought 9 months prior.  We are already using the 22 suppressors for training.  

Jeff- Hi to our new listeners, and welcome back to our regular listeners. We report and analyze three examples of armed civilian defense each week.  I hope we inspire you to defend the people you care about.  If you have questions or want to hear more, then please leave us a message on our facebook page.

Our first story took place this month in Florida.

Rob- First story-  Are you armed on your way to the airport?

An Uber driver picked up an early morning fare and started on his way to the Fort Lauderdale airport.  There aren’t many cars on the road at 5:30 in the morning.  Their small car was cut off by a Dodge Caravan.  The larger car slammed on their brakes, and the two occupants got out of the Caravan.  The driver was armed, and walked toward the Uber driver.  This was a robbery, and the robber demanded the driver’s wallet, phone and keys.  The driver was a licensed concealed carry holder in the state of Florida.

News reports are not clear if the Uber driver remained in his car or if he got out.  The driver shot the armed robber four times.  That is when the robber fell to the ground.  The other robber ran, and the armed victim stopped firing.  The surviving robber drove away.  Neither the driver nor the passenger were injured.

The robbery vehicle was an overdue rental car.  The two robbers had robbed someone else an hour earlier.

Jeff These are talking points.  I will elaborate in conversation.

  1. Stay in your car.  Drive away.  Blast your horn. Call 911.  Push the panic button on your key fob.  Emergency Flashers.  Side windows with protective film.
  2.  Have you practiced drawing your gun from a seated position.  Do you own a blue gun?  How to deal with a seat belt.  
  3. Why get out of the car?  

Jeff- Our second story took place in New Mexico

Second Story-  Do you have a firearm nearby when you’re in bed?  A naked man tried to break into several Albuquerque homes late at night.  The intruder broke the bedroom window of an elderly couple’s home.  The couple was asleep in their bed.  The male homeowner grabbed a gun he keeps near the bed and shot the intruder several times.  The intruder ran.  He jumped several fences before neighbors saw him and reported him to police.

The intruder was captured and taken to a local hospital for treatment.  He had been drinking and was out on parole.  

The elderly homeowner had difficulty answering the police because he couldn’t hear their questions.

Jeff- These are talking points:

  • Our homeowner shot the intruder several times.  Then the intruder jumped several fences.  Getting shot in this case was only a deterrent.  Our homeowner was lucky.  We call that a psychological stop.  He was shot several times with better training maybe our homeowner would have better shot placement and less shots needed and a physical stop.
  • Flash light.
  • Team tactics.
  • Harden your home to help deter criminals and slow them down.  Window film, alarm system, lighting, door locks, security cameras, bolt your safe to the floor.

Jeff- Our third story took place in Georgia, but first we have a message from the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network.

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Rob- Third story- Are you armed when you are shopping or at work?  It is the holiday season.  A nail salon was very busy this evening with 10 employees and many customers.  Two armed robbers entered the store located in a strip mall west of Atlanta.  The robbers presented their firearms.  They threatened the employees and the customers.  They demanded money and other valuables.  One of the store employees was armed.

He shot one of the robbers.  Both robbers ran.  One drove away and left his wounded accomplice in a stand of trees.  Police dogs found the robber and his gun.  He was arrested and police are looking for his accomplice.

Rob- Will complying with the robber and giving him your money buy your safety?

 

  • You don’t get to know that.  What you get to know is that the criminal has threatened you with serious bodily injury or death.  Compliant people are murdered every year.
  • Now accurate shooting is more important.  You don’t have time to miss and you can’t afford to hit an innocent bystander.  Get with a trainer that can get you  to a competent level of speed and accuracy.
  • Blue guns are great for training to shoot from a seated position.  You probably don’t want to stand up and then draw your gun as you will draw attention to yourself.  In a case like this it would probably be ok if the 1st clue the criminal has that you are armed is the criminal getting shot.
  • Team tactics training for employees.

Exit-  Rob- That wraps up this episode. Jeff, thank you for helping me today.  Where can our listeners learn more about you?

Jeff Our listeners can contact me at

Rob- Our listeners can share their thoughts with us by leaving a message on the podcast facebook page.  

Jeff- If you like this podcast, then please share it with a friend and give us a rating on I-Tunes.

I’m Rob Morse.  Please join us next week for more Self-Defense Gun Stories.

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