Defensive tactics training: Preparing for your moment in front of the muzzle

You are looking down the muzzle of a semi-automatic pistol held by a man at point-blank range, what will you do next?


Having been an active street cop for the entire 33 years of my police career, as well as an active police trainer for 43 years, in this series I share some of the defensive tactics techniques that helped me prevail on the street. The series presents a variety of defensive tactics in a format that allows you to follow the instructions and practice the technique. Remember practice makes prepared.

Imagine you are looking down the muzzle of a semi-automatic pistol held by a man at point-blank range. He has somehow managed to get your weapon, or maybe he has his own and yours is not available. He pauses to say to you, “I am going to blow your f---ing head off, you mother-f---ing pig”

If you have to stop and think about what you would do, you are not yet ready for the moment, for you only have three choices:

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