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Verbal Communication: A Critical Defensive Skill

Verbal Communication: A Critical Defensive Skill

Speaking and communication is, believe it or not, an integral part of being able to protect yourself. Even criminals communicate verbally, although most may not speak at quite the intellectual level you are used to. Being able to communicate directly and clearly to individuals who are potential threats is a skill that you should give…

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CCW Holder Shoots at Robbers, Gets His Gun Stolen

CCW Holder Shoots at Robbers, Gets His Gun Stolen

Last Friday, a 29-year-old club promoter pulled up to his apartment in Pembroke Pines when a man then attempted to rob him. Instead of handing over what he had, he pulled his firearm and shot at the man 3 times. The victim did have a valid concealed weapons permit. That's when another man appeared and…

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Terrorism and Concealed Carry: Some Thoughts

Terrorism and Concealed Carry: Some Thoughts

I woke up yesterday morning to the news: Terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium have left dozens dead and scores more injured. I’ve watched the story evolve since it happened; it seems that the Islamic State/Daesh has taken credit. These are the latest in a string of suicide bombings, mass shootings, and other forms of ideologically…

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Straight Talk about Situational Awareness

Straight Talk about Situational Awareness

Those of us in the US inhabit a fairly peaceful nation. Crime has been dropping steadily for years and we are, in general, safer than we've been in living memory.  And while that's comforting, it doesn't change the fact that sometimes trouble comes looking for you.  We've talked a lot on USA Carry about the…

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Who Would You Attack?

Who Would You Attack?

Let’s play a quick game today. Imagine you’re a crack addict and you need your next fix ASAP. Since you’re high on drugs you’ll do anything to get this next fix and in your mind the easiest way to do this is to rob someone coming out of the shopping mall. You post up outside…

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Case Study: Situational Awareness

Case Study: Situational Awareness

Two weeks ago, I got the following note from a fellow named Jared Bailer… Jason, I was in your class in LV last month and learned a lot. I wanted to share with you what happened the other day and how your training kept me from what I think could have been a nasty situation.…

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The Simplest Ways to Avoid Becoming a Victim

The Simplest Ways to Avoid Becoming a Victim

Let me tell you an old joke which you may have heard before. Two friends are camping in the woods. They’re relaxing in their campsite when all of the sudden a giant grizzly approaches. One of the friends grabs his tennis shoes from their tent, throws them on and quickly starts tying the laces. The…

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