If you don’t have a set of skill’s in your tool box to deal with escape and evasion, specifically escaping a home invasion/kidnap situation where you have been illegally restrained, get some NOW!
You might want to watch this one too, as it dives into the EDC equipment you need for this.
With “Permitless” Carry taking effect in my home state of Texas September 1st I had some thoughts:
One of the things I learned very early on when I started carrying a gun for self-defense was that I needed to adpot a mentality of Avoidance, Deterrence and De-Escalation if I wanted to stay vertical and out of prison.
Avoid Dangerous places and Stupid People
Deter Criminal Behavior with Acute and Constant Situational Awareness
De-Escalate heated situations with an apology and submissive behavior (Tuck your Ego and Temper In. Be the bigger man and Squash a Verbal altercations with an apology and move on.)
Most all of you know I am NOT a fan of Open Carry.
If you are going to carry a gun for self-defense, go concealed or don’t go at all.
The reasoning is simple: SURPRISE is one of the biggest advanatges the armed citizen has against a criminal, especially now in Texas when the odds are very high that every person that a criminal comes into contact with MAY BE armed!
Once the criminal knows a gun is involved it changes things dramatically.
It can work FOR the armed citizen (the deterrence factor) or it can work AGAINST them.
Just remember: EVERY altercation you are going to be involved in there will be a GUN present, YOURS!
For this reason I am a Firm believer in the armed citizen getting solid Weapon Retention Training.
Going along with the Concealment MO, you might re-consider your blade carry as well.
A pocket Clip folder is handy but it is also noticeable.
Instead, go for a horizontal fixed blade belt carry.
Lot of great options out there like the Cinch Pick.
Something to chew on.
Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous.
SEVEN STEALTHY TOOLS FOR SELF-DEFENSE IN NON-PERMISSIVE ENVIRONMENTS
We live in a hyper-security conscious world for the most part. Metal detectors and body scanners are popping up everywhere now, even in the most unlikely of places. Combine this with traveling overseas to countries where personal weapons are strictly forbidden and illegal and the armed civilian needs to have a SOLID plan for these types of scenarios so he does not find himself with just his johnson in his hand when the shit goes down.
I highly recommend Ed Calderon’s Site, Ed’s Manifesto for further reading on this subject.
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