Breaking Contact (Part I)

Good Stuff.
Prepare Now or Pay the Undertaker Later.

tacticalprofessor

CCW Safe is doing a series about our ultimate goal in Personal Protection. I am happy that I have been able to make a contribution to the literature of our Art.

Our goal in personal protection is to force a break in contact [with a criminal attacker]. We want them to go away, or we want to go away. One or the other.

https://ccwsafe.com/blog/breaking-contact-pt-1

This philosophical fundamental is the true meaning of “Get off the X” for the Private Citizen. Sidestepping or whatever method is taught to get off the X isn’t the end or even the important part of the process. Forcing the attacker to withdraw or making our escape is the end objective.

It’s nothing new. Military units have probably been doing this since before the Roman Empire existed. It’s easily overlooked at the moment of an incident, though. For some folks, escaping is a natural response but…

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Excellent examples of fire and maneuver

Outstanding SUT (Small Unit Tactics) study here.

Brush Up and Prepare Accordingly.
The Days are Short.

Badlands Fieldcraft

Violence of Action. Making fast decisions, getting off the X quickly, and fixing and flanking their enemy were all critical to the success of these men. Violence of action is the difference between life and death in a fight. The following two videos are excellent depictions of fire and maneuver, a topic among many we will be covering in the Fieldcraft Course.

This first video is squad size fire and maneuver done correctly. Note how Lt. Winters deploys his men into two groups, one as a base of fire, and one as a flanking element. That is text book stuff there. But also note as the assault develops these elements begin firing and maneuvering on their own as well, using their own individual initiative to assault the enemy when they felt it was the right time. They didn’t pause and wait for orders, just kept up the momentum and pressed…

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The Armed Citizen Corner: The B.J. Baldwin Story

If you carry a gun for self-defense or are considering carrying one in the future, you need to watch this.

B.J. Baldwin is one of the foremost Professional off-road racer’s in the World, having won 5 US National Off-Road Racing Titles, 3 SCORE International Titles and 3 Baja Championships.

But starting around 15:17  B.J. begins talking about an incident that occurred in 2020 where an individual tried to murder him and his girlfriend in a parking lot in Las Vegas. It did not turn out well for the perp.

Just a little background: Besides being a Professional off-road racer, B.J. is widely known and respected in the firearms and self-defense tactics world. He trains with some of the best names out there (Steve Tarani to name just one) and him and his girlfriend, Tori Nonaka compete professionally in firearms competitions worldwide.

Read about the incident HERE.

 

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

This Weeks Food for Thought

H/T to WRSA

Americans Need to Find Their Spine and Fortitude to Stand Up and Fight. It’s Time We Cut This Evil Out From Our Society.

 

Legal Injustice

 

We will always have to answer for how we act now.

 

Plan Accordingly.

Act without Hesitation.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!