Frankie McRae has a slightly different approach when he teaches self-defense with a gun at Raidon Tactics, which is based about 30 minutes north of Fort Bragg in N.C.
This wirelessly controlled target retriever turns old-fashioned paper punching into an interactive training exercise.
Even more important during a self-defense scenario than accurate shot placement is the sound judgment required to decide whether to pull the trigger at all.
Even for a lawful citizen caught in what could turn into a self-defense situation, accidental discharges of light could put you at a disadvantage.
If you ever get attacked, you’re not going to stand and blaze away at the assailant. Instead, you’ll need to be on the move.
Shooting from the prone and kneeling positions can provide an edge in a fight.
You should always know where available cover and concealment is located in your area.
The Failure Drill consists of three shots designed to ensure that an attacker is stopped by putting two shots into center of mass with a final shot to the head.
This self-defense staple is easily understood, but harder to master.