Shoot, or die! Using your gun in real encounters
Handgun self-defense from A to Z
Video training series prepares you for real-life scenarios
So you have a handgun. Good.
It is said the first rule of gun fights is: Have a gun.
But almost as important would be this "second" rule: Don't come in second.
Because the second-place finisher in a gun fight - or any encounter involving deadly force - is generally not going end up on the podium at all, but rather in a six-foot hole in the ground.
If you own a gun for self-defense purposes, it is negligent - almost criminally or suicidally negligent - not to watch and learn from a training program such as you will get in this series of videos.
Complete descriptions of each of the DVDs are below, and you can purchase each of the five at outstanding discount prices from the WND Superstore. However, the bundles are an even better deal, and probably you will want more than one of the videos. So please note:
- You can get the first three DVDs in a discount bundle covering "Shooting Fundamentals, Tactics, and Drills," or,
- You can get five DVDs in the "Armed Response: Complete Training Bundle".
You will learn physically how to react by training your muscle memory. But you will also learn to think with a tactical mindset - and that is why these videos will be such an immediate welcome addition to your DVD collection.
Upon the first viewing you will realize how much you've been missing. If you have range experience and book knowledge, watching the "Armed Response" videos for the first time will be like having a veil lifted as you immediately recognize what a key piece of the learning process you've thus far neglected.
Think for a moment how unprepared you probably are, if you don't have police or military training.
If a potentially violent situation begins to arise on the street, or at the store, or while you are in your car or even in your home: What exactly are you going to do with that gun you've been carrying or keeping at the ready?
Among the many other "what ifs" the "Armed Response" training program covers:
- What to do if strangers knock at your door.
- The very first actions you must take after shooting someone.
- Drawing a gun in close quarters, in a car or when seated behind a desk.
- Getting your gun out of the holster and past your concealed carry covering garments.
- When to challenge, and when to shoot.
- What will happen to you under a "body alarm" reaction.
- Order of shooting when faced with multiple assailants, and what you will have to do with your arms.
- Protecting a third party.
- Learning one-handed responses, which "seem to have some hard-wiring in our brain."
- And all of the precise types of actions you need to practice to keep your muscle memory acute and strong.
These outstanding presentations by Ralph Mroz and David Kenik are crisp, clear and absent any wasted time or effort (as the good tactical mindset should be). Most of the DVDs are over 2 hours long, and the total of over 11 hours of instruction is 100% solid information.
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The most important take away is that the techniques that apply at the range or in pistol competitions can get you killed in tactical situations.
You - as an individual needing to protect yourself or loved ones - will need entirely different training than that of a competitive shooter or member of a SWAT team.
With his law enforcement background, Mroz often takes issue with standard or traditional instructions you might have received. "Many instructors teach .... " is followed by "Our advice is .... "
Those new to shooting will likely go back and forth - from the video to the range - more often. For all shooters, these videos will bear rewatching periodically to fully incorporate the detailed series' of specific instructions.
But these are by no means videos that require active exercises with your gun.
If you are serious about using a handgun for self-defense and the defense of your loved ones, chances are you will pop the first DVD into the player and then tear through these lessons in huge chunks of consecutive time - because you will begin the process of VISUALIZATION: Thinking through these scenarios, on your own, ahead of time.
Watching these DVDs will be a rewarding and entertaining way to spend a few hours in the evenings, or accompanied by a pot of coffee or tea on a rainy day.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: These "Armed Response" training videos will be among your most valued and frequently- referenced self-defense resources, but they are not meant to substitute for in-person classes and hands-on practice.
In this first video in the series, which serves as the foundation for the rest, you will learn how to develop combat accuracy at combat speeds under combat situations. (The entire "Armed Response" series is set up to view in succession, because the lessons of each recall the ones previous.)
- Loading, unloading and reloading: including Hick's law, speed and tactical reloading, magazine management, and reloading the revolver.
- Updating the "four rules" of gun safety that every gun user should already know by heart.
- A full exploration of concealed carry options, with the pros and cons of each.
- Ideal vs realistic concepts of "stopping power."
- Not only how to fix malfunctions, but how to induce them in order to practice.
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Just because you "have a gun" does not mean it's going to extradite you from deadly force situations you might encounter.
You will learn:
- Massad Ayoob's four priorities of survival.
- Recognizing dangerous circumstances taking shape around you.
- The Tueller Drill.
- Empty hands self-defense in concert with gun fighting.
- When your firearm should come out.
- How to move around with a gun in your hand.
- Pieing cover and working from behind cover. How much of the bad guy you can get in line with your muzzle.
- Defense while at home or in a car - where to carry or keep your gun.
- Response time: Your limitations.
- And much more.
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You will delve into developing the all-important "kinesthetic feel" for actions you will need to take in violent situations.
- Marksmanship drills: different target types and configurations to prepare you for real-life situations, including the "drill that is the core of most target-based skill development."
- Building "core attributes" exactly for the same reasons that athletes do bench presses and squats.
- Shooting while moving.
- Modulating speed shooting and accuracy.
- Drills that mimic the situations that will complicate scenarios in the typical person's mind.
- Recognising visual cues of an impending assault.
- How to shoot at a moving target (and the best $100 training device you can get for practicing).
- "Surprise" judgment drills.
- Extensive, specific instructions for setting up force-on-force training scenarios, including the types of mistakes that have led to tragedies in the past, safety protocols and protective equipment.
Certain of these exercises will be difficult to set up even at an outdoor range, and a few you will possibly never attempt. Because of the logistical requirements for practicing some of these drills with live ammunition, you may not be able to practice them with any frequency.
But seeing what Mroz drills on will open your eyes to things you can be doing and envisioning if you have a bit of creativity.
Watch the trailer below:
If you carry a handgun or keep one at the ready for self-defense purposes, you probably know that using your gun to shoot another person - regardless of whether the shooting is justified by law - is going to cause you a world of hurt.
Indeed, as Mroz points out, the true "#1 rule of gun fighting" is: The only fight you really win is the fight you avoid.
This is the training session that will help you understand all those bits of information that will determine your and your family's future, from that possible moment onward.
This DVD can be as big a life-changer as all the others put together.
One of the key legal points here is: If you are going to carry a gun or keep one nearby, you need to hold yourself to a much higher standard of behavior than those who are unarmed. In this series of lessons, Mroz covers the vast array of extremely critical rules you must fully understand in order to make the right decisions in using or not using your gun against another person.
Some of the issues covered are:
- The level of force with which you are legally allowed to respond to an attacker.
- The "reasonable man" standard.
- "Imminence," and what it means in various circumstances.
- Reengagement (and note that some of the rules on this are extremely counterintuitive).
- The "mantle of innocence": When you have it, and how you lose it.
- The myth of the hierarchy of deadliness.
- Keeping records as discoverable evidence - which few of us have likely ever done.
- Intervening on a third party's behalf, which should be a very carefully considered decision, always.
- Finding an attorney - not as easy as you might think, if you intend to be the innocent party, and something you need to do ahead of time.
- And when carrying or using a gun for self-defense, the main things you don't want to ever do, including right now.
These rules should be reviewed periodically; this is a video you should watch as often as once a year.
(Along with the other four DVDs, this one should also be shown to your spouse, kids or anyone else who has access to or carries a handgun for self-defense.)
Watch the trailer below:
Knowing how to act in a potentially violent situation is important for your physical safety and that of innocent third parties ... and for your own legal protection.
This final DVD is a bit of a departure because it allows you to start applying some of what you have learned in the previous lessons.
"Shoot/No-Shoot Scenarios" is basically a 2 hour test, comprised of a series of video vignettes shot from the viewer's point of view, designed to allow you to interact realistically with what you see on the television screen.
Here's how it works:
Take your real gun and make sure it is unloaded: Rack the slide multiple times, lock the slide and inspect the chamber. (Or, open the cylinder of your revolver, empty it, double check, etc.) Then, put it in your holster, stand in front of the TV screen, and cue the video training sessions.
At the end of each scenario, Mroz walks you through what just happened and what you should have done. You will learn to recognize types of threats and develop the appropriate actions and timing in response.
Each scenario is played out with multiple endings to reflect possible forks in the action.
You will learn quite a lot from watching and participating in these drills, more than can be listed here - but among the more important lessons are:
- To exercise discrimination in evaluating threats - because not every problem is a gun problem.
- Maintaining the proper mindset, and knowing the proper verbal expressions and physical signals you should deliver.
- Getting over the customary "polite" reactions that may in fact put us in danger.
- Evaluating "disparity in force" situations.
- And most importantly: knowing and understanding the rules of force, and being able to implement these rules reflexively.
Watch the trailer below:
WHILE YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM ONE AT A TIME, YOU ALMOST CERTAINLY WILL WANT MORE THAN ONE OF THESE VIDEOS: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GREAT DISCOUNTS ON THE FOLLOWING "ARMED RESPONSE" DVD BUNDLES.
This bundle contains the first three DVDs, covering all the "how-to" mechanics of carrying and using your handgun for potential combat-type situations.
It contains nearly 8 hours of instruction, and once you start watching you will wonder how you got this far without knowing so much critical information.
Why delay? You know you are going to want all five of the training videos.
By purchasing them together, you save a whopping $50 off the regular retail price, and you will have the complete package of over 11 hours of handgun self-defense and combat training lessons from David Kenik and Ralph Mroz.
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