Imagine that you and that special someone are out for a nice dinner and decide to take a romantic summer’s evening walk. As the two of you are walking and talking, you are approached by a not-so-merry band of thugs and you’re forced to defend your life and protect the one you love. When the SHTF, the new world you have just been thrust into is full of different things that can happen….most of them bad. Just what exactly has your training prepared you for?
You’ve shot your EDC several times, had lots of practice at the range, and can hit a soda can at 50 yards. But there’s one problem….all of your practice was with friends at the range, and it was mostly conducted at longer distances for fun. Well…in the scenario above, that doesn’t help you….at all! In other words, training sessions….practice sessions should always include some short distance target training. Know this guys….if you are faced with a defensive situation that involves guns, the bad guy can shoot well at shorter distances too. In order to ensure the best possible outcome it is imperative that you tighten up on your close quarters marksmanship skills. This situation can get ugly in a matter of seconds, and if the attacker starts in close quarters to you chances are they will try and get closer to you in order to try and inflict more harm. Has you training prepared you for close quarters marksmanship?
To take it a step further, PSA suggests that you also work in some close quarters target transitions as well. There are a myriad of shooting drills that you can do to improve your close quarters marksmanship skills. If you are confronted by several bad guys, chances are you may have to take them all on, and close quarters target transition training may very well be the deciding factor between saving your life or cancelling Christmas! Just what exactly has your training prepared you for?
In the words of my dear old grandpa….. “If you stay prepared you don’t have to get prepared.” Carrying a firearm for the protection of self and property is, and should very well be, a life changing experience. Your personal protection firearm should be your one way ticket out of a bad situation. Only if you are trained and ready to go!
*** If you are unfamiliar with firearms and/or their accessories, and want to learn more, PSA strongly suggests that you find, enroll, and attend a comprehensive and reputable firearms safety course. Firearms safety is all of OUR responsibility.
We want to thank you for taking out the time to stop by our lane at the shooting range!! We hope that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you stop back by early and often to catch up on all PSA updates! We truly hope that we were able to hit the target, and if you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to shoot them our way!! We look forward to shooting the breeze with you soon again!!
And as always….remember to watch your six and stay low!!!