Kedria Williams, 28, was asleep in her 3-story townhouse when she heard someone banging on her 2nd floor balcony door at about 2 a.m. Fearing for the lives of her children sleeping on the third floor, Kedria grabbed the Glock 19 that she keeps on her nightstand to investigate. There had been several burglaries in the neighborhood in the past few months, so she was immediately on alert. Being this hour of the night, it was completely dark inside of the home. Luckily for her, she had recently outfitted her rig with an easily activated tactical light/laser combo.
With her training in mind, Kedria navigated through the dark home with confidence. As she approached the door she could see the shadow of what was a masked intruder. Kedria was able to alert the authorities, hold the masked intruder at gunpoint until police arrived, and protect her children without hitch. Without the specific capabilities of her home defense pistol, this story could have ended quite differently.
We’ve all heard the saying: “Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight, or a pen to a test….”
When you are in the market for a firearm, ensure that you take into account the specific mission the firearm is intended for. If the intended mission is to simply plink at cans or empty bottles in an open field, then buying a .50 cal Desert Eagle might not be the best idea. Likewise, if you are intending on taking a firearms course in which you will be shooting 500+ rounds in 4-hours, then a 5-shot Taurus Judge might not be the answer. Ensure that the firearm meets the specific mission needs.
Choosing a firearm for specific mission capabilities requires the shooter to trade off size, caliber, weight, capacity, clothing choice (if carrying concealed), likelihood of detection, and a myriad of other factors. When it comes to choosing your specific setup….whatever the case may be, make sure that you have adequate training on handling, use, and deployment.
*** 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.
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