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Will the way you practice self-defense with your gun work in a real life situation?
Unfortunately, criminals rarely shout “threat!” as they attack, they don’t conveniently stand stock-still, and they’re incredibly uncooperative with their would-be victims. The sad fact of the matter is that even most “advanced” self-defense classes offered by reputable organizations and shooting schools only prepare us to deal with caricatures of threats, and generally in manners that won’t succeed in a real conflict.
Interesting article, and one that anyone who wants to carry a weapon, concealed or open, should read and think about.