Snub Training (2012) – Deadly Force Limitations

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Lay advice involving the judicious use of deadly force is filled with both criminal and civil pitfalls.  Law students spend three years studying just the foundation of the law and then spend the rest of their legal careers learning its nuances.   A few sentences from me cannot do justice to this complex topic and any […]

Snub Training (2012) – Companion Tools

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Andy Branca, well known attorney and author of Self-Defense and the Law, reminds us that whenever you are carrying a handgun it is important to also carry a less-than-lethal self-defense option. Failure to do so, attorney Branca warns, leaves the legally armed citizen open to an accusation that he was acting the part of the […]

Snub Training (2012) – Equipment

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Last and least on our Mindset list is equipment. Choosing either a specific snub model or appropriate after market features is only important after the issues of mindset, tactics and skills have been thoroughly attended to. I have my own theories about optimum snub models and important snub accessories and I will introduce and explain […]

Snub Training (2012) – Physical Conditioining

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Physical conditioning is one of the most ignored aspects of the self-defense shoot’s training. Nationally known firearm instructors Clint Smith and Ralph Mroz have both written about the importance of physical conditioning in firearm training. To quote Clint Smith: “Physical conditioning, appropriate to your age and health … contributes to your survivability.” But where can […]

Snub Training (2012) – Skill

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The ability to perform a martial skill well is the result of time, effort and energy. For the handgunner, the martial skills necessary to respond to a lethal assault is made up of several sub-skills: draw stroke, quick and variable sight pictures options, practical trigger control, movement with minimal disruption of the sight picture, and […]

Snub Training (2012) – Tactics

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If one of your strategies (relaxed alertness) in support of your goal (to be safe) has helped you identify a possible threat then it is time to rehearse your best tactics (actions) for responding to the problem.   Tactics development can include a series of if-then drills that let you dry rehearse your response to a […]

Snub Training (2012) – Strategy

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 Plans made and skills practiced before a fight are generally categorized as strategies. Actions taken during a fight are tactics. Among my strategies is to practice relaxed alertness. Relaxed alertness can be enhanced by observing people and trying to identifying their WPNS.  WPNS is a mnemonic device developed by firearms trainer Eric Edgecomb and is […]

Snub Training (2012) – Goals

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Your goal is to be safe in a dangerous world. What is the criterion for being safe? I think Jeff Cooper codified it succinctly when he answered similar question. He suggested that the concealed carry handgunner will have achieved at a practical level of safety when his skills and training put his attacker at far […]

Snub Training (2012) – Mindset

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To paraphrase Ed Lovette, in the face of any confrontation a legally armed citizen’s priority is to avoid, evade or escape. Occasionally, practical considerations render these options impossible. In anticipation of such an occasion the armed individual needs to assess his mental resources i.e. his mindset. The mindset of an armed citizen can be defined […]