Real Analysis of Close-Quarters Gunfighting: 3 Tips To Stay Alive In A Criminal Ambush!

Real Gunfight Analysis: CQC Gunfight Criminal Ambush Survival Tips for Concealed Carry
Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

It’s a harsh but very real fact of actual gunfights:

If you stand still while someone is shooting at you, you will get killed.

Some instructors call it “getting off the X.”

It is the practice of getting out of the way so you don’t get run over.

Are you actually training to hit somebody while on the move?

I talked to expert CQC instructor Chris Fry about this issue, and here is a summary of what he told me.

Close-Quarters Gunfighting: 3 Tips To Stay Alive In A Criminal Ambush!

Real Gunfight Analysis: CQC Gunfight Criminal Ambush Survival Tips for Concealed Carry
Real Gunfight Analysis: CQC Gunfight Criminal Ambush Survival Tips for Concealed Carry
Chris Fry

When they picture real-life gunfights, a lot of shooters think they are going to be able to move as fast as they’re humanly capable of moving…

…and shoot accurately at a moving, hostile target the same time.

Everybody in the movies always hits what they shoot at, right?

Wrong.

In a real gunfight, the skills you learned shooting at static paper targets will NOT be enough.

So why is there so much of that type of shooting training out there?

It’s because we put too much stock in immediate feedback in the United States.

We like the idea that we can shoot at a paper target and see a bullet hole appear.

But that’s not realistic training for accurate shooting under threat!

Here are some things to consider:

1. The Drawstroke Is Critical

You probably think of actually shooting when you think about shooting in close quarters gun battles.

Would it surprise you to learn that just pulling your gun out of its holster is just as important as shooting it?

Getting your gun out of a concealed holster and into action is a critical skill.

You’ve got to be able to do it consistently…

…and you’ve got to train to do that while you’re in motion.

If you don’t, you’ll fumble the gun.

You’ll fail to get a good grip on it, fouling your shots, or you won’t able to acquire your sights, causing your return fire to go wide.

If you can’t draw, then shoot, and move while you’re doing these things, you will not survive a CQC gunfight.

Remember: Movement is survivability.

2. Lateral Movement Is Critical

You can’t afford to fight on railroad tracks, dumbly moving forward or back.

You’ve got to be able to move off the attacking line.

This means you’ve got to move laterally, or side to side.

It has been shown repeatedly that offset or lateral movement, just a little bit to the left or to the right while drawing, can cause an adversary to pause while trying to track you.

If you just back up, from his perspective, you’re still right where you were — just a little farther away.

If you move to the side, though, he’s got to reacquire you.

That split-second in which they try to relocate you buys you just enough time to clear your cover garment and get your own gun on target.

That fraction of a second could save your life.

3. Aimed Fire Or Point Shooting Depends On The Scenario

It takes time to use the sights and deliver aimed fire.

If you don’t have that time, you’ll have to point shoot.

Can you point shoot when it matters?

Can you also aim and fire at great distance to hit a target accurately… such as the face of a man holding a gun to your child’s head?

If you’re three feet from your target, do you really need to aim with your sights?

Maybe you do, and maybe you don’t; it depends on how much time you have to react.

If you’re fifty feet away and trying to pick out a target among non-combatants, however, that’s a DIFFERENT story.

It all depends on distance and just what the adversary is doing.

Take all these factors into consideration… and train accordingly.

If you can’t both point-shoot and take accurate aimed shots, your training is very much lacking.

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As A Shooter, Are YOU Making These Killer “Square Range” Mistakes?

CQC Shooting Training - Square Range Mistakes

Jeff Anderson

If you’ve followed Modern Combat & Survival at all, you know how we feel about traditional gun ranges.

There are some things this type of traditional shooting training does well, and some things it doesn’t do well.

And, honestly, some people bash on gun ranges and how they’re semi-useless for practical firearms training.

According to my friend Ox, even experienced shooters are making some critical mistakes when it comes to their gun training if that training takes place on the good ol’ “square range.”

Here is a run-down of what he had to tell me.

As A Shooter, Are YOU Making These Killer “Square Range” Mistakes?

CQC Shooting Training - Square Range Mistakes
CQC Shooting Training – Square Range Mistakes
Ox

We live in interesting times for firearms owners.

There’s more realistic tactical training out there than here has ever been before.

That doesn’t mean training has gotten less expensive, though.

In some cases, it’s even more expensive.

And a lot of people are still using the same old traditional practice routine of going down to the local gun range and shooting at paper targets.

That’s a mistake for a number of reasons.

I’ll go into just a few of them here.

#1: Safety Issues

The biggest negative that I run into when I go to indoor ranges is actually safety.

I absolutely cringe almost every time I go to an indoor range during public shooting hours, and the reason is fairly obvious.

There’s lot of people out there who don’t understand muzzle disciplines.

They think that because they’ve checked to make sure it’s unloaded, they can point it anywhere they want.

I just don’t agree with that.

I don’t like having guns pointed at me, and most people don’t.

#2: Monkey See, Monkey Do

Another big problem that happens at ranges, especially with newer shooters, is “monkey see, monkey do.”

They’ll see someone with a bunch of cool gear.

They’re doing something in their lane.

The new shooter doesn’t know what they’re supposed to do at the range, so they just copy what the guy next to them is doing.

The guy next to them may not know what he’s doing, and he may not be shooting to a standard that the new shooter should really try to imitate.

You’ll get these wannabe shooters who look like an operator and smell like an operator, but they‘re spraying rounds all over the place.

The new shooter sees that and thinks that that’s the standard they need to live up to, and they don’t need to be any more accurate than that because the cool guy’s putting rounds all over.

#3: A Lack Of Dynamic Shooting

Another big problem with traditional shooting training is you can’t do dynamic shooting at most ranges.

You can’t move around.

The targets don’t move while you shoot them.

You can’t shoot at the speeds that you would shoot at in a self-defense situation.

You can’t yell.

Hell, in many indoor ranges you can’t even draw from concealment and then shoot.

That’s a big training issue when you’re training for self-defense shooting, because yelling and drawing from concealment are components of realistic self-defense shooting.

You want to verbally confront your attacker, if possible.

You want to train as realistically as you can to simulate the real thing.

And even if you’re behind the curve and have to draw your gun, and that’s the first thing that you do in a conflict, you still want to be yelling and making it very obvious to everyone around who the intended victim is and who the attacker is.

Those are all things that you can’t do at most ranges during open range time, but they all have a place in realistic shooting training.

When you look at all these factors together, it tells you one thing:

You need to get OFF the square range and start doing some realistic shooting and force-on-force training if your gun training is going to save your life in a real-life encounter.

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Home Defense Tactics: A Risky Way To Save A HOSTAGE In A “Home Invasion” (That May Be Your ONLY Way To Survive)!

Home Invasion Hostage Rescue

This may be a tough situation for you to consider…

But it’s important for you to have a plan NOW so you know how to react if your home is ever invaded and your family’s life is on the line.

You see, home invaders thrive on power and intimidation.

So let me ask you…

What would you do if an attacker was holding a loved one hostage?

Here’s a technique I developed for our home invasion survival program at that could save their life…

Home Defense Tactics: A Risky Way To Save A Home Invasion Hostage…That May Be Your ONLY Way To Survive!

Home Invasion Hostage Rescue

One of the most horrific scenarios you may find yourself in when home invaders break into your home is that they’ll often take a family member as a hostage.

They know that if they put a knife to the throat of your child or spouse, you’ll do pretty much anything they tell you to.

You’ll lay down your weapon… you’ll back away… you’ll even handcuff yourself to a railing if they tell you to!

Why?

Because the alternative is that they’ll kill someone you love right before your eyes, right?

Besides, what if you’re armed and “take the shot” but miss and kill your family member instead?

Look, you have to make the judgement call yourself.

But personally, If I’m armed, I’m not going to place my trust in some scumbag thug with no decency or respect for human life.

Here’s a tactic that could help you save your loved one’s life if they have a weapon on them and you’re armed…

First, I understand that the home invader’s brain is focused on YOUR actions, NOT on killing your family member.

Most likely, he’s concentrating on yelling at you to put your gun down.

This is where you ask him, “Ok, where do you want me to put it?”

Here’s why this is important…

When you ask him a question, his brain “disconnects” from harming your loved one to answering your question.

This is called a “break state” and it’s added insurance there won’t be an accidental discharge when you employ this next move…

As he’s answering you, he may motion with his gun or knife away from his hostage and in the direction he wants you to throw your weapon.

At this point – WHILE he’s talking – shoot about a foot over his head and to the side away from your family member.

The shock of the gunfire will create a split second moment for you to immediately rush forward (you can be anywhere within about 20 feet and pull this off at lightspeed).

At point blank range, shove your gun right into the attacker’s body (or head) and pull the trigger.

If you can move his weapon away at the same time, great – but you’re not looking to get into a wrestling match.

What you’re going for is a point-blank kill-shot!

I know the courts frown on me using the words “kill-shot”, but the God’s honest truth is that in this dangerous of a scenario, you may only get one follow-up shot… and it has to end the standoff instantly!

Is it risky?

Hell yeah! But home invasions are the most violent and unpredictable of all crimes.

You can’t wait for the perfect moment to make your move.

It may NEVER come!

That’s why you need every single dirty home defense trick you can get your hands on so that you can CREATE your own opportunity to counterattack or escape.

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(3 Castle Doctrine Pics) Why My Neighbor ISN’T A “Gun Nut” Anymore. . .

Castle Doctrine Legal Firearms Laws

Just when I think my words are falling on deaf ears, God sends me a message to keep on preaching…

No, not about the coming biblical (or zombie) apocalypse.

I’m talking about how to stop gun-owners from making stupid mistakes that can put YOU in prison right next to the street scum you’re trying to defend against.

Let me explain…

Remember a few years ago when I made this video about how my “gun nut” neighbor thought his funny “No Trespassing” sign (photo #1 below) was protecting his property?

Basically, his sign at his front gate said…

“No Trespassing. Violators Will Be Shot. Survivors Will Be Shot Again!”

Well I guess my neighbor saw my video because not long after that, I went for a run and saw he had taken a magic marker and wrote over it so it just said…

“No. Keep Out” – with a little smiley face! (photo #2 below)

Well, it took a while, but look at photo #3 below and…

Here’s Why These New Signs Have Now Made This Guy My FAVORITE Neighbor…

Castle Doctrine Legal Firearms Laws

I was happy as a little girl scout who just sold her millionth box of Thin Mints when I took a jog and saw these 2 signs replace the old “funny” ones.

Not just because the old ones could literally have put him in PRISON if he ever had to shoot someone who actually invaded his home.

But because these signs will better protect him against a home invasion… AND in court if he’s ever forced to defend himself.

Here’s why…

1. “Come Take My Guns!”

Having any kind of a warning sign (funny or not) tips your hand that you… well… own guns!

Criminals love guns.

Especially free ones that can be used for crimes or sold off for a pretty penny on the street.

Sure, they may not show up at your bedroom window to break in at 2am… but they could target your home during the day (when most burglary break-ins happen) and take a lot of time looking around for all your firearms while you’re out for the day.

The biggest danger here is you or a member of your family unexpectedly coming home to find this criminal already in the act… and CAUGHT!

A cornered animal does unexpected – and sometimes vicious – things to protect itself.

You don’t want a panicked, desperate burglar trying to figure out what to do with your spouse or child who can now give their description to the police.

2. Beyond “No Trespassing”…

There’s only one thing that strikes fear into a home invader more than a vicious dog… and that’s a vicious GUN OWNER with a dog!

Now frankly, I don’t know if my neighbor has a mean dog… or if he even HAS a dog!

Doesn’t really matter as long as the bad guys think he does, right?

Whether you own one or not, a “Beware Of Dog” sign is a really, really good deterrent for criminals.

3. It’s NOT Funny!

A simple “No Trespassing” sign is simple… straight to the point… and let’s others know that you’re more aware than the typical homeowner.

Funny signs (like “We Don’t Dial 991”) – to a jury – will make you look like a gun-nut who was just itching for someone to pick off with your smokewagon.

If you ever DID have to shoot someone in your home – especially if you killed them – a prosecutor could possibly make a case that you used excessive force… and your sign “proves” you went too far.

I know you probably think these types of signs (or shirts!) are harmless… but they won’t be funny to a jury.

Remember, as we say in our “bulletproof” video, our legal system is NOT about “justice” – they’re about the LAW.

Plain and simple.

Unfortunately, few gun-owners really understand their personal responsibility to LEGALLY defend themselves.

That’s why we literally give our Bulletproof Defense DVD away for free to responsibly-armed citizens on our website here…

If you don’t have a copy, get yours now because not only will this DVD show you EXACTLY when you’re legally justified to use your firearm for personal defense…

… but it can even be entered as evidence in your defense!

It’s the best way I can prepare you for the unfortunate reality discovered the “hard way” by citizens who make the wrong move.

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5 Reasons Revolvers DON’T Suck In A Real Gunfight

Best Home Defense Revolvers

I know revolvers get a bad rap as a personal defense weapon.

According to a lot of tactical super-ninja black-bag operators out there, if you don’t carry a Glock or some other whizbang, gee-golly automatic, you’re behind the curve and you might as well be driving a Flintstones car.

Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my Glock 19!

But the fact is that the revolver is (arguably) PERFECT for the life-saving tactics I and two other combat-experienced gun trainers show you in our extreme close-combat shooting manual.

In fact, here are…

5 Reasons Revolvers DON’T Suck For A Real Gunfight

Best Home Defense Revolvers
Are revolvers a good firearm for a real gunfight?

1. Revolvers Are Much Simpler To Use

In a real gunfight, complicated tactics (and gun functions) are harder to pull off.

That means drawing… chambering a round… and flipping off a manual safety.

Now as we say in our CQC Shooting guide, you can overcome these challenges with correct “pre-fight staging”.

But revolvers already have much of this figured out and are pretty much a true “point and shoot” weapon… with no external safeties to fuss over… and a round is always “chambered”.

2. It’s Hard To Jam A Revolver

A lot can cause an automatic to stop running and during a real gunfight, that’s the last thing you want to happen.

Oftentimes that’s NOT because of the firearm itself, but rather a magazine malfunction.

Revolvers don’t use a magazine and their function is simple and reliable.

3. Revolver Grips Offer Better Concealment

 

The revolver grips are usually smooth and “round” so there aren’t any angles or corners to hang up on clothing.

Also, you can get a shrouded hammer or a hammerless model with even fewer ways to catch the gun on your clothes as you’re drawing from concealment.

4. You Get A More Aggressive Grip When Drawing

If you’ve never held a revolver before, then you’ll know exactly what I mean when you do for the first time.

Their grips just fit nice and comfy in your hand because the grip only has to be… well… a “grip”… since the bullets aren’t in the handle itself.

Also, in a real gunfight, you can get a better “combat hold” because the cylinder pushes the gun out away from your body just enough to firmly pocket the handle in the web of your hand.

5. Revolvers Excel At “Contact Shots”

Contact shots (shooting with the firearm in direct contact with your attacker’s body) can be extremely devastating!

But only if your weapon is functional.

An automatic may jam with a contact shot or if the slide hangs up on your attacker’s clothing.

However, a revolver will keep shooting as long as the cylinder is free to spin.

Now There IS One Indisputable Argument For The Automatic…

… the “firepower capacity” factor!

While a revolver will only carry 5-6 rounds, the auto can carry up to like 15 or 16.

And stats show that even in super close-range attacks, more than 75% of your bullets won’t even hit your attacker (because of the “adrenaline dump”, physical struggle at close range, shooting while moving, etc.)

That means that with a wheelgun revolver, the average gun-owner will only land 1 or 2 “hits” – and that may not be enough to stop an attacker.

But that’s why you DON’T want to be a “gun-owner”.

You want to be a “gun-FIGHTER” – someone who knows how to stop an attacker even in an extreme close-range ambush.

That’s the way you’re most likely to be attacked.

Unfortunately most of the so-called “tactical training” out there doesn’t do much to prepare you for this type of threat (or they train you the wrong way).

For that, you need extreme close-combat shooting tactics that are specifically developed for when an attacker is already up in your face or has ambushed you from behind.

That’s way different than your typical range training or marksmanship training that most instructors offer.

But make no mistake – if you don’t master this type of training, you’re at a huge disadvantage against a violent criminal who’s not going to let you get your gun out and draw on him like you’ve practiced at one of those fancy gun courses.

Sorry. Not gonna happen amigo.

Better you learn that now… and survive later.

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(Safe) Tueller Drill Alternative For Tactical Firearms Training At The Gun Range

Safe Tueller Drill For Tactical Firearms Training

I know I’ve been preaching this for awhile…

… but I recently ran across a drill from my friend (and legendary gun expert), Massad Ayoob, that will let you see for yourself what REALLY happens in close-quarters gunfight.

It’s based on the reality of what’s called the “Tueller Drill” – a well-known exercise that – in a nutshell – established that 21 feet is the recognized distance an attacker can reach you before you can engage them with a handgun.

Now, there are MANY things wrong with the results of that famous exercise.

But I think it’s really important for you to realize this yourself – and this simple, safe drill will help you understand

(Safe) “Tueller Drill” Alternative For Tactical Firearms Training At The Gun Range…

Safe Tueller Drill For Tactical Firearms Training
This Safe “Tueller Drill” Will Shock Tactical Firearms Trainees!

First, you can do this at a live fire range, but I actually recommend using a training gun (like airsoft, SIRT, or “blue gun”) because it’s safer AND you can do this right in your own backyard or larger area.

Ok, Try This Version Of The Tueller Drill The Next Time You’re At The Live-Fire Gun Range…

  • Grab a friend and your “training gun” and head to a safe, open area.
  • Holster your weapon the way you normally would carry it “concealed” and pick a target about 7 yards or so away (can just be a tree or some other “man-sized” object to aim at).
  • Have your friend place a hand on your shoulder, prepared to run.
  • Whenever your friend is ready, he takes off in a safe direction behind you (where you can’t see him).
  • As soon as you feel his hand leave your shoulder, draw, aim, and squeeze the trigger, yelling “BANG” loud enough so your friend can hear you.
  • When he hears ‘bang,’ he stops.
  • Now turn around…

That short distance between you and your friend is a “kill zone“.

And unfortunately, it’s YOUR death we’re talking about!

That is the distance an attacker can close while you only get ONE round off.

And herein lies a problem…

Experts know it usually takes SEVERAL shots to stop an attacker in his tracks.

In fact, there are only 2 places in the body where you might possibly have the “luck” of getting a 1-shot man-stopper: the brain and the left ventricle of the heart.

That’s one hell of an expert shot if you can hit either of those small targets WHILE your attacker is charging at you full speed!

And that’s why it’s even worse than you think…

To Show You What I Mean, Run “Stage 2” Of The Drill…

  • You start from your current positions – you in your same “defense spot” with your concealed firearm holstered… your buddy standing where he was when you yelled “BANG!”.
    Only this time, your friend runs AT you!

(Again… keep in mind to make sure you’re using a safe version of your firearm for dry-fire.)

For extra realism, try it with your friend holding a training knife, giving his best war cry as he barrels toward you.

  • When he starts running, you draw, aim, and yell “BANG!” when he’s confidently in your sights.

My guess?

You’ll never even get your finger on the trigger before he’s right on top of you!

I know you’d like to think you will (because you’ve practiced your draw 1,000’s of times, right?), but we’ve run this drill with everyone from FBI agents to military contractors and not many can do it.

In realistic scenarios, the majority of gun owners clam up and fumble with their weapon.

And we’re talking about a scenario where you KNOW you’re being “attacked”!

In A Real Gunfight, The Odds Are REALLY Stacked Against You…

  1. You won’t know your attacker is coming (criminals know better and prefer to ambush you when you’re not looking)
  2. Most of your shots will miss your attacker – even at super-close distance!

(Fact: Even the highly-trained Los Angeles Police Dept. has only a 28% hit ratio in close quarters. That means about only 1 out of every 3 rounds hit the assailant. Assume you’ll fare worse off.)

3. And we already know that it takes several rounds to physically stop an attacker.

In other words, all that traditional “tactical training” being taught out there won’t do you a lot of good in a close-quarters assault.

You’ll likely need to know how to “fight to your gun”… draw with 1 hand… shoot with 1 hand… and a whole bunch of other stuff not currently being taught at most ranges.

In fact, we analyzed over 6,000 real gunfights and were shocked at the cold, hard truth about what it takes to REALLY stop an enraged attacker with your gun.

In fact, we  and built a gunfighting system that’s unlike anything else out there for being truly prepared for a violent attack.

You see, if you change your training to match real attacks, you’ll have a much better chance to get yourself out of a deadly scenario alive, wouldn’t you agree?

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Tactical Shooting Under Stress: Navy SEAL Debunks The 3 Biggest Myths!

Close Quarters Tactical Shooting Under Stress For Self-Defense
Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

Be honest: Where have you done most of your shooting training?

If you answered, “at the shooting range,” you’re not alone.

People think a live-fire shooting range is the best place to acquire real-life defensive shooting skills.

The problem is…

That’s wrong!

In fact, it’s DEAD WRONG.

If you rely solely on static range shooting, you won’t be acquiring the necessary force-on-force skills you need to stay alive.

Not long ago I talked this over with combat expert Chris Sajnog.

Here’s what he explained to me about the biggest myths when it comes to shooting under threat.

What A Navy SEAL Has To Say About The 3 Biggest Myths Of Shooting Under Stress!

Close Quarters Tactical Shooting Under Stress For Self-Defense
Tactical Shooting Under Stress For Self-Defense
Chris Sajnog

Over and over again, shooters tend to repeat what they’ve been told.

They’re relying on what they consider to be “conventional wisdom.”

After all, if it’s always been done that way, shouldn’t we keep doing it like that?

Well, no.

That “conventional wisdom” often just isn’t.

It often boils down to these three myths:

Myth #1: Shooting At The Range Is Enough

The range ISN’T enough.

You need to use all kinds of other methods and training environments to train for self-defense, including where you might actually be using these skills.

You can’t train with live fire at home, where you’re going to need to use your gun.

But it’s much more realistic to practice force-on-force at home when training for home-defense.

That means using airsoft and other training simulators so you can work those skills in the proper environment.

Myth #2: You Can’t Use Your Sights Under Stress

People believe that you can’t focus on your front sight when you’re under stress.

In a way, that’s true.

If you’re training “normally,” like most people are taught, then you go to a range and fire rounds at a paper target.

If that’s all the training you do, no, you won’t be able to focus on your front sight.

But if you train under stress with something like airsoft, and you get your mind in a place where you are able to focus under stress on your front sight, you WILL be able to do it.

If you train correctly under appropriate stress, in other words, you’ll be able to use your sights when it counts.

Myth #3: You Can’t Shoot Accurately Under Stress

Repetition and muscle memory is building neural pathways.

You’re building the ability in your brain to send a neural impulse that allows you to focus on your front sight under stress.

Because you’re under stress, what happens is that your brain releases all these hormones.

That’s what tends to give us these reactions, these stress responses, that most people are used to.

You can therefore avoid that through proper training.

In other words, repetition and muscle memory, under stress, develop the appropriate neural pathways for shooting accurately while under threat. 

This is the key to training to survive when it counts.

This is how you must train to use a a gun to protect yourself.

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Tactical Shooting Training “John Wick” Style – 1 Hero SAS Soldier’s Shotgun Kill Streak

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

“Breach! Breach! Breach!”

The SAS team entered through a doorway into the courtyard in a raid on an ISIS outpost in Baghdad, assault rifles at the ready.

They were immediately met by heavily armed Jihadis… wearing suicide vests filled with plastic explosives and ball bearings.

The terrorists were about to detonate themselves, blowing the SAS team to hell…

…And the lead SAS man didn’t have a rifle.

Armed only with his breaching tool – a 12-gauge shotgun – and somehow moving fast despite the weight of the GIANT BRASS BALLS he was lugging around…

…the SAS soldier raised his weapon and literally DECAPITATED three jihadis with the 12-gauge, firing as fast as John Wick on a caffeine bender.

But the fight, for this incredibly brave SAS commando, was only just starting.

This is the story of…

How A Hero SAS Soldier KILLED 5 Terrorists In 7 Seconds… With A 12-Gauge Shotgun!

Tactical Shooting Training “John Wick” Style

The SAS breach team’s ears were still ringing from the blasts of the lead man’s Menelli M4 Super 90.

The men they had surprised had just finished morning prayers and were loading weapons into a vehicle.

“We now think they were about to carry out an attack,” a military source told the Sun newspaper. “The terrorists were no more than a few feet away when the SAS team came face to face with them.”

That’s when two more jihadis, hoping to get close enough to blow up the team, appeared from a nearby building.

Running at the breach team, their fingers on the buttons of their suicide vests, they knew they had the Brits dead to rights.

But they hadn’t counted on the point man and his 12-gauge.

He raised his weapon and, faster than I can write it, fired twice more.

“One of the breach team opened fire,” said the source, describing the gunfight later. “It was a case of bang, bang, bang, then bang, bang. It was over in seven seconds.”

That’s right.

The soldier took out 5 men in 7 seconds, and he did it all with the same semi-automatic shotgun that you or I could buy at the local gun store.

When more jihadis responded to the sounds of the shotgun blasts, they immediately surrendered.

Why?

Because they realized they were staring at dead men who had no heads and the SAS team was ready to back up their point man.

It’s a fantastic story of our British SAS friends doing what they do well, and taking down the bad guys… but the fact that it was done with a semi-auto shotgun really caught my attention.

This is exactly the kind of gunfighting that I teach in my Extreme Close Quarters Shooting course.

Do you think that SAS point man had time to take careful aim before blasting FIVE men in SEVEN seconds?

No!

He was focused on the threat, as his brain demanded he make fast decisions in order to survive.

He wasn’t focusing on that weapon’s front sight.

He was shooting at close quarters, “no more than a few feet away” from the terrorists in their suicide vests!

If you’re going to survive a real gunfight at close quarters, the situation won’t be quite as extreme as this…

…but it will be no less a life-or-death showdown when some scumbag is trying to shoot or stab you!

If you don’t understand realistic close-quarters gunfighting principles,you’re setting yourself up for a potentially traumatic wake-up call… that could cost you your life!

I know, it sounds like a lot to take in. . . and it is.

If you want to dig deeper on how I train for real attacks, you might want to check out our 7-step “gunfighting” system here…

Just be warned…

I don’t follow popular opinion when it comes to firearms training so some of what you read may actually be the OPPOSITE of what you’ve been taught in the past.

All I ask is that you keep an open mind… and be willing to try something completely new in how you prepare for the reality of a street attack.

Now, will you really be “John Wick” by the time you’re done?

I don’t think anybody could promise that… but then, John Wick is only a movie.

Life-or-death gunfights are, sadly, terrifyingly real… and this course will give you the tools to survive them.

That’s what we’re all after, right?

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MCS 288 – Appendix Carry Hacks

Appendix Carry CCW Tactical Pistol Hacks: Tips, Tricks, & Tactics
Appendix Carry CCW Tactical Pistol Hacks: Tips, Tricks, & Tactics
Appendix Carry CCW Tactical Pistol Hacks: Tips, Tricks, & Tactics

In part 3 of a 3 part series on appendix carry, we get into the nuts and bolts of how to make appendix carry work for you.

Now, you may still think appendix carry is for “tacticool morons.”

Hopefully, though, you’re coming around.

The fact is, appendix carry is a great way to carry concealed for realistic self-defense.

But you have to do it the RIGHT way.

And that’s where everybody keeps getting hung up, right?

Well, don’t worry.

With just a few tweaks, you can perfect appendix carry to work for you.

And, hey, even if we can’t convince you on this incredibly controversial topic, at least we’ve got you thinking about how you carry!

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson gives you 10 tips, tricks, and tactics for making appendix carry work for you.

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • Why a leather holster is the LAST thing you want for appendix carry!
  • The “cant trick” that makes appendix carry more comfortable and more effective.
  • Obscure gun accessories that can make the difference between hating and LOVING appendix carry!
  • How to “protect your junk” if you’re worried about appendix carry pointing the muzzle at “Captain Happy!”
  • And much, much more!

We’ve really enjoyed bringing you this 3-part series on appendix carry.

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MCS 287 – Top 10 Reasons Why Appendix Carry RULES The Street

Appendix Carry CCW Tactical Pistol - Top 10 Reasons
Appendix Carry CCW Tactical Pistol - Top 10 Reasons
Appendix Carry CCW Tactical Pistol – Top 10 Reasons

In part 2 of a 3 part series on appendix carry, we pull no punches.

People love appendix carry, or they hate it.

Is it inherently dangerous?

Is it the ONLY way to carry if you’re an “operator”…?

Is it something only “tacticool morons” do?

(Everybody seems to have strong opinions one way or another.)

Well, we’re just going to say it:

Appendix carry RULES the street for CCW!

Now, we can hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth already, so strap in, because it’s only going to get MORE controversial!

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson offers his top 10 reasons that appendix carry is the better way to carry concealed for self-defense.

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  • The critical CCW mistake you see gun people make in almost EVERY grocery store and discount store parking lot!
  • Why appendix carry might mean you have MORE firepower at your fingertips.
  • The reason that simple math supports appendix carry over IWB hip carry.
  • Why appendix carry could save your life if you’re already injured or wounded!
  • Why you want to carry in the appendix position if you find yourself fighting from the ground…

We got a LOT of feedback on part 1 of this 3 part series.

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Vehicle Combatives: 3 Concealed Carry Lessons For Shooting In And Around Cars

tactical firearms training / vehicle shooting / car combat

Jeff Anderson
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We spend probably half of our lives in and around vehicles, yet we don’t really have the opportunity to work on any kind of combatives, defensive tactics, or firearms training around cars.

(The military has been doing this for a while, obviously.)

It’s required in times of war and has been seen in our military through what they have accomplished with vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

However, this type of training has just never been readily available to the average Joe.

People just don’t know how to apply their existing skill set in and around vehicles, which is what spawned creation of vehicle combatives programs such as that offered by expert close-quarters combat instructor Craig Douglas.

Recently, I talked to Craig about things that people often overlook when it comes to vehicle combatives.

Here is a summary of what he told me.

“Car Combat”: Concealed Carry Lessons For Shooting In And Around Vehicles

tactical firearms training / vehicle shooting / car combat
tactical firearms training / vehicle shooting / car combat

Craig Douglas

Most people can understand the need for it when they consider how much time we spend around cars.

Any time you start to apply any kind of skill set in or around cars, getting out of cars, getting into cars, firearms around vehicles, etc., there is a real disconnect in the training.

There are some things you need to consider before you find yourself fighting in a car, or around vehicles as obstacles.

The time to face these issues is now, not when you’re being shot at.

#1: Most People Don’t Know How To Apply Their Existing Skills In Vehicles

Think about the majority of force on force training that takes place.

How much of it is done in and around vehicles, or in and around obstacles that look like vehicles?

If you were taught, for example, to drop low into an Isosceles stance, draw your weapon so that it was indexed against your chest, and then bring your hands together to extend the weapon to the target… how will you do all that sitting in a vehicle?

Fighting in and around vehicles changes EVERYTHING and, if you haven’t conducted that kind of training, chances are good you’ll have no idea how to apply what you do know to that unique environment.

Most people have not even stopped to consider this fact, even though they spend so much time in cars or walking to and from them.

#2: The Usual “Draw Stroke” Does Not Apply

Let’s talk about that draw stroke specifically.

In the pre-fight component of Craig’s Extreme Close Quarters Combatives classes, there is a particular draw stroke that is taught.

Students must have that knowledge, and the instructor needs time to see them on a range before they get into shooting around cars.

There is an inherent risk of additional injury from ricochet in a live incident, but Craig’s vehicle combatives students don’t take any incoming fire.

When trying to conform to the vehicle as a piece of cover and shooting around it, there are a lot of incidental impacts, which is why two junk cars are required.

Even in simunitions training, it’s possible to put rounds into the feet of people watching.

In the real world, that would be an instant lawsuit.

#3: Multiple Complications Make Vehicle Combat And Training For It Much More Difficult

When you have the oppositional component and are able to train with a marking cartridge, you really start to see how accountable you are for every single round that leaves the muzzle.

Accountability and proficiency are important.

If you are shooting in and around vehicles, whether that vehicle is moving or not, one of the fundamental Jeff Cooper rules of firearm safety is to know your backstop and what’s beyond it.

Especially if you’re moving, your backstop is always changing.

More than ever, where you’re shooting and what you’re shooting into becomes extremely dangerous for everyone involved.

In the beginning, you can shoot live fire on a stationary target only.

Using simunition on a moving target is the safe way to practice.

Training in this manner is still really hairy, because one of the things you have to practice is firing across passengers.

Should rounds be coming into the car causing a passenger to panic, moving forward or back, there’s a particular way to manipulate the weapon and know how to pin the passenger in so they’re not moving into gunfire.

You have to learn how to keep the person pinned into the seat and out of the way while you’re returning fire.

Taken together, all of this means that vehicle combatives are much more complicated than simply shooting from within, around, or into a car.

There is a LOT to consider… and most people haven’t stopped to do that.

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MCS 286 – Appendix Carry: A Rant On A Rant

Appendix Carry CCW Tactics Concealed Pistol
Appendix Carry CCW Tactics Concealed Pistol
Appendix Carry: CCW Tactics For The Concealed Pistol

This is a topic that everybody seems to have a strong opinion about. You either love it… …Or you HATE it.

(Appendix carry, if you don’t know, is carrying your gun in the front, rather than on your hip or behind it.)

Well, we’re going to jump right in and ruffle some feathers:

Is appendix carry REALLY for “tacticool morons?”

Or does it give you a tactical advantage?

Simply put, is it a better way to train for close-quarters gunfighting?

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson responds to a YouTube rant on the topic of appendix carry – creating what is basically a “rant on a rant.”

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  • Are you more likely to experience a “negligent discharge” with appendix carry?
  • The critical difference in mindset when it comes to training for tactical reasons versus training to be “safer”.
  • Whether you’re more likely to be attacked from the front, the side, or behind!
  • Whether engaging in standing grappling means you’ve made a critical mistake!
  • What makes appendix carry unique at extreme close quarters.

Is there a “right” or “wrong” answer when it comes to appendix carry?

This episode is sure to be controversial, so be sure to listen and find out!

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