I ask my self-defense clients this question all the time. Especially if they are enthusiasts that almost solely rely upon their gun collection for self-defense. How would you protect yourself from a violent attack if you couldn’t get to your gun? Even if you carry in-home, but you just don’t have it on you at that moment. Maybe you can’t even remember where you left it, or if you put it down for a moment, or if it’s in a box by your bed.
Let’s say your family is just going to bed for the night. Your kids are tucked in and your wife has already drifted off asleep beside you, as well. As you turn off the TV or put your book down on the night stand, you hear an odd noise coming from downstairs. You are not a very paranoid type of person, so you just brush it off as if you’re “hearing things” and go about your business.
You get up one last time to hit the bathroom and as you come out – BOOM! You’re hit with the sight that you have only envisioned coming from the movies. There is a guy standing in your bedroom doorway – a BIG guy. You know your gun is safely kept right by your bed in a biometric safe, but it’s clip isn’t in. Heck, there’s no way you are even gonna get to it before this giant is upon you.
You stand there frozen. Time seems to feel like it is in fast forward and slow motion all at the same time. You can’t even tell if your scared. You’re just standing there and you don’t know what to do. Your wife rolls over and opens her eyes in a half awake haze. She starts to say something to you, but her eyes glance over to the door to see what it is that you are fixated on. Then she screams. Very, VERY, loudly.
Within a heartbeat you hear a cry come from your kids room too. Is it because they just heard their mom’s shriek or is it because there is yet another intruder in there too? You hear another thud coming from downstairs. Is there a 3rd? Maybe even a 4th intruder? You must take action and it must be right now. No stopping. No second guessing. You MUST know what to do. Do You???
You are caught right in the middle of a home invasion and unfortunately you are the mark. The question is, are you going to be the Victim or the Victor? Do you have the abilities and the skill to take this guy at your door, and God knows how many more, out? Right here? Right now? And without hesitation?
This is what you do when this guy starts moving towards you…