SHTF Is Not The Time To Find Out You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

Posted: April 24, 2012 in Commentary
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When the SHTF (xxxx hits the fan) is not the time to find out you don’t know what you’re doing when it comes to defensively engaging threats with your firearms.  Make sure…..I repeat make sure that you are thoroughly familiar with the weapons system you are using so you don’t have to figure out basic things such as where the magazine release button is, where the safety mechanism is, etc.  Engaging hostile threats is no time to have to learn how your weapons platform operates.

Train, train and train again until you are fully competent with your choice of weapons.  Personal incompetance with your firearms is inexcusable and can cost you your life.  You need to be able to transition smoothly between any weapons you own and might end up using to engage an enemy threat.

Speaking of survival; remember this.  If you are already armed with a firearm and sufficient ammunition, do not pick up any firearm you see laying around the battlefield as it may have been intentionally left there by your enemy and in a booby trapped condition.  You don’t know what you don’t know so be careful out there.

  1. Elle Ringham says:

    You last paragraph is a very important point… never pick up a weapon you’re not intimately familiar with. That’s one of the first things the military teach as it’s an easy way for the enemy to breach your personal security. Not sure if you mention it elsewhere… but being cognizant of “blanks.” Although not typically lethal, if you’re aware your weapon is loaded with them you have options to use them in a more efficient mannor under a threatening circumstance. Great blog in general 🙂

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