Why is tactical mindset so important?  Because you must be willing to defend yourself against anyone who would harm you or your family.  You must be mentally prepared to use your skills defensively.  You have a right and a responsibility to protect yourself against an attack.  Practice situational awareness and avoidance; know your escape routes; maintain physical boundries and use verbal diffusion when appropriate.  By staying situationally aware you remove the element of surprise from an enemy. Tactical mindset is all about survival in a dangerous world. 

Most threats to home and family will come at close range.  Never turn your back to an adversary.  If an enemy is within range than so are you.  Maintain a survivors attitude by doing all that is necessary to survive; refusing to become a victim and never ever giving up.  Remember you have a right and a responsibility to protect yourself and your family.

Learn to visualize conflict and response.  This simulates experiences within your mind and experiences will build confidence.  Your mindset, your attitude, your tactics and your gear are all crucial elements to stop an attack.  Remember any weapon in the hands of a coward is useless so work on developing a tactical mindset of confidence, honor and bravery.  It just might save your life someday.

You can get a free preview of my first zombie fiction book or my first five post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my zombie or survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse, American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution.  If you enjoy the books feel free to leave a comment over at Amazon.


  1. Brittius says:

    Watch their HANDS! Are their hand holding a gun? Are their hands in pockets and possibly armed? Are their hands indicating they will be in motion or any movement? Are their hands concealing any weapon? A fist? Many will try to lure your eyes from noticing their hands by smiling or other ruse, then suddenly attack you. If you fail to watch their hands, you may consider yourself seriously injured or dead. I cannot overstress this, watch their hands.
    If you have a second person in your family/unit/team, one of you will talk, the other watches the hands. Call out loud if you notice anything amiss. “Get your hands out of your pockets!”. Or, if applicable, you see a knife, “Knife!”, meaning it’s in their hand or their are reaching for it. Also, “Gun!”, if they have a gun in their hand or are reaching or indicate a motion towards it.
    Keep kicks below the beltline and practice takedown techniques in the event that you are ever caught in a bad position and are unarmed or startled. Be mindful that a good number of intruder calls where there is a person shot, they were misidentified, or the shooter startled out of sleep, and it turned out they shot a family member. THINK!

    • rmactsc says:

      Excellent points as always sir. Many people spend too much time focusing on a potential adversary’s face instead of following the hands as it is the hands that ultimately can cause you harm; as you mentioned in your comments.

      • Brittius says:

        You’re going to end up with enough material to write a real block buster of a survival book. 😀

      • rmactsc says:

        I think I’ll stick to the world of fiction writing and leave the non fiction to the experts 🙂

      • Brittius says:

        Keep a foot in each field. Information of that nature is what makes the difference between watching certain movies and saying they’re okay, and reading the book, like Tom Harris’ Red Dragon, and noticing details, tiny details, that investigators recognize as true. The books, in many instances outclass the Hollywood productions by a long way. You will add a realism and “Certain Quality”, to the works of fiction you write.

      • rmactsc says:

        I shall keep that in mind 🙂

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