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    My neice is about 30 years old. I recently gave her a pepper spray cannister. It is perfectly legal to carry and use this in NY for self-defense.

    I instructed her that if she felt threatened she should immediately grasp the cannister and orient it to have it at the ready for dispersal.

    I instructed her to NEVER mention to the bad guy that she has the spray. She should only verbally insist on the desired behavior ("go away", "don't come any closer" etc.). And at some point between 6' and 12' (minimum safe distance/maximum spray range) she should use it.

    I am of the same position on hand guns. If a guy comes towards me with a knife, I will warn him to back off. But once he fails to heed my warnings and the threshold distance is passed then the gun comes out and the weapon is discharged. No further warnings such as "I've got a gun."

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    Not that it totally fits with this thread, but it's a great tool for self defense... STACKING!

    I went to an 8 hour class a couple weekends ago and one of the tactics introduced to us was called stacking. In the event you're beset with more than one bad guy it can be a great way to reduce their advantage and give you the edge.

    Basically it involves moving away and in a circular direction so that if they're on either side of you, it puts both bad guys more "in line" with whatever you have to protect yourself. It doesn't work in every situation, but it can greatly increase your chances of surviving.

    For instance, if there are two bad guys at your 10 and 2 position, you move quickly while giving commands to stay away (or whatever is appropriate at the time) and you move back and either to the left or right to put them both more in front of you. Given the 10 and 2 clock example where you're at the middle of the clock, it'd be like moving from the center of the clock to outside the clock around 3:30 or so. It essentially stacks the bad guys more in line. Of course, they probably aren't going to stand still so it needs to be "on the fly", but it does give you time to Observe, Orient, Decide and Act depending on their intentions. Hopefully going to the next class where they incorporate this into a full force on force class with airsoft guns (not a big fan of airsoft, but this may convert me as being able to actually practice drawing and firing on people with real guns isn't very fun for the role players hehe). Seems like it'd be something to practice and put in your tool box. We did it without even using blue guns. Just the act of moving to put them more in line. Try it (without guns of course), it's simple and effective.

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    Interesting concept, Zhurdan, I'll have to remember that one.

    To answer the topic, though, in my case a no. Worst scare I've had was walking home from my ex-girlfriend's place around midnight, passing through a parking garage on the way home (better lit than the alternatives). A couple of big guys standing near a pickup saw me, yelled "Hey!" and started to come my way. Being a fairly skinny fellow, and too young for a CCW at the time, I decided to turn around and re-direct my course in a hurry. Big guys had a good laugh about "har har we scared him" and went back to their truck. I doubt I would've handled the situation any differently if armed, although I would've felt much better in case they'd decided to follow me.

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    the truth is nobody really knows if thry are going to pull the trigger when needed, when the problem happens you might freeze or you will control the problem how do you know if you havent been in the situation yet. just my 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhurdan View Post
    Not that it totally fits with this thread, but it's a great tool for self defense... STACKING!

    I went to an 8 hour class a couple weekends ago and one of the tactics introduced to us was called stacking. In the event you're beset with more than one bad guy it can be a great way to reduce their advantage and give you the edge.

    Basically it involves moving away and in a circular direction so that if they're on either side of you, it puts both bad guys more "in line" with whatever you have to protect yourself. It doesn't work in every situation, but it can greatly increase your chances of surviving.

    For instance, if there are two bad guys at your 10 and 2 position, you move quickly while giving commands to stay away (or whatever is appropriate at the time) and you move back and either to the left or right to put them both more in front of you. Given the 10 and 2 clock example where you're at the middle of the clock, it'd be like moving from the center of the clock to outside the clock around 3:30 or so. It essentially stacks the bad guys more in line. Of course, they probably aren't going to stand still so it needs to be "on the fly", but it does give you time to Observe, Orient, Decide and Act depending on their intentions. Hopefully going to the next class where they incorporate this into a full force on force class with airsoft guns (not a big fan of airsoft, but this may convert me as being able to actually practice drawing and firing on people with real guns isn't very fun for the role players hehe). Seems like it'd be something to practice and put in your tool box. We did it without even using blue guns. Just the act of moving to put them more in line. Try it (without guns of course), it's simple and effective.
    If you execute this well you can take care of 4 adversaries with a single bullet. Very cost-effective, and it minimizes the chance of a stray bullet doing damage to innocent bystanders. Cool.

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    I would remind her of the Lubys in Texas of the people there
    eating not having a weapon to defend themselves .When one of
    the "crazies" commited to shooting randomly the people in the
    resturant.People hid helplessly under the tables while this nut
    just went around killing them.(Senerio)If someone (say your wife)?
    Had a weapon?Maybe could have saved a lot of lives.Maybe tell her this story.
    Could it happen to you?Could it happen to her?Did it happen to them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packard View Post
    If you execute this well you can take care of 4 adversaries with a single bullet. Very cost-effective, and it minimizes the chance of a stray bullet doing damage to innocent bystanders. Cool.
    USMC Rules of Engagment #2: Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap, life is expensive.



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    Came close but never had to...I could if I needed to I'm confident in that. I'm confident I could pull the trigger too. Guess it is all the "violent video games".

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