I do teach a single if / then statement. It goes like this: IF I’m attacked, THEN, I will step off the line of attack, and counter attack as fiercely as I am able, with any weapon or tool available to me, until I feel safe walking away.
Of the four universally accepted rules of firearm safety, most instructors word the first as, “Treat all guns as if they are loaded.” While I find this correct logic, I prefer to word it as, “All guns are loaded.”
I don’t know how well you see. I don’t know how well you shoot. I don’t have a clue how well you handle stress. And I can guarantee you that that cigarette lighter sized pistol with tiny sights and a horrible trigger won’t allow you to do this.
There are four easily identified categories of defensive firearms. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, and each has a particular role to play.
We offer this in hopes that you’ll return to improve and maintain your skillset. We strive for perfection, and repetition is the only way we’ve found.
“It’s the least I can do” is a common social pleasantrie, often used as a substitute for the more formal, “You’re welcome.” I’d like to offer it as a code of conduct for defensive situations.