I’ve developed a real interest in the First Person Defender series of videos lately, watching how “range trained” shooters who haven’t had to react to anything other than a paper targets fair when they have to make a “Shoot/don’t shoot” decision under the stress of force-on-force training with Simunitions.

In this episode, real-life firefighter and EMT Nathan has to react as a bystander to a domestic violence assault, and it did not go well for him the first time around, at all.

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His gun jammed, and not having ever practiced malfunction clearance drills, he was meekly “beaten to death” by the attacker.

The second time he did a lot better tactically, but still shot the abuser in the back, twice.

What do you think… was Nathan justified in what he did the second time around or not?