Remember how the liberals all said once concealed carry was signed into law in several states (they sure did in Wisconsin!) that it would be like the “Wild West”? People pulling out guns and just shooting everyone who dared to upset them or cut in front of them in the grocery line?

Yea, that didn’t happen. So what happened? People bought guns and trained to become concealed carriers, that’s what happened.

I was asked the question early on in my training, “What’s the best way to win in a gunfight?”

Do you know?

It’s not to get into one in the first place.

So is the mindset of John Murphy, Owner and Lead Instructor with FPF Training – and that should be the mindset of gun owners as well. Murphy’s Concealed Carry: Street Encounter Skills class equips concealed carriers with the tools to defuse tense situations as well as the knowledge to identify situations which will call upon our training:

During this ten hour course, students will concentrate on practical application exercises transitioning their foundation skills into a realistic context and live fire environment. The principles of de-escalation, verbalization and decisive movement will be exercised along with practice in the judicious use of lethal force.

This course also includes a 4 hour interactive, multi-media lecture illustrating the indicators of criminal pre-assault behavior, the physiological impact of stress  in self-defense situations and ballistic performance.  The course culminates with highly supervised “force on force” scenarios to reinforce and exercise the defensive principles of awareness, avoidance, deterrence, de-escalation and transition to decisive action.

After the Concealed Carry: Foundation Skills course I ran yesterday, I’m very much looking forward to diving into this course because it’s an opportunity to really

As FPF Training’s Mission advertises, “No Hollywood style gun play or “trademark pending” techniques that look ‘cool’ but fail under the pressure of violence wielded by opposing will.

And that’s what more gun owners need: training for the real world. This isn’t Hollywood. We need to train for the world we live in, not the world we watch on television. Threats don’t come at 15, 25, or 40 yards in a straight line like at the gun range. There are no scripts or squibs in a violent attack or armed assault. There’s no yelling, “CUT!” – we need to be prepared for any situation if we’re going to help in any situation.