Part II of our series on one of the most difficult dilemmas potentially faced by armed citizens picks up where Hostage Rescue in the Home left off. In addition to protocols that go beyond head shots, we delve into the tragic, nauseating world of child abduction, and what you can do about it.
Part A of this article discusses essential traits and skills required for hostage rescue.
Part B gives you options beyond head shots, should the opportunity for a CNS strike not present itself.
Part C discusses dealing with crimes against children.

This article is about some very specific types of movement: specifically, those when contact with an armed adversary is anticipated or likely. While avoiding or breaking contact is preferred, there are times when neither of those are possible. Knowing proper movement techniques can keep you alive.

If someone breaks in and is kidnapping your kid, you (hopefully, backed up by your trained domestic partner) ARE the hostage rescue team. This article, first of our two-part series specifically addressing Hostage Rescue, discusses several fundamental concepts that you should probably practice with your family BEFORE you have to save your kids.

“Point” and “area” targets are military concepts that are directly applicable to active violence and counterterrorism. You should know more than just the difference between them, which is not rocket science. You should know how to avoid having a target on your back, be it the point or area variety. Some of this article was excerpted from a password protected summary of a site security survey I conducted at a high school in Arizona.

There is a misconception out there about the so-called “average” gunfight, that is often quoted as if it were Gospel. Sadly, many store clerks who perpetuate this lie, while selling new shooters guns that are hard to hold, hard to manipulate, and hard to hit with, actually believe The Lie.