This past week of training classes had a bit of a different pattern and change in the normal topics.
I had students directly asking, “What do you do if there are multiple threats and the situation is beyond the Avoid, Evade, Escape…. course of action?” Of course this is not the, exact way they phrased it but certainly the theme.
The best answer I could give them is that every Dynamic Critical Incident is different.
If you fear for your life or grave bodily harm or that of another you will have to act accordingly to stop the threat(s).
Only using that much force to stop the immediate threat and no further.
If only one person out of a group meets this threat level, than your level of force to stop that threat is only directed at that one person.
I couldn’t give them “if then’s” as there are too many variables.
They will have to run through mental scenarios of different forms of threats and threat levels.
The next observation I had was, once again with students equipment.
*Using firearms that don’t fit the hands or in some cases don’t work properly.
*The lack of strength so as to not being able to physically press the mag release button.
*Another, you MUST slightly pull back the hammer to engage the safety!
*Of less concern but still something to consider was lose floppy belts and mag pouches that didn’t fit the mag they were carrying.
By the end of the day I saw lightbulbs going off in everyone’s heads.
There was so much they didn’t even know before and now felt so much better about their defensive shooting and what proper gear actually was.