I’ve trained – more than a lot of people – but I still earn something new and have my training reinforced from every blog article the USCCA posts.
The thing that hit home for me in this article the first time I read it (yes, I usually read them multiple times) was:
“This can’t be what I think it is.” Even momentary denial can lead to the loss of valuable seconds which could have been used to escape or to prepare an active counterattack.
Maybe it’s because of the training I did last weekend? Maybe because we never believe it will happen to us? But that momentary doubt stood out to me. We know what gunshots sound like, believing our ears and eyes can mean the difference between life and death for us and our loved ones.