In many of the threads here, I often see the “21 Foot Rule” brought up, almost as if it were some law not to be questioned.
The friend who conducted my CCL class even stressed it as if it were gospel.
I went so far as to get out a tape measure and make mental notes of distances around my house, in the yard, at work, etc. I taught myself to guesstimate 21 feet on the ground to within 1 foot. Uphill. Downhill. In deep grass.
It was fun and I don’t regret it.
Then in the July 2020 issue of Concealed Carry magazine, I came across the article Rule Breaker.
It goes quite in-depth as to why this is a fallacy and provides references. I highly recommend this reading.
I wonder if @Dawn might persuade USCCA to consider making this article available to non-members as an example of the great content that is published in our magazine each month? Personally, I have grown to look forward to CC magazine above all others that I subscribe to and feel it is the largest value of my membership.
If any of you have read Rule Breaker, I would like to hear your comments.
I shared it with the above mentioned friend and he has since altered his course curriculum due to the story.