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Could YOU have made the Shot?

The active killing event in Texas on Sunday morning 12/29/19 should have you thinking…..”could I have made that shot?”

If you choose to protect yourself and those around you by carrying a pistol you need to be prepared to use it.

WARNING: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE…You can watch the video HERE.

Preparation involves skills, knowledge, mindset, and a plan. Knowing you have the skills before you need them is paramount! Have you thought about where you sit, angles of attack, where your line of fire will be and what your backstop will be? Have you made a plan with your family that they know what to do and how to respond should you thrust yourself into a life or death situation?

You are the 1st responder! Law enforcement, unless on scene at the time of the incident, are going to be minutes away when seconds count. Most lethal threat encounters begin and end within a three second window!

Next time you go to the range to train, make sure you have the fundamentals of marksmanship down. Can you draw, from concealment, without drawing attention to yourself? Can you draw, from concealment quickly and acquire a sight picture of your threat and press the trigger in a condensed amount of time without disrupting your sight picture? Can you do all of these things and be evaluating your target, backstop, surroundings, and beyond? Can you do them with stress and reasonable time constraints?

If you can say yes to all of these questions – congratulations and keep training. If you can’t say yes to these questions, you should consider getting out to the range and doing some training. Find a reputable firearms trainer in your area. If you can’t find one, make the trip out of town and make the investment into yourself and those that you love with education that could save a life(s).

“Lord, make me fast and accurate. Let my aim be true and my hand faster than those who would seek to destroy me. ”

About the Author /

Heath has been a law enforcement officer in the Great Pacific Northwest since 1993 and trains as a pistol and rifle instructor for both law enforcement and civilians. He also serves as an advanced armorer on pistols and rifles. If you're looking for training or would like to contact him, he can be reached at

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