Although much of this blog is common sense, there are many out there who are so politically correct that they can’t fathom the concept of analyzing thought processes. Basically, words have power that can be used both for good and evil. Encouraging words can build a person’s self esteem, while insulting words can hurt someone for years or even decades. These people, for whatever reason can’t or won’t “get over it” On the other hand I want to address commanding words and how they can save someone’s life. Just because you are holding a handgun on a potential attacker does not mean the situation is over. Hardened criminals are able to smell fear and can usually tell if a person is reluctant to pull the trigger. They perceive this as weakness because they often don’t understand how average citizens can put such a high value on human life. Because of this, some assailants might believe you are bluffing. Sometimes they are correct in their beliefs. Your attitude about self defense will come out at that very moment. You haven’t needed to actually pull the trigger on a firearm, taser or even mace and pepper spray. So how will you percieve that moment of truth. What will you do? Think twice before you shoot? That second or two could mean the end for you and or your loved one. As you know, I have a background in law enforcement and have only needed to pull my weapon twice in all those years. Thank God for little favors. Had I taken a life, would I be the guy I am today. The command words that work are important for you to practice just like practicing on the range to develop your firearm skills.
properly used these command words can convince the bastards you’re not bluffing.Verbal commands can be as important in a self-defense situation as a gun.
Words like STOP, GET DOWN and I HAVE A GUN spoken with authority can be the difference between giving a description to the police and explaining why you had to pull the trigger. But, you have to put power in those words. Whether at home or in the car,practice verbal commands and be powerful with them. They could keep you having to use your gun.