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    • #10745
      James Goolsby
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      First, the bad news…

      A friend and fellow officer was recently attacked in his home during a burglary over the holidays. He was beaten pretty severely, requiring some facial reconstruction surgery to repair damage to his orbital bone. He survived and he’s a fighter, so he’ll be okay. These dirtbags just knocked on his front door claiming that they had “accidentally” hit is car in the parking lot, and when he opened the door, WHAM! Then they dragged him inside and tried to finish the job. He managed to get to his pepper spray during the struggle but, unfortunately, it was too little too late and they got the best of him.

      Now, the good news…

      For years I have been on my wife about learning self-defense, as well has how to handle a firearm. She has never been interested and was always “too busy” or responded, “That’s your thing.” It always bothered me, but if I pushed too hard it would start an argument, so I would just let it go.

      As a result of the news about my friend, she is finally taking up the task (too close for comfort, I suppose.) She has started working with me on SDTS, Mod 1, and is beating the crap out of BOB with the best of us. We are also making plans for going to the range so she can learn to shoot, as well.

      It is unfortunate that it takes an event like this for some people to open their eyes, but that always seems to be the case. PLEASE do whatever it takes to convince your loved ones to get this training. Have them read stories about home invasions. Pull up clips of the “knockout game” on YouTube. Do whatever it takes… because the shit out here is serious, folks!

      Stay safe!!!!!

    • #13404

      That is great about the wife. I always tell everyone to think of the SDTS as your own personal insurance plan.

    • #13405

      Wow sorry to hear about your friend but I’m glad me will be ok. My fianc√© is the same way she always says that self defense is my thing and I will take care of them when shtf. I try to tell her that is the wrong way of thinking bc what’s gonna happen when something happens to me. She never can reply to that question but then changes the subject. She hates violence and does realize that police can’t be everywhere but just doesn’t want to admit she needs to learn how to properly protect herself. Loves guns tho and is a pretty good shot at the range, notice I said at the range.

    • #13407
      Dallas Williams
      Participant

      Archie I hope you can convince your girl to take up training with the SDTS as James’ wife finally realized how important self defense training is. As you said you always might not be there to protect her and what is she to do if you’re not around when something goes bad? It’s good that she’s skilled with a gun but it’s most important especially for women for them to have the hand to hand combat skills to be able to fight with their bare hands if need be and retain control of their gun to keep it from being used against them. And also having the tactical skills to be able to operate aim and fire a firearm under the stress of a real life situation and kill the bad guy before they can shoot you or get to you. Guns are great and I’m all for second amendment rights, but they aren’t the be all end all of self defense contrary to what many people believe. And as Damian Ross has said no one should own or carry a firearm unless they have the ability to effectively operate and use and retain control of one under a wide variety of violent situations and that it should be a vital part of every firearms training course rather than just being trained how to carry, load, and fire a gun at the range. As we saw with the George Zimmerman case, his lack of situational awareness and lack of hand to hand combat skills to back up his firearm ownership nearly cost him his life…both on the street and in court lol.

    • #13410

      On a side note my girl was born in New York and raised with her grandparents in Haiti after her mom passed. She’s seen her share of bad shit and I know she can handle herself in some situations I’m just not sure about weapons tho.

    • #13416
      Dallas Williams
      Participant

      Haiti…that country is pretty much the asshole of the planet. I’m sure if she could make it there she can make it anywhere Smile

    • #13420

      Yea I think so. She would tell me stories about how they had to have bodyguards and two snipers on the roof of their house there. They were pretty well off to be in Haiti. Now she did tell a sad story of how one day one of the sniper guys got shot then a stray bullet killed their nanny in front of them when she was 11. Honestly she’s been thru some shit in her life. I really think she could handle the stress of a bad situation but I just don’t know how he would react as far as beating the assailants ass.

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