0009 – Keep Your Distance to Stay Safe

0009 – Keep Your Distance to Stay Safe

How Close is Too Close?

by Dennis Tueller

The “good guy” with the gun against the “bad guy” with the knife (or machete, axe, club, tire-iron, etc.).  “No contest”, you say. “The man with the gun can’t lose.” Or can he? A great deal depends on his ability with that gun and the proximity of his opponent.

Great article, and ahead of its times in many regards.  Give it a read and See what you think.

Today we are going to take a look at Sgt. Tueller’s question, “How Close is Too Close?” but we are going to look at it from the view point of the legally armed citizen instead of from that of a police officer.

  • How close is too close, and why this number may be different for an armed citizen.
    • 21 feet?
    • 30feet?
  • Can we really live our lives that far from others?
  • What can we do to open up the reactionary gap?
    • awareness
    • eye movement
    • concealed carry choices

Despite the fact that Dennis Tueller wrote his article in 1983, we can still use his ideas to help us lead safer lives.

I hope you enjoyed today’s podcast and took from it some skills that you can put to good use.

Keep your distance to stay Safe!


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