One of the things I do besides scanning is to leave the driver’s door open as to block one avenue of access to me. I know it is not a hard block, but if it affects the attackers’ planning (and it may do) I will take the added benefit. And my back, whenever possible, will be against the car, again, no need to create avenues of access to your body.

And please, do not disregard the importance of eye contact.  We have been told so many times that if we make eye contact, we may anger the bad guys and risk being attacked. Newsflash: These people had already made the decision to attack; avoiding eye contact was precisely what they needed. A stern look at somebody looking at you as potential victim may make them rethink you being an easy to take down dunce or somebody that will perhaps be harder to defeat. And, of course, do look, but keep scanning: you never know how many are there and where are they.

And keeping a hand close to the firearm is always a good strategy.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

6 thoughts on “Keep your head in a swivel”
  1. Was there a forth accomplice who was the “videographer”? This certainly wasn’t from a fixed security camera.

    1. It looks like the video we see was copied from a surveillance camera recording. Note the apparent height of the camera angle and the zooming.

  2. Notice how the young teenaged thug lost their gun and it went bouncing towards the camera.

    How old do you think that future life sentence is?

  3. I had not considered using the door as a temporary barrier but it makes a lot of sense in that it blocks physical access and conceals what you’re doing behind it.

    Agree very much with eye contact. Victims look at the ground or flit their eyes quickly away when eye contact is made. The unaware are on their phone or zoned out. Eye contact long enough to say “I see you, you see me” used to be the norm at least in the US. If someone does give you guff over it there are plenty of ways to deescalate many are listed in the excellent Scaling Force book by Rory Miller. “Oh, I like that jacket its cool” or “Sorry you look just like my brother, friend, whatever who died, sorry to bother you.”

    Push comes to shove spray gas on them I guess maybe not if you’re planning on drawing and firing? Who was it who said fight like you’re the third monkey in line for the Ark and it just started raining?

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