Sunday, November 16, 2014

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Violent Attack: Comply or Fight Back?

Most of you are well aware that I am a Firearms, Personal Protection, and CPL Instructor. As such, some of you may take my positions on self-defense with a grain of salt - or two.
For one, I have never made any guarantees about what someone armed with a gun for personal protection can do with certainty. However, I do highlight from stories in the media what others have done. I believe that if a task - like protecting yourself - can be done by others, then you can do it too.
Of course, there is a price to be paid to be able to get it done, like any other worthwhile task. In this case, you will need training, a firearm, and practice.
Second, I want to also appeal to your sense of logic. I want you to see what the statistics say about you being able to avoid and escape injury from predators if presented with an attack.
In one study - "The Value of Civilian Handgun Possession as a Deterrent to Crime or a Defense Against Crime" by Don B. Kates Jr. - the rate of injury for victims based on their actions is the following:
- If the victim cooperates, the injury percentage is 24.7
- If the victim tries to reason with the attacker, the injury percentage is 30.7
- If the victim tries to run away or evade, the injury percentage is 34.9
- If the victim tries to get help, the injury percentage is 48.9
If you knew these stats, you could understand why some police officers or law enforcement agencies routinely suggest that citizens just capitulate when presented with an assault, robbery, or a car-jacking.
The dirty little secret is that the injury percentage for citizens who resist with a firearm is only 17.4 percent.
The safest course of action is to legally carry a firearm and defend yourself. It is completely logical and rational to carry a gun for personal protection.
Not resisting is safer than some alternatives. The big question is whether you are ready to invest money, time, and effort to significantly lower your injury odds from complying down to the significantly lower odds of fighting back with a pistol.
Stated simply, you have a 41 percent greater chance of being hurt by not resisting than defending yourself with a gun.
If you are motivated by logic, data, and facts, you will agree that citizens not wanting to be hurt should legally carry a firearm.
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About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

NTFSV - Name That Firearm Safety Violation: Machine Gun Preacher

NTFSV - Name That Firearm Safety ViolationMachine Gun Preacher 
How many safe gun handling violations, if any, do you see in this promo photo for the movie "Machine Gun Preacher?"
For more info on safe gun handling and responsible firearm ownership, visit our blog - Legally Armed In Detroit - on the Internet:http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com/
For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
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Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

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Detroit Michigan CCW CPL Class - Sunday, November 30th, 2015 - Space Limited - Enroll Now!

Detroit Michigan CCW CPL Class
Detroit Michigan Concealed Pistol License - CCW CPL Classes - Space Limited - Call Now: 313.7337404

Sunday, Nov. 30th, 2014

We are pleased to announce another Michigan Concealed Pistol License CCW/CPL Class of this year! So, if you have a desire to qualify for a Concealed Pistol License, so that you can feel safe, register for our next class.

Sunday, Nov. 30th, 2014

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19111 W. 10 Mile Road

Main Conference Room #224
Southfield, Michigan 48075

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About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

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Bad Personal Protection Tip: If You Have To Shoot Someone, Afterwards Drag Them Into The House

Bad Personal Protection Tip: If You Have To Shoot Someone, Afterwards Drag Them Into The House
A persistent and troubling personal protection tip that I first heard during my youth and that I continue to hear today - and I am sure that you have heard it too - is that if you have to shoot someone you should consider dragging them into your house. 

Presumably, this woeful and questionably legal tactic was first created and shared during an era when self-defense laws around the country were more stringent than they are today. Not too long ago, persons who opted to use firearms to defend themselves and their families while at home from an intruder often found themselves in legal trouble.

Many states had laws on the books that officially recognized self-defense but still required armed homeowners to retreat from danger even while in their very homes. In some extreme cases, homeowners were so concerned about being prosecuted that they retreated into the furthest room of their residences and climbed through opened windows to go outside and not risk a confrontation with a dangerous criminal which even if he survived may cause him to be later convicted of a serious crime.

So, it is not too hard to imagine the grief and angst a home owner might feel about defending himself on his property outside of his home. Thus, an urban legend was born. Under the circumstances of that day and age, shooting a perceived threat and dragging him into your home offered some legal but tenuous cover. If the shooting could be staged to look like it really happened after a break-in, it could - in theory - gain sympathy from the community, investigating law enforcement officers, and the local prosecutor. Personally, I have never heard of someone actually trying this gambit.

For the record, if you shoot someone outside of your home while on your property, do not "drag the body" into your home. Forensics, blue lights, and professional investigators should be able to determine if the evidence doesn't look right. Furthermore, attempting to stage a crime scene could garner additional penalties and charges: Obstruction of Justice, Tampering with Evidence, and Making False Statements.

Fortunately, in Michigan and many other states today the lethal force and self-defense laws have changed over the years to level the playing field for the benefit of upstanding citizens who are attacked by violent criminals.

For one, the Castle Doctrine became law in Michigan in October of 2006. If someone invades your home, it is presumed that a reasonable and imminent danger exists and there is no "Duty to Retreat." However, the presumption has exceptions and is rebuttable by the local prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that no danger existed.

Secondly, many states such as Michigan have also extended the Castle Doctrine beyond the home to include any place a citizen has a legal right to be. The net effect is that if a person is presented with a reasonable and imminent threat to his safety, he does not need to flee the area before defending himself. Of course, there are other qualifying considerations but they are outside the scope of this safety tip.

In all, if you know and understand the lethal force and self-defense laws of your state and your local area, you do not ever need to be dragging bodies after defending yourself. However, it seems that many people need to be updated. As an active Firearm Safety and CPL Instructor, I know that many people still believe that moving dead bodies is a good idea.

For more info on the subjects of Responsible Firearm Ownership, Personal Protection, or Gun Rights, please visit our blog - Legally Armed In Detroit - on the Internet: http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com/
About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

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Bad Personal Protection Tip: Having A Vehicle Trunk Escape Plan

Bad Personal Protection Tip: Having A Vehicle Trunk Escape Plan
While attending a Detroit Police Department Quarterly Town Hall Meeting a few years ago, I was first exposed to the most intriguing bit of personal protection advice I had ever heard to date. The tip has extremely limited application as it is only relevant if the victim has been kidnapped and thrown into a vehicle's trunk.
The solution, as told at the aforementioned meeting, is to kick out the rear vehicle's tail lights with your feet from inside the trunk and to subsequently extend your hand through the opening. Allegedly, other drivers on the road will see this odd sight and will intervene in some fashion to aid you in your escape.
At first blush, I thought the tip was helpful. The very first thing that I did after meeting was to open my vehicle's trunk while still in the venue's parking lot and to see if this idea had merit. Unfortunately, my vehicle's rear lights were not accessible from inside the trunk. Undaunted, I checked - with permission - the interiors of car trunks of family members and friends. I could not locate a single vehicle in which the tactic could be applied.
A far better tactic in this situation - being stuffed into a trunk against your will - would be to locate the glow-in-the-dark interior trunk release handle which was mandated by the federal government to be installed in all cars sold in the US in the year 2002 and afterwards.
This escape tactic, of course, would only be applicable if the kidnapper did not cut or disable the handle and its associated cable before abducting you. Moreover, all of this Houdini-esque trickery is all for naught if the bad guy had the presence of mind to bind you with rope or duct tape before throwing you in the trunk.
Most people who are abducted and thrown into a trunk are never later seen alive. Once a bad guy has taken his victim away from the primary crime scene, the victim's odds of surviving the incident plummets. The eventual destination will be a secluded location where no potential witnesses will be able to see or hear what the abductor has planned for his prey.
Thusly, the only rational tactic is to avoid being put in the trunk in the first place. Well, how exactly does one do that? By any means necessary do not allow someone to abduct you. You should fight as if your life depends on it because it does. A common objection I hear about this tactic is the possibility of the abductor having a gun or other weapon and threatening to shoot you with it.
If he wants to shoot you and has the means and the opportunity, he will shoot you - then and there. It is better to be shot in your own driveway than to be left - shot and alone - in some alley or deserted industrial district. At the very least, if you do get shot there is a good chance that you will survive - depending on how many times you are shot and how fast you can get to a hospital.
Avoidance is always the best policy with respect to personal protection. Good decision making is also a helpful trait. Do not engage in any activity that will put you at a greater risk for being attacked or abducted. However, despite our best efforts to reduce the likelihood of being attacked violent crime may still present itself. Thus, you should prepare for it and know before-hand what you are willing to do when it happens. If you don't have a plan, get one before you need one.
For more info on the subjects of Responsible Firearm Ownership, Personal Protection, or Gun Rights, please visit our blog - Legally Armed In Detroit - on the Internet: http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com/
About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

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Bad Personal Protection Tip: Complying During An Attack Is The Safest Response To An Attack

Bad Personal Protection Tip: Complying During An Attack Is The Safest Response To An Attack
A few days a man was brutally carjacked at a Mobil gas station near the intersection of McNichols and Telegraph, according to a news report by Fox2 News. The victim was hit in the head numerous times, body-slammed, and kicked in the head before the two assailants made off with the vehicle.
In the report, a Detroit Police Dept. officer made the following statements:
"This assault was violent in nature because the victim resisted. Had he not resisted - if he simply complied - it (the assault) would not have gone to the extent we saw (on video). Fighting back - we (Detroit Police Department) do not believe that it is the best thing to do. We recommend you to surrender the vehicle. It is the safest thing to do. Let's face it, a vehicle is not worth your life."
I respectfully disagree with the Detroit Police Department. Yes, a carjacking is a violent crime. Force was being used to deprive him (the victim) of his property, however, the threat is not to the property. The threat is to the person. The victim was hit in the head several times, body-slammed, and kicked in the head before the predators left with the aforementioned property.
The Detroit Police Department, if they are honest, will admit that even if selected victims, comply with every task asked of them by their attackers, there is no guarantee that they will not be harmed. Do a Google search on Detroit robberies to confirm my assertion.
Secondly, the spokesman for the Detroit Police Department was not completely forthcoming when he stated that complying was the safest thing for selected victims to do. In fact, compliance to armed robbers is not the safest response.
One study done by Don B. Kates Jr - The Value of Civilian Handgun Possession as a Deterrent to Crime or a Defense Against Crime - demonstrated the following injury statistics for victims based on how they reacted to being attacked:
- Victims who resisted with a firearm were injured in 17.4 percent of attacks.
- Victims who fought with a weapon other than a gun or a knife were injured in 22.2 percent of attacks.
- Victims who complied were injured in 24.7 percent of attacks.
So, the point of the aforementioned study is that complying with an attack is not the safest thing you can do. The safest thing you can do is to legally carry a firearm and be ready, willing, and able to use it. The police for whatever reason don't want to tell you that. Maybe they're scared you might do it.
Finally, doing what the police say regarding your life during an attack on your safety is your decision. It's your life. You will have to live with the consequences. There are no guarantees, even if the police imply that one exists.
If you want to comply and risk getting hurt anyway, then do so. If you want to take your chances defending yourself with a firearm and have an even better chance of not being injured versus complying, then do so. Whatever you choice you elect, make your decision without the police telling you what to do.
For more info on the subjects of Responsible Firearm Ownership, Personal Protection, or Gun Rights, please visit our blog - Legally Armed In Detroit - on the Internet: http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com/
About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

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Bad Personal Protection Tip: Discourage Sexual Assault With An Anti-Rape Face

Bad Personal Protection Tip: Discourage Sexual Assault With An Anti-Rape Face
Ramapo College (NJ) recently sponsored an hour-long seminar to educate its students about rape. Among the info shared with students was the suggestion that "women need to watch their body language and that women should practice how they articulate their face by practicing in the mirror. "

The info was widely derided in social media as an "Anti-Rape Face." Many detractors went so far to say that women were being blamed for the assaults upon them by unwittingly inviting the rapist to attack.

No woman asks to be raped, especially not by a subliminally delivered facial expression. If I was king, all women on college campuses would be issued firearms, given training on how to use them, and be allowed to carry them on campus. Nobody asked me.

For more info on Personal Protection, please visit our blog - Legally Armed In Detroit - on the Internet: http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com/
About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

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Bad Personal Protection Tip: Shoot A Firearm Through A Door

Bad Personal Protection Tip: Shoot A Firearm Through A Door
In February of 2013, VPOTUS Joe Biden had an interview with "Field and Stream Magazine" in which he gave the following advice: "[if] you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door."
Biden's advice was ill-advised. In many communities across our country, including the state of Michigan, lethal force for personal protection is only legal under a narrow band of circumstances. For example, in Michigan, a provision in the law - The Castle Doctrine - has a presumption that someone who has unlawfully invaded a residence is an imminent threat of great bodily harm.
The Castle Doctrine in Michigan has some exceptions and is rebuttable by the county prosecutor but it certainly does not authorize shooting someone through a door for just being on someone's porch.
Moreover, every state has it's own laws on lethal force and self-defense; each state's laws needs to be studied and understood by anyone contemplating the possibility of using lethal force in their locale. Biden's advice is not "one size fits all."
In metro-Detroit, this scenario actually happened whereby a man was convicted of Second Degree Murder for shooting a woman through a door. He was convicted, in part, because he could not prove under Michigan law that he was in imminent danger. That is a huge mountain to climb when you are on the other side of a door from someone who might be a threat.
For more info on the subjects of Responsible Firearm Ownership, Personal Protection, or Gun Rights, please visit our blog - Legally Armed In Detroit - on the Internet: http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com/

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Bad Personal Protection Tip: Shoot A Shotgun From Your Balcony

Bad Personal Protection Tip: Shoot A Shotgun From Your Balcony
IIn February of 2013, VPOTUS Joe Biden appeared on an online Facebook town-hall in which he shared some questionable personal protection advice.

He was quoted as saying the following to a woman named Jill on the subject of gun ownership: 

"Nobody needs an AR-15, especially women. If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun. Jill, if there's ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here ... walk out and put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house.’ … You don't need an AR-15 — it's harder to aim, it's harder to use, and in fact you don't need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!"

First, in many localities such as the state of Michigan, it is illegal to haphazardly discharge a firearm into the air. Doing so, could net the user either a "Reckless Discharge of a Firearm" charge or a "Discharge of a Firearm Inside of City Limits" charge. In short, so-called "Warning Shots" are usually illegal.

Moreover, since slugs or shot are subject to the laws of gravity, they must fall somewhere. It is possible that the projectiles could harm human life or damage personal property. Losses of life or property will certainly garner additional charges.

Furthermore, a firearm should only be discharged for personal protection purposes when the operator is in reasonably imminent danger of great bodily harm, sexual assault, or death.

For more info on the subjects of Responsible Firearm Ownership, Personal Protection, or Gun Rights, please visit our blog - Legally Armed In Detroit - on the Internet: http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Personal Protection Tip: Keep A Low Public Profile

Personal Protection Tip: Keep A Low Public Profile
One of the problems associated with either being famous or being easily recognized in public is that you will have an elevated security risk. There are many types of people who may have a desire to approach you for a variety of reasons: overly zealous admirers, creepy stalkers, inquisitive news media, nosey gossip-mongers, opportunistic criminals, and mentally disturbed individuals. The issue is that you do not personally know these people and can't possibly know their true intentions if accosted by them.
Typically, the need for additional security is often thought of as a necessity for just some people: elected public officials, high profile businessmen, professional athletes, and entertainers. However, in the age of the Internet, the 24 hour news cycle, and social media, almost anyone at any time can be thrust into the limelight at either the national or the local level at a moment's notice.
One could conceivably and easily become well known just because he operates a popular online blog, wrote an article that went viral, suffered an injustice, has a large following online at a social media site, or regularly appears as a guest on a TV show. That exposure could eventually make for some uncomfortable encounters when out in public. If the thought of possibly being approached by all sorts of people is disconcerting to you, you may want to take some precautions.
Obviously, one solution is to make the conscious decision to not over-expose yourself publicly. However, for some people the very nature of their job, hobbies, and activities make that tactic an impossibility. Accordingly, another solution is to insulate yourself with security personnel, drivers, escorts, or bodyguards. Many people in this category have professional staff paid by their prevailing governmental agency, hiring promoters, or corporate body. Moreover, others have to get by with getting a concealed carry license and being especially alert while out in the public.
Make no mistake about it, if strangers are drawn to you because they recognize you, it would be prudent to figure out how you will address it. There are more than enough crazy people in the world to make you pause before befriending a stranger on the street who only knows your name.
For more personal protection tips, please visit out blog - Legally Armed In Detroit - on the Internet: http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com
About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Michigan CPL Class FAQ: Should I Buy My Handgun Before Taking The CPL Class?

Michigan CPL Class FAQ: Should I Buy My Handgun Before Taking The CPL Class?
Q: Should I Buy My Handgun Before Taking The CPL Class?

A: This is a commonly asked question usually posed to me by prospective first-time pistol purchasers who also have a desire to soon acquire a Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL). 

The prospective buyer rationalizes that he wants to practice shooting before he receives "official" instruction in a professional class. I can certainly understand the desire to already be a good marksman before attending a CPL Class. This proposition, of course, is predicated on the availability to receive sound and fundamental instruction, which will be conducted in the CPL Class anyway. New shooters "should" receive instruction from only qualified trainers.

It is possible to legally buy a handgun in Michigan without first receiving CPL training, however, the bigger issue is whether the student will properly practice without prior training. If we assume that the first time handgun buyer already has learned the fundamental rules of firearm safety and already has learned the fundamentals of marksmanship, then training before the class is a noble gesture. 

However, if firearm safety was not learned before venturing to a shooting stall, an unfortunate incident can occur at the range which could result in a serious injury. Moreover, even if the students is a safe gun operator but has not learned proper shooting form and technique, he will "spin his wheels" trying to be good shooter and later have a difficult time trying to unlearn bad habits.

Furthermore, the prospective buyer should conduct his due dilligence with respect to buying the best pistol for him. Buying a handgun is not a trivial activity unless you have unlimited resources. Whereas, a person with lots of discretionary income can buy several firearms to test the waters of gun ownership, the vast majority of students I meet and teach are only able to buy just one firearm at a time.

If your budget only allows for the purchase of just one handgun, then it is imperative that you make a wise decision. An unwise purchase will experience a tremendous hit in depreciated value if it needs to be quickly resold to recoup funds for another purchase. Many handgun buying considerations are important. Those variables are so important that the subject has its very own training module in the Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Class. Those factors include, but is not limited to, the following: Caliber, Size, Fit, Quality, Cost, and Type. Taking a CPL Class before buying a defensive handgun is a wise decision.

In conclusion, first-time handgun buyers who desire to acquire a CPL, should take a Concealed Pistol License Class before they make a firearm purchase. Doing so, will enable them to make a good decision on which gun to buy, ensure a firm grasp of firearm safety, and prevent bad marksmanship habits from being learned.

For more answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), visit our blog - Legally Armed In Detroit - on the Internet:http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com/
About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
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Personal Protection Tip: Learn Weapon Disarming Technique

Personal Protection Tip: Learn Weapon Disarming Technique

If I have said it once, I have probably said it a thousand times: Avoidance is the best personal protection strategy. The best defense is one that you do not have to wage. Safety is best accomplished by the following: Making Good Decisions, Maintaining Awareness, and Avoiding Known Violent People.
However, it is still possible that despite our very best efforts to practice the aforementioned tactics, an assailant armed with a weapon can mount an attack against you.
At that precise moment, you will need to how you are going to address it. You do have options and none of them are guaranteed to work. There is no right response or wrong response. The only applicable response is the response you have consciously decided to make. Hopefully, you have given the matter some thought before it actually happens.
To begin, you could obey every directive given to you by your armed attacker. However, there is no assurance that you won't be injured or killed anyway. Moreover, you could also choose to flee if possible or mount a defense.
Among the defensive options available to you would include biding your time until you could produce your self-defense tool of choice or if you have the appropriate training take or disarm your attacker.
There are a variety of disarming techniques that one can learn. Being effective at it would require being taught a proven system, practicing that system regularly, remaining calm, being resolute in your decision, and being relatively close to your assailant.
There are risks at exercising this option - No different than those risks present by entrusting your safety and welfare to a violent predator.
Bottom Line: Learning a disarming technique could be another option in your defensive personal protection toolkit.
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About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

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Firearm Safety Tip: Don't Handle A Gun If You Lack Training

Firearm Safety Tip: Don't Handle A Gun If You Lack Training
A Texas man came across an allegedly unattended firearm in the restroom of a Bob Evans Restaurant. Upon mishandling the loaded firearm, the customer negligently shot a cooler. The incident was incorrectly reported as an accident in the media. However, the unvarnished truth is that there is no such thing as a firearm accident.
Firearm safety is not rocket science. It only requires a modicum of training and the desire to obey some fundamental gun handling rules. The first rule is to keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction. Whereas no one died from the mishandling of the firearm, that result was achieved via luck. Someone could have been easily killed.
In addition, another fundamental rules of firearm safety is to never touch the trigger until you are ready to shoot. The operators either picked the gun up with his finger on the finger or committed another rule infraction - not treating it as loaded - and wanted to hear the gun click.
A negligent discharge occurs when reasonable caution or due care is not exercised when handling a firearm. Not knowing and demonstrating adherence to simple firearm safety rules certainly fits the bill.
Accordingly, if one has not received basic handgun handling skills, he should not handle a firearm. He should leave the area, don't touch, and tell a trained gun handler where it is loaded.
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About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

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Email: info@detroitccw.com
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Personal Safety Is Best Achieved With Good Decision Making

Personal Protection Tip: Personal Safety Is Best Achieved With Good Decision Making

If one desires to be as safe as possible, he should cultivate the skill of making wise decisions that minimizes his risk for being selected for victimization by a predator. Any course of action regarding his participation in any task or activity should be analyzed for relative risk. The variables that should be scrutinized are the applicable environment, the people who frequent it, and the events transpiring there. At the very minimum, one should at least consider the worse case scenario.
Just because one has the ability or the opportunity to legally do something or go somewhere does not mean that it should be done. For example, I come across many people in my travels who tell me that they are not going to alter their behaviors even if they may not necessarily be safe, such as going to an all-night Coney Island Restaurant or to a gas station in the wee hours of the morning. Doing so is certainly legal but not necessarily prudent.
They rationalize that they understand the risk and have consequently equipped themselves to deal with any troubles should they arise. Alternatively, I steadfastly believe and espouse that avoidance is the best tactic. Accordingly, if I believe that a particular venue is troublesome or may harbor unacceptable risks, I just avoid it and the potential problems that are usually present.
Whereas I feel confident in my personal protection skills, I understand that there are no guarantees. To be succinct, the best defense is one that you do not have to wage. Moreover, even if a victim lawfully prevails in a conflict, he will still have the baggage of being arrested and investigated. I have long ago reached the conclusion that the enjoyment of consuming Chili Fries at 3am does not overcome my shadow costs of sleeping in my own bed instead of a block of concrete in a holding cell.
Making good decisions is not tantamount to being overcome with paranoia about all of the bad things that can happen. Rather it is a simple analysis of the costs, benefits, and possible consequences of one's actions. Some activities and associations are simply not worth time lost and potential aggravation if things go sour.


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About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

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