Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Personal Protection Tips: Don't Dismiss Identified Potential Threats Too Quickly

Personal Protection Tip: Don't Dismiss Identified Potential Threats Too Quickly - As a self-defense instructor, I have met with many crime victims - after the fact. In about half of those meetings, it was disclosed to me that the victim's level of situational awareness was non-existent. For obvious reasons, it is fairly easy to conclude why they were selected for victimization by the bad guys.

However, in conversations that I have had with the other 50 percent of crime victims, the predator was identified and evaluated but was dismissed as a non-threat too soon. In a typical scenario, a selected target noticed a person who was situationally inappropriate for the environment and watched him for a short time. After it appeared that the potential threat was no longer in the area, the target stopped paying attention to the bad guy. The bad guy merely "doubled-back" his footsteps and launched an attack.

Paying attention, identifying, and monitoring threats are important activities, however you must be absolutely sure that the threat is over before releasing your attention.

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, NRAnews, Gun Digest, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, WJLB, WGPR and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about Detroit Michigan CPL Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Contact: Rick Ector
Phone: 313.733.7404

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