ActiveSelfProtection 30 Jun 2016

Retired Officer Loses His Life in Armed Robbery

In General

Do you work on firearm retention skills in your defensive training? They are an important part of Active Self Protection for a reason, and videos like this one definitely bring home the point that knowing how to fight to keep your firearm is important!

What does this murder teach us about protecting ourselves in an armed robbery?

1. Situational awareness is your best friend. It doesn't mean that you always are paranoid or living in "condition orange," but it does mean that you know Col. Cooper's color code of awareness and you live by it. Pay attention to your surroundings, and recognize that when you're in public places you need to be more aware of your surroundings than when you're in private.

There are five more lessons, more info on the source, and three class starters for instructors on our website:

Attitude. Skills. Plan.

(music in the intro and outro courtesy of Bensound at

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