NEW Front Sight Training Article #16
July 15th, 2015
Our purpose at Front Sight is to positively change the image of gun ownership in our lifetime by training responsible citizens in the defensive use of firearms, to levels that far exceed law enforcement and military standards, and deliver the training without any boot camp mentality or drill instructor attitudes so the training experience is great for your entire family.
We are entering our 19th year, have trained nearly a million citizens, and look forward to the day when our training will positively impact every American.
Here is Training Article #16…
By now, I’m sure everyone has heard the embarrassing comments made by Vice President Joe Biden back in 2013 regarding warning shots. To summarize, he suggests that when things get ugly, you should take a double-barreled shotgun out onto the balcony and fire two “blasts.” The bad guys will run away. Okie dokie! I assume Joe Biden is a smart guy or he wouldn’t be the Vice President of the United States. However, he clearly knows absolutely nothing about firearms and tactics. I sincerely hope his wife Jill never takes his advice regarding warning shots!
Alright, let’s talk about the merit of “warning shots.” The basic premise here is that when the bad guys enter your home, you bang-off a round to scare them away. We can all agree that it would be far preferable to stop the fight with a warning shot rather than an actual bloodshed. The only question remaining is “Do warning shots work?” Fifty years ago…the answer was probably yes. Today…the answer is probably no. The difference is that today we are facing a totally different criminal. Years ago you were likely to face a single attacker who was armed with a revolver and possibly drunk. Today, you are likely to face multiple gang-bangers who are trained in team tactics, armed with full-auto rifles, wearing body armor, lacking all respect for human life, vowing to never go back to prison, and are high on Meth (or heroin or PCP or cocaine or Oxy). These are not the same bad guys your father faced! This is not the first time these guys have heard gunfire. This is not the first time these guys have heard gunfire TODAY! The home invasion these guys are pulling in your living room tonight is way easier than their initiation into the gang. These guys are not likely to be dissuaded by a warning shot. In fact, when they hear the warning shot they are thinking “Good! When we are done with our little party tonight, I’m gunna get me a new shotgun.”
Before you touch-off a warning shot, have you considered the following?
- You just gave away your position.
- Your ears will be screaming, unless you were wearing hearing protection.
- The room will be filled with smoke.
- You just burned up one round of ammunition. (In the case of Joe Biden’s suggestion of two blasts with a double-barreled shotgun, that leaves you with an empty gun and you are about to face multiple attackers.)
- You may have just caused a malfunction.
- Where do you shoot that round? Into the ceiling? Here comes all the drywall dust. Into the floor? You run the risk of ricochets. Into the wall? You run the serious risk of over-penetration and hitting your neighbor’s house…or your neighbor.
- All of that, and the bad guys were not impressed!
Understand, there are no rules in tactics. If you feel that a warning shot is the proper move, then have at it. Just understand that it comes with a price, that you may not want to pay. Instead, consider holding your fire until there is an immediate threat of serious bodily injury or death and then shoot to stop your attacker.
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