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Old April 14, 2013, 11:50 AM   #37
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
Posts: 8,702
Originally Posted by Brit
...One of the reasons people die, or are grievously injured in a confrontation! They are held back...
And one of the reasons some people wind up in jail is sometmes that they don't recognize an option.

That's a reason that Force-on-Force training can be valuable. It provides that chance to study and practice situation assessment under stress.

The last time I was at Gunsite, we did a F-on-F exercise that was set up to include an opportunity for avoidance. Not everyone recognized that opportunity, but in the debriefing that followed the exercise it became clear that avoidance was probably the best choice.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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