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VOTD: Why You Shoot Until the Threat is Stopped


This thug is not a trained soldier and yet he continues to press the fight even given his injuries. What does this deadly force encounter teach us about self defense?

Active Self Protection makes a good point…

We talk a lot at Active Self Protection about the idea that we shoot until the threat stops. This is why. Are you mentally ready to continue to put shots on target after you’ve already gotten good hits? 


What does this deadly force encounter teach us about self defense?

1. The human body is designed to take a ridiculous amount of punishment and still function.

2. You can shoot someone multiple times and they can still pose a deadly threat!

3. Even mortally wounded people can continue to pose a threat for several seconds to even minutes after being shot, so don’t think for a moment that shooting someone will necessarily immediately incapacitate them.

4. That is Hollywood myth.


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