At the Range: Shoot or No Shoot
June 08, 2015
Anyone who regularly carries a firearm for protection should have at least briefly considered the implications of using it during a life-threatening scenario. While the decision to take lethal action usually occurs in seconds, the consequences of that decision can be lasting, or even permanent, for both parties.
Those who open carry or carry concealed need to be able to register quickly whether the threat they're being faced with is one that requires a lethal response or not. If the threat doesn't pose a clear risk to the shooter's life and the shooter fires anyway, he or she could face legal consequences. If the attacker does represent a deadly threat and the shooter doesn't fire, the result could be even more dire.
In this segment of Guns & Ammo TV airing on the Sportsman Channel, Richard Nance walks us through various shoot or no shoot exercises designed to help shooters make the right decision in the moment of truth.