Skip to main content

Always Have a Family Self Defense Plan

My family goes out in our area a couple times a month. We could go anywhere from a family restaurant to a movie. It is during these little outings that I take the time to formulate our family self defense plan if things should go bad.

In order to not appear paranoid or freak my kids out, I try to make a game of it.I will pose a question to the group such as, "where would be the best place to go if there were a fire?"

"How about if someone came in and wanted to hurt people?"

We entertain and analyze each plan to see which is best. This game provides some fun mental training for the kids. They eventually start to beat me to the game, which is confirmation they are starting to think tactically, even if they do not realize. It is my short term goal to provide options should we need them and the long term tactical development of my family. The chances of them ever needing a true emergency game plan are probably small, but the training has them thinking outside the box, which translates to much more.


Game on!

Current Magazine Cover

Enjoy articles like this?

Subscribe to the magazine.

Get access to everything Guns & Ammo has to offer.
Subscribe to the Magazine

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Recent Videos

Eric Poole and Tom Beckstrand debunk 3 of the biggest myths with red dot sights. From not being able to use a red dot si...
Handguns

New for 2023: All-American RIA 5.0 Sporting Pistol

Eric Poole and Tom Beckstrand debunk 3 of the biggest myths with red dot sights. From not being able to use a red dot si...
Suppressors

New for 2023: FN Rush 9Ti Pistol Suppressor

Eric Poole and Tom Beckstrand debunk 3 of the biggest myths with red dot sights. From not being able to use a red dot si...
Handguns

New Big Bore Pistols for 2023: FN 510 Tactical and FN 545 Tactical

Eric Poole and Tom Beckstrand debunk 3 of the biggest myths with red dot sights. From not being able to use a red dot si...
Rifles

New for 2023: FN SCAR 15P Rifle Caliber Pistol

Eric Poole and Tom Beckstrand debunk 3 of the biggest myths with red dot sights. From not being able to use a red dot si...
Handguns

New for 2023: TaurusTX 22 Compact

Eric Poole and Tom Beckstrand debunk 3 of the biggest myths with red dot sights. From not being able to use a red dot si...
Handguns

First Look: Taurus Raging Hunter 460 Magnum Revolver With 10.5-Inch Barrel

Eric Poole and Tom Beckstrand debunk 3 of the biggest myths with red dot sights. From not being able to use a red dot si...
Handguns

New-for-2023 Taurus Judge Executive Grade 410/.45 Colt Revolver

Eric Poole and Tom Beckstrand debunk 3 of the biggest myths with red dot sights. From not being able to use a red dot si...
Handguns

Smith & Wesson Equalizer and the Brand New M&P 5.7 Pistol

Eric Poole and Tom Beckstrand debunk 3 of the biggest myths with red dot sights. From not being able to use a red dot si...
Optics

Acro Distance Challenge

Eric Poole and Tom Beckstrand debunk 3 of the biggest myths with red dot sights. From not being able to use a red dot si...
Optics

Acro Speed Challenge

Eric Poole and Tom Beckstrand debunk 3 of the biggest myths with red dot sights. From not being able to use a red dot si...
Optics

Duty RDS: Forged in Modern Law Enforcement & Affordability

Eric Poole and Tom Beckstrand debunk 3 of the biggest myths with red dot sights. From not being able to use a red dot si...
Optics

Top 3 Myths of Red Dot Optics

Guns and Ammo Magazine Covers Print and Tablet Versions

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Magazine App Logo

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Guns & Ammo App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Guns & Ammo stories delivered right to your inbox every week.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Guns and Ammo subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Enjoying What You're Reading?

Get a Full Year
of Guns & Ammo
& Digital Access.

Offer only for new subscribers.

Subscribe Now