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Tips for How to Deal with Dangerous Self-Defense Situations

The Staff compiled a collection of scenarios from "The Best Defense" that highlight dangerous situations and how to keep you and your family safe

Tips for How to Deal with Dangerous Self-Defense Situations
(Photo Courtesy of 'The Best Defense')

Any situation can turn into a dangerous situation ina matter of seconds. A normal bus ride, going to the movies, driving your car,and cashing a check at the bank are all common activities that normal, everydaypeople do often. But what happens when an armed criminal decides to show up?Michael Bane, Michael Janich, and Mike Seeklander of The Best Defense usetheir extensive knowledge and skills to help the average person prepare forthese dangerous situations.

1. Trouble on the Trolley

In self-defense training, we operate mostly in awide open area like a shooting range. What if we, in a real life situation,have to react in narrow space like on a trolley or a bus? Are we prepared forthese type of situations?

2. Engaging Multiple Attackers with aHandgun

Mike Seeklander takes you through some thoughtprocesses and trainingdrills at the live fire range to prepareyourself for an attack from multipleenemies.

3. Tactics to Help You Survive an Active Shooter Situation

An active shooter in the workplace has become ourvery own urbannightmare. We talk a lot about avoidance andawareness on the show, but thereare situations where you simply have to reactperfectly. This scenario is from The Best Defense #67 (Episode 2 –Season6).

4. What to Do in a 'Bump andRob' Situation

A bumper thumper is not always a traffic accident,but it might be thestart of a robbery or an attack. We look atdifferent solutions and how we canact in these type of situations.

5. Tips for How to Defend Yourself in a Car

Most of us want to be good Samaritans and help otherpeople in need.Unfortunately, predators always understand thaturge and can turn it againstus.

6. Keeping Safe While Traveling


Unlike old dogs, it turns out that criminals canlearn new tricks. When we talk about violent crimes, it’s notnecessarily a mugging in an alley.

7. How to Prep Your Home to Keep Your Family Safe

Distance to a safe room is one method to keep yousafe from a homeintruder. This scenario discusses some optionsthat could save your life whenan intruder decides to enter yourhome.

8. Responsibly Reporting a Crime

We take you through scenarios that you mayexperience if you are incharge of keeping an eye on your neighbor'shouse as part of the neighborhoodwatch team. We follow a concealed carry shootingsituation from the beginningto the end.

9. Concealed Carry Gone Wrong

You have your concealed carry permit.You’ve purchased your carry gunand completed your training. But are you readyto head out into the real world?Look at these worst and best case scenarios fromThe Best Defense.

10. Protecting Yourself from an UnexpectedVisitor

We never feel more secure then when we're on ourhome turf. While doingour chores such as in a garage, you never knowwho might walk in and what theintentions might be.

11. Be Aware in Crowd Settingsto Stay Safe

Modern technology helps us mobilize a gathering fordinneror other social events. The bad guys have thesame capabilities but wheremayhem might the goal. Flash mobs can cause alot of harm and for a concealedcarry holder, this can be a worst case scenario.

12. Tips to Surviving a BankRobbery

Every day we interface with other people and toooften we do this onautopilot and we are oblivious. In the modernworld, this is not a good idea.

13. Tips for Protecting yourHome from an Intruder

You hear a sound outside. Someone is on yourproperty looking into yourhome. You grab your weapon and go outside tosolve the problem…. or does the problemsolve you?

14. How to Handle a Non-Lethal Threatin Your Home

Not every self-defense situation requires a gunsolution either in yourhome or when you’re out and about. Thelegal, moral and emotional outcome issomething you have to live with for the rest ofyour life.

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