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Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared?

Many of you may know about the blackout that took place in Manhattan Saturday, July 13th. This blackout left over 72,000 people in the dark. People were stuck in elevators, subways, etc. Concert halls like Madison Square Garden where Jennifer Lopez was playing (and full of thousands of people) were dark. And it all happened within seconds. I sent this out as an email previously and decided to repost it as a blog because I believe it is that important.

Why would I, a firearms instructor, be harping on an incident like this? From what we all know at this point, no crime ensued because of the blackout. This by itself should be celebrated. So, why bring your attention to it?

The answer is consistent with what is taught in the concealed carry lifestyle portion of our classes. The point is this. We all have this false sense of security that nothing is going to happen to us; everything will always be okay. Or, we’ll have plenty of warning to prepare, or whatever. The truth is, we have no clue what is going to happen from one minute to the next.

So, again, what’s my point?

The point is, if the idea is to carry around a lethal tool to defend ourselves with should we be attacked, and that likelihood is statistically low, why then would we not carry other vital tools to fill the vast gap between when things are good and when things are lethal. Wouldn’t that just make sense?

I teach that one of the most coveted things you will want when you don’t have it is light. My students all know that I carry a tactical flashlight wherever I go regardless of the time of day. I carry this tool precisely for the unexpected scenarios like what happened in Manhattan. I promise you having a good light source in a situation like that is priceless. Much better than the puny little light on your phone.

But, it doesn’t just stop there. If you carry a light like mine that packs a whopping 1750 lumens and is made of aircraft aluminum, has a serrated edge, disorienting strobe, and other great features, it is much more than a flashlight. It is a survival tool against attackers and unforeseen, potentially life threatening events.

Olight Warrior Mini 2

If you’d like to look at some great options, click the link below. I carry an Olight Warrior Mini 2 that packs a blinding 1750 lumens. Whatever you get, though, you need to make sure it is up there at least around 1000 lumens. That kind of power is necessary to temporarily blind and disorient an attacker giving you a chance to get away.

To see more options, click here.

Be Safe

Joe Shahoud

Joe Shahoud is the owner and lead instructor at Safe Family Defense LLC, a firearms training academy that serves the greater Columbia, SC area specializing in pistol, concealed weapons permits, personal defense, and general education in personal safety. Visit their classes page to see what is available and enroll.

Joe is also the owner of Safe Family Safes, an online retailer that specializes in fast-access smart gun safes and other gear essential to the concealed carry lifestyle.

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