Monday, March 2, 2009

The Reality of Self-Defence

Let's cut the macho bullshit right now.

You are not going to be fighting it out with MZB (Mutant Zombie Bikers) at over 300 yards with your super-duper MBR (Main Battle Rifle) from Fortress One. As the MZB's close in over open ground, you take aim with your Trijicon-scoped M1A and start dropping them as fast as you can recover from the recoil. Hate to disappoint you, but that is just not going to happen. First, raiders never come over open ground. Second, at that distance, you are effectively committing murder.

You are going to find yourself beset by smaller problems at first. A stole lawn mower that is unsecured at your house. Then perhaps a smash and grab to steal your XM radio out of your car while it is parked in your drive way. Then things escalate into home break-ins while you are away at work (if you still have a job). Then maybe a home invasion.

The point of all of this is it is up front and personal. Not from a distance. Not rifle or shotgun range. Rather it will be mano a mano. And being a quick draw isn't going to save you from trouble. You are going to have to use situational awareness and passive defences.

More on this later.

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