How to Avoid Gunfights - Living Ready University Online Course

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"No sane person looks forward to a gunfight," says Joseph Terry in this Online Course from Living Ready University. That's why it's important to learn how to avoid gunfights using the integration of verbal commands and the threat of force.

But it's not as easy as picking up a gun and yelling for someone to leave. In a complicated SHTF situation, there are too many variables to consider. That's where Terry's expertise as a former law enforcement firearms instructor comes into play.

Rethink Gunfighting

Download this Online Course and you'll learn:

  • How to de-escalate a potentially violent encounter using verbal commands
  • Correct posture while presenting a firearm
  • Ways to drill with your firearm so that you're ready to respond to a potential threat
  • The paradox of self-defense preparedness: the more you're prepared for a gunfight, the less the chance you'll have to use a firearm at all

Terry draws from his real-life encounters in law enforcement to present this Online Course. His insights could only be gained through decades in uniform.

This is one Online Course you won't want to miss. It could change how you think about firearms for self-defense, and is easily one of the best Online Courses ever offered by Living Ready University.

SKU T1271
File Type ZIP
Format Download
$2.99

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Lots of good information. Review by Al
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There was a lot of good information in the course. I benefited from the emphasis on aggressive body language and verbal commands. I appreciated the instructor's statement that some of what he teaches is only his opinion and his recommendation to seek instruction from others.

(Posted on 11/18/13)

Well Worth the $2.99 Review by Jimmy
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First off let me say that anyone wanting a gun for protection, or for any legal reason for that matter, should take this lesson. Mr. Terry has the background and experience to give you this great information and on how to use it. It goes without saying, check the local laws in your area on any information you get from anyone. Everywhere is different.
I thought using the pictures helped get his point across and left no doubt to what he was talking about. There are some good ideas for practicing without spending a lot of money in there as well. Over all, this lesson has information that everyone could use. Like Mr. Terry said, "No one wants a gunfight".

(Posted on 11/15/13)

Too long?? Review by NaglfarsOarsman
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I'm curious as to why people are saying this presentation is "too long". In my opinion, a download on a topic of interest that one is paying for can't be "too long." That being said, it seems that this webinar could be better served if it were segmented somehow. It is a lot of information to digest in one sitting.
I enjoyed the information contained in this webinar very much. The speaker was well spoken, as was the moderator, and the audio quality was excellent. I also am of the opinion that a presentation of this nature may do well in a podcast format, as in audio only, with a link to certain graphics for additional info. The power point graphics at times were blurry and some were unnecessary, though admittedly I participated from my smartphone. Kudos to living ready for making that possible btw! Doing the review from my phone as well!
As for the material, I found it very informative and a must purchase for anyone interested in using a firearm for home protection, especially for all the CCW fans! I think someone at any level of firearms training can take something useful away from this, and the information never seemed redundant. Tips on proper stance and firearm presentation, how to choose the right gun for you, and how to demand compliance with the right use of commands and expression was all great info. Thanks to Joseph Terry and the Living Ready team!

(Posted on 11/15/13)

Could have been a good video Review by David
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This video could have delivered a lot of good information.

It is very clear that the speaker has a lot of experience and information to share. However, the video does not do a good job at the beginning of properly defining its purpose and goals. The audio could be a little better quality, the guest speakers audio was fairly good but the hosts audio had issues. The guest speaker does speak clearly and very well.

The video seems to try and cover to many different types of scenarios. It moves from concealed carry, to protecting your home to end of the world scenarios. The speaker seems to approach the concepts from a very strong law enforcement type approach. A civilian will have an entirely different approach
to the use of a firearm in self defense.

Although there is a disclaimer near the start of the video that these are opinions of one instructor I have to disagree with several that are presented. A person purchasing a firearm for self defense should not limit their choice based on the number of rounds they are willing to purchase. Rather they should obtain training and evaluate several makes, models and styles by actually shooting them with an instructor before making a purchase to establish what fits them properly, what they can handle in an efficient manner and what fits the purpose and function they are looking to use the firearm in. For example, a person working a farm or ranch might make a different choice in firearm long gun vs. handgun. A person looking only for home protection might look for something different than a person living in an apartment. Then again a person looking for concealed carry will have another host of issues to account for.

The speakers suggestion of a person being able to disassemble and reassemble the firearm with a blindfold serves no purpose. A person would be better served working on dry fire practice, drawing from a concealed holster and or retrieving the firearm from a concealed location within their home. The speaker should have encouraged firearms owners to focus on the safe operation of a firearm during both practice and practical use of a firearm.

The speaker mentions quit a bit about moving tactically from cover to cover. This is another reason it would be better if the video had stated its purpose in the beginning. If this an end of the world type of scenario I could understand. However, if this a concealed carry holder there is very few situations where a person might find themselves engaging an aggressor in a running gun battle. I have never had an instructor teach civilian students that searching for an intruder is a good idea. There is a fine line between an intruder being an aggressor and the armed civilian becoming the aggressor by searching for a threat. In addition there are probably very few situations where a civilian will have much discussion with an intruder or attacker. A civilian is not required to give the same notifications that a law enforcement officer is required to use. If a civilian can articulate that they were in fear of their life or the life of another they are in a situation that allows the use of force discussion with the aggressor does not enter the equation.

Being a person that spent nearly 20 years in law enforcement I was shocked near the end of the video when the speaker actually encouraged the use of “warning shots”. The department that I worked with had a very clear standing order that stated warning shots were NEVER authorized. If a lethal force situation was encountered there was never an authorization for the less than lethal use of a firearm.

There are certainly parts of the video that contained valuable information. As a whole thought I think the video could be reworked to present the information in a much more directed and valuable way by concentrating on a particular use of a firearm and techniques for avoiding a gun fight.

(Posted on 11/14/13)

Excellent Presentation Review by ALAN
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Joseph Terry's presentation was excellent. He does not hold anything back, the use of a gun is a mental and physical issue. You have to prepare both (mentally and physically) to be ready when it happens. The format of this presentation is very basic in a way that youth, young adults and adults can comprehend it. This was definitely worth the time to watch and listen.

thanks

Alan

(Posted on 11/14/13)

I did learn new information Review by Starletta
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Very good audio presentation. Slides on stance are helpful. Visual otherwise a summary of audio. Audio held my attention - video not so much. Presenter well represented as expert in the field and I do have new information to help me and my family be ready. Thank you!

(Posted on 11/14/13)

Good information Review by Starletta
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This is a great audio presentation. Just be sure to not rush through. Video is average but the stance slides are quite helpful. I recommend this speaker as knowledgeable and a good provider of new information to me as well as a review of past learning. Thanks for the presentation.

(Posted on 11/14/13)

Good but could be better Review by Jack
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Pros:
Good information.
Good interaction between the presenter and moderator.
Very good comparison (with photos) between different types of body language during the presentation of the gun. (Forceful presentation and verbal commands will make it more likely you won't have to shoot.)
Below are several key points:
Shooting is a "perishable" skillset. Continuing practice is important.
Practice with cheapest/low recoil ammo at the beginning.
"High Ready" can be stressful to maintain, while "Low Ready" is much easier.
Cons.
Drawn out beginning, before coming to the "meat" of the presentation.
Slides very blurry.
Additional slides or video would be helpful to maintain focus, at the beginning.
A little slow . Possible shorter presentations?

(Posted on 11/14/13)

Good information, dry presentation Review by Jonathan
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The presentation of this material is not congruent with the quality of the information and the help it will supply. The video is mostly audio, but it does have slides to help summarize the main points. The audio is a little fuzzy, and the dialogue in the audio is a little tedious. Despite the lackluster presentation of the information, it is good stuff. For shooters who train regularly and who are very active with their weapons, it may be a bit redundant. The video would be more help to new shooters, but if an experienced shooter were to watch and listen closely, I'm sure he would garner some amount of new information.

(Posted on 11/13/13)

Good information Review by David
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The presentation was good overall with a fair amount of information. However the presentation did not focus on avoidance of gunfights through situational awareness or other means. Situational awareness was touched on briefly approximately halfway through the presentation - it was not expanded upon on how situational awareness could give a person additional avenues of escape or leaving the area to avoid the confrontation entirely. The presentation also did not expand upon the legalities of displaying, showing or brandishing a firearm which in most states is considered Aggravated Assault (a felony) and if convicted of Agg. Assault will forfeit your firearm rights forever.
As a former Law enforcement officer in Florida - Just my two cents here - If you don't have enough justification to shoot the offender (use deadly force), then you do not have enough justification to threaten deadly force (and that includes any lasers or flashlights that are attached to the firearm). If you threaten deadly force without legal justification then you have become the offender.
I am by no means a lawyer and I am not giving legal advice - Check with your attorney, local & state statutes, law enforcement and State Prosecutors Offices for legal advice as this will change from area to area.
The presentation was filled with good information but I would check and verify if the information contained in the presentation will fully apply to your area so you do not become the subject of prosecution from the authorities.

(Posted on 11/13/13)

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