Having your firearm taken from you and then used against you is not something anyone wishes to experience. If you were placed in this type of situation do you know how to react? Have you trained to prevent this from happening?
For those who carry developing awareness to how your weapon is potentially being exposed to an assailant and recognizing what pre-attack signals an assailant may be presenting is a first step to your personal protection. In addition have you considered how to turn your body away from an attacker to make your firearm less accessible but still allow you to address the threat? And are you able to recognize the signals from an attacker that might indicate you are at risk, such as questions about your firearm or having someone stare at your carry side? Do you know how to create space to access your firearm for your personal defense?
CVO will be offering a Weapons Retention class to help you learn these techniques. C.M. Smaby will be teaching his class again on February 25, 2015 from 6 to 9:30 PM. The cost of this class is $40.00. Students should bring their holster and personal firearm to class where they will be cleared and then zip-tied open. This is a physical class and students should be prepared to engage as part of the learning process. Please call the store, 319-447-6140 to register.