Tag: active shooter

Armed Response to Active Shooter Scenario Force on Force 11 March 2017

Armed Response to Active Shooter Scenario Force on Force 11 March 2017

This February I participated in the Mass Murderer and Terrorist Incidents force on force scenario class offered by QSI Training. In one scenario, I stopped an active shooter, only to be intercepted by a responding “officer” played by a QSI instructor. I moved when the instructor yelled “POLICE! DON’T MO-” and was shot at medium range […]

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Armed Response to Active Shooter Scenario Force on Force 25 February 2017

Armed Response to Active Shooter Scenario Force on Force 25 February 2017

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some of our most popular content is about how to respond to active murders / terrorists, how to avoid being mistaken as a bad guy by law enforcement / armed defenders, and how to discern who is a bad guy versus another good guy responding to an attack. People who want to help officers in […]

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Shipwright

Shipwright

| January 6, 2017 | 1 Comments

This article was not the one I intended to publish today. I’m experimenting with an article format where I summarize all the terrorist attacks and active killer events during a time period (week? month?), and then cross reference all the skills we should expect to know to deal with them, and/or their aftermath. In the […]

Observations About the November 28, 2016 Ohio State Terrorist Attack

Observations About the November 28, 2016 Ohio State Terrorist Attack

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Monday, November 28 2016 Abdul Razak Ali Artan attacked students at Ohio State University by using a car and a knife. He wounded 11 people before being shot and killed by Ohio State University police officer Alan Horujko. Details are still emerging. I don’t think we’ll get video like we did with the similar St. […]

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Are You Ready To Roll?

Are You Ready To Roll?

| September 12, 2016 | 4 Comments

“Let’s roll.” My mother called me on September 11, 2001 to tell me we were under attack. She lived in New York state, and I was living on the west coast at that time. I turned on the television and watched the plane crash into the tower over and over again. I didn’t know what to […]

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Facing the Active Shooter July 2016 Updated Edition Book Review

Facing the Active Shooter July 2016 Updated Edition Book Review

| August 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

I reviewed the first edition of Facing the Active Shooter by CR Williams in July of 2015. The good news is that CR has continued to update and add material to this book through several revisions; the bad news is that he’s had reason to do so. Attacks like the one at Pulse in Orlando […]

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Approaching Police During a Potential Active Shooting

Approaching Police During a Potential Active Shooting

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

On August 13, 2016, Raleigh, NC police responded to an active shooting call at a mall food court. A well-meaning citizen stepped out of his Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with his AR15 and asked a nearby cop if they needed help. The police officer got behind concealment, drew his service pistol, and confronted the man. The man […]

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Anchors Away

Anchors Away

| November 20, 2015 | 5 Comments

Terrorist attacks and active killer incidents are different from your run-of-the-mill defensive scenario for many reasons. These types of attackers may employ bombs. The bombs may be worn on the body (vest or backpack) or places off-body and triggered via a timer or remote detonator. It is very important that these attackers are killed as quickly […]

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It’s Not A Magic Weapon

It’s Not A Magic Weapon

| November 17, 2015 | 11 Comments

This is a guest post from friend, firearms instructor, and author CR Williams. One mind, any weapon. After the Paris attacks, some CCWers have made forum posts about how hard it would be to fight attackers armed with rifles. Some of them sound almost like they’re giving up hope. They can only close their eyes […]

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Your enemies define you

Your enemies define you

| November 16, 2015 | 4 Comments

When we interviewed James Yeager this year at SHOT Show, we asked if any particular training subject has become more popular than others. “[People train for] what they perceive will happen to them,” Yeager said. I’ve survived several episodes of personal violence as an adult. For some time I trained to identity and defend against […]

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