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Podcast 170 Halloween Self Defense

Thursday, October 27, 2016 18:46
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Today: Defending yourself during Halloween.  It’s a great holiday, but takes some special consideration to.  Listen to some ideas about going to parties, having a party, and going trick or treating.


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Podcast Outline:


  • Designated Driver
  • Safety Supervisor
  • Plan to get there and get back
    • Plan A DD and safety person
    • Paln B Uber or other ride share program
  • Drinks
    • Hold your own/pour your own
    • Hand over the top
    • If you leave it someplace, get another one
  • Drinking
    • Plan how much to drink
    • If you choose to drink, leave your gun
    • If you have your gun, don’t drink
    • If you have kids have a plan for it
  • Costumes
    • Girls: Something a little less risqué maybe
    • Guys, no real weapons
    • Something you can be comfortable in
    • Something you can walk in
  • Map Study
  • Drive by
  • Know your exits
  • Do a walk through
  • Stay on outside of large crowds
  • Cops get there
    • Probably time to go
    • You are not the spokesman unless it’s at your house
  • Party at your house
    • Inspect prop weapons
      • Zip tie them in holsters or clear. No live ammo
      • If you have drinking, have them leave real weapons in the car
      • California police killed someone with a prop gun in 2000
    • Have an ending time
    • Lockup thing that shouldn’t be seen
    • Pickup stuff you don’t want to disappear or get broken
    • Remember people always bring a plus 1 that you don’t know

Trick or Treating

  • Most probable problem; getting hit by a car
  • Lights everywhere
    • You carry a light, right?
    • You have glow sticks/chem lights on your kids
    • Lights on you and everyone
  • Brief your kids before you leave on expectations
  • Know the area (map study)
  • Phone Charged
  • Pick a neighborhood
  • Don’t go in houses
  • Don’t let people in your house
  • Self Defense weapons
    • Gun – Bigger gun, longer distances, bigger clothes
    • Bags
    • Knives
    • Pepper Spray
  • Use of Force
    • Bag Snatchers
    • Kidnapping
    • Drive by shootings
      • Real
      • Paintball
      • Pellet Guns
    • Personal Attacks


  • Keep personal space
  • Hands up in large crowds
  • Watch people and ask why are they there?
  • Don’t be afraid to leave
  • Make space is okay
  • Stay away from large crowds of teenagers especially males


Thanks for listening, don’t forget to check out the Shooter’s Club, and if you need ammo check out Lucky Gunner.

Stay Safe,


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