Improving Your Education

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Tactical Training For Self-Protection

by Johnni Warren

With mass shootings and violent crimes spiking in many communities, tactical training can empower you to protect your family from violent crimes. When it comes to getting the best tactical training for self-protection, it helps to find a course that gives you practical knowledge and skills.

Here are some steps to take when enrolling in a tactical training course for self-protection:

Tactical Knowledge

The cliched adage about knowledge translating to power has some truth when it comes to tactical training. The best tactical training course for personal protection should include knowledge about legally protecting yourself and making the best decisions to protect yourself from harm.

  • Legality: most tactical training courses will teach students about the legal implications of making self-protection decisions. For instance, if you discharge a firearm or use another form of deadly weapon to defend yourself, what steps can you take to ensure that you're legally protected? This might include registering your weapons, providing a verbal warning before taking decisive action, and/or how to communicate with law enforcement in the aftermath of an incident. Although the goal of any tactical training course should be to help you avoid hurting someone else, understanding local, state, and Federal laws related to self-defense can be invaluable.
  • Decisions: making split-second decisions, particularly in stressful situations, can lead to accidents. Tactical training courses can help you break down stressful situations into trained responses. For example, your instructor might have you navigate a simulation of an active shooter situation using virtual reality (VR). These simulations can assess how well you apply to the knowledge you learn during a tactical training course. Your instructor can help you develop training habits to allow you to make better split-of-the-moment decisions.

Tactical Skills

Effective tactical training requires a wide range of skills. The more skills you develop, the more likely you will be to protect your family when threatened.

  • Firearms: training with an assortment of firearms can give you the tactical skills you need to always protect yourself. For instance, your tactical training instruction might develop firearm skills for effectively using concealed firearms like small pistols. This might include quickly drawing your weapon and improving your accuracy of shooting in crowded spaces.
  • Hand-to-Hand: some of the most effective tactical training skills you can learn are basic hand-to-hand self-defense skills. For instance, your tactical training instructor might show you how to immobilize someone attempting to attack you. This might include skills for getting them to the ground or striking them to deter further attacks. 


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