SHOULD YOU BUY A GUN?
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Americans are unnerved by current events. Political unrest, terrorism, immigration, mob violence, police ambushes dominate their headlines.

Gun sales are at all time highs as many Americans consider purchasing a gun in order to defend their life and property.

Should you buy a gun?

This short primer is designed to help you answer this question, and will describe:

1. The critical issues to consider before buying a gun for self-defense.

2. The firearms training necessary for self-defense.

3. The gun and accessories you should purchase.

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CRITICAL ISSUES

Fear is driving first time gun buyers. And fear is their overriding emotion after purchasing a gun.

Without proper training, many new gun owners unnecessarily fear their weapon as much as the threats they’re hoping to defending against.

Specifically, new gun owners wonder about both safety and effectiveness. Can they store, carry and operate the gun safely? Most importantly, can they pull the trigger?

For these new gun owners, a gun represents the solution to a problem. They’re not buying the gun to add to their collection or for recreational or competitive shooting. They’re buying the gun because they’re concerned.

With proper training, the initial feeling of fear can be converted to confidence leading to a new gun owner capable of safely and effectively defending life and property.

The key to addressing these critical issues is training...


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THE NEED FOR TRAINING 

The most important question to answer for anyone considering purchasing a gun for self-defense is whether they are willing to train.

If a prospective gun owner is not willing to train, we recommend they not purchase a gun.

To be clear, state permit courses, concealed carry permit courses and NRA introductory courses are not training. Standing still on a range while shooting at a stationary target will not make you a safe or effective gun owner. Nor will sitting in a hotel ballroom with 200 others listening to an 8 hour PowerPoint presentation.

The only thing that will make you safe and effective gun owners is learning how to move and shoot with a loaded weapon. How to engage an armed adversary. And how to pull the trigger, a process called becoming killing-enabled.

Killing-enabled? That’s a chilling thought for every prospective gun buyer. But if you’re not able to pull the trigger, then you shouldn’t purchase a gun.

 
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BEFORE YOU PURCHASE

Before purchasing a gun you should understand the realities of a lethal force confrontation, and the kind of training needed to be both a safe and effective gun owner.

We have created a free 5-day all access pass to our on-line defense academy containing two resources that address these critical issues:

1. Realities of a lethal force confrontation. You will first read a short chapter in our Individual Tactics manual that explains the realities of a lethal force confrontation.

2. Basic handgun drills. Then we want you to see some of the skills and techniques via videos, photos and text narrative that you will be learning.

Reviewing these two resources will take about 30 minutes. If you’re comfortable with this information, then purchase a gun for self-defense.


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WHAT TO PURCHASE

We recommend prospective gun owners purchase a Glock, a tactical light that fits the Glock, a waistband holster and a belt-mounted magazine pouch.

Why the Glock? We recommend the Glock because they are a notoriously rugged and simple to use. All of us at Pulse O2DA have used Glocks in our careers.

Why the tactical light? Most gunfights take place in low/no light conditions, requiring a powerful and programmable light that can be switched on as the gun exits the holster.

Why the holster? Gunfights are typically a surprise, happening in close range, and require immediate access to your gun and weapon-mounted tactical light.

Why the magazine pouch? Because a spare magazine on the body is a necessity for multiple adversaries or magazine malfunctions.

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TAKE THE NEXT STEP

Sign-up for a free 5-day all access pass to the The O2DA Defense Academy, our on-line home for all of our training resources.

There are two specific resources inside all prospective gun-owners should read and review.

1. Realities of a lethal force confrontation. You will first read a short chapter in our Individual Tactics manual that explains the realities of a lethal force confrontation.

2. Basic handgun drills. Then we want you to see some of the skills and techniques via videos, photos and text narrative that you will be learning.

While you have use of a free all-access pass you can preview these resources designed for the first time gun-owner.

3. Online 5-Day Kick Start Course. This course takes about 5 hours to complete and is designed to familiarize new gun-owners with the combative firearms skills and techniques.

4. Tactical Scenarios: There are eight on-line tactical scenario courses, each about 1 hour long, that acquaint the student with real life lethal force scenarios including home-invasion and road rage incidents.

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