It will never happen to me…

September 22, 2015

It will never happen to me…

Home-invasion

It will never happen to me…

I am sure we have all said those words before. A bad car accident, identity theft, a home invasion. Countless millions of Americas have said that statement verbatim only to have one or more bad things happen to them. These are all prime examples of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I wish I could sit here and assure you that nothing bad will happen, but as I alluded to in my previous post about “Why I Carry?” that is far from true.

I can think of very few things that are more dangerous and frightful than a home invasion. Your home is supposed to be a sanctuary of safety and security. You want to get home after work, relax, eat dinner and fall asleep in place that you feel safe.

Just like any professional sports player knows, practice makes perfect. Peyton Manning didn’t wake up one day and know how to throw a football. Tiger Woods didn’t play his first hole at the Masters. You shouldn’t wait for a home invasion to happen to be at a proper level of training and education to defend yourself.

The first level of that training is a concealed carry course (check out our online conceal and carry course.)

Home Defense Plan

I have been called paranoid. I have been called suspicious. But I have also been called prepared. Label me as you would like (if it is negative, keep it to yourself!), but for me having a proper home defense plan is paramount to home safety.

You know your home better than anyone breaking in (unless you beat up the previous owners at closing and they are looking for restitution.) If someone breaks into your house, you already have the upper hand. You know the layout, light switch locations, stairs, and corners. Put that to your advantage.

Ensure that you know all the entrances, exits, and choke points (areas that force you to take an undesirable route) and use them to your advantage as well. This video is a prime example of two responsibly armed citizens that have spent the time to ensure that they have proper training and mindset to thwart a home invasion.

The important part of this equation is to remain calm. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. We can all learn a few lessons from this video.

A little training now could easily be the difference between life and death later.

National Carry Academy

Jay Busch – CMO and VP of Business Development

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