I think most people expect to read about firearms, knives and pepper spray when it comes to using weapons in a defensive situations, but we can’t for get to think about ways of using our body in situations to get away, or restrain an individual. I’ve shown many people how to take a firearm away from someone, but that is only for people that have the confidence to do so. I remember a few years ago there were was a lot of buzz about how easy it was to take apart a Beretta 92FS pistol and disarm someone who wielded it. Well, it is easy to do that, but it’s even easier to drop a magazine on a Glock and pull the trigger on it and then it’s basically disarmed as well.
Verbal defense is probable the most important training that a shooter can employ. I’ve taught people how to build confidence that they will know how to shout down an attack or trick a home invader to retreat, just by yelling “I have a gun”. Knowing how to use every sharp edge of your firearm and your Blackhawk holsters even the magazine holders as blunt objects should give you things to think about when in a crisis situation. Lots of firearms and tactical gear and accessories can be used for jabbing or bashing.