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5 Gunfighting Myths Debunked By Massad Ayoob

Massad Ayoob is one of the gold standards in real world defensive firearms use.

Below is a list of 5 myths one hears around the shooting range or gun store.  Surely to increase your chances of death or injury.

“IF YOU CAN’T DO IT WITH SIX, YOU CAN’T DO IT AT ALL!”

“MY CAR IS NEVER FAR AWAY, SO I’LL JUST KEEP MY HANDGUN/LONG GUN/SPARE AMMUNITION THERE.”

“YOU MUST PRACTICE ONLY POINT SHOOTING, BECAUSE YOU’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO SEE YOUR SIGHTS IN A GUNFIGHT!”

“YOU MUST PRACTICE ONLY AIMED FIRE, BECAUSE YOU’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO HIT ANYTHING POINTING!”

“YOU CAN NEVER JUSTIFY SHOOTING A MAN MORE THAN 7/15/25 YARDS AWAY!”

In short, Mr. Ayoob ends with Beware Absolutes.

I’ve never been in a gunfight, but I have had to defend my life.  I religiously wear my seat belt, but that didn’t keep from from being in a fatal accident.  We don’t control circumstances or outcomes, people!

You should really go and read the whole article.

h/t Personal Defense World, Facebook

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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2 thoughts on “5 Gunfighting Myths Debunked By Massad Ayoob

  1. Mas tells it straight up, and his KNOWS what he’s talking about…

    Posted by Old NFO | October 28, 2014, 5:27 pm

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