Tips for How to Deal with Dangerous Self-Defense Situations
The OutdoorChannel.com Staff compiled a collection of scenarios from "The Best Defense" that highlight dangerous situations and how to keep you and your family safe
Any situation can turn into a dangerous situation in
a matter of seconds. A normal bus ride, going to the movies, driving your car,
and cashing a check at the bank are all common activities that normal, everyday
people do often. But what happens when an armed criminal decides to show up?
Michael Bane, Michael Janich, and Mike Seeklander of The Best Defense use
their extensive knowledge and skills to help the average person prepare for
these dangerous situations.
1. Trouble on the Trolley
In self-defense training, we operate mostly in a
wide open area like a shooting range. What if we, in a real life situation,
have to react in narrow space like on a trolley or a bus? Are we prepared for
these type of situations?
2. Engaging Multiple Attackers with a
Mike Seeklander takes you through some thought
processes and training
drills at the live fire range to prepare
yourself for an attack from multiple
3. Tactics to Help You Survive an Active Shooter Situation
An active shooter in the workplace has become our
very own urban
nightmare. We talk a lot about avoidance and
awareness on the show, but there
are situations where you simply have to react
perfectly. This scenario is from The Best Defense #67 (Episode 2 –
4. What to Do in a 'Bump and
A bumper thumper is not always a traffic accident,
but it might be the
start of a robbery or an attack. We look at
different solutions and how we can
act in these type of situations.
5. Tips for How to Defend Yourself in a Car
Most of us want to be good Samaritans and help other
people in need.
Unfortunately, predators always understand that
urge and can turn it against
6. Keeping Safe While Traveling
Unlike old dogs, it turns out that criminals can
learn new tricks. When we talk about violent crimes, it’s not
necessarily a mugging in an alley.
7. How to Prep Your Home to Keep Your Family Safe
Distance to a safe room is one method to keep you
safe from a home
intruder. This scenario discusses some options
that could save your life when
an intruder decides to enter your
8. Responsibly Reporting a Crime
We take you through scenarios that you may
experience if you are in
charge of keeping an eye on your neighbor's
house as part of the neighborhood
watch team. We follow a concealed carry shooting
situation from the beginning
to the end.
9. Concealed Carry Gone Wrong
You have your concealed carry permit.
You’ve purchased your carry gun
and completed your training. But are you ready
to head out into the real world?
Look at these worst and best case scenarios from
The Best Defense.
10. Protecting Yourself from an Unexpected
We never feel more secure then when we're on our
home turf. While doing
our chores such as in a garage, you never know
who might walk in and what the
intentions might be.
11. Be Aware in Crowd Settings
to Stay Safe
Modern technology helps us mobilize a gathering for
or other social events. The bad guys have the
same capabilities but where
mayhem might the goal. Flash mobs can cause a
lot of harm and for a concealed
carry holder, this can be a worst case scenario.
12. Tips to Surviving a Bank
Every day we interface with other people and too
often we do this on
autopilot and we are oblivious. In the modern
world, this is not a good idea.
13. Tips for Protecting your
Home from an Intruder
You hear a sound outside. Someone is on your
property looking into your
home. You grab your weapon and go outside to
solve the problem…. or does the problem
14. How to Handle a Non-Lethal Threat
in Your Home
Not every self-defense situation requires a gun
solution either in your
home or when you’re out and about. The
legal, moral and emotional outcome is
something you have to live with for the rest of