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Navy SEAL reveals 10 steps to survive a mass shooting

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by Browning55, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Browning55

    Browning55 Seattle-Everett Area Active Member

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    Deebow Portland Well-Known Member

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    Anyone notice the very first one? Because my top ten includes shoot, shoot some more, and shoot them to the ground.

    Stop worrying about what the sheep think of us and our "antiquated" notion of how we should defend ourselves. Lions don't care what the opinions of the sheep are. Carry everywhere.

    IGNORE THE SIGN.....
     
  3. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range Well-Known Member

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    Good article; any proactive measures taken towards self defense are better than doing nothing....

    I would add two underscores...

    1. Take the initiative away from the attacker; do something and do it fast.

    2. Think outside the box; the Lubby's killing in Killeen Texas; the killer drove his truck into the restaurant. The truck came to a halt on top of one of the victims.....
     
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  4. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Wow, the same steps a particular academy I'm aware of teaches and practices in their simulated village! But because this is coming from a Navy SEAL just maybe the message will stick better with some folks. Carry concealed, practice situational awareness, ID and seek cover (which BTW is not a natural behavior and difficult for people to learn), learn to move: move 'n shoot while getting good hits on moving threats with innocent bystanders in the vicinity, move and reload, move and clear malfunctions, move and keep one's eyes on the threat and threat area and work as a team etc. Whew! Yes, I know I just used too many conjunctions!

    And when this particular organization suggests one ought to carry an IBD and/or tourniquet as part of their daily load-out people look at them like their from outer space - yet during the Boston bombing people were making improvised tourniquets/IBDs out of belts, jackets, and whatever they could find because for most it is not standard kit - yet ironically all of us bleed. Go figure. Hopefully this article is targeted to folks who might listen to this SEAL - God bless him!
     
  5. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    +1 for that 'particular academy', good place, good people. I'm heading back there in March for DH2 :)

    These tips all serve as a good reminder. Thinking ahead about potential attacks and planning for how you would respond may just help you survive.
     
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    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Well then if you're coming back for DH2 you'll get to personally test drive several of these steps in a force-on-force simulation! :eek:
     
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  7. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Elma, WA Well-Known Member

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    ;););)
    Haven't heard or seen anyone use the term "conjunction" since I was in the 5th grade! Well said.
     
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    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    #1 includes "don't ask, don't tell", but not the kind Clinton suggested or would approve.
     
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  9. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    slightly different from IS 360 (Fema recommendations)
    - mostly #1
     
  10. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have this conversation with other carriers and even my boys now and then. I carry 2 extra 10 round mags every day. Sure some extra weight, very concealable, but I have ever since I was in a situation where my training told me I was going to need a solid 5 rounds in the first volley, with 8 rounds to use. :(

    Some contend you need to resolve the situation with what you have in the weapon. I disagree. You have to be prepared to fight a secondary engagement after the initial contact. 3 remaining rounds is not sufficient to prosecute that secondary contact if required.
     
  11. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Carry a firearm everywhere
    Maintain constant situational awareness
    Return fire

    3 easy steps.
     
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  12. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just prefer to carry 3 Navy SEALs with me wherever I go. I keep some Rangers on backup at home, just in case :p
     
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