You said "there has not been one demonstrated". You cannot know that. You may not have seen anything on the subject, but a number of us...
Had he said "now, unlike times past", that would indicate a change. But he did not. "Now" does not necessarily indicate a change.
But so what?...
He said "not uncommon"--and incidents with one assailant are not uncommon.
"Now" does not necessarily mean "now, but not before", but it if...
Most realistic defensive training calls for shooting several shots very quickly.
Different subject. The Tuelller drill, for example, addresses...
You said "Unless you are involved in the narcotics distribution industry, or are employed by personal protection services in Papua New Guinea, I...
Do you have a basis for that belief?
Good for y0u.
The question was "why".
Maybe, but armed and strong-armed robberies, car-jackings, burglaries, and muggings occur everywhere.
Ever is a long time. The likelihood is...
That is far from being able to use it effectively in a self defense encounter,
Most people are in the same boat, though they may not recognize...
The video shows nothing of value to us here, and the article is inconclusive. Closed.
With or without parts replacement?
The maximum life of particular examples will likely exceed the expected maximum.
The number will likely far...
That's probably a very good way to look at mindset.
Is this about service life or capacity?
Do not forget avoidance (almost aways a very good idea even if not legally required), withdrawal, evasion, escape, and deescalation.
Folks, this is ST&T, not Hunting
Every defensive training class should start with that discussion.
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