4 ESSENTIAL THINGS
Whether you’re serving a warrant, going to a movie with your kids, or getting out of bed to investigate a noise, there are 4 essential items that you need ON YOUR PERSON if there's any chance that you might need to defend yourself or others.
1. A RELIABLE PISTOL
The pistol is our base defensive tool, mainly because, unlike a rifle or shotgun,
it’s small enough for us to have it all the time. Even when we have a rifle, the
pistol should be carried as a back-up.
2. SPARE MAGAZINE(S)
The magazine is the a likely failure point in semi-auto pistols, so having a spare helps ensure that our gun stays operational. And having extra ammo is nice, too...
3. A 'TACTICAL' FLASHLIGHT
Most violent encounters happen in darkness or reduced light conditions. A light
helps us assess threats, and serves a number of other important purposes. We
want simple operation and BRIGHT.
4. MED KIT/ TOURNIQUET
Medical emergencies are more common than violent encounters. And good guys (i.e. YOU) sometimes get shot in gunfights. Carry at least a tourniquet!