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Introduction to individual tactics.

You're sleeping. You hear a noise downstairs in the kitchen. Your wife is in bed with you. Your kids are down the hall sleeping in their bedrooms. A handgun is in the nightstand next to the bed. Nobody else should be in the house. What do you do?

You're returning to your car after late night business meeting with a new associates office. You don't have far to walk, but you know this part of town is sketchy. You come to the lot where you parked your car, when you notice somebody coming toward you from across the lot. You're carry a concealed weapon. What do you do?

The Individual Tactics manual explains the tactics needed to defend yourself and other innocents in the home and the street during a high-stress lethal force confrontation. In this manual you will learn how to maneuver in hallways, clear rooms, cross thresholds, work stairwells, and how to properly use cover and concealment to decisively defeat your adversary. Not only will you learn how to dominate a lethal force confrontation, you will also learn about footwork, your spheres of security, what you can do to mitigate the legal challenges that will inevitably follow the use of lethal force.

Individual Tactics should be read prior to our Team and Unit Tactics Manuals, because you need to set a solid foundation for effectively working with teams and larger units. It is also imperative that you read our Handgun Drills Manual and seek firearms instruction prior to attempting to engaging in these tactics in real world environments.

These are the topics covered in Individual Tactics.

1.1 What is the strategy for winning a gunfight?
1.2 Tactical definitions.
1.3 Introducing the OODA Loop.
2.1 Basic principles.
2.2 Target indicators.
2.3 Boost your observation skills.
3.1 Basic footwork concepts.
3.2 Distance and spalling.
3.3 The sphere of influence.
3.4 The proper use of cover and concealment.
3.5 A closer look indoors.
3.6 Slicing the pie.
3.7 The terminal angle.
3.8 The imaginary plane.
3.9 A closer look at what can be seen.
3.10 Presenting a smaller target.
3.11 The roll out.
3.12 Bore-sight alignment.
3.13 Clearing the corner.
4.1 The "T" intersection.
4.2 Clearing the terminal angles with the shock triad.
4.3 Clearing a four way intersection.
4.4 Making entry and clearing.
4.5 Room nomenclature.
4.6 Doors.
4.7 Clearing rooms.
4.8 Searching rooms.
4.9 Stairs.
5.1 Personal security bubble.
5.2 Urban scenario.