Michael Russo, Instructor
CARRYING WEAPONS, BUT YOU STILL NEED TO FIND THE OPPORTUNITY TO EMPLOY THEM.
Many of us have heard the expression, WEAPONS OF OPPORTUNITY. This simply
means when the opportunity presents itself, we should be aware enough to utilize typical items we are surrounded by in our daily environment, as a weapon to defend ourselves. Hence the expression WEAPONS OF OPPORTUNITY.
A few examples of a Weapons of Opportunity could be your Cell Phone, a Pot or Pan found in your kitchen, a chair, even a fire extinguisher. You get the point.
If you choose to carry a concealed handgun or knife you will have to learn and understand the methods of drawing these weapons from concealment. Before we can draw our concealed weapon we must know how to efficiently access the weapon from concealment while also learning to recognize when an opportunity presents itself, or how we can create that opportunity.
I believe when carrying concealed, our weapon is, in my opinion, a WEAPON of
OPPORTUNITY. Depending on the circumstance you may not have unimpeded access to your weapon. You must have the opportunity. If opportunity doesn’t present itself, then you must create the opportunity.
Training is vital to learning how to recognize or create pathways to access that weapon of opportunity. In order to access your weapon you must learn how to clear a cover garment. If you are in close quarters or in the clutches of an assailant, you must learn how to break the assailant’s control, reposition your assailant and create the opportunity to clear your garment to access and employ your weapon.
Our training will equip you on how to select the type of cover garment best suited for your given environment. We will discuss the many factors that will help you determine the type of holster to use in a variety of events, situations, or as your needs dictate, or in general day to day life. You must learn different methods of clearing cover garments as your cover garment choices change from one day to another.
Creating an opportunity to access your concealed weapon may require that you move from one place to another before accessing your weapon, or you may have to access your concealed weapon during your movement from one place to another. You may have to physically fight off an assailant in order to create an opportunity to access your weapon. The bottom line is when carrying concealed you are carrying a WEAPON of OPPORTUNITY. It is incumbent on you to learn how to create the Opportunity to employ your Weapon.
"TRAIN OR BE CHAINED"