Self defense tools: preparing your family!

Sometimes it’s necessary to understand self defense in context, for my family it is a matter of logical progression. We understand that statistically the odds are quite long that something will occur. However, this doesn’t mean we don’t have fire extinguishers and a plan if something happens.
In this case the plan is regarding potential home invasion for us there is a simple plan, gather kids into one room, wife defends that room and my job is to secure the hallway to the bedrooms. We have vests for the kids and plate carriers for us. Solid setups and easily donned for protection. Again it is essential to understand that everyone’s needs may vary according to your individual requirements.
Each of us has a Glock 19 and an ar, both of us practice to be sure of our aim and understand target acquisition as well as what the bullets will do when used. After extensive testing we have come to the conclusion that the following rounds are superb in their role of defense.
For the glock 19s we have 135 grain hornady critical duty or 115 grain speer gold dot. The wife prefers the lower recoil of the hornady round and it’s performance is stellar with average 14″ penetration and expansion at 3-4″ at all times. The speer gold dot also is quite solid in its performance with 14-15″ penetration and superb expansion characteristics. I prefer this round which has a sharper recoil but is accurate and quite speedy averaging 1100 fps from the standard glock barrel and 1050 out of the wolf aftermarket barrels I love so much.
For the AR’s we have chosen the 62 grain winchester fbi open tip match rounds. With solid blind testing results from the FBI and personal testing showing amazing penetration and expansion (starting at 3″s on average) and extending 8-9″ in stopping around 15″ through five layers of denim this is an amazing round. It is also superbly accurate from the Radical Arms barrels (1/9 twist and 16″ length with qpq melonite treated barrel) it continues to preform amazingly. Sub moa at 100 with sling wrapped riflemans cadence applied.
The tools and ammunition together mean we have an amazingly accurate, easily utilized setup that allows reach and the benefit of superior penetration and expansion at the standard short 5-15 yards that will be seen in most home situations. I highly recommend the DPMS sporter, Olympic arms and the extremely cost effective very solid Delton platforms.
Regardless, every house should have a solid practiced plan in place for the potential for home invasion as well as fire and other potential issues. Blackouts are common during the hot months and as a result it is amazing how many people do not have plans in place for these events. More people die every year during the hot months due to blackouts and power shortages than as a result of terrorist attacks in the usa, and this alone should be reason enough to be prepared. However, my preparations for this are another article entirely.
Self defense, every free individuals prerogative and necessary to retain your freedom. Always be prepared, know who you will call and what to say. If you have any questions on what to say make sure you  know your rights per their legal system and always say only what must be said to establish your role as victim should you be attacked.

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About Jesse Mathewson

Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you. Very simple, "That which is voluntary between all individuals involved is always right, if it is not voluntary, it is always wrong."
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7 Responses to Self defense tools: preparing your family!

  1. Alfred E. Neuman says:

    Reblogged this on The Lynler Report.


  2. It never fails to amaze me about how the US allows their citizens the right to protect themselves whilst we in the ars’ole of Europe aka the UK are prevented from carrying the most basic of self defense equipment.

    For example a bit from English Law about the definition of an offensive weapon from the The definition of an offensive weapon is any article made or adapted for use for causing injury to the person, or intended by the person having it with him for such use by him, or by some other person. (N.B. this definition includes a disguised knife). It is an offence to have in your possession an offensive weapon in a public place.

    Like it?
    Carrying a newspaper then rolling it up to use as a baton? It’s now an Offensive weapon.
    Carry a self defense marker spray and use it into an attacks face? Deemed an Offensive weapon.

    I’m mildly disabled and use a stick but when 2 youths attempted to mug me, both went down hard following instruction on using a stick as a defensive tool.
    Did I report it to the police?
    No, no way, the stick could have been seen as an offensive weapon.

    You guys sure have it easy!


    • Sadly I understand and while it may seem we are more free the opposite is quickly becoming the reality. We have millions of individuals indoctrinated to believe guns are bad, rejection of government is bad etc., we are on a fast slide to where yall are now. 😦

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      • Funny that, we have sheeple who also believe the nonsense about how guns are bad YET when someone gets shot, they all demand more armed police. As if that will help.

        In the UK that’s a possible armed force of about 10, 300 in a population of over 65 million spread over 94,000 sq miles.
        So your odds of an armed policeman attending an incident (especially in the countryside) pencil out as NIL.


        • Exactly, the sad fact is in murika armed civilians are 5 times more likely on average to hit the bad guy than cops anyhow. Cops are 3 times more likely to hit unarmed innocents than the bad guys. Case in point the murder of bikers recently in waco by police “snipers” who began firing quite indiscriminately- I highly doubt they will release any video as it will be quite damning, the likely occurrence will be their having lost, destroyed or it was damaged in the “chaos” caused by the bikers as a result.

          I detest armed police, simply because I have trained with them and know from experience their relative inability to preform well. It is the rare copper who can shoot properly or well. Most are barely capable of holding a firearm properly let alone using it ^)

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          • LOL, What you too!
            The first time I ever saw repeated Negligent Discharges was shooting with the police. As for the macho B.S., they only went quiet after a lassie I trained wiped the floor with them using a standard Browning HP AND one of their MP5’s.
            Never seen so many black mice drive off so quickly after paying up with their red faces glowing with shame.


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