A cautionary tale from South Africa that you need to hear…

I want to share a story with you from a friend of mine from South Africa.

I can’t disclose his real name, but let’s call him “John.”

John and his wife, Mary, are in their 50s.  Mary’s a nurse and John works in an office.  They live in a nice middle class neighborhood, go to church once or twice a week, John carries concealed, and try to live relatively boring, safe lives.

What’s amazing is that John shot more people in self defense in 9 months than 99% of police officers ever will.

He wasn’t targeted in any of the cases.

He doesn’t drive a fancy car and he doesn’t wear flashy clothes.

Most of the incidents have involved vehicles…

In one case, one blocked the road and another rear-ended him and multiple guys got out of both cars and started shooting.  He walked away.

In another, he was run off the road and multiple guys got out to attack him.  He walked away.

Another attack happened in his driveway.  He walked away.

Another when he was stopped at an intersection.  He walked away.

The police have never arrived in time to help.

I said John’s neighborhood is nice…it used to be.

Then they started getting 5-10 armed home invasions per week with all of the worst home invasion stories you can imagine happening within a kilometer of where he and his wife slept.

Why did all of this happen?

In short, African refugees south of the Sahara fled to South Africa.  They didn’t have jobs, food, water, or the support of their government so they snuck into South Africa.

Only when they got to South Africa, most didn’t have language skills, job skills, and they didn’t want to assimilate and become South Africans.

Out of desperation, many turned to crime when they felt they had no other option.  They knew the chances of getting caught were almost zero and it was simply a choice between dying of starvation or possibly dying while trying to rob someone.

And they created the very situation that they were trying to run from…only now they were the predators and someone else was the prey.

The situation in South Africa can best be described by a story John told me…

Former US Army Special Forces and Delta Force legend, Larry Vickers, taught a defensive pistol class in South Africa that John attended.

It was made up of civilians.

As is his custom, he asked how many people had used a firearm in a self-defense situation in the past.

Everyone raised their hands. He was taken aback.  That NEVER happens.

With hesitancy in his voice, he asked how many people had used a firearm in self-defense twice.

More than half the class raised their hands.

Finally, he asked how many people had used a firearm in self-defense 3 or more times.

About a quarter of the class raised their hands.

(John had used his firearm 3! times to stop attacks in the previous 9 months)

Larry had never taught a class, outside of VERY high tempo units, where he got this kind of response.

You see, the nature of theft and robbery changed with the influx of foreigners.

Before the influx, robbery was just robbery most of the time.

After the influx, robbery changed to include killing the victim & witnesses way more often.

Just letting the bad guy have your stuff was no longer an option.  Counter assault skills became a matter of life and death.

The wise got serious about safety, security, and effective defense.

And that’s why John uses our training.

Why do I tell you this?

Because we have more potential flashpoints in our country right now than we’ve had in a generation.

Some local…and some national.

Economically, we’ve got a calm before the inevitable storm.

Politically…all I can do is shake my head.  We are quite literally in the middle of a cold war for the survival of what we know as America in addition to cold wars on several fronts with both Russia and China, any of which could go kinetic.

Any one of a dozen factors could be the tipping point that pushes us into chaos…into the same chaos that John and Mary found themselves thrust into in South Africa in the blink of an eye.

The fact is, you probably need to be more prepared than you are.

I’m not talking about anything crazy.

No more crazy than teaching your kids to swim.

But I can guarantee 2 things.

  1. Your gun skills probably aren’t where they need to be to handle the most basic self-defense shooting situation.

It is the nature of man to overestimate our skill with a firearm.  Especially shooters who got an award, medal, or ribbon a decade or more ago.  Shooting is a perishable skill and what you were able to do 5-10 years ago doesn’t mean anything in a self-defense shooting situation today.  It’s not like riding a bike.

For the vast majority of shooters, their carry permit did little more than give them some head knowledge, a plastic card, and a false sense of confidence and ability.

  1. With the right training, it’s WAY quicker, easier, and cheaper than you think to develop gun handling skills that are better than 90% of all shooters in the world.

And it’s been proven by 10s of thousands of shooters who have gone before you.  Shooters like John in South Africa who have stared death in the face and still sleep soundly in their bed at night.

I wish I could tell you if and when you were going to need to have your gun skills up to snuff, but I can’t.  You can’t either.

You may never have a need to use a gun between today and the day you die peacefully in your bed of old age, surrounded by loved ones.

The reality is that violence may happen next month…on the day after the election or on Black Friday.

It could happen next week.

You roll the dice every day, and you don’t get to choose the time and place for a surprise attack.

Which is why the time to prepare is right now.  Not tomorrow.  Not next month.  Right now.

So, if you’ve been waffling about getting started with our training, it’s time to get off the fence and take action.

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If you’ve gone through 21 Day Alpha Shooter already, the next step is Draw Stroke Mastery or Private Video Coaching (Which includes Draw Stroke Mastery)

In any case, take action today…so you’re ready when you find yourself in the middle of the fight of your life.

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  • Norman Silva

    Reply Reply November 19, 2018

    I am from South Africa and have lived in the States since 1999.

    Before we left, crime was rampant in SA. There was a rape every 23 seconds and hijackings and home invasions were an everyday occurrence.

    From your article, you seem to say there wasn’t much crime until there was an influx of blacks from the North. This is incorrect. The local blacks were committing 99.9% of the crimes when we left and things have just got worse.

    Now there are the murders of farmers going on – hundreds have been killed and the Government is doing nothing about it.

    Since the blacks took over SA, crime has skyrocketed and they didn’t need any help from their Northern brothers.

    Regards,

    Norman Silva.

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