Counter-Ambush (mugging) Response For Non-Tactical Loved Ones

I’ve got a great quick video for you today on identifying and responding to ambush attacks.

Attackers of all sorts…good or bad…animal or human…use the L-Shaped ambush to quickly and efficiently take out their intended target.  Ambushes are used in military battles around the globe, they’re used to attack law enforcement, and they’re used on a daily basis from coast to coast by criminals on unsuspecting people like you and me.

This may not be a surprise for you, but your loved ones who aren’t wired as tactically as you may not see things that are obvious to you…like this:


I want you to take an extra second to think about the value of situational awareness training…and the impact it can have on non switched-on loved ones…especially younger ones who are away at college or on their own across town or even hours away.

There are a hundred defensive tools and techniques that your loved ones can use once someone attacks them, but situational awareness is the one skill that can help them avoid attacks all together.  If you’ve got anyone in your life who’s not as switched on as you are, they NEED situational awareness skills.

The Real World Safety training is quick, easy to understand, and engaging…like the video you just watched.

It has been used by several school districts for middle schoolers and high schoolers as well as for college students.  Even though the creators have special operations and defense intelligence backgrounds, the training is designed specifically to teach life saving situational awareness skills proven overseas to people who don’t necessarily care about tactics.

The systematic approach will give your loved ones the threat identification and avoidance skills they need to stay safe from muggers, out-of-control druggies, or worse when you’re not there to protect them.

They may leave their pepper spray or other tools at home, but they’ll have the situational awareness skills they developed from this training protecting them for the rest of their life.

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  • Kathy Johnson

    Reply Reply November 8, 2019

    I am an old lad, but I still teach. I carry my little baton on my key chain all the time. Any pen can become a weapon. I try to make sure I have one of those in my pocket, too. This is a gun free area except for our security officers (so far as many of us are ready to carry at school.)

    I was searched at GEG due to a metal snap brace on my little Bible and I got through DEN with a metal nail file (also a good weapon) in the seam of my suitcase unbeknown to me at the time.

    These scenarios serve to illustrate that each search is subject to error. It does not mean we should not try to protect ourselved (and others around us.)

    My shooting group was at dinner recently. We were going to take in a movie that could have upset some. We needed to light our way in – we all showed our tactical flashlights at the dinner table before we walked over to the movie theater. I never thought about taking it on my next flight; I took a walking stick with a point on the end last time. The flashlight will be easier to manage.


  • Charles

    Reply Reply November 8, 2019

    We probably should stop callin our stuff tactical. I have been a commercial pilot for over 4 decades. 2 decades were military. When I am going to work, I wear my uniform. When I am going home, I sometimes wear street clothes if I didnot fly people that day. There was a time when I was not concerned about my safety. but those days havent existed for about 2 decades now. Now, I ALWAYS have a large all metal ball point pen on my body, and the tactical pen in my carry on and a walmart pencil style flashlight that is not blinding so i can look at stuff in dark places. I actually use these tools at work. My coworkers sometimes ask to use them both. In the last 10 years, I have had ONE TSA AGENT look at my pens and flashlights. ONE. He didnt even comment. But dont try this at home. Im what some might call a professional. P. S. When tsa looks at your junk, keep your mouth closed.

    • Ox

      Reply Reply November 8, 2019

      Thanks, Charles. Good stuff.

  • Larry M

    Reply Reply November 8, 2019

    After 9-11 whenever we were in a questionable area I would have a lit cigar. Had to explain to a few friends about it making a great weapon,

    • Ox

      Reply Reply November 8, 2019

      lol…I don’t want a lit cigar with a big cherry on the end flying at my face 🙂

  • Dr Mike

    Reply Reply August 31, 2019

    These are all very nice thoughts however while traveling TSA and or customs will will be more than happy to relieve you of any flashlight with a crenelated bezel and depending on their mood detain you….. so don’t for one minute be naive enough to think that you will get away with this even if packed in your luggage .
    I love hearing all these experts talk when the reality of the situation is much different and advice inaccurate or can get you in trouble .Same goes for a defensive pen. Try and get that by TSA in your carry on. They are not stupid or naive

    • Ox

      Reply Reply September 3, 2019

      Hey Dr. Mike,

      Let’s unpack this a little bit…I think you may be relieved to hear the rest of the story.

      First off, for most of the locations I travel to, I have knives, a pistol, sometimes a Taser, sometimes OC, and sometimes other defensive tools packed in my checked luggage. Flashlights, no matter how aggressive, are fine in checked luggage.

      I have no idea how man flights I’ve flown where I carried on a defensive light and >>low-profile< < tactical pen...I know that the first year after our oldest son was born, my wife and him came with me on 30 flights and he's 12 now. It's safe to say it's several hundred flights and interactions with TSA and that I am an expert. robu I've never tried to "get away" with carrying a defensive light or tactical pen. I stick them in the bowl with my wallet and phone and run them through the X-Ray in plain sight. If you try to use a defensive light with a super-aggressive bezel, you're much more likely to have issues. I've carried different versions of the Surefire Backup for over a decade on every single flight I've flown...regardless of the country, and haven't had a problem.

      I also frequently carry the Fury or Fury II with the map-reading bezel in my carry-on…but I don’t carry-on flashlights with aggressively scalloped bezels. That’s just asking for trouble.

      Same goes for defensive pens. For years, my defensive pen for flights was a Porsche aluminum pen: It’s not as robust as our but it was aluminum, had a nice flat back end, and was effective during testing. My go-to now alternates between our Stealth Tactical Pen and a couple of new designs that I’m working on. In short, never Never NEVER use a “tactical pen” with a scalloped or pointed cap. They’re against TSA guidelines and they’re a joke–a horrible, evil, painful joke perpetrated by “self-defense” companies on people who they know will never practice with their pen. They’ll tear the hell out of your thumb. In addition, they scream “tactical”…which makes them completely ineffective for carrying in many areas.

      If your defensive pen has “tactical” or intimidating writing or features on it, it has limited use. Your tactical pen should not look tactical. If it has a DNA collector, a punisher skull or wolf on it, or other nonsense, leave it at home.

      I hope that helps.

      • Steve

        Reply Reply November 8, 2019

        Made 2 round trips in the last 3months (into Newark and JFK for 4 TSA encounters)….defensive pen and defensive flashlight were no problem. Pen in computer bag. Light was in my pocket and went into the small tray with wallet, change, and keys. No problem. Light has never been a problem in 10 years of carry. It has 6 sharp edges that are scalloped inbetween. Striking someone in the forehead will not only hurt but will crack skin wide open and draw copious amounts of blood. Never a question from TSA.

        • Ox

          Reply Reply November 8, 2019

          “Tactical Pens” are on the TSA list of items that you can’t carry on, but what is a tactical pen?

          I’ve never had problems with the pens that I carry, but I purposely don’t carry scary pens that look tactical.

          Glad to hear you’ve never had a problem.

  • Larry

    Reply Reply September 2, 2016

    Very good point, what do you do?

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