We throw around the word TACTICAL every day because it sounds really cool. The definition of Tactical is “ a planned action for accomplishing an end”. Anything else will probably lead to PANIC. The end result for most people is just to go to work, school or mind our own business and not to be bothered or let anyone side track us. But there are those that want to rob, steal, rape, or just be a general nuisance. This should lead you to have a warrior spirit or a TACTICAL MINDSET.
Having a Tactical Mindset is not paranoia. It is not living in fear. It is living prepared. It is simply fighting the biggest enemy each us have which is “complacency.” It is preparing for the unthinkable as though it were the inevitable. It is living in a state of heightened awareness. It is refusing to be a victim. As one person said, “ be polite to everybody, but have a plan to kill everyone in the room.”
Having a Tactical Mindset is wearing your pistol and extra mags every day. This should be as common as putting on your socks and shoes each morning. It should be a part of your dress. It is also realizing the need for proper training and maintaining a high level of proficiency. It is disciplining yourself to dry practice your draw stroke, speed reloads, tactical reloads, clearing stoppages, and going to the range.
Most of us know that most crime is at night. So why do you go shopping at night? Why do you allow your spouse go out alone at night. Are you counting on crime happening to someone else? Or do you just feel lucky. Are you the type of person that only carries a firearm where you might be in danger? Then why would you even go there. Every place you go now…even churches are places of opportunity for the dirt bags to take or harm what belongs to you. Come to the range… come train… push yourself. Don’t train to a level where you are just comfortable but do the unthinkable. You will not rise to superior level when chaos comes. You will be only as good as you have trained. Attackers count on you being fearful…Do not let complacency take over your body and/or mind.