It’s a tough video to watch, but truly highlights the importance of training, and knowing your way around the tools that you have.
A woman is seen on surveillance camera at a shop walking behind the counter, followed by a man in a motorcycle helmet. She senses that something is off and has her handgun already in-hand.
As soon as it’s known to be a robbery, the woman points the handgun at the bad guy, holster and all. She fumbles for a moment and almost waits, but the bad guy isn’t a person to bluff. He points his own gun at the woman and pulls the trigger without a second thought.
She did not survive the attack.
Life can change in an instant, and we can’t choose what will happen to us each day. We can, however, train and prepare for encounters such as this. Even though we may not know what will come our way, we can have some things in our arsenal to try and save our lives.
Seek out training, get familiar with your equipment, and make sure you know how to draw and fire if the time comes.