There are 3 steps to intimidating an aggressor.
- Warning (pull your gun and calmly tell them to back off)
- Put your full voice in the warning (yell at them to get down)
In my own personal experience, I’ve had far more perpetrators stop in their tracks at stages 1 and 2. I had scared some off so much that they had even forgotten that they had the gun. They were on the floor before they realized they could have shot me several times before I was able to react. Because I had intimidated them with the strength of my voice, they had reacted out of fear first.
If your outward confidence and demeanor does not keep trouble at bay, then use your voice. Your voice carries volumes (literally). Be firm and clear. I’ve backed more people up by the way I talk than any other method.
Back it Up
If your attitude and your voice do not stop the threat, do not be afraid to defend yourself. If your life is being threatened, sometimes simply letting the aggressor know you have a gun can solve the issue. However, do not pull it out unless you intend to use it and are willing to face the legal consequences thereof. Just keep in mind that if your attacker is crazy enough to keep going after you even if they aren’t armed, then they can and will shoot you with your own weapon
Do you look like an easy target? If you’re not sure, ask yourself these questions:
Do you slouch?
Do you avoid eye contact?
Are you constantly looking down?
Do you speak in a mumble?
Avoiding conflict is the foundation of being able to defend yourself. One of the best ways to do that is your attitude.
Be confident. Have a healthy self-esteem. If you lack confidence, then go get more. Learn more in whatever areas you feel the weakest. Strengthen those weaknesses until they become strong points.
What do you do to avoid conflict? Comment below to share it with us.