Why do CCW Breakaways customers adopt our self-defense methodology? And, just what are the principles behind this fighting system? What is the cost and what is the benefit of CCW Breakaways methods?
We know in today's world that violent crimes take place at extremely close ranges. How close? From the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Reports and their Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) Killed and Assaulted Reports, we know that from 2001 to 2010 officers were killed at these distances:
5 feet or less 49% of the time
10 feet or less 67% of the time
21 feet or less 81% of the time
Links to the FBI Data
So what about ordinary citizens? Do the same circumstances and distances apply to non-LEOs? We believe the best violent crime data and analysis with civilians involved in firearms-based self-defense comes from Tom Given's School called RANGEMASTER in Memphis, Tennessee. Tom and his instructors have trained over 35,000 students. From this impressive training achievment, 56 students have then been involved in defending themselves with firearms. Tom dissects 10 of the 56 shootings in a DVD and presents his students' most common encounters. Click the link here to purchase the LESSONS FROM THE STREET DVD.
The bottom line is pretty easy to remember . . . the typical violent encounter has
3 Shots Fired - at 3 Yards in Distance - in 3 Seconds Duration
Does every violent crime follow this rule? No, but it is a great baseline to be prepared for. If 80% of occurances happen up close, shouldn't this be where we are most tactically proficient? When bad things happen in this range, you don't have seconds to respond. CCW Breakaways customers know this and have three significant tactical advantages over their adversaries.
FIRST, CCW Breakaways customers draw faster with our system than from a conventional holster because more than half the cycle time has been eliminated. Before a conflict escalates, you already have a full gun grip in a concealed state. Most CCW Instructors want their students to draw from concealment in 1.5 seconds. CCW Breakaways customers can be on target and firing in 0.66 seconds . . . and they only need one hand to draw, not two. This video illustrates the point.
SECOND, CCW Breakaways customers have a deeper concealment. They blend in and do not telegraph their capabilities. They wear normal-looking clothes and do not have the appearance of a tactical operator. They do not have to wear cover clothes like a vest and they can tuck their shirts in. They are able to carry spare magazines and accessories in greater quantity than any other concealment system. Check out the features in our Cargos.
THIRD, CCW Breakaways customers have a comfortable method of carry. There are 6.8 million CCW permits issued in the USA, but there are not 6.8 million CCW daily carriers . . . mostly because these permit holders just haven't found a comfortable method for concealment and carry. With CCW Breakaways, the firearm is stored and carried below the hip line-of-flexure and on the thigh's inside radius. You have mobility . . . you can stand, sit, squat and even go over fences with a gun in your holster-pocket. Our Videos page shows all of these capabilities. While sitting, there is no pinching at the waistband or a jabbing holster pushing into your back.
A real life 3 - 3 - 3 event was caught on video at the Palms Internet Cafe in Ocala, Florida on July 13, 2012. Watch the close quarters event unfold and the see the actual timing and distance of actions between the attacker and the defender on this Tactical Tips page.
So we ask . . . What other tool or tactic can cut your draw time by a factor of two or three? What other tool or tactic can get you on target and firing in 0.66 seconds? What other tool or tactic can improve your concealment and comfort? And finally, what other tool or tactic can give you all of those performance improvements for only $70 to $90? Let us know if you find one. You can improve your own tactical proficiency today . . . shop for CCW Breakaways Khakis, a Cargos or Jeans.