OK if you want to shop at a anti gun business, and want to be protected there are other options. Depending on the state though, and Cosco's terms of service. Carry pepper spray, or a taser. To be honest a taser has a better one shot stop record than a firearm, though it only has one shot. Quality pepper spray has about the same effects as being shot, there is about a 5 to 10 second window before the full affect of the pepper kicks in. So carry both if it is legal, and allowed.
I do not normally carry pepper spray, unless I am going into a gun free zone, which is not often. If I have to go to the hospital for a doctors appointment I carry pepper spray. Can't remember the college but a active shooter was stopped by a student with pepper spray. I'll look for a citation though. Honestly if it was not for that one shot, and the limited range I would carry a taser over a handgun. I am probably buying a X26 used this week, NC highway patrol trade in for $150 without cartridges. I don't care much for the warranty on them though, none. One year on a new one, but knew ones are almost a thousand dollars. The pulse is between 300, and 400 with a year warranty, but it looks like a handgun, and would get the same reaction in a GFZ as a handgun. Though I don't think they will like seeing a bright yellow taser either. Most states pepper spray can be concealed without a permit, tasers not so much.
. To be honest a taser has a better one shot stop record than a firearm, though it only has one shot. Quality pepper spray has about the same effects as being shot, there is about a 5 to 10 second window before the full affect of the pepper kicks in. So carry both if it is legal, and allowed.
I was strictly talking about stopping, not death, or bodily harm. That is why they are called less lethal. Most people, probably 99.9% drop when tasered that is not true of firearms. Look at any police shooting and see how many rounds officers typically fire to stop a threat, and how many times most perps drop when tasered once. People are known to continue to fight when shot, some don't even know they are shot, a handgun to be honest is a poor self defense weapon. A rifle is better, a shotgun is better, a Mack truck is better, in some instances a dog is better, depending on the threat. I would never count on any device to save my life, after I deploy whatever it is I am getting out of there, I don't care if the person is permanently disabled or worse. I just want to live. I will see if I can find the video, there is no doubt that pepper spray saved lives on a campus against an active shooter.
With all that aside if a person is restricted from carrying a firearm in a GFZ, but can carry non lethal the old saying of better than a sharp stick. Which IS what my response in reference to.
I make this challenge, volunteer to be tased, or sprayed by local LE, post a video. How confident are you?
Do I get to pick the clothing I get to wear Do I get some sort of non fire arm weapon having seen a lot of trainees get tased and sprayed
Then after seeing suspects get tased and sprayed.
How much money do want to put down that I couldn't or could not make contact and inflict blows to the person holding the taser or spray.
Even better are you willing to put your self in harms way along with some cash.
I seen enough of their use to know they are far from a sure thing especially when dealing with some one who knows how they work.
I am unaware of a .45 ACP not stopping a threat...GI 1911A that is. Placement does matter.
No you don't, you get tased wearing normal clothes, in the face if heavily clothed. I have been stunned, before tasers, in 85, I was completely incapacitated. While they may not work 100 percent neither do firearms, and firearms are totally ineffective when they are not available. Try telling the perp your gun is in the trunk of your car, and see how that works for you. There have been more than enough shootouts to prove how ineffective a firearm is on an assailant who does not want to stop.
Do you recommend that people go completely unarmed in a gun free zone? Yes, or No? Forget that it might in your mind it impact your revenue as a firearms instructor.
There are several solutions to being armed in a gun frees zone depending on the type of gun free zone.
If you can not think of them, I well gladly pass that information about them and how to use them.
I do not only instruct firearms training but all aspects of personnel defense.
My basic rate starts at 50 dollars and hour and goes up from there depending on the amount and type of training you want.
Feel free to contact me and I can work up a lesson plan and rates for you. All based on your personnel circumstances and personnel protection needs.
Post those options here, in public. I think you are just afraid of losing your training bucks, like many who profit off pay for play. Let's here your options, this is gotta be good, I expect some tactikewl ninja training but let's see?
Go to your electrician, plumber, auto mechanic, doctor or your lawyer and ask them for free work.
Just like any other professional I get paid when I do work for people.
Unless I am teaching children I do that for free through 4H.
Or any parent of a child that asks me to instruct their child.
Just like I thought, it is all about the money. You were the one that attacked the use of non lethal weapons, yet you can't come up with even one solution. The problem, your pocket book, this is the problem with many so called trainers.
Yes professionals work for money what so hard about under standing that concept.
Why do think firearm training or other training should be done for free.
Any more then expecting any other professional should work for free.
I didn't attack the use of non lethal weapons matter of fact I endorsed them in gun free zones.
What I brought into question was your uninformed and unreal expectations and ideas how and what one could expect when one deploys certain ones..