Introduction To Firearms For Home Protection

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This is our basic "101" intro course for civilians who need a proper orientation to firearms for the home.

This is our basic "101" intro course for civilians who need a proper orientation to firearms for the home.

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  • 1. Introduction to Firearms for Home Protection Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 2. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 3. Definition of Home Defense Self-defense is the right to use reasonable force to protect oneself or members of the family from bodily harm, or to a lesser extent, one's property, from the attack of an aggressor, if the defender has reason to believe he/she/they is/are in danger. -US Legal.com Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 4. What IS Home Defense? • Repelling a home invasion in your home • Repelling a carjacking while you are driving • Stopping a burglary in your home • Preventing a friend/family member from serious bodily harm Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 5. What Home Defense IS NOT? NOT? • Revenge for a break-in • Perpetrator-victim switching • Brandishing • Assault / Battery Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 6. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 7. How Safe Am I? In July 2009 Metro Atlanta Crime: July 2009 Atlanta Police 1% 2% answered a total of 595 calls for Murder 41% Rape service. Among Robbery 56% Agg. Assault these calls 56% was Aggravated Assault calls Source: FBI UCR Crime Stats – Atlanta Police Department 2009 Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 8. How Safe Am I? In reality there is no “Safe Area”. Crime has no boundaries and there is no magic zone that is crime free. Source: FBI UCR Crime Stats – Atlanta Police Department 2009 (9-16-2009 to 9-19-2009) Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 9. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 10. What Are My Legal Rights? The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides a legal platform for private firearm ownership. All states recognize these rights if: 1. You are a US Citizen 2. You are NOT a convicted felon 3. You are over the age of 18 (21 for handguns) Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 11. What Are My Legal Rights? In the State of Georgia you can carry a weapon if you have a Concealed Carry Permit (CCP) from your local Sheriff’s Office. If you are going to have a firearm, you NEED to have a CCP. If you don’t and you use a firearm you can be arrested for Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW). A CCW charge is a misdemeanor (1st offense). Source: O.C.G.A. § 16-11-129, § 16-11-128 Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 12. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 13. Things To Consider As with any weapon there is a fantasy and a reality side to the psychology of self defense. • A weapon is NOT a solution • You MUST be prepared to take a life • Your weapon can only do what YOU want it to do • Fear is the biggest danger Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 14. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 15. Types of Weapons (Handguns) Handguns fall into two families: • Semi- automatics • Revolvers Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 16. Types of Weapons (Semi- (Semi-Automatics) • Holds between 8 and 10 rounds • Most popular • For intermediate and advanced shooters • Most have integrated safety devices
  • 17. Types of Weapons (Revolvers) • Great for novice users • Holds 6 rounds • Easy to use • Reduced number of moving parts
  • 18. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions?
  • 19. Basic Firearms Safety • Always assume a weapon is loaded • Always keep a weapon in a holster • Only point your weapon at what you intend to kill • Clean your weapon after every use • Never store your weapon in an unsafe area Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 20. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 21. Weapon Safety and Children • Every 9 hours a child or teen is killed in a firearms-related accident or suicide • Most firearm accidents are caused by carelessness in the storage and lack of education • Its up to YOU to educate your child on firearms • “Top Shelf Theory” Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 22. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 23. Before You Purchase Your Weapon • What is your purpose for a firearm? • What is your experience? • Try before you buy • Buy for you, not them Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 24. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 25. Other Services Offered • Live Fire Instruction • Purchase Consultation • In-Home Firearm Safety Assessments Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 26. Contents Definition of Home Defense How Safe Am I? What are my legal rights? Things To Consider Types of Weapons Basic Firearms Safety Weapon Safety and Children Before You Purchase Your Weapon Other Services Offered Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 27. Questions? Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009
  • 28. Questions? If you would like to schedule live fire instruction, purchase consultation sessions, or in-home firearms safety assessments then please email me. Charles James Instructor Email: CJames71@gmail.com Charles James Tactical Solutions © 2009