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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

In this second video on Tyler's gear, he talks more in detail about the configurations on his two carry choices, the Glock 43 and the Glock 19. He goes into detail about day vs. night, and also talks about some of the modfications based on the fact that he shoots left handed.

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017

In today's video, Tyler Grey, training advisor for CCW Safe, talks about gear. More specifically, he talks about his gear. "You are more important than your gear" however, Tyler gets lots of questions about his set up, what he carries, and he likes talking about guns.

Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2017

In this video, Tyler talks about the purpose of these training videos. These videos are intended to give you things to think about in training, or maybe give you some thoughts about starting some training. Some videos may be more directly related to training, such as drawing from concealed, and some are more related to concepts of concealed carry. Tyler is a big fan of Bruce Lee, who took different things from many martial arts and made it his own, and his goal is to give you some ideas and techniques to take and make them your own. Stay tuned for some really good content coming soon!

Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017

Tyler Grey finishes the series The Draw, by putting it all together. From recognizing the threat, to moving the material that is concealing the firearm out of the way, establishing a good grip, presenting the firearm on target, to firing the weapon. This video puts it all together in one fluid action. This video is less about the actual realism of a threat, and more about the steps of drawing and presenting on target.

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017

This week, Tyler talks about putting together the last few weeks into steps. Tyler shows the steps from standing and from his carry position, which is at the 9 o'clock position. The first couple of steps are the most important, which is moving the shirt or clothing out of the way in order to give you a clean, clear draw, without getting hung up on anything. So, the steps that Tyler uses are as follows:

Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017

Tyler Grey continues on his training series "The Draw" and talks about the use of video in training. Back 10 years ago, video wasn't as practical in reference to training. But, with the ability of anyone to record high quality video on your phone, it is very practical. If you set up video of yourself drawing at the range, you can go back and watch it later and refine movements, and identify what you are doing wrong, and what you are doing right.

Posted: Monday, January 9, 2017

In this week's video, Tyler talks about training drawing from a concealed holster and speed. Last week Tyler showed the first, most crucial part of drawing from concealed, which is getting the clothes out of the way to expose your firearm and make it able to be drawn without hangups. This week, he talks about actually drawing the firearm out of the holster, and addresses the concept of speed, in terms of drawing your gun quickly.

Posted: Monday, January 2, 2017

Tyler Grey continues on with his thoughts on drawing from a concealed holster. Again, the critical part of drawing from concealed is making sure that you get the shirt or clothing that is concealing your firearm, clear of your firearm.

Posted: Monday, December 26, 2016

In this video, Tyler Grey, training advisor for CCW Safe, talks about drawing from a concealed holster. This is going to be the first video in a series, and as basic as it might sound, this is one of the most important aspects of training for concealed carry. Even if you are advanced, it’s always good to keep refining your techniques. The first critical part of drawing from a concealed holster is clearing the material that is concealing it. If you don’t get that material out of the way before you draw, whether it is a shirt, jacket or other material, then your firearm is not going to come out of the holster as planned. If you get hung up, or are not able to get that gun out when you need it, we all know that can lead to serious problems.

Posted: Monday, December 19, 2016

Tyler Grey answers the question "What distance should I train at?" Most self defense engagements take place at very close distances. This is based on the fact that you are more of a threat to someone at closer distances than farther away. If someone is going to rob you, carjack you, or worse, they will most likely need to be close to you to do so. So, remember that generally, the distance is not going to be dictated by you, but by the assailant. Therefore, because the assailant will most likely be at a close distance, then you should train at close distances, say 5-10 yards.

Posted: Monday, December 12, 2016

Tyler Grey answers the question “How can I be best prepared for a potential self defense situation?” Everything is 20/20 in hindsight. There are 3 different aspects that Tyler talks about in this video: 1- Mental preparation, 2- physical preparation, and 3- preparation for the aftermath.

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tyler Grey, training advisor for CCW Safe, introduces himself to our members, and talks about the importance of experience in training, as well as in the legal aspects of concealed carry and self defense. At the end of the day, the only opinion that matters is one from experience.

Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016

You carry to protect yourself, as do we all. But we all have a secondary reason, which is to protect those around us whether it’s your family, friends, or the general public. Or in some cases you may even need to protect those that protect us: Police Officers. An Officer’s backup is almost always going to be slower to the scene than the individuals who are there when something happens. Officers have a ridiculously tough job to do and sometimes they aren’t even able to call for backup as the situation escalates so quickly that conditions can go from safe to the officer being in dire need of immediate assistance in less than a second.

Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016

Tyler Grey, training advisor for CCW Safe, will be featured in a new series on the History Channel titled “The Selection”. The Selection places 30 men and women with no military background through the most intense physical and mental challenge of their lives in the new series “The Selection: Special Operations Experiment” from executive producer, Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) and his unscripted shingle Film 45 and Bunim/Murray Productions. Trained and led by veterans of the Navy SEALs, Green Berets and Army Rangers, these instructors drive those who are willing to push themselves to the limits of the human body and mind. The eight episode experiment series premieres Thursday, December 8 at 10PM/9PM CST on HISTORY.

Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016

Many companies either don’t understand what type of coverage is needed after a self-defense incident or distract you by bundling their coverage with a focus on the wrong things. The reality of a self-defense incident, especially one that involves a lethal use of force is there will always be a thorough criminal investigation. Making sure you have enough coverage and the right coverage is crucial. When a company bundles their coverage, you need to take time to see if they are actually covering the real costs and not just focusing on the things that rarely happen.

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016

Just like police officers who are involved in on duty shootings, civilians who are forced to defend themselves with deadly force may experience similar feelings and emotions. Family members may also be affected. It is important to have not only live peer support, but peer support from those with experience, who have been in shootings themselves. Some of the recommendations are not to talk to people about your shooting, not to post anything on social media in reference to your shooting, and don’t watch the news or other media stories on your shooting. Keep in contact with your attorney if you have one, and don’t be afraid to seek professional counseling.

Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016

The IACP, or International Association of Chiefs of Police, has developed guidelines for officer involved shootings, which have been adopted by thousands of police departments across the country. As stated by the IACP Peer Support Guidelines. “The goal of peer support is to provide all public safety employees in an agency the opportunity to receive emotional and tangible support through times of personal or professional crisis and to help anticipate and address potential difficulties”.

Posted: Sunday, November 6, 2016

In this episode, Don talks about jury deliberation, verdict, sentencing and appeal. With only few examples, a jury verdict has to be unanimous. In the jury deliberation, the jury can look at evidence, and ask questions of the judge, in order to reach a verdict. The outcomes are either a guilty verdict of the offense, guilty of lesser offenses, or not guilty.

Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2016

In this episode, Don West talks about the jury charge conferenece and closing arguments. In the jury charge conference, the judge will meet with the lawyers and decide what the jury will be told about the law and relation to their decision. The judge can also modify the instructions based on the evidence.

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016

Most folks think that the trauma of having to use lawful self defense, especially deadly force, to protect yourself or your family from criminal attack is bad enough. But what happens if you’re then sued by the estate of the dead sob you had to shoot? Or, worse – what if he survives, and he now makes up some b.s. story that tries to put the blame on you, or charges you with excessive force?

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016

Don West, National Trial Counsel for CCW Safe, continues The Next Fight, talking about defense witnesses. Don talks about about defense witnesses and experts in various fields, such as use of force experts. Don gives some great examples of understanding the significance of experts and their testimony. Don also talks about character witnesses and the trial procedure in reference to witnesses.

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Don West, National Trial Counsel for CCW Safe, continues The Next Fight, talking about direct and circumstantial evidence. Direct evidence is evidence that speaks directly to the issue trying to be proven. Circumstantial evidence is that in combination with other evidence can be used to prove a fact, but requires some inference. Don gives several specific examples in this video.

Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016

Don West, National Trial Counsel for CCW Safe, continues The Next Fight, talking about the presentation of evidence. The presentation of evidence starts with Direct Examination. Leading questions are not allowed during direct examination, only open ended questions can be asked. After direct examination, there will be cross examination, and then possible re direct, and re cross. After direct examination, the defense will put on its evidence. The defense can give an opening statement, can rebut witnesses or experts, and then the defendant will be allowed to testify, if it is determined that they will testify.

Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Don West, National Trial Counsel for CCW Safe, continues The Next Fight, talking about opening statements. Opening statements are compared to the roadmap of the case. It is the opportunity for the lawyers to tell the jury about the evidence they expect to present, and outlines the testimony of important witnesses. In a Self Defense case, the defense opening statements using a good and powerful opening can get the jury questioning the prosecution evidence and guide them on what to look for that supports the claim of self defense.

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Home Defense. It means something different to everyone. For some, it means a state of the art system with alarms, window sensors, ground sensors, motion detecting alarms and lights, estate protection K9’s, cameras and perhaps even private security. But for many, we don’t have the financial resources to spend to mitigate what we know is probably a small risk. We do what we can to protect our home and our loved ones within the means available to us. For many, purchasing a handgun is something within their financial means to provide peace of mind and a tool to protect ourselves, those we love and all that we have worked so hard for.

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