I have a strong love for a certain television show that just ended. The star of the program has a Stetson, a swagger, and a short fuse. You know the one. It's very entertaining.
It's also a terrible example of how to deal with self-defense scenarios as a gun carrier that isn't backed up by law enforcement.
The main character knows that he's the fastest draw around and that he has quite a bit of license with showing this skill. Knowing this, he says and does some things that he should not do. Fortunately for us, this is television and these teachable moments do not come at the cost of real human lives.
The main character threatens when he should de-escalate and fights when he should run. Of course, it wouldn't be entertaining television otherwise.
I'm not going to list any of these specific moments for copyright reasons, but it is worth keeping in mind that what you see on TV isn't always good tactics. Consider getting into the habit of criticizing these things; you'll regularly hear me say "No, get into COVER" or "Glocks don't have safeties and shouldn't make that sound when drawn" anytime I watch this or similar shows.
Take it all for what it is, and find a way to learn from it too.
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