The Goal of Self-Defense
Much of the information included in Unit 5 was developed with the assistance of Greg Hintz, a retired Captain of Detectives in Montana, and it is used with his permission. Relying on his more than 37 years of law enforcement experience, Captain Hintz currently develops and delivers training programs to law enforcement agencies as well as to businesses in the public and private sectors.
Regardless of whether you carry a handgun or some other self-defense tool, the goal of self-defense is to survive and escape without injury by deterring or stopping aggressive behavior. It is not to win a fight or harm another person. In fact, the best defense is to avoid dangerous people and places in the first place.