CCW Skill: Verbal Jiu Jitsu
As conceal carriers, we want to avoid the fight. Drawing, let alone firing, a handgun is a last resort of last resorts. De-escalate and avoid is the first part of any self defense plan – pulling the trigger is the last.
Unfortunately we can’t always de-escalate or avoid, which is why proficiency with our conceal carry is important, but just because shooting skills are important doesn’t mean de-escalation and avoidance aren’t important.
Verbal Jiu Jitsu
Sometimes a quick de-escalation or bit of confusion can be enough to end a fight before it even begins.
Responses to confrontation such as, “I like your shirt!” can be especially useful in avoiding fights with drunk people.
Leave your ego at the door every time you strap on a CCW because ego battles are not worth fighting.