How the SOF Guys of ReadyMan Do It

Visit just about any shooting school and they’re going to teach you how to “clear your house” in case of an intruder. But ask the guys who’ve “cleared houses” for a living, day in and day out, and they have some pretty shocking perspective.

Talk to them long enough, and you come to realize that Special Forces soldiers are low-down, dirty-rotten cheaters when it comes to getting in gunfights. Here are the home defense hacks devised by the devious minds of the SOF guys of ReadyMan.

Chad Wade (US Navy SEAL vet)

For starters, I’m not inclined to leave my bedroom if I don’t absolutely have to. Moving throughout my house, even if I’m a great shooter, is very risky. I’d rather put my wife and kid in the bathtub (where frag can’t get them) and shoot anything that comes through my bedroom door.

On top of that, putting a deadbolt on the bedroom door is a great plan as well. It buys me a second to wake up and grab a weapon before someone waltzes into my room. For this “bunker up” approach to work, I need to have a very solid family home defense plan in advance. My kids need to know exactly what to do – either stay in their rooms, leave the house or consolidate somewhere specific. Having loved ones milling around the house in the middle of the night with guns and a possible intruder is a recipe for a blue-on-blue shooting. I can’t think of anything worse.

Home Defense Weapon of Choice: Sig Sauer P226 9mm (Because I know it inside and out and I can operate it scared-shitless and in-the-dark.)

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