CAN I PROTECT MYSELF WITHOUT A GUN? First Steps To Start Being Safer Today


Right now we’re seeing a lot of folks expressing an interest in self defense who previously never gave it a moment’s thought.

Those of us in the self defense space recognize that firearms can be the most effective tools for that role but those new to the idea may find it a little daunting or off-putting. Combine that with the fact that many of us tend to enthusiastically launch into dissertations on the subject whenever a glimmer of interest is shown, and it’s very easy to overwhelm someone who is just starting out.


I made this video in the hopes that it will serve as a primer for folks who are coming around to the idea of taking a more proactive role in their own protection and security. This is not indented as the be-all, end-all solution, and if you just do the things mentioned no further action is required. It is however designed to serve as a jumping off point.

Whether you’re the “gun person” in your circle, or if you’re just starting out yourself this can be a handy reference.

Claude Werner: The Tactical Professor

Active Response Training

POM Pepper Spray & Inert Trainers

Fenix PD35

The Gift of Fear Gavin de Becker

Violence of Mind Varg Freeborn

Alex Sansone took his first formal pistol class in 2009, and has since
accumulated almost 500 total hours of open enrollment training from many of the nation’s top instructors including Massad Ayoob, Craig Douglas, Tom Givens, Gabe White, Cecil Burch, Chuck Haggard, Darryl Bolke, and many others.

Spending his professional life in the corporate world, Alex quickly realized incongruities between “best practices” in the defensive world, and the practical realities of his professional and social limitations.

“I’ve never carried a gun professionally. I’m just a yuppie suburbanite that happens to live an armed lifestyle.

Having worked in the corporate arena for the last decade, I’ve discovered that a lot of the “requirements” and norms of gun carriers at large aren’t necessarily compatible with that professional environment.

I also have a pretty diverse social background, having grown up in the Northeast, and there are many people in my life that are either gun-agnostic or uncomfortable with the idea of private gun ownership.

This has afforded me not only insights into how we are perceived by different subcultures, but how to manage and interact with people that may not share your point of view without coming across as combative or antisocial.

This is why my focus is the overlooked social aspects of the armed lifestyle.”

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