TO FIGHT TO YOUR RIFLE?
We have all heard it....
"You carry a pistol to fight to your rifle"
Valid statement or silly range-based nonsense?
How arrive at your answer? Look at your day-to-day travels. Where is your rifle? For most it is at home in a safe...or at best, secured in the vehicle. How close is the rifle from you at any given time?
The answer may vary depending on these points -
1). The presence and proximity of the rifle
2). Your location in relation to #1
For the vast majority of non-uniformed personnel, off duty or CCW personnel, it is a silly statement that should be forgotten. Not only will the fight be over (perhaps with you dead) by the time you go and get a rifle, but the mind set places you in defensive retreating mode from the outset. Not only this, but if you are a CCW, non-uniformed shooter, the visual impact of a rifle may well get you misidentified by responding police officers.
A better solution that makes sense for our times?
Carry a proper fighting handgun, get scary good with it, and develop the correct "shoot them in the face" mind set so you don't need to worry about rifles.
PICK UP THE TERRORIST RIFLE OR USE YOUR HANDGUN?
*See the lead image - it is from the very first Original Red Dot Class taught December 2012. The man is hitting an IPSC steel target repeatedly with his Suarez-modified Glock 17.