Says Ayoob in Chapter Two: Learning Combat Shooting:
If you are attacked by someone who wants to kill you, you will be glad that you were skilled in these disciplines, and had developed the mental and emotional wherewithal to employ those skills when you were attacked. These skills and this knowledge will have literally saved your life. You will read in these pages about many good people – cops, military personnel, ordinary law-abiding armed citizens – who survived to live out their lives because they were able to beat their homicidal attackers at their own game and stay upright when the other guy went down for the permanent count.
If you are never attacked by someone who wants to kill you, rape you, or otherwise horribly hurt you, and you die old and fat and happy without ever having had to draw your gun, that’s a wonderfully positive outcome. I’ll be happy for you. Everyone who knows and loves you will be happy for you.
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Massad Ayoob has published thousands of articles in gun magazines, martial arts publications and law enforcement journals, and authored more than a dozen books on firearms, self defense and related topics. Ayoob has won several state and regional handgun shooting championships, appeared as expert witness for courts in weapons and shooting cases, and currently appears in each episode of “Personal Defense TV” on Sportsman's Channel. He founded the Lethal Force Institute in 1981 and now trains through Massad Ayoob Group.