The Ins and Outs of Self Defense with Marc MacYoung – Ep. 46

Strap in for another episode of TacticalPay Radio! This episode, we’re covering a topic that we’ve touched on before, but never quite as in depth. Self-defense is something often talked about when it comes to firearms… but there’s often a lot of misinformation that gets circulated. Our guest is Marc MacYoung, who is a true expert on the subject.

Marc is a pioneer in the self-defense world. He has published many books and DVDs on self-defense and everything related to it, based on his personal experiences growing up and working in dangerous environments. Most recently, he published What You Don’t Know Can Kill You: How Most Self-Defense Training Will Put You into Prison or the Ground. He knows exactly how to approach self-defense, because, as his website says “if it didn’t work, he wouldn’t be alive to talk about it.”

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Episode Highlights:

  • How Marc MacYoung developed his expertise on self-defense.
  • Why people should not reflexively “get a gun” for the purpose of self-defense.
  • Real-life instances and hypothetical examples of self-defense.
  • That self-defense is a legal standard, and why that’s essential to know!
  • And so much more!

Featured on the Show

Industry Spotlight: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You: How Most Self-Defense Training Will Put You into Prison or the Ground

“Most self-defense training, whether martial arts or firearms, is focused on instilling physical skills. Unfortunately, critical elements are being left out. This is commonly because your instructors don’t fully understand the topics covered in this book– or worse are completely unfamiliar with this information. Information that will keep you out of the hospital or prison. If your instructor doesn’t know it, how is he going to teach it to you?

For example: – Do you know when you claim self-defense you are confessing to what is normally a crime? – Did your instructor ever tell you that? – Or did he – as so many instructors do – tell you what he’s teaching you is ‘self-defense?’ – How much of your training time has been spent on when to use that training? – When not to? – What about how crime and violence really happen? (Not knowing that you may not get a chance to use your training.) – How do you explain to the police that what you did was self-defense and not you attacking your fellow citizen? – What will you need to be able to do to prove your innocence in court? You’ll learn these and many more important topics in this introductory book about what you haven’t been taught about self-defense.”

TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of The Week

Each week, we select a “TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of the Week” from our listener submissions! Created to showcase a community organization that is doing important on the ground work related to the firearms community, nominees are selected by our listeners from hundreds of local clubs, shooting groups, hunting and wildlife organizations, education and advocacy organizations, and other firearms related community organizations.

We want to hear about organizations that deserve to be recognized, so if you know of a community organization that you believe is doing excellent work on behalf of the broader firearms community that you’d like to see recognized, drop us a line!

We’ve got a great one for you this week!

The Southern Chester County Youth Shooting League:

This week, we’re happy to award The Southern Chester County Youth Shooting League.

The Southern Chester County Youth Shooting League or (SCCYSL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youths between the ages of 8 and 18 in the safe and responsible use of firearms. The SCCYSL is affiliated with the Pennsylvania Rifle and Pistol Association, The National Rifle Association and the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

Membership is open to all youngsters between 8 and 18 years of age. The youngster must register annually with the League by having a legally responsible guardian fill out the SCCYSL Registration Forms.

Small Bore Rifle Shooting and instructional sessions are held on Monday evenings between 6:30 and 8:00 PM indoors at the clubhouse of the Atglen Sportsmen’s Club, Inc. in Atglen, PA (except some Federal Holidays). Trap Shooting and High Power Rifle Shooting are held at various times and venues. The Pistol Team meets on Monday evenings concurrent with small bore rifle.

If you’d like to learn more about them you can click here to connect with them on Facebook.