If you are going to carry a firearm you need to understand the judicious use of force. If this term in new to you please watch the video. This is the topic I teach the most. It is essential to understand reasonableness when discussing the appropriate use of force.
According to Wikipedia Massad Ayoob is an internationally known firearms and self-defense instructor. He has taught police techniques and civilian self-defense to both law enforcement officers and private citizens since 1974.
He was the director of the Lethal Force Institute (LFI) in Concord, New Hampshire from 1981 to 2009. Ayoob now directs the Massad Ayoob Group (MAG).
More than that bio Mr. Ayoob writes some of the best firearm books on the subject of the legal aftermath of a self defense shooting. I widely quote his work in my classes, and recommend his books courses and videos to my students.
What I like most about Ayoob’s work is when he discusses the legalities of force. The use of deadly force for self defense is an extremely serious subject with extreme consequences for being wrong.
What is important is a person’s judicious use of force. Using the appropriate type and level of force at the right time is vital to both survival as well as ensuring continued freedom.