The traditional approach to training for multiple threat engagement is most often grounded in competitive shooting, resulting in techniques that work in the controlled environment of the competition range. The realities of defensive shooting warrant a different approach, however. Block Two begins by addressing the differences between conventional competition-based training and reality-based training, starting with the need to integrate threat assessment and information gathering into each shooting repetition. Students learn four critical aspects of assessing their environment, which includes stopping an additional threat, recognizing the need to avoid being shot, recognizing the need to help others, and gaining a position of advantage. The concepts and techniques are then integrated into the first of many live-fire drills to follow, focused on multiple threat engagement scenarios.