• Is Reality Based Training Worth the Expense?
    4:34

    Ken Murray answers this question from both monetary and philosophical perspectives. He notes that there are different levels of reality-based training and only the most elaborate are costly. In addition, the value of not getting involved in a shooting situation because of what you have experienced through reality-based training is harder to quantify, though “priceless”

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  • Justification vs. Necessity
    7:08

    Just because you can use lethal force in defensive response doesn’t always mean you should. Ken Murray, author of Training at the Speed of Life, discusses how in his reality-based training, he addresses the aftermath of employing lethal force, and how his attitude toward justification versus necessity has evolved over the years. Do you need

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  • Tools of Reality Based Training
    3:50

    What tools can we use within a reality-based training framework? Ken Murray discusses rubber guns, Airsoft guns, laser beams, marking cartridges, protective gear, and well-trained role players.

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  • Realistic Training Props
    5:17

    Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense explains why it is important to use realistic training props while developing defensive skills. Samples of broken bottles, knives, crow bars and other items are shown.

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  • Defensive Training: Training at the Speed of Life
    4:24

    Ken Murray explains the concepts in his book “Training at the Speed of Life”, a guide for effective Reality Based Training. This book was written for instructors and students alike and are applicable to a variety of teaching and learning situations. Ken emphasizes the importance of learning to make decisions as part of your defensive

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