By Kerrin Brinkman | May 1 2012 07:42
NRA Instructor Jim Honacker taught attendees strategies for personal safety

Park City, Kentucky - For many women, the issue of personal safety is one of paramount importance. Whether that includes carrying a concealed firearm or simply increasing situational awareness, having a plan in place is key in the event that you do become a victim.

Yesterday afternoon, the attendees of the Women's Outdoor Adventure attended a special presentation on personal safety, taught by Rockcastle Shooting Center's primary instructor, Jim Honacker. A blend of NRA's Personal Protection in the Home Course and Refuse To Be A Victim® program, Honacker started by asking the women to think about situations in which they felt vulnerable. 

"Maybe it's leaving work late at night or walking to your car alone," said Honacker. "Your 'spidey senses' kick in, the hair on the back of your neck stands up."

Attendees absorb NRA presentation on personal safety

As an experienced NRA Certified Instructor, Honacker also knows the importance of teaching women to have a plan in place in the event of an attack. To help demonstrate that, he played a quote spoken by Clint Eastwood in The Outlaw Josey Wales which sums us the need to prepare yourself to fight for your life:

"When things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and give up, then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is."

Keep checking back, because we've got a lot more coming up from the Women's Outdoor Adventure. The ladies will be spending the day on the range, so we'll have pictures and a full report as well as a look at last night's meet-and-greet dinner.  

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