How to Win a Gun Fight

How to Win a Gun Fight


I’ve watched thousands of armed robberies,
car jackings, muggings, stabbings, home invasions. I don’t know anybody who has put as much time
into dissecting actual caught-on-video violence like I have. My mission is to help the regular good people
of our world to recognize where the danger could be and respond to it appropriately. So this is where the magic happens – in my
home office. It’s not maybe the most glamorous place
in the world but this is where we do it all. My name is John Correia, I am the founder
and owner of Active Self Protection. Active Self Protection exists to help people
in all walks of life to protect themselves and their families by building their attitude,
their skills, and their planning. So what we do is every day people send me real
videos of armed robberies, carjackings, muggings, stabbings, home invasions, sexual assaults sometimes, defensive encounters of all kinds, and i do after action reports on them. So I tell people what happened and what lessons
we can learn from them as self-defenders. Every day on the main channel on YouTube we post a narrated video of a real-life defensive encounter. Combined we have about 1300 narrated self-defense
videos. A fan of the channel sent this video to me
today. This is his self-defense encounter. He is on duty at a pawn shop and he is just
putting merchandise out and these guys are going to show up and stick guns in his face and so he ducks into the back here and draws
his firearm. He knew that he had to get his gun in the fight. He knew he had to wait his turn. He said that very particularly, the guy put a gun to my face, and I knew I had to wait my turn, but when he said “get down” I knew I had to act, because if I didn’t in that moment, I would have been killed. And he said I knew I had to launch a counter ambush. So it was very gratifying to hear him using
the terms that we use on the channel all the time, and to hear him use the principles that
I teach and that he remembered them in the moment and he used them in his self defense. Quiet on the set … here we go. Hi everyone this is John with today’s Active Self Protection lesson out of bountiful Utah in the United States. Out of this particular video we have a whole
bunch of lessons that we really need to think about. Chief among them, about carrying your force
multiplier, secondly we see something new and different here – this is the very first
time I’ve seen someone drive in to someone who is actually shooting at them. So we are going to talk about shooting at
a moving target. And third, we are going to talk about the
importance of emotional fitness when the fight for our lives is on. He ended up shooting the guy four times, and the guy died at the scene. I heard that the clerk had trained and prepared for this day. I know that in speaking with him he’s deeply saddened that this had to occur. He said, “I watch your channel and a couple of others, and that really saved my life.” I get messages like that often, now. At least weekly people say, “Hey John, you saved my life.” I was a pastor for 14 and a half years. The church that I pastored, it closed in June. Which is really hard for me. But you know, ecclesiastes says there is a
time for everything. So there is a season of life and a time to
let it go. and so that’s what I feel like the Lord has asked me to do – to focus on the ministry I have through Active Self Protection. On serving him in the real world. I used to think that he was really paranoid. So he would go out and he is constantly like
scanning places and being super observant about stuff and where he wants to sit at the
table so he can see both doors you know. And now I realize that thats just how his brain works. So I’ve been able to see that. I don’t tell him to chill out anymore. I don’t tell him, “Gosh. Why do you have to sit in that one seat? Does it really matter?” That’s just who he is. Okay. Which seat do you want to take? John makes me feel safe. Well it’s important to me to make you feel
emotionally safe. Because I don’t want to make you feel emotionally
safe, I want you to be emotionally safe. I guess I feel like in reality i mean around
Jesus you are safe and so that’s… if I’m trying to imitate him then i should be safe. And that means, you know… We have this joking saying the self defense
community. If you can’t be safe be dangerous. So this is I really feel like the biggest indicator that active self protection is kind of making it. this is my 2017 Mustang GT. It’s an eight-year story of me getting this car. Eight years ago I fell in love with them, couldn’t afford it at the time, and now Active Self Protection is grown to the place where its providing full-time for us. It’s a blessing. We have enough and on Fathers’ Day my wife said, “Go buy your mustang.” We’re out here today at the Ben Avery shooting facility in Phoenix. We’re filming videos for the active self-protection extra channel which is where we teach firearms skills as well as empty handed skills and so we’re gonna get some footage have some fun, do some shooting. I’m gonna draw and then I’m going to try to
put one shot in each of these one-inch circles in a par time of ten seconds or less. I watch all of his videos everyday; I subscribe
to both channels of course. I watch it to gain skills. You know I’ve got multiple sclerosis so I’m
disabled and that makes me a target in a way. So the more skills, the more training, the
better you are. So i think the audience of active self-protection
is mainly people who are patriots. People who love their country… people who
love their country, people who want to protect not just their country but their family, the
things that they hold dear to them. If you’ve learned anything from watching Active
Self Protection it’s probably that evil exists and that we need to be on guard against that. We reach 25 million views a month. We’re averaging 2500 to 3000 comments a day. Now certainly there is going to be a subset
of people who they just like violence. I actively discourage those people from watching. There have been three or four times I have
actually alerted the FBI and gotten calls back from the FBI on it. Some people might say I’m promoting violence but I’m not. I don’t promote violence at all – In fact I promote peace. When I first decided hey, let’s put a few of these up so people can see real-life attacks, I had to really search for them. And today, I mean… They’re ubiquitous. They’re everywhere. The ability to do this and to have the information we have, is now today, even on what I have available thirteen to fourteen hundred narrated videos, as of right now, is a database that we just didn’t have. Oh my gosh here we are everybody, hey. So I’m just doing this as we go. I just thought I would live stream us going
over a million subs. Somebody asked me what the deal is and where
are we going from here. Number one I mean we are going
to keep doing what we have been doing right thats the big thing there. But we’re also looking at streaming services. I’m also considering Netflix, Hulu, uh Amazon
Prime, those kind of things. There we are! A million and three woo, I’m going to show
you guys this. Social blades, boom right there, live count, a million and eight. We just did it. Yes, violent crime in America is down, in fact we’re near historic lows, and that is fantastic I’m excited about that but it still exists and statistics are great until you are the one that gets chosen and we see that every day and our goal is to help that to not be you and if god forbid you are selected as a victim to be able to protect yourself and I think thats a good and helpful and necessary thing in America today.

100 Replies to “How to Win a Gun Fight”

  1. It's sad to hear a man with ms saying he is a in a higher level of danger from certain elements of society ,Thanks John you deserve to earn a living helping people be aware !

  2. Thanks Again John ! Love the Stang !!! Thinkin u auta feel free if not obligated to bring Christ into Ur vids whenever ud like !

  3. What’s up with all of the labeling? Strive to be more unique! Why do you people always have to be part of a group? Be yourself. Choose your own path. Be a thinker not a follower.

  4. Good reporting, I know your anti-gun Atlantic, but you just showed a dude and what he does, and it works. You get the voices you want in other ways, thank you for not slanting this.

  5. I had the pleasure of meeting John Correia when he spoke to our group last year. The Texas Handgun Association. He is just an extremely nice man. Glad to call him a friend. I post true stories every day of Armed Citizens Fighting Back. https://www.facebook.com/ArmedCitizensFightBack

  6. Why Would You Make Your Home A Target?
    1. It's easy to do a search on someone
    2. It's easy to set up an ambush or a sniper

  7. misleading title, it is just a long advertisement for his channel. the regular channel content might be good unless it is more of the same.

  8. Sir, fair question I think. I ask you respectfully. You’re obviously an advocate of all manner of self preservation. Now, unless you’re most unfortunately medically challenged, you have quite the belly. You look very out of shape. No judgement but you don’t physically represent the image of a man who believes in physical fitness,readiness and preparedness. Why do you allow yourself to be less than very fit?

    Where did you get your self defense and gun defense background?

    God bless you!

  9. Big fan of ASP normally don't let a day go by without watching.

    Still critical of some of his thoughts on shooting but all in all. A great guy trying to help people

  10. I'm glad for his channel if only because it's useful that there is a collection point for videos of violent criminal encounters. You can't KNOW anything about such encounters unless you can actually see them. His work has produced an historically important source of information about criminal violence, how it's carried out, and what ordinary citizens can (and can't) do to help keep themselves safe. Not all of his stories have "happy endings," that's for sure. He shows the good, the bad, and the ugly — without prejudice.

  11. Gee, wish I was in the USA to get some hands on training from John. I must say ASP has helped me handle 2, situations in my life. 1 to avoid, another when avoidence wasn't an option.

  12. Thanks for all you do and be safe and if not safe be dangerous!! I like that saying because it saves lives!! John you the man!!👍🏾👍🏾

  13. hey john…you should get delta force, seals and, army spec ops. opinions on your critique of all videos.a pool of experience would add credibility to your surmmarizations on your channel.

  14. It is GREAT to see John in his normal family life — I didn't know he used to be a pastor — that is great. 🙂
    Great look at his home life. John is a good guy. 😀

  15. Hey man, huge fan I watch every upload but never seen this video or this side of you and it was a really great insight into what you do.

  16. I'm a big fan of Johns an I would love to take an ASP class. With my husband being a military small arms instructor and on the Navy riffle and small arms shooting team, he has trained me pretty well. But, with that being said every instructor has a different skill set and it's always good to look at scenarios with different perspectives. John I am so happy that you have been blessed, just remember all the people you bless by saving their lives everyday by putting your knowledge on YouTube. I am not a very religious person but I believe that what you put out in the world is what you get in return. Thank you for all you do!

  17. Will you please break down the UPS hostage and shootout from Miami to Sunrise. Would love to know your take on that. God Bless you!

  18. crazy when im at a restaurant or anywhere i have to watch the entrance never sit with back towards the door always be able to see danger come your way…

  19. John’s content is a service to those interested in protecting themselves and being aware of the warnings of a potential attack

  20. The fact is cops clean up the mess after folk have had horrible things happen to them by evil people, demon possessed people. Its fact and it happens every day somewhere some evil person is doing evil things to another. I am thankful for your hard work and you are doing Gods work. He had a plan for you and a Job brother. You job in church was over and it was time for bigger and better job working for the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord never downgrades His followers/His Soldiers He always upgrades us. I also work for Jesus trying hard to spread the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to anyone who will listen. Praise Jesus Christ, Lord of Lords and King of kings. The world is growing more evil every second of every day. The closer to The Lords return the more evil they will become. If you want to be forgiven of your sins and want to be made a new man or new woman in Christ then-Get on your knees and ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins then repeat these words out loud if you want to be forgiven- Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.

    I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.

    You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.

    Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved.

    Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself.

    Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life. AMEN. God Bless you John and your family in Jesus name…Dont forget the full armor of God every day if you can remember.

  21. “Statistics are great, until you are chosen…”

    That sticks with me. This should be enough to force me into carrying every time I walk out the door, which I’ve become more active in doing this past year.

    Reality, the world we all exist in, has no pause button, no slow-mo, and no rewind. It’s all forward and sometime faster than we can think. This is where training will give you a step in the right direction. Never think just because you own a gun that you are going to be safe, you simply have the means to strike back with deadly force.

  22. John's channel is very awakening every single morning, my biggest take away is ALWAYS be armed to save yours and others lives. The more peeps armed the less crime occurs, simple fact, thanks John.

  23. Been following john for a couple of years now. ASP is the best thing on youtube, Love John for all the invaluable lessons & his dedication to keep the good people & their loved ones safe. This man is a youtube treasure 🙏 thank you John!

    " If you can't be safe be dangerous"

  24. Blessings to you and your families. God has given you a new mission in your life. You have touched many and have saved many in keeping them alive in the fight from demons and evil. THANKS brother.

  25. Things i've learned from John, just a few that come to mind: always keep your tools on you, there is no safe places anymore, be aware of transitional spaces, everyone gets firsts before anyone gets seconds, be committed, deescalate, work those verbal skills

  26. "Around Jesus you're safe".. And yet when you go to a restaurant you sit so you can see both doors. Yeah that makes a lot of sense.

    PS this video has no content on how to win a gun fight. Click bait.

  27. I've been watching John for a few months now and wish I found him sooner!
    I always wonder what kind of people in watching in YouTube, and I'm glad I watched this one of John because it makes me further my support for him and his efforts to know the kind of man he is🌟

  28. It is a constant struggle.
    Ying/yang
    Night/day
    Peace/chaos
    Good/bad

    To maintain Balance, we have to take personal responsibility and be ready to defend what matters.

    These aggressors don’t care, and they do what they do. It’s simple, not like TYT who make excuses for bad people.

    Innocent people get hurt everyday, but if no one took a stand it would be far more. 😔

    Your channel is an inspiration, it tells me that I’m not alone.

  29. 9:11 you have biggest gun numbers in private collectors hands, and you have record lows in violent crime.
    Don’t let the Democrats trample on you 2A.

  30. i would shoot in self defense yes but for fun no because i don't like seeing a person suffer a bullet wound just because the person wanted to cause violence instead of talk it out all i can say that talk it out is better then blow up and shoot one person

  31. 4:15
    This woman just showed she is an OUTSTANDING wife

    She doesn't always have to get it, but she trusts her husband's decisions.

    Bravo

  32. Congratulations on the dream car. You're changing the world. Bad guys are starting to think twice about. Weather they'll be a concealed carry out there to ruin their plans of getting an easy target.

  33. Watch his channel daily, I've used his principles once to avoid a potentially hairy situation where 2 individuals were harassing pedestrians walking down a sidewalk.

  34. Congratulations John, I enjoy your videos quite a bit. After 20 years in the military and 3 years as a federal officer your videos are great refreshers in terms of self defense and weapon tactics.

  35. Laura Correia:
    Being a person with diabetes, it sets off alarms when I see a person over weight. Get John into a healthier diet. He is providing a great service to every one so we need to keep him around.

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