In less than 90 days from today CPL holders in Michigan will be allowed to carry Tasers. This is an excellent development for those among us that seek to defend themselves but without using lethal force and presents a unique opportunity for training and increasing your skills.
With proper training and education, it becomes a valuable tool for self-defense. Notice that I said training… The law as written only requires the dealer to give 20 minutes of instruction. Wow! a whole 20 minutes…I don’t know about you but that’s not nearly enough instruction for me!
This is where the Urban Tactical Defense Center comes in. I had a chance to sit down with Mark Alexander, owner and director of the UTDC and talk about Tasers and what someone should know before carrying one. Let me tell you, there is a lot more to it than just “whipping it out and zapping someone. There are rules that need to be followed, like if you doable someone who was attacking you and they begin to get up before police arrive zapping them again is a questionable act. Were they going to attack again? If so, zap away! If they were simply trying to escape and you zap’em you are now guilty of felony assault and possible unlawful imprisonment!!
Users have to be educated on the proper use of force and when its no longer self-defense but considered assault! Mark and his team of former and current Law Enforcement Officers do a great job of working with their students. the knowledge and training that is passed along is second to none.
It’s not all classroom work either, with lecture upon lecture. It gets physical fast with a lot of hands on training and scenario run through’s. These guys know their stuff and by the end of the class, you will too.
Not only is the UTDC licensed Taser Intl. dealer, but they have been certified and licensed for training as well, giving them an edge that others just don’t have. With three training and equipment packages available, your sure to find one that fits your needs.
Based in Eastpointe MI, the UTDC is a home town business that provides personalized training in every aspect of self-defense. Mark and his team will teach you everything you need to know before carrying your Taser and what to if you ever have to use it!