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Defeating a Carjacking — Top Things You Need To Know Part 2

In Part 2 of this Counter Carjacking series we cover using the vehicle as a weapon and going to guns to defeat a carjacking attempt.

Defeating a Carjacking — Top Things You Need To Know Part 2
If faced with a carjacking your car can be used as a weapon or escape tool, or you can go to guns and fight your attacker off. Photo by Lukas Lamb.

No toolbox for defeating carjackers is complete without two elements: evasive driving techniques and firearms capability. Firstly, I would recommend getting to a top-name, one to five day driving course that teaches the skills needed, such as ramming, that can mean life or death in certain situations. When the show starts, whether stationary or moving, fighting with your car gives you a powerful weapon: it can ram and push other vehicles, weighs more than the heaviest bullet, provides some protection, is more powerful than any group of assailants, and doesn’t need to be reloaded. Don’t be afraid of using the car as an escape tool, even if you have to use it to drive on sidewalks, across a field or over your attackers to get away.

Secondly, carrying, and knowing how to properly employ a handgun can make all of the difference in thwarting a carjacking. Many innocent people could have saved themselves if they had been armed. If someone comes up to your car and pulls on the door handle, that’s ‘code’ for ‘I want to victimize you and your family.’ Don’t let them.

If prevention doesn’t work out, then it’s time to switch to your Carjack Survival Options:

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