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Prevention is the first part of protection. Deploy a video surveillance system to increase your chances of deterring home invaders.
Reach for the door handle with the support hand while keeping the gun up and ready.
When clearing, keep your concealment and cover options in mind.

I slowly went through the house, keeping my Smith & Wesson M&P up, ready to activate the light and laser if a target appeared. It was late, the house was very dark, and I knew it contained multiple assailants. I went around corners and through doors slowly, keeping back from the walls, as I had been taught. I had already taken down two assailants and only had a little more to clear. As I went through the last door, I kicked on the light and saw a man holding a gun. I immediately fired three rounds center mass.

Right then, Instructor Charlie McNeese kicked on all the lights so we could review my results in the Gunsite Academy shoot house.

The scenario was conducted during night training and in real-world situations with the Crimson Trace Lightguard. The Lightguard performed well through four nights of training, which culminated in the above situation, along with a couple of other scenarios designed to test the capabilities of both the Lightguard and the shooters.

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