Hey folks,

I came across this fantastic video yesterday, in which a fellow who goes by the handle of TWANGnBang on YouTube, Twitter (@TWANGnBANG), Facebook, and likely elsewhere, tells a personal story of a defensive gun use (DGU).

Full disclosure, I’d never heard of TWANGnBANG before, but he seems to have a lot of fans. I was certainly impressed by this particular video and plan to look into more of his work.

In this video he talks about his DGU, about things that went right, things that went wrong, and places where he just got darned lucky (and the fact that luck matters, too).

Based on my experience dealing with many hundreds of DGUs (from the legal, not personally involved, perspective), the whole thing just struck me as very genuine and well worth the watch.

Here you go:

About the Author

Andrew Branca
Andrew F. Branca, Esq. is currently in his third decade of practicing law, and is an internationally-recognized expert on the law of self-defense of the United States. Andrew is a Guest Lecturer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, a former Guest Instructor at the Sig Sauer Academy, an NRA Life-Benefactor Member, and an NRA Certified Instructor. He also teaches lawyers how to argue self-defense cases as a certified instructor with the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) system in numerous states around the country. Andrew is also a host on the Outdoor Channel’s TV show “The Best Defense” and contributor to the National Review Online. Andrew has been quoted as a SME (subject-matter expert) on use-of-force law by the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and many other mainstream media, including nationally syndicated broadcast media. Recently, Andrew won the UC Berkeley Law School debate on “Stand-Your-Ground,” and spoke at the NRA Annual Meeting Law Symposium on self-defense law. He is also a founding member of USCCA’s Legal Advisory Board. In addition to being a lawyer, Andrew is also a competitive handgun shooter, an IDPA Charter/Life member (IDPA #13), and a Master-class competitor in multiple IDPA divisions.