Life is full of corners. You might have to deal with one during a defensive situation. Clearing corners is important.

Remember, corners are not just relegated to buildings; a corner can be a vehicle, a tree or even a refrigerator. Learning how to do deal them is best accomplished at a school like Gunsite Academy, not by watching reruns of “Miami Vice” on late-night TV.

Here are 10 tips for negotiating corners from retired police officer and Gunsite Academy instructor Chris Weare.

This isn’t everything you need to know. After reading this, you won’t be qualified to stack up with a SWAT team. However, what this might do is give you just enough information to save your ass while checking out that noise in the garage.

Scroll through the gallery above for Weare’s 10 room clearing tips.

This article is from the spring 2018 issue of Ballistic Magazine. To subscribe or purchase individual copies, please visit

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