Weekend Knowledge Dump- August 21, 2015

Written by Greg Ellifritz

Topics: Weekend Knowledge Dump

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Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.


Officer Involved Shooting Shows How Quickly a Gunfight Develops

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Police shoot another unarmed man.  Watch the video.  Tell me you wouldn’t have done the exact same thing.  Keep this in mind when you hear about how often police kill “unarmed” criminals.  Quite a few of these unarmed killings are “suicide by cop” situations.  When people view police shootings, they rarely see the WHOLE incident.  Instead, they see a small part and their brains make up facts to fill in the gaps.  How many people do you think reported that the suspect “had his hands up” in this shooting?



Duty To Inform


A list of all the state laws regarding when a concealed carry permit holder has to notify police officers when he is carrying.



74 Bandana Uses That Will Blow Your Mind


A bandana is a vital piece of survival equipment.  I don’t leave home without one!



virtual kidnapping


Virtual kidnapping is a growing trend.  Travelers (especially those traveling in Latin America) should understand how the process works and educate family members back home so they don’t get scammed.



Why Revolvers Are NOT More Reliable Than Semi-Auto Pistols


I love my revolvers, but the author is correct.



The United States does NOT have a significant Gun Violence problem.

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Critical analysis regarding firearms murder rates worldwide.



Surviving A Riot


I’ve been caught up in a couple different riots in my travels.  Here are some good tips for making your escape if you find yourself in a similar position.



Antediluvian Methods? An Evidence-Based Approach to Wound Irrigation


The proper cleaning of wounds is of critical importance, especially in austere conditions where there are limited (or non-existent) supplies of chemical disinfectants or antibiotics.  With proper irrigation, chemical disinfectants and antibiotics aren’t likely to be necessary.  Here’s how to do it right.



Seven (7) Key Trauma Management Tips and Tools For the Armed Individual


Optimal medical gear and training recommendations for anyone who carries a gun.



What’s Bugging You? Dealing With Parasites in Humans


While we are on the topic of medicine, here is a fairly comprehensive article about dealing with parasites.  It might be useful to stockpile a few of the recommended drugs/alternative treatments in case of an emergency.



Panic in Pittsburgh: Media Struggling to Ignore Black Mob Violence

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Some frightening information about how “community leaders” have decided to avoid reporting violent crimes in their cities.  This is probably more common than most people can imagine.


Good advice from my friends at Adaptive Defense Concepts:

“When I add up the amount of money I’ve spent on training over the years, it outpaces what I’ve spent just on the guns and accessories, and I’ll tell you this: I’ve never had buyer’s remorse from a training experience, but I sure wish I could have a few of the paychecks back that I spent on that HK PSG-1 clone build, or the 100 yd/1-MOA custom 10/22 project, etc… “Things” don’t make us happy or prepared, they just make us heavy. They weigh on our minds; they take up room in expensive gun safes that we outgrow way too quickly, and they detract from our training and practice budget.”

For a similar opinion on the topic, check out Brain Power vs. Fire Power by my friend Chuck Humes.



.30 Carbine ballistic test


I really like the .30 carbine.  It’s a great gun for any smaller-statured people or younger shooters who can’t stabilize the weight of an AR-15.  Here’s a nice article describing how several different loads perform in ballistic gelatin.



Ballistic Plates: Yes or No?


Max Velocity provides some quality information about wearing ballistic plates.  If this topic interests you, you may also want to check out my article on body armor as well.



A rare failure, the broken AR15 forward assist.


I’ve personally never seen this particular malfunction.  Even though it is rare, it’s good to recognize that it could happen and know how to fix it when it does.



Monday Morning Gomez: Five Year Old Kung Fu (Pistol Ready Positions)


The late, great Paul Gomez on pistol ready positions.  You’ll also want to check out: G17 mags in smaller guns will get you killed?



Save Dave: A Case For Earned Immigration


If you believe writing letters to your congress critters makes a difference, then this might be a pretty good cause.





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3 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Cotter Sayre says:

    I love the picture under “The Duty to Inform” link: The CCW carrier has his finger on the trigger, his thumb on the revolver’s hammer, and the gun hidden behind the door — looking exactly like he’s about to shoot the LEO. This clueless nitwit, who’s probably also about to announce, “I’ve got a gun!” to the officer, deserves whatever he gets…

  2. Mike says:

    The link for the Carbine ballistics test doesn’t work.