Links to some of the best reading on the web. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
The Tactical Professor’s thoughts on competition shooting:
“One of the most ridiculous statements I have ever heard is “I never saw a timer in a gunfight.” It was there every time; it’s called your lifeclock and it’s running all the time, at least until someone stops it.”
A lot of information about why .22 ammo is still hard to come by.
“Make no mistake: A good doctor is, or should be, your most trusted resource if you’re sick. If you’re not sick and he wants to treat you anyway, that doesn’t necessarily make him a bad doctor. But it does make him a player in a system that operates according to the unspoken and often unexamined assumption that more treatment is better for the patient. It’s unquestionably better for the financial health of the stakeholders in the system: the doctors, the pharmaceutical industry, the health-insurance companies, and the hospitals. If you don’t know how the game is played, the odds go up that you’ll wind up the loser.”
While I’m not a big fan myself, a whole lot of people like the Mosin as a survival rifle. It’s durable and really cheap. If you want one, here’s an article on what to look for. I’d personally spend an extra $100 and get an Enfield instead. The rifle is lighter, more accurate, has a faster action, and a 10-round magazine.
Some lessons learned from a person who has visited every country on Earth. I do a lot of international travel and have found that travel to be the single most important learning resource I’ve ever experienced. The adaptability, patience, and coolness under pressure that one can learn when confronting unfamiliar problems in a country whose cultural norms and language are completely foreign cannot be overstated. I’ve learned more about survival, human dynamics, and self-defense in my travels than I have from all of the thousands of hours of formal training I’ve completed.
I prefer having a stockpile of Zofran for nausea treatment, but here is a good article about herbal alternatives in the event your prescription anti-nausea med runs out.
Should I hit him with an open hand or a closed fist? Here’s a look at some of the variables involved in the decision.
Excellent information about buying a police trade-in Glock pistol.
Dan John shares a very effective method of choosing the proper rep schemes for your training programs. If you lift weights, you’ll also want to read The things that are going to hold you back in training.
The reality of what bullets will actually do when fired out of a .38 snub.
Learn about the “curse of knowledge.”
Something all instructors should be aware of…blocked barrels from broken-off frangible bullets.
What do you do with bad ammo? I suggest the “Hazardous Waste Drop-Off” events in your local community. When I was the training officer at the PD, that’s where I disposed of all the bad ammo given to the police department.
Mike Seeklander takes a look at what skills will provide the most return on investment in terms of saving your life or keeping you from being a victim of crime. Pay attention to his advice. It isn’t all about the shooting!
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