Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
A very comprehensive look at situational awareness. You should also read Situational Awareness in the Age of Masks and How to Maintain Your Situational Awareness and Avoid an Ambush
Good advice here. You can’t go wrong with any of these.
Thanks to Daisy for the incredible book review! I like her summation:
“Honestly, it’s a Mad Max 101 guide that every prepper should read.”
You can buy the book here.
Not all of you rifle shooters favor the AR-15 platform. For those of you who like the AK, here are some techniques for clearing AK malfunctions that you probably haven’t seen before. “This is not a Barbie Doll. This is the AK rifle. That bitch likes to be slapped and treated hard.”
One safety concern: use extra caution to ensure the muzzle isn’t pointed at your head or body if you try the “kick the charging handle” move.
Very good advice from Jocko.
A few useful drills to practice with your pocket guns.
I’m guessing that most of you probably already know this information, but you may want to share it with your less enlightened friends.
A study to determine which muzzle brakes were most effective at reducing muzzle movement. Their muzzle brake Sound Tests are important research that you should be considering as well. Finally, check out their piece on Muzzle Blast and Ground Signature.
Traumatic brain injuries should not be treated lightly. Learn how to recognize and treat a concussion.
Some ways to make your dry fire practice sessions more useful and entertaining. You may also like the author’s thoughts on 1911 reliability.
Those of you who geek out on kettlebell stuff will really like this article.
“The trouble is that fear about crime isn’t rational, and it’s hard to convince people to think differently about a problem that they don’t experience on a day-to-day basis anyway. “You can tell Americans that the crime rate is lower today than it was in the 1990s, but it won’t feel real to them,” said Kevin Wozniak, a sociologist at the University of Massachusetts Boston. “That is, unless politicians stop drumming up the crime rate and people stop hearing about murder every night on the local news.”
And that seems unlikely to happen in 2020.”
This is a very good article/video demonstrating the strengths and weaknesses of the various pepper spray platforms currently available.
Have you ever considered what you would do if you were trapped in an elevator?
Quality information from one of the participants of this legendary gunfight.
AR-15 tips for you southpaws…or for you right-handers who recognize your dominant had can become injured in the fight.
As a cop, I responded to calls about neighbor vs. neighbor feuds more often than most people expect. Some are downright nasty. Here is some background information about the thought process of the “bad neighbor” and how you can stop the madness.
If you enjoyed the article, check out the author’s book In the Name of Self Defense.
An article discussing the strengths and weaknesses of three different slide racking methods. For what it’s worth, I generally use the slide release if it is big enough to be useful in a hurry. For more info on this topic, read When Pistols Are Like Pickles.
Any of my police readers who serve search warrants should check this article out.
Explaining and refining how your intuition works to help you evaluate other people.
“The hard truth is that most things in your life – good and bad – are your fault. The sooner you realize that, the better things will be. Here’s how to cultivate an active mindset and take control of your life.”
If you aren’t already aware, the tactical world lost a great resource last week when Dr. Wiliam Aprill passed away. I taught with William regularly and learned something every single time I listened to him lecture. For those of you unfamiliar with William’s work, read this thoughtful summary written by Steve Moses.
If you would like to learn more about what Dr. Aprill taught, please spend some time on Resources By and About William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting.
I think this is a useful addition for your defensive Glocks, especially if you carry in the appendix position.
Phenomenal advice about living a better life. You may also be interested in the same author’s article about the Pros and Cons of Going to College.
Fascinating history of how the .44 magnum was used in Southern California police work in the 1960s and 1970s.
Advice from STATFOR about how to best escape from an active shooter. You may also want to read my article Don’t Run in a Straight Line.
Like the author, I prefer Glock factory magazines for defensive carry. I regularly use Magpul and KCI mags for practice.
While I don’t always carry medical gear, I am more likely to leave my house without my gun than without my pepper spray or flashlight.
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