Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
Grant Cunningham discovered an often unrecognized benefit to appendix carry.
Craig Douglas has codified the techniques necessary to access a weapon from the clinch position and win the fight. He shared his easy-to-understand concepts in this 14 minute video. It’s pure gold and the best information available on the topic. it should be required viewing for anyone who wants to win a fight in a weapons-based environment.
I have lots of cops who read my page. I also have quite a few liberty-loving cop haters as readers as well. I think this article may appeal to both. It details a lot of the problems inherent in the expectations of modern-day policing. And it also describes why the smart cops (and those with other career options) are leaving the profession in droves.
A look at the Aimpoint Micro red dots and an explanation of the difference between the T1 and H1. The sights are expensive, but if you want the lightest weight high quality red dot on the market, these are the answer. If size and weight don’t matter as much, check out the Aimpoint Pro. It’s still the best buy for a quality red dot sight.
“Would you tolerate your partner’s negative behaviors in your best friend?
Why do we tolerate behavior in our romantic relationships that we would never ever, ever tolerate in our friendships?”
Claude explains the advantages and disadvantages of the different ways one can carry a snub revolver.
Buckshot spread depends on barrel length, choke, and the type of shell used. The Federal “Flite Control” wad and its competitor from Hornady create much tighter patterns than were demonstrated here. The Hornady 8-pellet magnum buckshot loads we use at the department shoot 6″ groups at 50 feet out of the Improved Cylinder Choke of our Benellis.
The bottom line is that you will have to test your loads and learn your gun’s/load’s individual patterning characteristics.
Math is hard, but it is important to understand. It’s your life. Don’t let yourself get broken because your healthcare provider barely passed his statistics course in college 30 years ago.
Important considerations for anyone using cover in a gunfight. Bullets “bounce” off of hard surfaces and continue to skim along those surfaces, deflecting at a slight angle. Stay off your cover!
Read this account of what one man experienced during the collapse of his city after it was blockaded by the army in the Bosnian War in 1992. One of the best accounts of what a modern societal collapse (on a small scale) could look like.
How much accuracy can you expect from a factory rifle?
“Johansson argues that deliberate practice is only a predictor of success in fields that have super stable structures. For example, in tennis, chess, and classical music, the rules never change, so you can study up to become the best.
But in less stable fields, like entrepreneurship and rock and roll, rules can go out the window”
Most of us are studying the field of mastering human aggression. That’s one that has few stable structures. It’s more of an art than a science. There are some hard skills that can be practiced and mastered, but my guess is that practice dedicated practice may not be the game changer that we think it is. Hock Hockheim’s “The Myth of the 10,000 hours to Mastery” is another important look at the subject.
Avoiding the fight is usually easier than winning it…
All parents should print out this card and keep it with their hard-copy medical references. It is a list of drugs that children might accidentally consume and the dose threshold where a visit to the hospital is prudent. If our current health care system is operating properly, a call to the poison control hotline in your area would be the best bet. But if phones are down and/or poison control ceases to exist, this would be a handy reference to have.
If you carry Hornady Critical Duty, check the lot number on your box for this recall.
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