Links to some of the best reading on the web. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
A short video that highlights a few important crime prevention issues. You can clearly see how being distracted sets the victim up for the crime. You can also see how truly brutal most street criminals are. This guy kicked the young mother in the back to take her down…as she was holding her baby. Finally, you get to see one of the most obvious pre-assault indicators that criminals display…the “look around.” watch as the criminal looks all around before committing the crime. He’s looking for cops, security, or anyone else who will interfere. He’s also evaluating escape routes. When you see this, it’s very late in the attack planning phase. You have at most a couple of seconds to prepare yourself before the attack commences.
Good advice to avoid shooting a friend or family member in your home.
I’m not a smoker, but I know some of you are. Here’s how pot affects your gains in the gym. In my opinion we need more legitimate information like this rather than merely sticking to the “drugs are bad” rhetoric.
Some excellent tips for dealing with the issue of mirage when shooting a scope-sighted rifle.
For those of you trained in Tactical Combat Casualty Care, recognize that ideas are slowly changing about the best site to perform a needle decompression of a tension pneumothorax. With heavier or more muscular patients (or short IV catheters) the traditional placement in the chest (2nd intercostal space, mid-clavicular line) may not work. Read the emergency medicine literature and familiarize yourself with the alternate site suggested.
A public service announcement from Modern Service Weapons…practice your one handed shooting!
A very important concept explained by James Altrucher. What are you doing to create and add value to your “scene?”
With folks taking time off for the holidays we are sure to see the deluge of shooting pictures pop up on Facebook. Most of them will be laughable. Take a look at the advice from my friends at Adaptive Defensive Concepts and learn how to take pictures that your gun-knowledgeable friends won’t make fun of.
A very well written (and free) survival journal.
It’s written to provide some comic relief by making fun of the cult-like following that each of these guns has….but it’s not far off!
I admit to resting my precision rifle on a pack (or bipod) and using the crossed arm hold. It’s always worked well for me, but the heaviest rifle I regularly shoot this way is a .308. I’ll have to give the author’s position a try and see if it gives me better results.
“Limitless access to knowledge brings limitless opportunity. But only to those who learn to manage the new currency: their attention. In the new economy, the most valuable asset you can accumulate may not be money, may not be wealth, may not even be knowledge, but rather, the ability to control your own attention, and to focus.
Because until you are able to limit your attention, until you are able to turn away, at will, from all of the shiny things and nipple slips, until you are able to consciously choose what has value to you and what does not, you and I and everyone else will continue to be served up garbage indefinitely. And it will not get better, it will get worse.
In the future, your attention will be sold. And it may be that the only people able to capitalize, are the people that can control their own.”
Dave Spaulding talks about the distinction between real training and a “gun vacation.” It’s important to understand the difference.
I like the Safariland ALS as an outside the waistband security holster. It works well, is relatively inexpensive, and offers a quick draw. Some folks (especially uniformed cops and competition shooters) would like the holster to sit a little lower and farther away from the body. If concealment isn’t your prime objective, these modifications generally make for a faster draw. This new holster shank provides a dropped and offset attachment to your belt. Women with wide hips will also like it because it places the gun farther down the leg so that the swell of the hips doesn’t angle the butt of the gun into the waist.
A lot of good information for you AK fans.
Do you have a Gemtech .22 suppressor? If so, check this offer out. Gemtech will upgrade your Outback or Outback II to their new G-Core design with removable internals. That means you will no longer have a sealed can and will be able to clean the inside when if gets fouled with lead. For $249 and no additional transfer stamps needed, this is a great deal. I’ll be sending my old Outback can for an upgrade soon.
One of the funniest “tactical” videos on the internet. NSFW.
Considering the ambush attacks on police officers last week, my cop friends should vow to enhance their officer safety practices. Here is a good refresher on how to avoid being ambushed. This article from the ITOA is a good reference as well.