Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
The 9mm Journey
“One thing did stand out, however…for every shooting in which a particular caliber and bullet style performed well I also received one in which it failed! In truth, I could not really draw a conclusion based on the shooting data I received.”
MOST COMMON BLADE PROFILES AND HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST
Making intelligent blade choices.
Unruly Hotel Guest Disarms South African Officer
Two things to note in this video. The police acted way too passively in the face of an armed threat. Trying to avoid using force in some situations virtually guarantees that you may have to use even greater force to resolve it in the end. Could the officers have tacked the dude after he put his gun away? They chose not to use that lesser use of force and as a result they had to shoot him in the head instead.
See how quickly the bad guy took the officer’s gun? When you are armed, every fight becomes a gun fight. You may have brought the pistol, but it only belongs to those who can keep control over it. You should have some physical weapon retention skills if you carry a gun in public..
COULD IT HAPPEN HERE? CIVIL WAR SURVIVORS RECOUNT LESSONS LEARNED
A long read that highlights the savagery that some people can exhibit under the guise of doing their government’s bidding.
Vision and Shooting…and Aging (Part 1)
One of the best articles I’ve ever seen about coping with age related vision loss as related to defensive firearms use.
Loading a shotgun from shell carrier
Mickey shares some common sense shotgun manipulations.
The Seven Worst Tactical Myths
I know you’ve probably heard most of these. Stop propagating the myths.
6 Best Shooting Drills: Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun
Drills to try during your next shooting session. You should also watch and try Brian Hill’s shooting drill mentioned in A More Effective Trigger Register Drill.
You hunters will also like Shooting Drills and Skills for Deer Hunters.
Why I Don’t Like Ultra-Compact .380s
Very important information to consider before choosing something like the Ruger LCP as a defensive weapon.
Fire Emergency Preparedness
For those of you who have been slacking in your preps against fire. You should also read and embrace the ideas in Micropreparedness: Keep Your Gas Tank Half Full.
Remington Update on Current Ammo Production
An update on the current ammunition situation.
Long Barrel, or Short? The Effectiveness Trade-Off Between 14.5″ and 20″ Barrels
An incredible amount of in-depth information comparing the difference in effectiveness between long and short barrels in the AR-15 rifle/carbine.
Avoiding Infection: Treating Minor Wounds in the Field
Good information here.
Too Much Situational Awareness??
Thanks to Riley and Jacob for discussing my article Too Much Situational Awareness on their recent podcast. At around the 47 minute mark, Riley brings up an issue with regards to seating choices in public environments. I had never thought about that particular issue before hearing this discussion.
How to stay safe from mall shootings
A friend’s teenage son was recently hit by a bullet during one of our local mall shootings. Fortunately, it was a ricochet and caused only a minor injury. This is important information for both you and your kids.
How Close is Too Close?
You’ve probably heard about “The Tueller Drill.” Many people have misinterpreted this data and drawn faulty conclusions in the 30+ years since the original experiment. Here is the original write up from Dennis Tueller himself.
An excellent AIWB draw
Sometimes pictures are worth thousands of words.
Ivermectin: Much More Than You Wanted To Know
This is a very long read, but it analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of all the published studies on the effectiveness of ivermectin in treating Covid-19. Read this before you depend on this drug to save your life.
Do you wonder why all the big studies showing successful ivermectin interventions were in places like Brazil or India?
The paper identified a factor I hadn’t previously considered. Many of the people in those countries already have parasitic infections before getting Covid. Ivermectin treats parasitic infections. Could it be that getting rid of the parasites in a person’s body could allow the immune system to expend more energy fighting the Covid-19 infection?
If you haven’t read about my adventures with Ivermectin and Covid-19, here is a link to an article describing my experience.
I caught Covid back in July after being vaccinated and taking ivermectin prophylactically. As soon as I got sick, I started taking the published “treatment” dose of Ivermectin along with steroids, antibiotics, and all the other recommended supplements.
Despite my taking these miracle drugs, I got steadily worse for 10 days and ended up in the emergency room. I spent an additional 7 days in the hospital and I’m still suffering side effects more than four months later.
My experience is only an N=1 study, but I hope it serves as a cautionary tale.
And since I’m pissing people off by talking about Covid-19, I’ll also share this podcast. I think it is a very fair examination covering the issues involved with the Covid-19 vaccine.
Real World Gunfight Training
What I’m reading…
WHEN CITIZENS FIGHT BACK
Important information from Tom Givens.
A Marathon of Perspective
In this podcast, my friend Gary provides the most concise and informative history of firearms training that I have ever heard. Well worth a listen.
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