Links to some of the best tactical information on the web. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
Best Flashlights of 2014
Some superb flashlight evaluations and discussion on this site.
Cultivating Threat Recognition Skill
A great primer on threat recognition, predatory movement detection, and countering tactics.
Risky Attacks Gone Wrong in MMA
Some funny video of risky attack strategy failures. Don’t try any stupid moves like this on the street. The consequences for failure are much greater than merely losing a title fight.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
Well worth the read…
How Many .22LR Does It Take To Go Through Bulletproof Glass?
“Bulletproof” glass isn’t really bulletproof. With enough rounds through the same hole, it can be defeated.
I carry a gun every day
Good perspective here.
The cost of stupidity
Addressing some of the misunderstandings around the public perception of the use of lethal force.
One Small Thing A Day
Great advice from Cecil Burch!
Al Qaeda training video teaches how to make ‘invisibility cloaks’ from aluminium
The poor man’s improvised thermal shielding device. This would probably work as long as your body was not touching the tarp. There has to be an air gap to prevent heat transfer.
Holster or Deathtrap?
Paul has some excellent points in this article. A quality holster will make carrying your gun safer and more comfortable. Don’t carry a $500 gun in a $10 holster!
Keeper Concealment Errand – My First AIWB Holster Review
Melody does a great review of Spencer Keepers’ “Errand” holster. It’s a great rig. Check out my thoughts about it HERE.
Reaper Tips: Spin Drift and the Coriolis Effect
For all of you who geek out on long range ballistics….
3 Bug Out Lessons From A SWAT Officer
Some very important considerations presented in this well-written article.
Guide to 1st-3rd Gen S&W Semi-Autos
I have to admit having a real affinity for S&W autopistols. The 4506 was the first gun I carried on duty. The guns are great, but the model numbers used to describe them are incredibly complex. Here’s an easy explanation for you.
War Stories in Teaching
Rory Miller shares his commentary about using “war stories” in class. It’s a good reminder:
“My war stories are all about what I learned. And the subtext is clear: I’m just an ordinary, average guy who has been in some weird places. You can be better than me. Hell, I expect and demand that you surpass me. Otherwise you are insulting my teaching ability.”
I just finished Rory’s book ConCom. It is all about how to effectively communicate in conflict situations. It was most excellent. Everyone would benefit from reading it.
Identify before you shoot
The Tactical Professor puts the proverbial “bump in the night” into proper perspective.
“Looking at it this way makes a very strong case for why we have to positively identify before we shoot. It is 32 times more likely that the sound or shadow is a member of the household than it is an intruder. Las Vegas would really like those odds. If we’re going to be the slightest bit responsible, we have to look at ALL the possibilities, not just the ones that scare us the most. Shooting through the door without doing any kind of identification is just plain wrong.”
Random Thoughts on The Gunfight That Never Was or “The Old Man Gotta Be The Old Man”
Marcus Wynne’s analysis of some of the “soft skills” necessary to win the fight. Check out Marcus’ fiction books as well. He’s one of the few fiction writers who truly understands weapons and tactics.
Exploiting the Robocaller Gap
This is pure 4th generation warfare gold. Trust me when I say that every police agency in the country would be completely overwhelmed if this tactic was used. If you are a police administrator reading this post (not likely), it would be wise to plan in advance how you might respond to this type of a problem.
.38 Special Wadcutters At 100 Yards
American Handgunner Magazine editor Roy Huntington shows you that the .38 revolver isn’t quite as bad as you might think at long range.
Columbus sniper: One amazing shot saved a man’s life
I met Mike Plumb at a Columbus Police SWAT Sniper school I attended several years ago. He told me that he would have never taken the shot knowing what he knows now. Since the famous shot in 1993, several police sniper organizations have studied what happens to loaded firearms when hit with a .308 bullet. More often than not, the weapon discharges.
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