Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
Massad discusses ankle carry.
On the same topic, you might also enjoy How to Carry and Deploy an Ankle Gun.
I’m a big music fan so I really enjoyed this podcast about how music and memories are tied together. Fast forward to the 48:30 mark and listen to how the hosts use the song “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” to prime law enforcement and military decision making. Are any of you trainers using music in a similar fashion?
Some good guidelines for making sure your handgun fits your hand.
If you are interested in how police duty holsters are categorized, this is an excellent article series. If you missed it, you can find Part One here.
Pistol shooting standards to let you know exactly how competent you are with your defensive sidearm. Need another drill? Try The 700 Aggregate – The Hardest Drill You’ve Never Shot.
“Sending your child to grade school in the United States for an entire year is the same risk of death as you taking one single airplane flight.
Pulling your child out of school over the risk of them dying in a spree shooting is just as irrational as never flying again over the risk of an airline crash. Some people make either of these decisions, and making decisions like that is fine, but making one while not making the other flags a person as either irrational or mathematically illiterate.
If you take forty airline flights in your lifetime, you have triple the chance of dying in an airline crash as your child has of being shot in a spree shooting, because there are only 13 grades in grade school.”
“The odds that the bump in the night are an intruder are low. I’ve calculated them at three percent but I can accept other numbers. More likely, it’s an innocent party. How many of us have investigated a bump in the night as compared to how many of us have then found someone who needed shooting?”
You may also like Claude’s post on Surveillance Detection.
In case you missed it, I had fun being interviewed about travel safety issues.
I’ve been to a lot of tactical medical classes that teach the use and insertion of the nasopharyngeal airway. Very few taught about how to identify conditions where the NPA is contraindicated (basal skull fracture). This article discusses potential problems with the “nose hose.”
A follow-up article by the same author discusses common NPA sizing myths.
Excellent advice here. On the same topic, you should also read Danger?
The Beretta 1301 is my favorite defensive shotgun.
I don’t carry red dot pistols. I’ve made the personal decision to stick with my iron sights until my vision degrades enough to be unable to see them properly. With that said, about 50% of the guns I see in training classes have red dots. As an instructor, I have the responsibility to be a proficient coach for all students in my class, even if the don’t carry the same type of weapon I do.
One of the more frightening “self defense” shootings I’ve seen. Be very careful whenever you are on another person’s property. You may have every right to be there, but a person like this doesn’t care.
A very thorough article (with video as well) about taking care of your Glock pistol. The M Pro 7 products he recommend are a fine choice, but I personally prefer the Slip 2000 EWL. In my experience, it stays on a little longer than the M Pro 7 oil.
I’m not a fan of any stun gun variation, but some of the other recommendations might be useful for you in certain circumstances.
A fascinating post covering summaries of what we know about the teen mental health crisis. Also on the topic of mental health, you should read On Mental Health For The Preparedness Community.
This guy is lucky to be alive. It makes me grateful that my RPG shooting adventure went much more smoothly.
“Good training and a supply of ammo to stay proficient is not cheap. Don’t kid yourself and think that just because you ‘qualified expert in the military’ or outshot your buddies 10 years ago at a beer can shooting match means anything today. Combat marksmanship is a perishable skill. Okay, if you are going to exercise your CCW rights, make a plan now to become skilled, and get started.”
A comprehensive look at this new cartridge.
A staggering amount of crime happens as people answer their front doors. In this article, Gila covers some tips to be better prepared for the possibility of criminal attack at your doorstep.
A short e-book covering everything you need to know about air guns. Opens to PDF.
Something my law enforcement and drug using readers should be aware of. I keep up on this topic and hadn’t heard about this drug until I read the linked article.
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