Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
If you are involved in any public altercation or if you encounter suspicious people, it’s not a good idea to drive directly back to your home. Claude shares some safer options here.
“Recognizing the body language of anger and rage gives you an indication of what might be about to happen. And it often gives you time to avoid trouble before it ever happens or, at least, prepare yourself for it. The best fight is the one that never happens in the first place.”
For more body language tips, check out my comprehensive article Spotting Bad Guys.
Freddie Blish called me to task about the sloppy language I used in a recent article I posted on Facebook. In the article I wrote, I frequently used the word “jam” as a description of a malfunctioning gun. My language was imprecise. Read Freddie’s article explaining the issues involved.
A common manufacturing error that many folks have never seen. I’ve had two new Smith and Wesson revolvers come straight from the factory with serious clocking errors.
While I don’t totally agree with everything the author advises, this is a great article by a man who’s truly been there…he was a cop assigned as a decoy and was mugged 256 times!
Holding students to differing standards yields different results.
Very good advice here. Make your life easier and pay close attention.
Some of you might not be old enough to remember, but in 2002 a pair of “snipers” terrorized the area around suburban Washington DC. They even spawned “copycat” shooters in my home state of Ohio. For a few weeks, I drove around with a loaded rifle in the front seat of my car in the event I had to engage a sniper operating from a highway overpass (as the Ohio shooter did). This is an excellent documentary from one of the snipers himself explaining what was going on at that time. I hate videos. I rarely watch them. With that said. I think this one is definitely worth your time to watch.
Some option for making your PHLster Enigma more comfortable and concealable.
This is a fairly good article about simple drug stockpiles for international travel, wilderness excursions, or the zombie apocalypse.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t cover how to get these drugs legally without a prescription. If you want that information, come to one of my medical classes!
Good advice for my writer friends who don’t know guns.
“What truly separates a trained shooter from a novice one? It’s not the amount of cool techniques one knows, it’s knowing what techniques to use and when apply them. A trained shooter’s manual of arms is not only usually shorter but also more refined based off the circumstances.
So instead of relying on some generic techniques, find out what you are truly capable of shooting. Then base your reactions and methods off that.”
The author of the excellent book titled “Creepology” is making another of her books free for my readers through Saturday. Pick up your free kindle copy at the link above.
A very common mistake. The only time you should be close to your cover is if you are dealing with threats from above.
Good advice for choosing an every day carry defensive blade.
A sensible $20 survival kit.
Learning about the origins of the “Fitz Special.”
What I’m reading…
Some sighting options for your defensive shotgun.
Some training knives to add to your collection.
I encourage everyone to try this drill. Learning how to shoot with a flashlight is a useful skill. But too many students stop there. You must also learn how to search using a flashlight without getting yourself shot. That’s a harder skill to master.
Brian Hill demonstrates some excellent techniques to help you master the single handed draw.
Everyone should understand how the “overvalued idea” contributes to some of the most heinous crimes.
I mentioned this in Monday’s article, but it bears repeating. Holding a long gun during an active killer attack is a really bad idea.
A very low profile sap-like object for those of you who operate in non-permissive environments. Read How to Use a Blackjack or Sap, Step by Step for some ideas about how to use it.
Four experts. Four different opinions. It’s almost like the argument is nuanced. For what it’s worth, I carried a WML on my police duty pistol. I have a WML on my bedside home defense pistol. I DO NOT carry a WML on my CCW gun.
My friend Alex talks about the negative consequences of getting caught carrying a gun at your place of employment where it isn’t allowed. These concerns shouldn’t be minimized.
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