Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
For those of you interested in the history or cartridge development.
A little more firearms history for you.
The legendary Serpico discusses modern police racism.
What I’m reading…
Some interesting gunfighting tales that never made it to the popular press..
Everything you need to know about protein.
Good tips from John.
I would suggest that my Ohio cop friends tread very lightly when enforcing any of our state’s “social distancing” orders. Two entities have contested various aspects of the orders thus far. In the court proceedings regarding these cases, both judges have ruled the Ohio health orders to be unconstitutional.
If these aspects are unconstitutional, why would you think that any of the rest of the act is enforceable?
You don’t want to be the officer to make case law in this current environment.
Pat Rogers shares some wisdom about how to conduct a quality after-action scan.
A comprehensive look at surviving crowd violence. These are good tactics, but it’s even better if you aren’t there.
Some more crowd violence information. This is perspective on the Seattle rioting from a National Guardsman who was deployed there for over a week. You may also enjoy the same author’s How Do You Prepare for a Revolution?
One more civil unrest article covering a topic you may not have considered.
Having some rechargeable batteries and a good solar charger would be a very valuable addition to your long term survival stash.
Kyle Lamb’s thoughts on using the AR-15 for home protection. The author’s book Green Eyes and Black Rifles is a must-read on the topic.
If the article above convinced you to buy an AR-15, you probably should also learn how to clean it.
Do you know how to reload your revolver with only one hand? This method doesn’t work as well with snubby revolvers with short barrels.
Need more revolver content? Read The Revolver Guy’s review of the new Colt Python.
My friend Ed Lovette writes one of the most informative articles I’ve seen on the topic of vehicle ambushes. This one is written for a law enforcement audience, but the lessons and tactics covered are also relevant for the armed citizen.
A comprehensive guide to buying a gun from the CMP.
I get this question a lot. I think people would be better off worrying about more important shooting topics. It’s best in most cases to shoot with both eyes open. With that said, last fall I developed a medical condition that damaged my retina. My vision in my non-dominant eye is distorted, making it difficult to shoot with both eyes open. I had to unlearn 40+ years of both eyes open shooting. Now I primarily just use my dominant eye unless the target is very close. I haven’t really noticed all that much difference between shooting with one eye or two.
A good shooting drill to try.
A discussion of diminishing returns in both the physical and tactical training domains. If you liked the article, check out the author’s book Violence of Mind.
Solid advice here (except the part where he talks about some Ellifritz guy’s recommendations.)
A lower priced ballistic helmet for those of you who want to protect your grape but not shell out a grand in cash to do so. I’d personally wait for the NIJ certification before I bought.
How to properly vet your instructor.
“Being a good teacher requires at least two things: knowledge of the material being taught and the ability to convey that information to the people that intend to learn it. It seems, unfortunately, that many of the people involved in firearms instruction lack one or both of these minimum requirements.
Too many of the instructors I’ve encountered don’t know the law, have a tenuous grasp on the use of firearms under pressure and have never considered what they might need to do to help their students understand the information presented. This results in students who misunderstand the law and the proper techniques to employ for personal protection.”
A lot of you may have purchased new rifles recently. If you picked an AK, here’s a quick method of developing an adequate combat zero.
I had no idea that a shotgun “shell shrinker” even existed.
Some tips for any of my readers who use a wheelchair.
Caleb talks about the history and evolution of handgun point shooting techniques.
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