Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week and want to share. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
For my cop friends, watch the video of the actual shooting in London. Think about vehicle positioning. How would you park when approaching this scene. Are you prepared to counter an ambush like this? Can you act this quickly when both attackers sprint toward your cruiser as you arrive? From the article:
“The driver, unable to draw her firearm, is saved by a male colleague in the back who fires his machine-gun through his window at a suspect who is charging at her.
The callous Islamic extremists had lured police to the scene by dragging the body of the murdered fusilier – named yesterday as Lee Rigby, 25 – into the middle of the road.
When they see the first police car arrive, the pair split up.”
A valuable technique that I’ve been personally working on ever since a class I took with Rob Leatham. Rob told me that doing what the article suggests would be the single most important thing that I could personally do in order to improve my shooting.
A map of all of the firearms homicides in the USA in the last four months. The authors postulate that the areas shaded in red would be the most difficult in which to live in any type of social or economic collapse. My home state of Ohio isn’t looking so good!
Of the listed options, I like the Leatherman pictured above. You can get it on Amazon for less than $25. It’s cheap insurance for your next flight. Don’t carry it yet though. The TSA has suspended its rule change for now.
Another great post from Rory Miller. It’s all about recognizing the signs of an adrenaline dump in the context of pre-assault cues.
As far as dietary supplements go, I think creatine is one of the few safe and effective ones out there. Here is some new research about other effects of creatine besides muscle growth.
How many magazines is enough? You may not like the answer…
Some good advice about how to scrounge up hard-to-find ammunition.
Some statistics here that will undoubtedly be troublesome reading. If we want to solve the problem of gun-related homicides, we have to study how, why, and where they happen. Our current Justice Department’s efforts to hide the fact that black males are 8x more likely to commit a gun homicide than white males does nothing to solve our problems. Let’s honestly evaluate the statistics and come up with an effective plan of action, rather than pretend these variations don’t exist.