Links to some of the best reading on the web. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
Mark talks about the advantages and disadvantages of canted one-hand shooting. I urge my students to try both methods and determine which one they like best. For me, straight up and down is more accurate, but I get better recoil control when the gun is canted. In addition to the biomechanical advantage Mark mentions in the article, canting the gun allows more of the deltoid muscle to be activated. When the gun is straight up and down, only the front deltoid is holding the gun up. With a little internal rotation, you can activate fibers in both the front and medial deltoid, literally providing “more muscle” to hold up the gun.
You must either make the “bots” or have a job that the “bots” can’t do. Arcane college degrees are not going to get you a job. Focus on learning tangible skills that can’t be automated or done by robots. Studying anything else is likely to mean a life of destitution in the future.
I still can’t think of many domestic law enforcement or home defense scenarios that can’t be solved by six rounds of .30-30 or nine rounds of .44 mag out of a lever action carbine…and they will be last on the list to be banned. Grant Cunningham likes the lever action rifle as well.
And since we’re going “old school” with the lever action rifles, some words of wisdom from the legendary Bill Jordan seem appropriate as well. Caleb Giddings weighs in on the use of revolvers HERE.
Although I don’t agree with everything Lt. Col. Grossman has to say, I think his overall message is a good one. He has a lot of quality information to share. This podcast talks about some of his research into the psychological side effects of combat and killing. It’s well worth your time to listen. His simple solution for reducing the effects of PTSD is pure gold.
Dave Spaulding talks about the difference between “training” and “practice.” 15 years ago we saw a lot of students who “practiced” regularly, but weren’t very well trained. With the proliferation in both numbers and quality of professional firearms instructors in recent years, we’ve seen the exact opposite. We get lots of students with an extensive training resume who haven’t practiced enough to master any of the skills they’ve been taught.
Some very useful features for travelers who carry an iPhone.
An interesting compilation of surveillance video footage put together by the Ecuadorian National police. Each incident is a robbery or theft caught on camera in Quito, Ecuador. Some happen so fast it’s difficult to see them even though you know what is going to happen. Take a look at the short video and see how these things often go down.
The best article I’ve seen about kipping pullups. I saw lots of shoulder problems from kipping pullups when I was a CrossFit coach. I agree with the author. You should be able to do several strict pullups before you start playing with the kipping versions. I currently do pullups 2-3 times per week. I generally kip on one of those days, and only after I’ve reached failure on the strict pullups.
You never know when you might have to pick the lock on a set of handcuffs….
This video explains the intricacies of female hormonal regulation in a way that the lay person can easily understand. The doctor explains the difference between estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone and describes how each hormone can become unbalanced. He then describes the medical tests that should be done to check things out and how you can use some simple dietary supplements to change hormone levels. The video for men is also very good.
A good analysis of the videotaped encounter of an off duty SWAT cop responding to a crime in progress on his way home from the shooting range. The cop got lucky here. We need to be smarter than this.
Your Glock probably doesn’t NEED these upgrades, but it will likely perform better with them. The only one I don’t like is the larger magazine release. Having a slightly faster reload time (a skill that is seldom needed in a shooting) isn’t worth the risk of accidentally dropping your mag because the oversized catch bumps on something.
One of the best travel safety articles I’ve read. If you spend any time in the third world, you need to master these concepts.
My friend Marcus Wynne has released a new book. Marcus is a prolific author with a legit military/spy/law enforcement/training background. He definitely knows his subject matter! Check out his new book The Sword of Michael.
Having good communications is an important aspect of survival preparation…and one that is often overlooked by those of us who enjoy spending our time and money acquiring firearms. The guys at ITS Tactical explain what you should be looking for in a mobile communications device. Dann over at God, Gals, Guns, and Grub shares his valuable insights as well. Both articles are worth your time to read.
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