A list of some of the best reading on the web. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
Gresham man robbed of pistol at gunpoint while exercising ‘open carry’ right
A man robbed of his “open carry” piece. That’s what happens when you think of a gun like a lucky rabbit’s foot. A gun is not a magical talisman that will protect you from evil. It’s just a tool. Your brain has to be engaged to use it.
Smart tool users keep their shit concealed so that this doesn’t happen. You may be the baddest dude around, but I promise that someday you’ll meet someone badder. Don’t tempt fate. Don’t show off. Keep your lifesaving tools hidden so that you have the option to deploy them or not as you see fit.
Once the criminal knows you are packing, your options will be considerably more limited.
Jeff Gonzales has some good thoughts on the topic as well
Shooting From Horseback
The Firearms Blog has an interesting write-up on a recent translation of a Soviet military manual about shooting from horseback. The techniques are probably of limited value to most of us, but they may be invaluable to some. If you want to learn something new, read an old book!
How Silencers Work
A very cool infographic about how supressors actually function.
Martial Communication! Your Classes Should be Noisy
Great info from Hock about the difference between “alpha” and “beta” commands in conflict. This topic is more important than most people realize.
Female Conceal Carry for Fall/Winter
Some concealed carry options for women as the weather gets a bit colder.
How to Assemble an AK Recoil Return Guide Assembly Without Launching Anything
Handy little trick for reassembling AK-47 recoil return guides.
How & Why To Make Your Feet Stronger
Foot problems are extremely common in this country. This is a good explanation about why you get plantar fascitis, Achilles pain, and ankle rolls. I’m working through all of these problems myself. Keeping the feet straight as the author suggests really helps.
Gunfighters I Have Known
Some “lessons learned” through conversation with some of the world’s most experienced living gunfighters.
6 Reasons Why Modern Defensive Ammo is Better Than Ever
Trigger Pulls: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
The Underwear Gun (T.U.G.)
Kahr Spyderco Delica4 Knife vs. PORK MAN
Self-Defense Tip: Don’t Keep Your Gun in the Glove Box
Some things you might want to consider before you try to hold someone at gunpoint until police arrive.
Shooting yourself by accident
Ebola and the Five Stages of Collapse
Orlov thoroughly examines the likely consequences of an Ebola pandemic. The results aren’t pretty. You should probably check out Matt Bracken’s predictions as well.
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