Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
Fight Like A Girl And Other Lessons From A Stabbing
A great article that discusses lessons learned from a woman who fought off a serial sexual predator who was trying to kidnap her.
Good information about a lot of mistakes people make in their training. I like his advice on unarmed training the best:
“With the exceptions of corrections, hospital security, and secure mental facilities, almost no profession goes hands-on unarmed. Because it is stupid. If you know things are going to go bad, you get a weapon. And friends. And intel. And surprise. Crime, by the way, is another profession that uses weapons. And this goes back to the dueling/sparring paradigm. To get good at unarmed dueling is to develop skill at a very bad strategy, a strategy which has the sole purpose of stroking your ego. Don’t quit playing. I love to play. But don’t make it something it’s not.”
Get Over It! We Are Not All Created Equal
An interesting perspective on the issue of women in combat from a female Marine officer with two combat deployments.
Quick windage and elevation tips for police snipers
Rough windage and elevation adjustments for a .308 rifle out to 600 yards.
8 Apps for Wilderness Survival
Some good survival tools here…at least until your battery dies.
What will the M4 Do At 1,000 Yards?
Ever wonder what your M-4 with 55 grain ball ammo will do at 1000 yards?
Locating snipers? Yep, there’s an app for that
With the increasing likelihood of active shooters going mobile to frustrate rapid police response, I foresee aps like this one being critical components of future police and armed citizen tactics.
The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #49: The Way of Men With Jack Donovan
A great interview with Jack Donovan that discusses the critical qualities of masculinity and the differences between being “a good man” and being “good at being a man”. Jack’s book The Way of Men is a great read.
All Caracal C Pistols Recalled: No Fix Available
It’s the third week in a row for a major pistol recall. The Caracal C is now recalled as well.
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