Sunday, November 20, 2016

CWP, 20 November 2016 Anno Domini

Greetings Sheepdogs,

***** Mindset *****

     In a RAP (Rape Aggression Prevention) course
pre-course questionnaire, 67% of the women responded
that they had survived a violent sexual assault.
http://americanwarriorshow.libsyn.com/action-vs-intent-tips-and-tricks-and-qa-with-mike-seeklander
(They waste a lot of time talking about making coffee
in this pod cast.)
     How do we get in front of this?  Train your
women folk.  Color Code of mental awareness,
Combat Mind Set, don't sit in your car in dark
parking lots playing with your electronic
devices, don't go to stupid places, don't do
stupid things, don't hang out with stupid people,
etc.  Of course, there is a sampling bias.  The
women were in the class because they had been
attacked.  A woman who has never been attacked
might not think she needs such a class and so
doesn't attend in the first place.  It's very
difficult for people to see into the future
to prepare.  Because the person would have to
think.  And as Henry Ford said, "Thinking is the
hardest thing a person can do, that's why so
few people do it."  So, your job is to help
people think, so that they prepare by seeking
training.

The Code of the Lawman
http://defense-training.com/2016/the-code/

“Farnam’s Code”
http://defense-training.com/2016/farnams-code/

***** Training *****

Front Sight Reality Check
http://www.ignatius-piazza-front-sight.com/2016/10/15/new-front-sight-reality-check-gun-training-video-33/#vid
     Brad Ackman is wrong about shooting the bad guy
in the back.  If the bad guy had dropped his weapon
and surrendered (or ran away), there would have been
no threat.  But, that is not what happened. 
The bad guy kept his weapon and ran in a particular
direction that incidentally exposed his back to the
good guy.  Retreat is a tactical maneuver.  Retreat
is not surrender.  As long as the bad guy had his gun,
he was a threat.  Even if the bad guy had lost control
of his gun, he would still be a threat by virtue of
his body size and physique.

Two for Flinching: How to Stop Anticipating When You Shoot
http://www.itstactical.com/warcom/firearms/two-for-flinching-how-to-stop-anticipating-when-you-shoot/
     Dry practice the surprise break.
Meditation and visualization.  This is
exactly what they teach in the Riflery
and Archery coaches courses at the
Olympic Training Centers.

     I love this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcQy0R_le98&feature=youtu.be

***** Tactics *****

Suspect Disarms Officer, Shoots Bystander
https://activeselfprotection.com/suspect-disarms-officer-shoots-bystander/
     "If you are open carrying as either
a cop or an armed citizen without having
extensive weapon retention training you
are absolutely foolish." -- Greg Ellifritz
     [I train my students to always carry
concealed to maintain the tactical element
of surprise.  Because carrying open will
make you the primary target in any criminal
scenario.  You will be mistaken for a cop
or a courier of high value items. -- Jon Low]

Check 360 Explained
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoViVv2kuFw
     This is significantly different from the
Sul position (pistol held against your
chest pointed down in front of you [The standard
Sul position is a one handed grip.  The
retention Sul position is a two handed
grip. (But, not a two handed firing grip.)] )
or the cheek index (pistol held against side of
your head outside your field of vision
pointed up [This is a two handed firing grip]). 
Dave Spaulding advocates a one handed grip
in a close contact position with the pistol
pointed down and far enough in front of you
to avoid muzzling your legs.

***** Techniques *****

The danger of retention and contact shooting
http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/the-danger-of-retention-and-contact-shooting/law-enforcement-defense-security

Shooting Through Glass
http://www.breachbangclear.com/jtt-shooting-through-glass-with-kyle-lamb/
     Lessons learned --
The bullet doesn't go where you aimed it. 
Multiple shots through glass don't group.

Critical-Space Pistol by Dave Spaulding AAR (After Action Report)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHEe07k-MN0
     At 16:17 / 22:09 Mr. Spaulding demonstrates his version of
Tap, Rack, Point.

How to Avoid Bouncing Bullets | HANDGUN COMBATIVES 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCPSSi2btYY

***** Gear *****

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers
ban the SERPA holsters.
https://www.fletc.gov/sites/default/files/imported_files/reference/public-information/freedom-of-information-act-foia/reading-room/training-information/holisterStudy.pdf
     The design is just wrong,
for all the reasons cited.

[Cartridge] Nosedive And Feed Angle In The 1911 .45 ACP
http://americanhandgunner.com/nosedive-and-feed-angle-in-the-1911-45-acp/

Detailed animation and explation of Glock firing cycle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiV7m0VGKY8

There are several "Meltdown" videos on YouTube.com
where they fire the gun full auto until it fails.
This is one done with a Glock.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub4OswUhLwo
     An infrared video is inserted in the
lower right corner.
     Recoil spring guide rod melts and is
replaced with a steel guide rod.
     Trigger melts, preventing the action
from resetting, thus stopping the experiment.

***** Instructors *****


***** Pedagogy *****

 
***** Education *****

On Saturday February 25, 2017
Nashville Armory
4290 Kenilwood Dr, Nashville, TN 37204
will be hosting Andrew Branca as he teaches
his LEVEL 1 Law of Self Defense Class,
specific to the laws of Tennessee and Kentucky. 
You've armed yourself to win the physical fight. 
Attend this class to prepare yourself to win
the legal fight.  To find out more go to:
http://lawofselfdefense.com/nashville

Rangemaster newsletter
http://rangemaster.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-11_RFTS-Newsletter.pdf
Excerpt: 
"Training and practice build skill.
Skill builds confidence.
Confidence leads to coolness.
Coolness prevents panic.
This is what wins fights."

***** Legal and Political stuff *****


***** Survival Tips *****


***** Miscellany *****

     Lesson plans may be found at
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/474513
or send me an email requesting the latest
version.

Cheers,
Jon

Jonathan Low
Jon_Low@yahoo.com

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

CWP, 11 October 2016 Anno Domini

Greetings Sheepdogs,

***** Mindset *****

Short Circuiting The OODA Loop
http://blog.suarezinternational.com/2016/09/short-circuiting-the-ooda-loop.html

***** Training *****

Slow in practice means fast in combat
http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/slow-in-practice-means-fast-in-combat/law-enforcement-defense-security

Sight alignment is far more important than sight picture.
http://newrulesofmarksmanship.com/training-02/

Self Defense Training vs. “I’m Trained”
http://www.mdtstraining.com/yesterdays-training-already-gone/

Thunder Ranch - Defensive Tactics (PART 1) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0vLitHoRD4

Thunder Ranch Defensive Tactics (Part 2, flashlights)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1UWIrapmSU

The Top 3 Firearms Training Myths: Recoil + Dry Fire + Live Fire
https://chrissajnog.com/top-3-firearms-training-myths/

"Get that training before you need it."
http://www.ignatius-piazza-front-sight.com/2016/09/24/new-front-sight-reality-check-gun-training-video-32/#vid

Improving Marksmanship: Call Your Shots
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2016/10/4/improving-marksmanship-call-your-shots/

Sheriff's Tips: Practice With Either Hand
https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2016/9/27/sheriffs-tips-practice-with-either-hand/

***** Tactics *****

  Fighting while carrying a child.
http://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2016/09/07/draw-concealed-handgun-fight-baby-arms/

***** Techniques *****

What’s the fastest way to reload a pistol?
http://www.guns.com/2016/09/28/whats-the-fastest-way-to-reload-a-pistol-video/
     This video does a grave disservice to its intended
audience, because the underlying assumption is that the
slide will be locked back when the pistol is empty. 
This is a false assumption, especially in combat
situations when people and things are bumping into you
and persons are attempting to foul your actions.

---

Jon,
     I’m aware of what I think is your aversion to
Appendix Carry and offer this for your review: 
https://www.personaldefensenetwork.com/article/critical-thinking-appendix-carry-safety/
Tom

Hi Tom,
     Thank you very much.
     It's not a matter of shooting your penis (because
that is not life threatening).  It's a matter
of shooting your femoral artery in your support side leg
(because this is life threatening in a matter of seconds).
     It's not a matter of shooting your firing side leg.
It's a matter of shooting your support side thigh.
(Pincus is creating and defeating a straw-man argument.)
Because as normally used by most people, the pistol
is pointed at the femoral artery of the support side
thigh.  Not pointed straight down, as in the video
with Rob Pincus.
     People carry in the pelvic crease, which points
the muzzle at the femoral artery of the support
side thigh.  It violates our safety rule,
"Never cover anything you are not willing to destroy."
     The way Pincus has his pistol holstered, the
pistol is pointed down into his firing side thigh.
I can't believe he can sit comfortably with this
carry position.  Try it, you'll see what I mean.
     A pot belly makes the pistol inaccessible
in appendix carry.  No matter what Bob Leatham
says.
Cheers,
Jon

***** Gear *****

Advantages of Striker-Fired Pistols
https://www.personaldefensenetwork.com/article/advantages-of-striker-fired-pistols/
     I agree with this article.  I always recommend
striker action pistols to my students.

What Makes A Good Handgun Holster?
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2016/9/7/what-makes-a-good-handgun-holster/

What not to buy and use.
http://www.activeresponsetraining.net/dont-digtherig

     John Farnam says, "Ambidextrous magazine-release buttons
are considered by the naive to be modern and trendy,
but for one, I don’t want my magazine flying out of the
pistol when I fall on my strong side!"
http://defense-training.com/2016/fns/
     I think Mr. Farnam is wrong.  Just because you are
right handed in practice, does not mean you will be
right handed in combat.  Arms, shoulders, hands, fingers,
etc. are commonly injured in high stress situations. 
Falls, pinching, friendly fire, enemy fire, etc. can force
you to use your support side hand.
     I believe your self defense pistol should be
ambidextrous.  Your spouse or buddy who picks up your
pistol might be left handed.  One has to be optimistic
in combat.  (Hey, they could have just run away and
left you.)
     You might be sleeping on your support side when
the truck bomb goes off.  Leaving your firing side
injured with shrapnel and stuff.

     May I recommend Mason Henry rifles (AR type rifles) and pistols (1911 type pistols)
http://www.masonhenrygunsales.com/
These are custom jobs with attention to detail and fine craftsmanship.
Life time guarantee on everything.  Support local small business.

     I have never taken money from anybody. 
So, I can write honest reviews.
---
     When Smith & Wesson sided with former President
Clinton against America's gun owners, I promised to
never buy another S&W gun.  Nothing good every comes
of breaking a promise to one's self.
     I bought a new S&W M&P 15 in caliber .22 long rifle,
serial number HCE6249. 
The adjustable stock was jammed in place.  The lever
that unlocks the adjustable stock for movement did
not work, because the knurled knob was screwed too
far out.  I could not screw it down because there
was a pin holding it in place and preventing it
from moving.  So, I attempted to contact S&W on their
web site.  After filling out the online form, you
have to type in some characters from an image. 
The web site repeatedly told me,
"The characters you entered did not match those
in the image. Please try again."  After several
tries, the web site stopped giving me captcha
images.  So, I could not send the message.  I
suspect S&W does this intentionally because
they are overwhelmed with complaints.
     I then sent them an email.  I have not
received a reply.
     I then phoned.  The customer service
representative said, "We make the rifles that
way.  There is nothing wrong with the rifle.
The fixed stock is required by Massachusetts law."
     I said, this rifle was shipped to Tennessee
for purchase in Tennessee.  To which the S&W rep.
responded, "You got what you ordered.  Take it
up with your retailer."
     They did not ask me to ship it back for
replacement.  They did not allow me to ship
it back, at my expense, for replacement.
     Truly world class customer service.
     I had to have a gunsmith fix the rifle.
---
     I bought a new Weatherby PA-459 tactical 12
gauge pump action shotgun, serial number AK33899. 
     The action repeatedly jammed when attempting to
rack the slide. 
     The mechanism for holding the shells in the
tubular magazine is unreliable, causing
double feeds and jamming in the receiver
when two shells are in the receiver, instead
of one. 
     This also causes stoppages when
attempting to load the tubular magazine. 
After loading one round, the loaded round
will pop out of the tubular magazine into
the receiver preventing you from loading
the next round into the magazine.
     After having a gunsmith take it apart
and inspect it, it is clear that the design
and workmanship are poor.
     The shotgun is made in Turkey.
     I had to have a gunsmith fix it.

***** Instructors *****

     Instructors, you must demonstrate every technique
for your students.  No, it is not obvious.  No, the
student will not figure it out.  The student
has to have a model to copy. 
     This includes rhythm, the timing between the
things you do. 
     This includes pace, the speed at which you do
things.  (Two shots at 3 yards will be much faster
than two shots at 25 yards.  The student has to know
how fast to shoot.  How fast he is expected to shoot. 
How fast it is reasonable to shoot at that distance.)
     You must let the student see the demonstration from
both sides of your body.  You must demonstrate it
left handed if you have left handers in your class.
(If you're not comfortable performing left handed,
practice.  That's your duty.)

***** Pedagogy *****

 
***** Education *****

Vocabulary
http://www.ammoland.com/2016/09/firearms-vocabulary-lesson/#axzz4JZfIfch7

***** Legal and Political stuff *****

Self Defense Insurance Comparison
http://misfiresandlightstrikes.com/2016/09/12/a-comprehensive-self-defense-insurance-comparison/

     NRA Self Defnese Insurance
https://mynrainsurance.com/self-defense
     I don't know anything about it.
Just saw the advertisement and thought you
might be interested.

***** Survival Tips *****

     The Crossroads Mall was, and is still, posted as a Gun Free Zone.
This ensured that the victims were unarmed.  Hence, 8 stabbed
before a person who violated the posting shot the
"soldier of the Islamic State".  Hanging out in gun free zones
is an act of stupidity, because such zones attract criminals. 
A hero who had the courage to violate the posting is the only
reason another 100 persons were not stabbed.

Emergency fire starters
http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/4-unexpected-fire-starters-you-can-use-emergency

***** Miscellany *****

2012 NRA Annual Meetings - Women's Tactical Association
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUVP3rhLQe8
Excerpt: (in the context of police departments)
"It's cheaper to pay lawsuits than to pay the
annual cost of training [police officers]."
at 1:57

---

     Lesson plans may be found at
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/474513
or send me an email requesting the latest
version.

Cheers,
Jon

Jonathan Low
Jon_Low@yahoo.com

Saturday, September 10, 2016

CWP, 9 September 2016 Anno Domini

Greetings Sheepdogs,

***** Mindset *****

     This is what happens when you are unable
(because you're not carrying a pistol) or
unwilling (because you haven't had the
training to develop the proper mindset) to
shoot the dogs that are attacking you.
http://www.wftv.com/web/wftv/news/local/witnesses-say-jacksonville-dog-attack-victim-was-dismembered/428332897

Someone you know is attacking you. Could you respond appropriately?
http://www.grantcunningham.com/2016/08/you-know-your-attacker/

Officer Brandy Roell: 'You never give up, no matter what!'
http://www.policeone.com/Officer-Safety/articles/4206580-Officer-Brandy-Roell-You-Never-Give-Up-No-Matter-What/
     This is an example of a combat mindset.
Strive to achieve this mindset and survive.

     All mass murders occur in gun free zones.
We are not boycotting gun free zones because
the owners are anti-gun liberals, who we don't
want to support with our dollars or participation. 
We are just obeying John Farnam's dictum:
Don't go to stupid places. (gun free zones)
Don't associate with stupid people. (those who would frequent gun free zones)
Don't do stupid things. (being defenseless in gun free zones)

"Maximizing Your Performance Under Stress"
http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/maximizing-your-performance-under-stress/law-enforcement-defense-security

***** Training *****

Safe Gunhandling Rules
https://tacticalprofessor.wordpress.com/

The Four Rules of Safe Gunhandling
https://tacticalprofessor.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/fourrules-expansion.pdf

***** Tactics *****

Position for shooting under a car while taking cover behind the wheel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KdHceALpSw

***** Techniques *****

Pre-attack indicators: Conscious recognition of telegraphed cues
https://www.policeone.com/police-products/training/articles/1660205-Pre-attack-indicators-Conscious-recognition-of-telegraphed-cues/

***** Gear *****


***** Instructors *****


***** Pedagogy *****

 
***** Education *****


***** Legal and Political stuff *****

"New York To Shell Out $4.1M To Family Of
Man Killed By Incompetently-Trained Cop"
http://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2016/08/16/new-york-shell-4-1m-family-man-killed-incompetently-trained-cop/
Excerpt:
It’s a simple cost/benefit equation for the City:
. . .
     Life is cheap. 
[$4.1 million amortized over several decades]
     Training is expensive. 
[Cost of officers time in training. 
Cost of officers covering the duties of those officers in
training.  Cost of expert instructors.  Cost of ammunition. 
Cost of wear and tear on equipment.  Cost of ranges to
facilitate training.  Cost of replacing competently trained
officers.  (Competent officers are in high demand by
private security firms who pay much better than the police
department and whose work conditions are much better than
the police department's.)  Not amortize.]

     The truth will set you free. (Not false narratives.)
https://www.prageru.com/courses/race-relations/are-police-racist
and this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=134&v=fL9j_s_eLvU

Excerpt from "Law of Self Defense" by Andrew F. Branca. 
(Appendix by state, Hawaii.)
     "Hawaii has the same obligation to urge retreat as Delaware,
but adds even more conditions.  If the attacker was demanding the
person you defended do something that isn't illegal, and doing so
would end the altercation, then you have to urge them to comply
before helping them.  So if a mugger tells a woman, 'give me that
purse or I'll hurt you.'  You have to urge her to give it before
you can help her."
     Can you imagine state law that requires cowardice? 
Can you imagine the legislators who would enact such a law?
a Governor who would sign such a law? or the people who
would elect such politicians?
     Lucky you don't live in Hawaii.

***** Survival Tips *****

     Reliable intel from first person accounts
on the ground in the affected areas.
http://defense-training.com/quips/
     Don't for an instant think that it can't
happen here.  Terrorist attacks have already
occured in the U.S.

A few Survival Tips and Tricks
http://www.survivalsullivan.com/survival-tips-tricks/

First rule of gunfighting:  Have a gun.
https://www.frontsight.com/video/rc31.asp
     The French good guys never fired a shot.  The good
guys suffered no casualties.  The North African Muslim
immigrants were detered. 
     I saw this behavior under the Eiffel Tower when
I chaperoed my daughter's high school language and
art history summer trip to Spain and France in 2004. 
The Madrid subways had just been bombed.  The security
forces were out in mass.  But, the security forces
did not deter the North African Muslim immigrants. 
One of the teachers in our group had to explain
to the aggressive bad guys who I was and that I
would kill them if they did not leave.  Always
good to have someone in your group who can speak
the bad guy's language.  I did my best to project
command presence, but sometimes bad guys are just
too stupid to read body language.  (Or, I was just too
small and skinny.)

***** Miscellany *****

     Lesson plans may be found at
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/474513
or send me an email requesting the latest
version.

Cheers,
Jon

Jonathan Low
Jon_Low@yahoo.com

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

CWP, 23 August 2016 Anno Domini

Greetings Sheepdogs,

***** Mindset *****

"There are no dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

     You always wear your seat belts
when in a car, because you cannot predict
when the intoxicated driver will hit you.
You always keep a fire extinguisher in your
house, because you cannot predict when a
fire may start.  No one can predict when
the mugger or the terrorist will attack. 
You will be the first responder.  In Nashville,
the police response time is several minutes. 
Out in the rural areas, the response time
from the Sheriff can be half an hour or more.
Unless the bad guy is stopped within the
first few seconds, the event will be a mass murder.
     Last Sunday, I was standing in the
entry way to my church watching the people enter. 
A young lady, who serves on the launch team of
our church, urged me to go sit down.  I told
her that I was watching for terrorists. 
She told me that there are no terrorist.
I asked her how she knew that.
     If you assume responsibility for the safety of
your loved ones, your community, and yourself
(as only the courageous do), you will have a
high level of training and always carry concealed
weapons. 
     Some people shirk this responsibility
and expect/demand that others protect them. 
That the government protect them. 
Do you think that's possible?

     You have patriotic duties:
1.  Vote.  (Intelligently, with research aforethought.)
2.  Serve on juries when called.  (So that justice may be served. 
The citizen protected from abuse of power under color of law. 
The community protected from the predator.  If you think you're
smart because you got out of jury duty, you're wrong.)
3.  Serve in the armed forces. 
(Serving in the Reserves or National Guard counts. 
Otherwise, someone else has to protect your family
from the barbarians for you.)

     You have community responsibilities:
1.  Clean up after yourself.  (Don't litter.  That includes chewing gum.)
2.  Donate blood.  (Selling your blood to corporations does not count. 
Modern technology cannot make blood, only you can. 
Your neighbors and relatives depend on your donations to stay alive.)
3.  Raise your children to be productive law abiding citizens.
(Otherwise, the tax payers will end up taking care of them.
Having volunteered as a chaplain in the South Carolina
penal system, and having worked at TennCare, I can
assure you that taking care of the unproductive and
the criminal is extremely expensive.)

5 concealed carry pistol laser-sight myths
http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/5-concealed-carry-pistol-laser-sight-myths/recreation-leisure

Skill Set: Home Carry
http://www.thetacticalwire.com/features/230998

***** Training *****

"Your best weapon is between your ears . . . provided it's loaded."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

     Nathan Goode has several courses you might be interested in,
http://nginvestigations.com/courses/

Grip Strength Training: Part II
https://www.tacticalperformancecenter.com/blogs/the-dump-pouch/grip-strength-training-part-ii

Landon Tactical has classes you might be interested in,
http://www.langdontactical.com/
 
***** Tactics *****

"A good plan violently executed now is better
than a perfect plan executed at some indefinite
time in the future."  -- George S. Patton Jr.
 
Store owner defeats armed robber
https://www.frontsight.com/video/rc30.asp#vid
     Analysis of the event by Brad Ackman.

***** Techniques *****

"It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is,
it doesn’t matter how smart you are.
If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong."
-- Richard Feynman
 
How to Rack a Slide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSiOq_uvCmg

***** Gear *****

Bullet Penetration and Expansion
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2016/8/9/bullet-penetration-and-expansion/
     Notice how the calibers are distributed throughout
Table 2.  Notice how the velocities are distributed
throughout Table 2.  The point is they are scattered,
not bunched up. So, caliber and muzzle velocity are
not determining factors in wound volume (the amount
of tissue damaged by the bullet).
     The underlying assumption is that the cartridge
fired successfully and hit the intended target
successfully.  But, before that can happen the cartridge
must feed and chamber correctly.  So, the shape of the
bullet, length of the cartridge, etc. are the
determining factors in whether or not the gun goes bang.
Feeding and chambering are more important than the
terminal ballistics, because they precede the terminal
impact in time.

     I sent an email to Oakley (the shooting glasses
manufacturer) and got the response below.
     --- Original Message ---
From: Jonathan Low <jon_low@yahoo.com>
Received: 8/16/16 12:25:40 PM PDT
To: "standardissue@oakley.com" <standardissue@oakley.com>
Subject: Your polarized lenses
Dear Sir,
     Are your lenses vertically or horizontally polarized?
I ask because glare off the ocean (or other bodies of
water) is horizontally polarized,
so vertically polarized lenses would be most effective
at blocking that type of glare.
Whereas, glare off of certain ice structures is vertically
polarized, so horizontally polarized lenses would be
most effective against that type of glare.
Cheers,
Jonathan Low
     --- Reply Message ---
From: Oakley Standard Issue <standardissue@oakley.com>
Received: 8/18/16 9:36 AM CST
To: jon_low@yahoo.com
Hello Jonathan,
Thank you for your email regarding our polarized lenses. 
Our polarized lenses are horizontally polarized.
If you have any questions or would like immediate assistance,
please contact our Customer Care department at (800) 525-4334.
Best Regards,
Amanda
OAKLEY STANDARD ISSUE
OAKLEY, INC.
800.525.4334
www.OakleySI.com

     So, Oakley glasses would be good at preventing snow
blindness from glare off of some ice structures,
but not optimal at the beach or at sea (if you're
in the surface fleet).
Unless you turn your head 90 degrees to the side.
(Oh, you thought that was to eat a taco.)

***** Instructors *****

     How to avoid your students shooting
themselves while holstering their pistols.
http://rangemaster.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2016-08_RFTS-Newsletter.pdf

***** Pedagogy *****

Debunking Training Myths: Myth 1—People Have Different Learning Styles.
http://www.buildingshooters.com/Blog-Post-004-04-18-2016.html

***** Education *****

     I enthusiastically recommend Andrew F. Branca's seminar,
The Law of Self Defense.  I attended on Saturday, 20 August 2016
at the Nashville Armory in Nashville, TN.
http://lawofselfdefense.com/
     He gives these seminars all over the country.
http://lawofselfdefense.com/classes-and-events/
     He encourages self defense and firearms instructors
to teach the material in their courses.
http://lawofselfdefense.com/instructor-program/

***** Legal and Political stuff *****

"You carry a gun so you’re hard to kill.
Know the law so you’re hard to convict."
--Andrew F. Branca

Report: Concealed Carry Permit Holders Are Most Law Abiding Demographic
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/10/report-concealed-carry-permit-holders-are-more-law-abiding-than-police/
     More law abiding than police officers.

Texas businesses that ban guns should be liable if unarmed patrons are hurt, Dallas senator says
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20160808-texas-businesses-that-ban-guns-should-be-liable-if-unarmed-patrons-are-hurt-dallas-senator-says.ece

Could Increase in Gun Ownership Impact the Election?
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/23827-could-increase-in-gun-ownership-impact-the-election

***** Survival Tips *****

What Should You Do If Protestors Surround Your Car?
By Kevin Michalowski // 07/29/2016
https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/protestors-surround-car/
     Have everyone in your car stick their fingers
in their ears (so they don't go deaf) and close
their eyes (so they don't get glass shards in
their eyes) before shooting from within a closed car.

***** Miscellany *****

Hillary Refuses to Seek the Endorsement of Police Unions
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438823/hillary-clinton-police-unions-stand-odds-democrats-crime-gun-control
Excerpt:
     The Democratic National Convention further alienated
many police officers by announcing that it would only host
mothers of victims of police shootings, not the relatives
of police killed in the line of duty.

---

     Changing good passwords is cryptologically wrong.
Because, passwords do not become stale.
Those who advocate changing passwords periodically, 
don't understand cryptology.
-- Jonathan D. Low
Honor Graduate, Cryptologic Communications School,
Naval Technical Training Center, Cory Station,
Pensacola, Florida.

"Frequent password changes are the enemy of security, FTC technologist says"
http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/08/frequent-password-changes-are-the-enemy-of-security-ftc-technologist-says/

Microsoft: Changing Passwords Isn't Worth the Effort
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2362692,00.asp

---

     Lesson plans may be found at
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/474513
or send me an email requesting the latest
version.

Cheers,
Jon

Jonathan Low
Jon_Low@yahoo.com

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CWP, 10 August 2016 Anno Domini

Greetings Sheepdogs,

***** Mindset *****

Becoming the Civilian Defender
https://revolverscience.com/2016/04/14/becoming-the-civilian-defender/
 
***** Training *****

The Time Differences Between Carrying A Round In The Chamber… And Not
http://concealednation.org/2016/03/the-time-differences-between-carrying-a-round-in-the-chamber-and-not/

***** Tactics *****


***** Techniques *****

Practicing Awareness – Part III
https://tacticalprofessor.wordpress.com/

***** Gear *****

Handgun Self-Defense Ammunition Ballistics Test
By Chris Baker, Updated on 8/4/2016
http://www.luckygunner.com/labs/self-defense-ammo-ballistic-tests/
     As a statistician, I love data.  Check out how many
of the bullets did not mushroom at all.  Check out the
variance in the penetrations.

Brass vs. Steel Cased Ammo
http://www.luckygunner.com/labs/brass-vs-steel-cased-ammo/

Urban Carry Holsters
http://urbancarryholsters.com/
     Requires two hands. (So, I can't recommend it.) 
But, the concealment is better than
normal inside the waistband holsters.
Video at
http://urbancarryholsters.com/holsters-57/original-urban-carry/urban-carry-holster-brown.html#video

***** Instructors *****


***** Pedagogy *****


***** Education *****


***** Legal stuff *****

Attacker’s Reputation for Violence
By Andrew Branca, February 15, 2013
http://lawofselfdefense.com/attackers-reputation-for-violence/

     At the Hebrew Hogger self-defense seminar in
Nashville, TN on 7/31/2016 A.D., attorney, Dana McLendon,
recommended removal of all provocative bumper stickers from your car,
removal of all provocative posts from your social media web sites,
etc. because they will appear as exhibits in your trial, if you
should ever shoot someone in self defense.
     Not only do you need to know an attorney before the
event, you also need to know a bail bondsman before the
event.  So, you can call them if you need them, or if some
friend or relative needs them.
     In home invasion incidents, it is usually the female
who does the killing of the invader.  So, get your daughters
and wives trained, now.  They have to have the training
before the event.  Why?  Because the primary target of the
invader will be the adult male.
     If you travel through Maryland, their automated license
plate readers will read your license plate and match it to
your concealed weapons permit.  With 100% probability the
state troopers will stop you and search for weapons.  So,
Mr. McLendon recommends you rent a car and not use your car.
     Claude Werner (The Tactical Professor) recommends you
read "The Law of Self Defese" by Andrew F. Branca.
https://lawofselfdefense.com/book/

"The Five Critical Principles of the Law of Self Defense"
http://americanwarriorshow.libsyn.com/the-five-critical-principles-of-the-law-of-self-defense
Excerpts (paraphrased):
     Maintain a log of your training, so that you can
get it entered at trial.  This allows you to call
expert witnesses to testify about what you learned.
     Retreat is always a good idea, even in stand
your ground states.  It allows you to recover your
innocents.  It allows you to show you did everything
possible to avoid the incident before you used
lethal force.
     Ask for medical attention.  You won't know
that you've been injured.  You won't feel anything.

Legal Definition of Lethal Force
https://legallyconcealed.org/legal-definition-of-lethal-force/

***** Survival Tips *****


***** Miscellany *****

     Police officers apprehend theft suspect in Stockholm, Sweden.
http://www.policeone.com/international/articles/204581006-Photo-Bikini-clad-Swedish-cop-takes-down-suspect/

     Because the truth will set you free.
http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2016/08/08/erik-prince-hillary-clinton-playing-fast-and-loose-with-national-security-very-likely-caused-iranian-nuclear-scientists-death/

     Lesson plans may be found at
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/474513
or send me an email requesting the latest
version.

Cheers,
Jon

Jonathan Low
Jon_Low@yahoo.com

Friday, July 29, 2016

CWP, 29 July 2016 Anno Domini

Greetings Sheepdogs,

***** Mindset *****

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil:
God will not hold us guiltless.
Not to speak is to speak.
Not to act is to act.”
-- Greg Ellifritz

A Pistol?
http://defense-training.com/quips/

THE NEW THREAT PARADIGM
http://blog.suarezinternational.com/2016/07/the-new-threat-paradigm.html
 
***** Training *****

The Art of Instructing (Part 1 of 2)
http://www.dtioperator.com/free-content/the-art-of-instructing-part-1-of-2/

Range Conduct & Firearms Safety
http://www.dtioperator.com/free-videos/
     Be careful what you teach.
Because your students will do in combat
whatever you have trained them to do,
no matter how ridiculous.
     Be careful what you practice.
Because you will do in combat whatever
you have practiced in training, no matter
how ridiculous.

Skills Check: The 3-Second Drill
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2016/7/12/skills-check-the-3-second-drill/

Shooting Scans
http://www.ammoland.com/2016/07/gun-education-jeff-gonzales-shooting-scans/
Excerpt:
". . . on the battlefield, sometimes it’s not who’s the best
trained or who has the coolest gear, a lot of times it boils
down to who sees who first . . ."

"Lessons for the Ladies"
by Il Ling New - Thursday, April 28, 2016
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2016/4/28/lessons-for-the-ladies/
Excerpts:
     You may have family and friends who are shooters.
They may be sure they were put on this earth to
teach you, and insist upon doing so.
     But, here are some proper responses.
"No." "Stop." "Don't." You get the idea.
---
     Remember, just as in driving or cooking,
the fact someone has been doing something a
long time doesn't mean he does it well. Even
if he does it well, that doesn't mean he can
teach others to do it well.
---
     As I say to men and women alike, guns are like shoes.
They have to fit. That means they have to fit both the
occasion — training, carry, car, etc. — and the user.
Much like shoes, you are the best, and possibly the only,
person to judge that fit. Even more like shoes, guns are
best chosen after being tried out a bit.
---
     And don't buy cheap. Just like with shoes,
you get what you pay for.
---
Just Another Appliance
     Do not be afraid. Remember, ladies, firearms are
a part of our heritage. In the pioneer days, women
treated guns like just another household tool.
Pesky bear in the garden? Grab that rifle and take
care of the problem.  Cupboard bare and men off in
the fields? That shotgun leaned up in the corner
ought to bring a bird or two for supper.
---
     Last, but absolutely not least, always remember
your mind is your primary weapon. A good defensive
firearm course will teach you things above and beyond
what you can do with a handgun. Just in the act of
taking a class, you're on your way to gaining the
most important protective asset of all — the foundation
of a strong defensive mindset.
---
     Learning to shoot: fun.
Having my own pistol or pistols: cool.
Knowing how to use it: priceless.

***** Tactics *****

FORGET PELVIC SHOTS
http://blog.suarezinternational.com/2016/07/forget-pelvic-shots.html

***** Techniques *****

Recoil management for fast double taps
http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/recoil-management-for-fast-double-taps/recreation-leisure
     The author is assuming that the reader is using
an isosceles grip, as opposed to a Weaver grip.

***** Gear *****

Do NOT Use These Types of Holsters
http://preparedgunowners.com/2016/07/19/do-not-use-these-types-of-holsters/

To Flap Or Not?
http://americanhandgunner.com/to-flap-or-not/
(Whether or not to have a flap on your magazine pouch.)

     Cleaning the bore of your barrel has always
been the most difficult part of gun cleaning
(especially with 155mm Howitzers, we used nylon
bristled bore brushes and CLP, no joke).  I used
to use chamber brushes to bore out my .45 ACP
barrels.  I used to put my cleaning rods in the
chuck of my electric drills.
     But, now Brownells sells the
"Double Tuff Bore Brush" in every size imaginable. 
These bronze bore brushes are much stiffer than
ordinary bore brushes. It takes quite a bit more
effort to push and pull these brushes through
your bore.  But, the cleaning effect is much better. 
I can now get my bores glassy smooth in 40 strokes
instead of the usual 120 strokes. 
I'm anally retentive.  I use a bore scope.
     If you are satisfied with rough spots in
your bore from fouling, shame on you.  That
"good enough for government work" attitude
will get you killed.

Arma Dynamics, printable targets,
http://www.arma-dynamics.com/printable-targets.html

***** Instructors *****


***** Pedagogy *****


***** Education *****

Safety in Thailand: Tips & Advice
(of course this applies every where in the world)
http://www.bankerinthesun.com/2016/07/safety-in-thailand-tips-advice/

Criminals Think Differently – Understand Them & Remain Armed
Posted on July 13, 2016 by Col. Ben Findley
http://www.ammoland.com/2016/07/criminals-think-differently/#axzz4ELWg3YJy

John Farnam's videos
http://www.dtioperator.com/free-videos/

The Reliability of the Revolver vs. the Semi-Automatic Handgun
http://www.ammoland.com/2016/07/reliability-revolver-vs-semi-automatic-handgun/

***** Legal stuff *****

Drunk, angry guy is kicking your front door,
but the court decides that YOU are the aggressor?
By Andrew Branca, March 22, 2013
http://lawofselfdefense.com/drunk-angry-guy-is-kicking-your-front-door-but-the-court-decides-that-you-are-the-aggressor/

Self-Defense Immunity Laws: Which States Protect You Best?
http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/07/self-defense-immunity-laws-which-states-protect-you-best/

Excerpt from Andrew Branca's email on
why you need to know the self-defense law:
. . .
     The first is an extension of the adage,
"when seconds count the police are only minutes away." 
In the same way, when you see that aggressors' knife
you won't have time to pick up the phone, chat with
your lawyer's receptionist, get forwarded through to
his office, explain the situation, wait for him to do
some research, then finally get his call back with
the expert opinion you require.  By then it will be
far too late.
     The second is that, sadly, your lawyer may not
be as good at self-defense law as you'd like to think. 
Not possible?  Think again.  The typical lawyer is
not well trained in self defense law.  In my three
years of law school we spent perhaps as many minutes
on the subject of self-defense, and that experience
is common to all the lawyers with whom I'm familiar. 
In addition, few lawyers encounter "genuine"
self-defense cases in their practice (that is,
self-defense claims by otherwise law-abiding citizens,
as opposed to the ridiculous claims of self-defense
often raised by thugs).
     So what happens if your lawyer doesn't know
what he needs to know?  You go to jail. 
Don't believe me?  Just ask Adam Barker, whose
lawyer's mistake cost him ten years hard prison time:
http://lawofselfdefense.com/when-trial-courts-go-stupid-on-self-defense-law/

Can a “colorful” past damage a claim of self defense?
http://lawofselfdefense.com/in-can-a-colorful-past-damage-a-claim-of-self-defense/

***** Survival Tips *****

Take a defensive driving course.
It may save your life. 
It may reduce your insurance rate.

Breaking through road blocks
http://straightforwardinacrookedworld.blogspot.com/2009/08/dark-arts-for-good-guys-break-on_19.html
     The technique described is correct.
But the physics is a bit more subtle
than the given explanation.

***** Miscellany *****

Crime Prevention Research Center (John Lott, et al)
http://crimeresearch.org
Study,
http://crimeresearch.org/2016/07/new-study-14-5-million-concealed-handgun-permits-last-year-saw-largest-increase-ever-number-permits/
Excerpt:  "6.1% of the adult population now has a concealed handgun permit."
(not including states with Constitutional Carry)

Take a survey to help establish a database of
public opinion on what constitutes reasonable
force for police officers.
http://responsetoresistance.com/take-the-survey/

     Lesson plans may be found at
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/474513
or send me an email requesting the latest
version.

Cheers,
Jon

Jonathan Low
Jon_Low@yahoo.com

Thursday, July 21, 2016

CWP, 21 July 2016 Anno Domini

Greetings Sheepdogs,

***** Mindset *****

"Missouri liquor store robber almost wins Darwin Award"
(legal analysis of an armed robbery and
the good guy who stopped it without firing a shot)
Posted by Andrew Branca      
Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 4:15pm
http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/09/missouri-liquor-store-robber-almost-wins-darwin-award/
 
***** Training *****

". . . sight alignment, sight picture, and trigger control . . ."
http://www.ignatius-piazza-front-sight.com/2016/07/09/new-front-sight-training-article-29/

Good Shooting Habits by Sheriff Jim Wilson
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2016/7/13/good-shooting-habits/
     You will execute in combat what you have
practiced in training, no matter how ridiculous.

"The Law of Self Defense" seminar by Andrew Branca
http://lawofselfdefense.com/events/category/tennessee/
Nashville Armory
4290 Kenilwood Drive
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
August 20, 2016
09:00 to 16:00
    I'm attending.  Hope you can join us.

***** Tactics *****

Skill Set: Problem Solving
http://www.thetacticalwire.com/features/230848

***** Techniques *****

     I met a gentleman at Strategic Edge Gun Range,
of which I am a member.  He and his son had recently
attended a class given by Sergeant Major Pat McNamara,
U.S. Army retired.  My friend at the range told us
that SGM McNamara teaches wrapping your trigger
finger around the trigger so that the tip of your
trigger finger is pointing back towards you.  With
a standard 1911 type pistol, this means you cannot
lay your firing side thumb flat against the side of
the pistol, but rather the thumb sticks out away
from the pistol.  This means the barrel is not in
line with the bones of the firing side forearm.
     I couldn't believe the SGM would teach this
because it contradicts what I had learned at
several gun schools.  But, it's true, that is
what SGM McNamara teaches,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8JX2hZR_6g
     However, I notice that SGM McNamara does not
use this technique when he shoots,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5vuKtIfvGY

***** Gear *****

Browning 1911's in .380 ACP
http://www.browning.com/products/firearms/pistols/1911-380/current-production.html
     These are supposed to be 85% the size of
standard 1911's in .45 ACP.  Which would appeal
to persons with smaller hands or shorter fingers.

Scope primer
https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/optics-buying-guide-the-scope-glossary/

     A student brought his Sig Sauer P320 to class.
It field strips easily.  The trigger mechanism is
the only serialized part.  The grips can be changed
to fit your hand.  The barrel and slide can be
changed to accommodate different caliber ammunition.
     The student neglected to bring dummy ammo to
the live fire exercises.  So, I inserted one of his
9mm rounds backwards into his magazine, as this
had always worked to induce malfunctions with other
pistols.  The P320 automatically ejected the
backward round and chambered the next round as if
the backward round were not there.  I was surprised.
So, we tried it several more times and the P320
automatically ejected the backward round and
loaded the next round every time the action was
cycled.  I can only conclude that it is designed
that way.
     The magazine release button may be set up
left or right handed, similar to the Smith & Wesson
M&P.  But, it is not ambidextrous, as is the
Springfield Armory XD and others.

***** Instructors *****


***** Pedagogy *****


***** Education *****


***** Miscellany *****

Mass Public Shooting at Nightclub in South Carolina
stopped by Concealed Handgun Permit holder
http://crimeresearch.org/2016/06/mass-public-shooting-at-nightclub-in-south-carolina-stopped-by-concealed-handgun-permit-holder/
Primary source,
http://m.wistv.com/wistv/db_344871/contentdetail.htm?full=true&contentguid=K9OUD2EU&pn=&ps=#display
Many other cases,
http://crimeresearch.org/2015/04/uber-driver-in-chicago-stops-mass-public-shooting/

     Lesson plans may be found at
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/474513
or send me an email requesting the latest
version.

Cheers,
Jon

Jonathan Low
Jon_Low@yahoo.com