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

Friday, June 24, 2016

CWP, 24 June 2016 A.D.

Greetings Sheepdogs,

***** Mindset *****

"I Cower To No One" by Marcus Luttrell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L49JRd2N0Ho
Excerpt:
Don't ever confuse me for my politicians or my media.

Where Confidence Comes From
by Dr. Raymond Prior
https://www.ssusa.org/articles/2016/6/17/where-confidence-comes-from/

Kidnapping by Multiple Attackers Caught on Camera
in Venezuela
https://activeselfprotection.com/kidnapping-by-multiple-attackers-caught-on-camera/
Excerpt:
Never let anyone take you to a second location. 
Better to fight to the death where you are.

***** Training *****


***** Education *****

Concealed Carry Tips:
Things I've Learned from My CCW Journey
Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_XAKRDkKW4
     Decide to carry and persevere, be flexible,
experiment to find a place on your body that
allows concealed carry.
Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nstDmbD9P9Y
     Don't touch your gun in public, purchase
quality gear from the beginning, keep gun tight
against your body.
Part 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5Y2f5Eip9s
     Bend from the knees, not the waist; conceal
with loose fitting garments; wear dark solid colors
or patterned garments.
Part 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoGPYPQQNoQ
     Wear your gun when shopping for clothes;
check belt loop location; practice before leaving
home.
Part 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSF6V6-T8kA
     Be aware of your surroundings; be aware of the
gun laws in the state you are traveling through,
list of smart phone apps; wear accessories that
draw attention away from the place on your body
that you are carrying.
Part 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frOJ3aHDfqA
     Tilt pistol forward, so grip doesn't stick out
the back; have at least two carry guns that operate
the same way; clean your gun weekly.

[I clean my body everyday.  Why wouldn't I clean my
gun as often?  Doesn't everyone wear their gun when
they shower?  John Wayne did.  Are you old enough
to remember that movie? - Jon Low]

***** Tactics *****

Waiting will get you killed
http://www.activeresponsetraining.net/waiting-will-get-you-killed

The Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting
http://www.activeresponsetraining.net/the-orlando-pulse-nightclub-shooting
Excerpt:
1) No one is coming to save you.
2) You had better bring your “A-game.” 
"You need to have enough skill with your handgun to
outpace the other guy’s skill with his rifle."
That’s practical advice.  How many of you are working
hard enough on your pistol skills to make it happen?
3) Hiding and playing dead aren’t very good options.
4) You may have to attack the killer even if you are
unarmed.
5) Being aware of all possible exits and choosing a
"tactical" spot to hang out in a bar are both very
important considerations.
6) Head Shots.  (body armor, explosive vests)

Real Live Tueller Drill, 2016
http://weaponsman.com/?p=32559

Lessons Learned from the Orlando Shooting Police Response
http://www.activeresponsetraining.net/lessons-learned-from-the-orlando-shooting-police-response

***** Techniques *****

The AR-15 does a lot of things well. Except this.
by: Grant Cunningham
http://www.grantcunningham.com/2016/06/the-ar-15-does-a-lot-of-things-well-except-this/
     It's not just the M-16's, when training with Uzi's
we had to compensate for the height-over-bore at close
range.  Otherwise, you're going to miss the head shot.

***** Gear *****

Beginner Carry School - Introduction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhCmIZHeVtM
     No, revolvers are not simpler to use. 
Revolvers are much more difficult to reload.
You can't clear revolver malfunctions in real time.
Yes, revolvers can malfunction.  No, pulling the
trigger does not clear all revolver malfunctions.
     Yes, hammerless revolvers are appropriate for
firing from inside a purse or inside a jacket
pocket.

"1911 Test Time — Safety Checks 101" by Bob Boyd
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2016/6/1/1911-test-time-safety-checks-101/

***** Instructors *****


***** Pedagogy *****

"Awareness is Impossible" by Kathy Jackson
http://www.corneredcat.com/article/psychology-and-physiology/awareness-is-impossible/
Excerpt:
". . . people don’t notice
what they did not notice . . ."

***** Legal Stuff *****

Andrew Branca, Law of Self Defense
http://www.gundigeststore.com/the-law-of-self-defense-3rd-edition?utm_source=emedia_blast&utm_campaign=gds-cpd-hs-160617-R3888-[Nouns]&utm_content=855246_GDS160617+-++Promo+-+Law+of+Self+Defense+3rd+Edition+%5bNouns%5d&utm_medium=email
Excerpts:
1.  You have to be the innocent person.  You cannot have
started the fight.
2.  The deadly threat has to be imminent.
3.  The force you use has to be proportional to the threat.
4.  In some states (16 states), you have a duty to retreat. 
So, you have to take a safe avenue of escape, if it exists.
34 states, including California, have stand your ground
laws.  In California you may pursue your attacker if
necessary for your safety.
5.  You have to genuinely believe that the bad guy will
cause death or serious bodily harm.  A reasonable person
would have to believe that what you did was reasonable.
     Stand your ground laws eliminate the legal need to
retreat.
     Conduct after the event is all important.  Call
911 immediately!  Stay at the scene, if it's safe to do
so.  If not, get to a safe place, and then call 911 to
report that you have been attacked and defended yourself.
Running away is an act of the guilty.  Failing to report
the incident is an act of the guilty.
     95% of self defense claims at criminal trials are
false.  Real self defense never gets to trial.
     Concealed carry permittees have a lower crime rate
than police officers.

"Man With Concealed Carry Permit Kills
Racist Attacker At Waffle House"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXhfJ4LNgIs
     It is common for people to lie to police when
questioned.  You just write it all down, but you
don't dare believe a word of it.  Good thing there
was video of this incident.

"U.S. Supreme court rejects challenge
to state assault weapon bans"
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-supreme-court-rejects-challenge-to-state-assault-weapon-bans/ar-AAhkQ4r?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp
     This headline is misleading.  It takes the
votes of 5 justices of the U.S. Supreme Court
to bring a case before the court for a hearing. 
So, the U.S. Supreme Court did not reject the
challenge, they let stand the lower court's ruling.
It's hard to get 5 votes for a case, because there
are only 8 justices on the court, since Justice
Scalia's death.  So, to overturn a liberal lower
court ruling, one of the liberal justices would
have to vote to hear the case.  That ain't going
to happen.
     This situation is different from  the recent
4 to 4 vote by the Supreme Court that resulted in
upholding the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling
(that Obama's executive order not to deport illegal
aliens is unconstitutional).
In that situation, the case was heard by the
Supreme Court

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


***** Political *****

"Slippery Slope!" by John Farnam
http://defense-training.com/2016/slippery-slope/
     This is history in the making.  This is why we were
required to read "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell
and "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley in high school.
Those who don't understand (ignorant) or can't see
(stupid) the big picture, will always go along to get
along with the tyrants.
     It's up to you to study and research so that you
understand the big picture.  It is your responsibility
to ensure your children understand the big picture.
So, they are never deceived by the tyrants.
     If your children grow up to only vote for those
who would protect our liberty, you have succeeded in
one of your basic parental duties.

Dept. of Justice overrules FBI on gun sales debate,
DOJ says no-fly list can be used to stop gun sales
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/16/doj-overrules-fbi-gun-sales-debate/
     There is no publically stated criteria for being
placed on the no-fly list.  There is no way to appeal
being falsely put on the no-fly list.  Unless you are
Senator Ted Kennedy, once on the no-fly list you're
stuck for the rest of your life.  Can you say, "Abuse
of power under color of law?"

NRA and ACLU oppose Department of Justice ruling
on use of no-fly list to ban gun sales
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/lynch-justice-no-fly-guns/2016/06/17/id/734404/
     It is always extremely difficult to find the nameless
faceless bureaucrat responsible for placing your name on
the no-fly list.  But, if you are able to, the charge
should be "Abuse of power under color of law and actions
outside the scope of his job description."  If you can
get the judge to agree with the "outside the scope of
his job description" part of the charge, you can prevent
his employer (usually the federal government) from paying
for his defense, including government attorneys; and you
can sue him as an individual, much easier than suing the
federal government.
     There is nothing quite so satisfying as causing
a federal bureaucrat to shit in his pants.

"Surrendering to Death" by Gavin McInnes
http://takimag.com/article/surrendering_to_death_gavin_mcinnes#axzz4BrzWud4Z
     Discussion of the Bataclan attack in Paris.

Pop Culture Pacifists:
Making the World a More Dangerous Place
http://www.studentofthegun.com/blog/2016/06/pop-culture-pacifists-making-the-world-a-more-dangerous-place/

***** Miscellaneous *****

     And now, for the scholars among us . . .
"In January 2013, President Barack Obama issued
23 executive orders directing federal agencies
to improve knowledge of the causes of firearm
violence, what might help prevent it, and how
to minimize its burden on public health. One of
these orders directed the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) to, along with
other federal agencies, immediately begin
identifying the most pressing problems in
firearm violence research. The CDC and the
CDC Foundation asked the IOM (Institute of
Medicine), in collaboration with the National
Research Council, to convene a committee
tasked with developing a potential research
agenda that focuses on the causes of,
possible interventions to, and strategies to
minimize the burden of firearm-related
violence. The committee’s proposed research
agenda focuses on the characteristics of
firearm violence, risk and protective factors,
interventions and strategies, the impact of
gun safety technology, and the influence of
video games and other media."
     The report is complete.  Here is the
primary source,
"Priorities for Research to Reduce
the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence"
http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2013/Priorities-for-Research-to-Reduce-the-Threat-of-Firearm-Related-Violence.aspx
     Here is Slate's take on the report,
"Rethinking Gun Control"
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/human_nature/2013/06/handguns_suicides_mass_shootings_deaths_and_self_defense_findings_from_a.html
     Here is Breitbart's take on CNN's and Slate's
take on the report,
"CNN Host Costello Crushed by Facts on Gun Violence"
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/23/goa-shuts-inquisition-cnns-carol-costello-forgot-mention-defensive-gun-uses/
     As my English teacher, Prof. Yerkes (English
Department, Columbia University), said,
"There is no journalism.  There is only propaganda."
 
     A recent lesson plan is at
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/474513
For the latest, send me an email,
Jon_Low@yahoo.com.

Cheers,
Jon

Thursday, June 16, 2016

CWP, 16 June 2016 A.D.

Greetings Sheepdogs,
     I offer you some text to share with your
friends who may not understand --

     Remember how Paul Revere warned us that the
British were coming?  Well, I'm here to tell you
that the Jihadist are here and their purpose in
life is to kill you.  So, arm yourself, and get
professional training in the use of your arms.
If you choose not to arm yourself and get training,
you are choosing to be a victim.
     Train your children. 
The NRA has instructors who will teach you. 
Check the NRA Instructor's web site at
http://www.nrainstructors.org/search.aspx
Search for self defense classes.  There are many
gun schools in our country.  Take advantage of
them.  They don't exist in other countries.
     I am not a prophet.  I am an intelligence
analyst.  My name is Jonathan Low, Staff Sergeant
United States Marine Corps.  My military
occupational specialty is Intelligence Specialist,
MOS 0231.  Unfortunately, I do know
what I'm talking about.
---
     Believing that you are safe in a gun free
zone is a grotesque superstition.  All mass
murders occur in gun free zones, because the
terrorists know that no one will shoot back
at them.
     Terrorist who attempt mass murder in
gun friendly places such as Garland, TX are
immediately killed, so no mass murder occurs.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/05/us/garland-texas-prophet-mohammed-contest-shooting/index.html
---
Here is an announcement (2013) from Sheriff David Clarke
of Milwaukee County:
     “I’m Sheriff David Clarke, and I want to talk to
you about something personal:  Your safety.
It’s no longer a spectator sport. I need you in the game,
but are you ready?  With so many officers furloughed,
simply calling 911 and waiting for us to arrive is not
your best option.  You can beg for mercy from a violent
criminal, hide under your bed, or you can fight back.
     But, are you prepared?  Consider taking a certified
safety course in handling a firearm, so you can defend
yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect
yourself and your family.
     We’re partners now. Can I count on you?”
---
     Keeping and bearing arms is Biblical.
“Then Jesus said to His disciples,
whoever does not have a sword
should sell his coat and buy a sword.”
– Book of Luke 22:36, New Life Version of the Bible
This is a transliteration of an ancient text.
The sword was the standard sidearm of the time.
Jesus is saying that self-defense is more
important than staying warm in the winter.
A modern translation would be,
“Then Jesus said to His disciples,
whoever does not have a pistol
should sell his smart phone and buy a pistol.”
---
"Those who carried materials
did their work with one hand
and held a weapon in the other,
and each of the builders wore
his sword at his side as he worked."
-- Nehemiah 4:17-18

"... each had his weapon,
even when he went for water."
-- Nehemiah 4:23, New International Version Bible

Scripture used by the 14th Marines chaplain
in a sermon urging us to carry our weapons
at all times.

***** Mindset *****

"A Few Thoughts on the Orlando Massacre"
https://civiliangunfighter.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/a-few-thoughts-on-the-orlando-massacre/

"Gun-Free Zones"
http://defense-training.com/2016/gun-free-zones/

***** Training *****


***** Education *****


***** Tactics *****

Be a bad witness, part 2
http://www.corneredcat.com/be-a-bad-witness-part-2/
Excerpt:
Accept that danger can happen. To you.
Accept that you won’t necessarily ever know the end of the story.
Accept that you may have to abandon belongings
Learn how to effectively get behind cover

Lessons from the Headlines: Abduction Attempt
http://www.corneredcat.com/lessons-from-the-headlines-abduction-attempt/
Excerpt:
The mom in this case did the right thing
and saved her daughter’s life with the tools
she had — her own empty hands.
[Another lesson is that young girls are always
high value targets for criminals. -- Jon Low]

***** Techniques *****

"Motion vs. Action"
http://www.thetacticalwire.com/features/230804
Excerpt:
This principle applies to all aspects of your life.

***** Gear *****


***** Instructors *****


***** Pedagogy *****


***** Legal Stuff *****

"Missouri gun bill would allow concealed carry without
training, creates a ‘stand your ground’ law"
http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article82131307.html

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

Better And Better
http://maypeacebewithyou.blogspot.com/
Scroll down to
"Monday, March 28, 2016
Gotcha."
Excerpt:
I think that it's important for parents
to know who their children are dating.

***** Political *****


***** Miscellaneous *****

"HARSH REALITY:
Police Are Not Highly Trained Firearms Experts"
http://bearingarms.com/mike-m/2016/06/02/individual-safety-whos-responsible/
Excerpts:
     Low light qualification and training tends to be rare,
in part because police administrators worry about
officers shooting each other.
     Most police officers are much more likely to miss
than hit their targets.

"Are Cops Good Shooters?"
http://www.activeresponsetraining.net/are-cops-good-shooters
Excerpt:
Most cops are not “gun people.”  Most don’t train on
their own or go to professional classes.  Most don’t
have more than a passing interest in the art of
shooting.

     A recent lesson plan is at
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/474513
For the latest, send me an email,
Jon_Low@yahoo.com.

Cheers,
Jon