CWP, 2 May 2014 A.D.
Greetings Concealed Weapons Permittees,
***** Mindset *****
Sheriff David Clarke Jr.
***** Training *****
One handed presentation from concealment with
a closed front garment. By John Holschen.
When I was studying physics in academia,
Prof. Christ asked us for the correct statement
as to the speed of light.
"Nothing can travel faster than light."
False. You can shoot electrons through a quartz
crystal at 0.99 times the speed of light in a vacuum, c.
While light travels through the quartz crystal at
about 0.6 c. Quartz has a high index of refraction,
so the light is moving slow. The electrons are
moving faster than the light.
"Nothing can travel faster than the speed
of light in a vacuum." False. Imagine you're on
the Earth shining a laser on the Moon. Move the
laser ever so slightly, ever so slowly, and the
spot of light on the Moon easily moves across the
surface of the Moon at greater than c.
"Information cannot travel faster than
the speed of light in a vacuum." That's about
all you can say within the Theory of Relativity
if you want to avoid causality problems.
It takes a bit of thought, experiment, and
experience to get it right. It's not obvious.
Similarly, at Front Sight they say that
in combat you will be half as good as you are
on your best day on the range. Other schools
say, in combat you will revert to your training.
I think Tactical Response is closer to the
truth when they say,
You will NOT rise to the occasion.
You will NOT default to your level of training.
You will only default to the level of training
that you have MASTERED.
It takes 2000 repetitions to engrain muscle
memory. It takes 10,000 hours of dedicated
practice to reach a level of mastery. That's
how long it takes the average world class
athlete or concert musician. That' how long
the Beatles took.
I took the Fighting Pistol class at Tactical
Response in Camden, TN on April 26-27, 2014 A.D.
I learned the Stanford Scan,
while maintaining the two handed grip, bend the elbows and
rotate from the shoulders to bring the pistol in close to the
side of your head (so no one can take the pistol from you)
with the pistol pointing up (so the pistol is not pointing at
anyone while you rotate 360 azimuthal degrees).
Look around, completely around yourself.
This differs from the Sul (Portugese, south) position scan
that I had learned in military police training in 2002 A.D. and
in NRA police training. Where we point the pistol down while
holding it in close to our chest. The standard Sul position
has the support side hand against the chest with the pistol
and firing side hand on top. The retention Sul position has
the support side hand on top of the pistol and firing side hand.
The Stanford Scan is better because the good guy
maintains the proper two handed grip. Which allows a
more reliable and faster presentation to the target.
I learned lots of good stuff. I hightly recommend
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***** News (as opposed to propaganda) *****
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