***** Mindset *****
A human being should be able to change a diaper,
plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship,
design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort
the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate,
act alone, solve equations, analyze a new
problem, pitch manure, program a computer,
cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die
gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
– Robert A. Heinlein
"I'm going to win!" interviews with Jared Reston
"You gotta fight back. You gotta fight, you can’t freeze.
You need to prep yourself for these violent encounters,
and do it now. Don’t ever think you’re gonna rise to
the occasion . . .
You’re gonna fall back on your training.”
The incident occurred at night. Officer Reston
was using a .40 caliber Glock model G22.
Jared Reston was shot seven times during the gun
fight, but continued to fight and won.
Keep a wound kit in your car.
Use a 9mm because you won't have to reload and
the less recoil allows for more accurate shots.
Officer Reston fired 14 rounds, he had 7 hits,
2 rounds were fatal. 50% hits. 14% fatal hits.
You've got to take a class from a reputable
instructor to learn how to train. Then you can do
your training dry.
[I paraphrase below. - Jon Low]
You have to use your sights. Point shooting is
It wasn't stressful. Getting shot didn't hurt.
You're confident in your skills.
Does that (screwing your muzzle into his head
and firing) bother you? No, because I've done it
a thousand times in my head. [Visualization works.
- Jon Low]
Killing the people I've killed has never
bothered me. Because they made the decision to have
me kill them. [This guy will never suffer from
PTSD. - Jon Low]
The difference between fighters and warriors.
Fighters need to get angry to fight. Warriors never
get angry. They're just doing their job. They are
professionals. Calm detached professionalism.
There are people out there who need to be killed.
Concealed Carry and Driving . . .
Let the asshole driver pass you or have that coveted
parking spot, and don’t return the middle finger
salute. The one time I ever reached for my gun while
driving, it was because my passenger flipped off a
guy that pulled out in front of us. Stuck in traffic,
and with no apparent escape avenue for my vehicle,
when the large gentleman angrily exited his truck
and started toward my door, I preemptively reached
back to grip my holstered gun. I am convinced that
the obvious motion that telegraphed my action is
what caused him to do an abrupt about face and
return to his vehicle. I don’t share this
experience as a model of what to do, but rather
what NOT to do! It was no big deal in the end,
but I had a strong discussion with my passenger
about the realities of the fact that I carried a
. . .
Just as with any other activity, when carrying,
you are held to higher standard of conduct that
does not tolerate impertinent lapses of judgement.
***** Training *****
LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CAMP, September 12–16, 2016
Open to LAW ENFORCEMENT, MILITARY, AND PRIVATE SECURITY PERSONNEL
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The OODA Loop from a Different Perspective . . .
One’s ability to correctly orient to a situation is
directly related to the filters through which they
interact with the world. I am convinced that this is
why some people cannot understand the importance of
self-protection and the validity of gun ownership.
If they’ve never had their beliefs and ideals
challenged by reality or experience, then they lack
the proper mental and emotional framework to even
comprehend our arguments.
***** Legal Stuff *****
9th Circuit Court of Appeals:
No right to carry concealed weapons in public
A three-member panel of the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
has placed a hold on U.S. District Judge
Richard Leon’s May 17, 2016 pro-gun ruling.
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