***** 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
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
Skill Set: Home Carry
***** 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,
Grip Strength Training: Part II
Landon Tactical has classes you might be interested in,
***** 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
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
***** Gear *****
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Received: 8/16/16 12:25:40 PM PDT
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Your polarized lenses
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.
--- Reply Message ---
From: Oakley Standard Issue <email@example.com>
Received: 8/18/16 9:36 AM CST
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.
OAKLEY STANDARD ISSUE
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.
***** Pedagogy *****
Debunking Training Myths: Myth 1—People Have Different Learning Styles.
***** 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.
He gives these seminars all over the country.
He encourages self defense and firearms instructors
to teach the material in their courses.
***** 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
More law abiding than police officers.
Texas businesses that ban guns should be liable if unarmed patrons are hurt, Dallas senator says
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
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
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,
"Frequent password changes are the enemy of security, FTC technologist says"
Microsoft: Changing Passwords Isn't Worth the Effort
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