Monday, August 18, 2014

CWP, 18 August 2014 A.D.
Greetings Concealed Weapons Permittees,

***** Mindset *****

"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you …
it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun."
-- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

***** Training *****

     "There's no amount of talking about
marksmanship that can make you better.
Marksmanship isn't about talking.
It's about doing." -- Chris Cheng, Top Shot

     "A Training Roadmap – one instructor’s suggestions (1 of 2)"
by Brannon LeBouef
     "A Training Roadmap – One Instructor’s Suggestions (2 of 2)"
by Brannon LeBouef
     Mr. LeBouef recommends first aid medical training. 
     I think CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation ) and
AED (automated external defibrillator ) would also be useful.
     I would add water safety and rescue training.
     Stop the bleeding (direct pressure, tourniquet
[Yes, the Red Cross teaches tourniquets now days.]),
start the breathing, treat for shock, and get help.
     Mr. LeBouef recommends defensive/evasive driving training. 
That can be fairly expensive.  There are many cars
that you would not want to attempt to spin around. 
All SUV's are unstable.  Friends in my Marine Corps reserve unit
who had recently returned from a driving course at a Georgia Police
training facility told me that they were trained to bump the back end
of the fleeing car with the front end of their car in a sideways
direction to cause the fleeing car to spin out, but never to do this
to an SUV, because it will flip over.
(Sorry, I can't remember the technical term for this maneuver.)
     Practicing driving backwards is useful and practical. 
Be careful, because cars are not stable when driven backwards.

"Using a Mounted Light for Home Defense"
by Tatiana Whitlock

"Firearms Terminology Lesson #1
Clip vs. Magazine
     Click on the picture to see an enlarged version.

     Why do we train?  To find out which tactics
and gear do and don't work for us.  Everyone is
different.  The only way to learn this is by
doing.  You can't read reviews or watch YouTube
videos to get this information.

***** Gear *****

     Several people have asked me what they
should buy, as in everything in a complete set.
So, this is my recommendation without knowing
anything about the person.
     A stiff belt to hold your heavy gun and ammo - $40
Make:  Blackhawk
Model:  CQB/Rigger's Belt,800,1384.htm
     Suspenders to hold your up your belt and gear - $14
Make:  Perry Products, Inc.
Model:  2" wide, 48" length
     A pistol - $460
Make:  Springfield Armory
Model:  XD chambered in .45 ACP with a 4 inch barrel
No thumb safety, because simpler is better and
requires less training to master.
     A holster - $30
Make:  Alien Gear
Model:  Springfield XD 4 inch barrel IWB Holster (Inside the Waistband)
     A flashlight - $70
Make:  Surefire
Model:  G2X
     A pouch to hold your magazine and flashlight - $62
Make:  Galco
     Total cost - $676

"Using a Mounted Light for Home Defense"
by Tatiana Whitlock

***** Promotions *****

Sprinfield Armory promotion.
     I mention this because I like
Springfield Armory XD pistols.  I find
them well designed and reliable.
For instance, the serrations on the
back of the slide are back behind where
your thumb contacts the slide.  So, the
shooter doesn't get a callus on the side
of his thumb, as with some model 1911's.

***** News *****

Blind people with guns
     Yes, blind people hunt with guns,
possess concealed weapons permits, are
just like you and me.

***** Recall *****

Recall of Remington Model 700 and Model 7 rifles.


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