Monday, December 15, 2014

CWP, 15 December 2014 A.D.

Greetings Concealed Weapons Permittees,

***** Mindset *****

     This is why you have to carry your gun.
"Obama Deputies Free 30,862 Foreign Criminals"!
     Primary source document:

     "Unintentionally Shooting Someone Else"
     "Many guns are not drop safe."
     "If you can't afford a twenty dollar fire
safe from a home supply store to secure your
pistol, then sell something so you can."
     "When you're around others, you have the
responsibility to be sure your gun handling is
impeccable. 'Muscle memory' isn't going to
cut it. You have to make conscious and
deliberate decisions to consider the safety
of others. The smallest error can be
incredibly costly. And you have to make sure
that people who don't understand proper
gun handling, whether children or adults,
simply can't get at your firearms."

"A Punch to the Head is Potential Deadly Force

"Woefully ignorant, or willfully ignorant?"
by D. Kahn

"Perfectly Useless!" by Cody Lundin
Excerpt:  "[Those] Who carry pistols with empty
chambers are not 'ready' for anything but
becoming homicide victims!"

***** Training *****

"The 30 Myths that Prevent People from
Obtaining Professional Firearms Training"
“Training costs money. I cannot afford it.”
"You can afford dinners out, vacations and hobbies
but you cannot afford to learn how to protect
your family.  I am certain that the Connecticut
Doctor, whose wife and daughters were raped,
tortured, doused with gasoline and burned alive,
wishes he had spent the money to learn how to
protect his loved ones. Check your priorities."

     "Shooting yourself in your support side hand"
At this past weekend's IDPA match, I witnessed
several persons muzzle their support side hand
with their pistol while presenting from their
holster to the target.  This was because their
support side hand was floating around in space,
because they were not grabbing their belt buckle
(as we teach, to hold the belt down) or pressing
their palm against their chest (as others teach). 
If the shooter doesn't intentionally, consciously,
do something with their support side hand,
eventually they will muzzle their support side
     I talked to the shooter when he went back
to reload, and explained to him that he had
muzzled his left hand, and that he should grab
his belt buckle to keep his hand out of the way,
and to hold his belt and holster down.  He blew
me off.  That was of course discouraging, and
I know it would be for you too.  But, we still
have to make the effort.  Because we are
preventing serious, perhaps life threatening,

"Do You Train Properly for Self-Defense?"

     A former student sent me an email saying
how her hands got cold and numb, at which point
she could not load her magazines.  So, she
reverted to what she had learned in our class,
and was able to load her magazines.
[Two hands.  Holding the magazine sideways,
thumb over the top.  Push down with one thumb,
and push the cartridge back under the lips of
the magazine with the other thumb.]
     I was surprised that she remembered, having
not practiced it in several years.
     It just goes to show that people will
revert to their training when they need to.
That's why it is so important to have had the

***** Tactics *****

"Optimized Use of Cover" by John Holschen
This is not going to win in an IDPA match,
but it is tactically correct.  You win
fights by minimizing injury to you.  What
happens to the enemy doesn't matter.

"Move and Shoot" by John Holschen
An in depth analysis beyond the Teuller Drill.

***** Gear *****

"I Want to Buy a Gun.  Which Gun should I buy?"

     Hey, Staff, enough with the "it depends" cop out.
Let me use your experience and just tell me
what I should buy.

Pistol -- Smith & Wesson, Military and Police,
chambered for .45 ACP, full size.  Because it's
ambidextrous and adjustable to hand size. 
     Speed, Power, Accuracy.  Power is what
you bring to the fight, so you might as well
bring the most powerful that is reasonable.
     The smaller the pistol, the harder it is to
manipulate.  So, carry a full sized pistol and
adjust your wardrobe to conceal it.

Holster -- Alien Gear inside the waist band.
Because it's cheap and functional.

Magazine pouch -- Fobus magazine pouch that holds
one magazine and one flashlight.  Because it's
cheap and functional.

Flashlight -- Streamlight rechargeable.  Because
it's cheaper than buying batteries.  Rugged,

Ammunition -- any factory new copper jacketed
round nose bullet cartridge. 
     Reliable feeding from the magazine into
the chamber is more important than terminal
ballistics.  The gun must go bang when you
pull the trigger.
     Penetration is more important than expansion.
You will need to penetrate windows, car doors,
bone (perhaps his arm, definitely his rib cage
or skull), heavy leather jackets, thick bodies, etc.
to reach a vital organ in order to stop the attack.
     Think about our friend from the Palmetto
Gun Club.  He had to fire 4 rounds of .45 ACP
copper jacketed round nose into a pitbull to
stop the attack.  None of the bullets exited
the dog.

     For Sale
Springfield Armory XD .45 ACP
new in the box (never been fired)
private transaction, no paper work

***** News (as opposed to propaganda) *****

     104 yard pistol shot ends terrorist attack
Excerpt:  "The gunman who attacked the federal
courthouse, the Mexican consulate and the Austin
Police Department headquarters was killed by a
single shot taken from 312 feet away by mounted
patrol Sgt. Adam Johnson who also held the reins
of two horses."

Remington’s Response to Recall Allegations

Kroger Profits Up 21 Percent AFTER Refusing To Ban Guns

Vote with your dollars.  Places to avoid:
Panera Bread, Chipotle, Jack in the Box, Chili's,
Sonic, Target.
And all placed that prohibit law abiding citizens
from carrying guns, because mass murderers choose
gun free zones.

***** Miscellany *****

For lovers of the 1911

PWS Piston System Slow Motion Cutaway

NRA Defensive Pistol course
Saturdays from 11 April 2015 to 16 May 2015
Dowelltown United Methodist Church
Dowelltown, TN, USA
See attached flier.

Hume-Fogg high school rifle team fund raiser
10 January 2015, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
McKay's Bookstore in Nashville
636 Old Hickory Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209
(exit 199 off of I-40, west of Nashville)
Books and buttons for sale.  Lecture on

Correct pronunciation

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