***** Mindset *****
In a RAP (Rape Aggression Prevention) course
pre-course questionnaire, 67% of the women responded
that they had survived a violent sexual assault.
(They waste a lot of time talking about making coffee
in this pod cast.)
How do we get in front of this? Train your
women folk. Color Code of mental awareness,
Combat Mind Set, don't sit in your car in dark
parking lots playing with your electronic
devices, don't go to stupid places, don't do
stupid things, don't hang out with stupid people,
etc. Of course, there is a sampling bias. The
women were in the class because they had been
attacked. A woman who has never been attacked
might not think she needs such a class and so
doesn't attend in the first place. It's very
difficult for people to see into the future
to prepare. Because the person would have to
think. And as Henry Ford said, "Thinking is the
hardest thing a person can do, that's why so
few people do it." So, your job is to help
people think, so that they prepare by seeking
The Code of the Lawman
***** Training *****
Front Sight Reality Check
Brad Ackman is wrong about shooting the bad guy
in the back. If the bad guy had dropped his weapon
and surrendered (or ran away), there would have been
no threat. But, that is not what happened.
The bad guy kept his weapon and ran in a particular
direction that incidentally exposed his back to the
good guy. Retreat is a tactical maneuver. Retreat
is not surrender. As long as the bad guy had his gun,
he was a threat. Even if the bad guy had lost control
of his gun, he would still be a threat by virtue of
his body size and physique.
Two for Flinching: How to Stop Anticipating When You Shoot
Dry practice the surprise break.
Meditation and visualization. This is
exactly what they teach in the Riflery
and Archery coaches courses at the
Olympic Training Centers.
I love this video.
***** Tactics *****
Suspect Disarms Officer, Shoots Bystander
"If you are open carrying as either
a cop or an armed citizen without having
extensive weapon retention training you
are absolutely foolish." -- Greg Ellifritz
[I train my students to always carry
concealed to maintain the tactical element
of surprise. Because carrying open will
make you the primary target in any criminal
scenario. You will be mistaken for a cop
or a courier of high value items. -- Jon Low]
Check 360 Explained
This is significantly different from the
Sul position (pistol held against your
chest pointed down in front of you [The standard
Sul position is a one handed grip. The
retention Sul position is a two handed
grip. (But, not a two handed firing grip.)] )
or the cheek index (pistol held against side of
your head outside your field of vision
pointed up [This is a two handed firing grip]).
Dave Spaulding advocates a one handed grip
in a close contact position with the pistol
pointed down and far enough in front of you
to avoid muzzling your legs.
***** Techniques *****
The danger of retention and contact shooting
Shooting Through Glass
Lessons learned --
The bullet doesn't go where you aimed it.
Multiple shots through glass don't group.
Critical-Space Pistol by Dave Spaulding AAR (After Action Report)
At 16:17 / 22:09 Mr. Spaulding demonstrates his version of
Tap, Rack, Point.
How to Avoid Bouncing Bullets | HANDGUN COMBATIVES 2
***** Gear *****
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers
ban the SERPA holsters.
The design is just wrong,
for all the reasons cited.
[Cartridge] Nosedive And Feed Angle In The 1911 .45 ACP
Detailed animation and explation of Glock firing cycle
There are several "Meltdown" videos on YouTube.com
where they fire the gun full auto until it fails.
This is one done with a Glock.
An infrared video is inserted in the
lower right corner.
Recoil spring guide rod melts and is
replaced with a steel guide rod.
Trigger melts, preventing the action
from resetting, thus stopping the experiment.
***** Instructors *****
***** Pedagogy *****
***** Education *****
On Saturday February 25, 2017
4290 Kenilwood Dr, Nashville, TN 37204
will be hosting Andrew Branca as he teaches
his LEVEL 1 Law of Self Defense Class,
specific to the laws of Tennessee and Kentucky.
You've armed yourself to win the physical fight.
Attend this class to prepare yourself to win
the legal fight. To find out more go to:
"Training and practice build skill.
Skill builds confidence.
Confidence leads to coolness.
Coolness prevents panic.
This is what wins fights."
***** Legal and Political stuff *****
***** Survival Tips *****
***** Miscellany *****
Lesson plans may be found at
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