Saturday, September 3, 2022

CWP, 3 September MMXXII Anno Domini

 Hi Sheepdogs,
     This post is early to give you notice of James Yeager's memorial party.  
See the "War Stories, History, Politics, and such" section below.  
James died yesterday.  
     If you know of a child Shriners Children Hospital may be able to help, have their parents
or guadian call (800) 237-5055 or visit
Don't wait.  Refer a child today and let Shriners Children's start the healing process.  
     Red Cross blood bank in need of donations.
All blood types needed.  
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----- Safety -----  (How to prevent the bad thing from happening in the first place.  
How to avoid shooting yourself, friendlies, and innocent bystanders.)
Jeff Cooper's Rules of Gun Safety  
     "If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it.  
The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury.  Therefore
what he must fear is his victim."  
-- Col. Jeff Cooper
John Farnam's rules to keep you out of trouble:  
Don't go to stupid places.  
Don't do stupid things.  
Don't hang out with stupid people.  
Be in bed by 10 PM.  Your own bed.  
Don't look like a freak.  
Don't fail the attitude test.  
----- Mindset (figuring out the correct way to think) -----
     If you tolerate collateral damage, you are not the good guy.  In the game Dungeons and
Dragons, there are three types of characters you can role play:  Good, Neutral, Evil.  There
are advantages and disadvantages, and restrictions to each.  
     As President Kennedy said, it is bracing to wake up each morning knowing that half the
people hate you.  Which also means that the other half love you or are at least are supportive
of your policies.  So, when you bomb a city, half of the people you kill are your supporters.  
No, really they are.  Just because you are at war with the government does not mean the
people support the government.  
     If you bomb a hospital, you can claim it's the enemy's fault for retreating into the hospital.  
But it doesn't change the fact that you killed the patients in the hospital.  Similarly, if you
mindlessly spray the background with bullets, it is your fault that the innocent bystanders
got killed.  
     Even if you have qualified immunity.  Even it you have sovereign immunity.  Even if you
have diplomatic immunity.  Not being prosecuted does not make you the good guy.  
Avoiding killing the innocents makes you the Good guy.  
     Correct planning and correct execution results in no collateral damage.  If your plan entails
collateral damage, you are Neutral at best.  You need not worry about war crimes trials, unless
your side loses.  Or, your side is woke / corrupt / disloyal / etc.  
     We don't avoid collateral damage to cover our asses.  We do it because it is right.  
     The flag officers will look at me as naive.  I look at them as Evil.  
     If you look at someone bigger, faster, and stronger and immediately think,
'I'm at a disadvantage,'  
I have news for you:  you are.  
But that's only because you just put yourself there for no reason.  
     The truth is that anyone can do debilitating violence to anyone else.  
Your size, your speed, your strength, your gender --
all the factors that untrained people think make the difference when it comes to violence --
all matter far less than your mindset and your intent.  
-- Tim Larkin
"How to Defend Yourself Against Violence with Tim Larkin | Tucker Max Experiences"
     Sports give the illusion of combat / violence.  But it's just an illusion.  
     Violence is sudden, surprising.  
     There is no self-defense.  There is only violence.  After the fact, the legal systems determines
if you were justified.  If you were justified it's self-defense.  If not, you deal with the legal
     Training for violence is entirely different from training for competition.  
     You don't have to be paranoid.  You have to be aware.  
     Training should be slow, accurate, and correct.  
[I have taken this to heart and practice this in the classes that I teach.  I tell my students that
they will not master anything in this class.  They will only be introduced to techniques and
mindsets.  It will be up to them to practice slowly, accurately, and correctly to master the
technique.  That is, to execute the technique quickly, automatically, subconsciously (as
opposed to unconsciously). -- Jon Low]  
     Be the attacker.  Attackers win.  Always cheat.  Always win.  
     Dynamite can open your door.  But, it's probably not the best tool.  
     "You need to have the capacity for danger.  You need to be ‘dangerous.’  Yet, you need to
learn how to not use it except when necessary.  And, that is not the same thing as being
harmless.  Harmlessness is no virtue.  It's like a rabbit.  There's nothing virtuous about
harmlessness.  It just means you’re ineffectual and useless."  
-- Jordan Peterson
"Panic is simply the lack of preprogrammed responses."  
-- Tom Givens
     "Train, Practice, Compete
are the key elements in the development of humans."
-- John M. Buol, Jr.
----- Training (figuring out the correct tasks to learn) -----
     In the previous blog posting, I mentioned
"Fundamentals of Church Security"
     My friend Lissette Delgado-Fitzgerald responded.  
Hey Jon,
     It's Liz from KSA Martial Academy.  I took a look at the class you mentioned below,
and I thought I would write to express my concern.  I read the bios of the instructors and
the description of the class.  Some of the material they are describing is going to get people
killed, starting with teaching gun disarms.  The tactics they are describing are things that
you will not be able to pull off by attending the occasional workshop and practicing on
occasion.  We've said it a million times:  Special Operations Teams train this every day
for hours each day and they still fuck it up, so there is no shot a civilian will be able to pull
it off -- even one with previous pro training.  Why?  Because this is the kind of skill that
begins to decline the moment you stop training it regularly.  
     Also, it is not a civilian's job to apprehend, only to escape and survive.  A lot of what is
described is the kind of work that a Police or SWAT team would be charged with doing.  
A Church's Security Team's job is to safely evacuate the space, care for those that are
injured, contact officials, help in health emergencies, and de-escalate situations.  They
only fight back when there is no other way out.  This training sounds like it encourages
hunting down the perpetrator.  
Take care!
Lissette Delgado-Fitzgerald
KSA Martial Academy
     You need training because:  
You don't know what you don't know.  
Much of what you know is false.  
It's good to the have the answers before the criminal tests you.  
-- Claude Werner (paraphrased)
"Concealed Carry Manual" by Greg Ellifritz
     Review of "Concealed Carry Manual" by Jeff Gonzales.
"Take training from different instructors.  
We are all wrong about something."  
-- John Farnam
"Defining Realistic Self-Defense" by by Paul Pawela
     HERE ARE SOME points to further define what realistic self-defense means from my
Assault Counter Tactics perspective:  
• You must understand the need to know how to shoot at point-blank range and shoot
contact shots, both standing and on the ground, if it goes to a grappling situation.  
• If the lethal threat goes to the ground, you should be trained to go automatically to a
backup weapon should your primary weapon fail.  A backup weapon is defined as either
a gun or knife to stop and end the threat.  
• In dealing with a lethal threat, it is very easy to get myopic and focus on one threat;
realistic training should have you engaging and prepared for multiple threats.  
• Violent encounters are bloody; that is a sad reality.  Contact gunshots cause blood splatter,
gun and knife wounds are bloody, and fake blood should be used in training for realism.  
• Criminals use harsh language and harsh language is what they understand; learn to use it.
“Don’t fucking move; don’t fucking make me shoot you!”  Take command of the situation.  
• If the overwhelming data suggests violent encounters happen at close range, then why in
the hell are gun instructors still insisting on teaching marksmanship?  Force-on-force training,
stress inoculation, and shoot/don’t shoot scenarios with real people simulating violent
attackers using blanks, man marking cartridges and fake blood is the way to go, period.  
“The secret of success is this.
Train like it means everything when it means nothing –
so you can fight like it means nothing when it means everything.”
-- Lofty Wiseman
Training is NOT an event, but a process.
Training is the preparation FOR practice".
-- Claude Werner
----- Practice (how to get good at that task) -----
Practice is the small deposits you make over time,
so that in an emergency, you can make that big withdrawal.
-- Chesley Burnett Sullenberger, III
"Effective Dry Practice" by Tom Givens
FBI PISTOL QUALIFICATION COURSE (revised Jan 2019) (50 rounds) -
3 yards   
     Draw and fire 3 rounds strong hand only; then switch hands and fire 3 rounds
support hand only, all in 6 seconds.  
5 yards -
     Draw and fire 3 rounds in 3 seconds.
     From the Ready, fire 3 rounds in 2 seconds.
     From the Ready, fire 6 rounds in 4 seconds.
7 yards -
     Draw and fire 5 rounds in 5 seconds.
     From the Ready, start with 4 rounds in the gun, fire 4 rounds,
conduct an empty gun reload, and fire 4 more rounds, all in 8 seconds.
     From the Ready, fire 5 rounds in 4 seconds.
15 yards -
     Draw and fire 3 rounds in 6 seconds.
     From the Ready, fire 3 rounds in 5 seconds.
25 yards
     Draw and fire 4 rounds from Standing,
drop to a kneeling position and fire 4 more rounds from Kneeling, all in 20 seconds.  
     "I want you to shoot this course using the Rangemaster RFTS-Q target or the
IALEFI-QP target.  Score hits in the 8” chest circle as 5 points, in the secondary circle as
4 points, and anything else on the silhouette as 3 points, except hits below the belt line
count zero.  This changes the difficulty level of this course a good bit.  It’s a 50-round course,
so your maximum score would be 250 points, which is your goal.  Should be fired from
concealed carry, using your everyday carry gear." -- Tom Givens
Why practice?  
    "To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment
when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and
offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique
to them and fitted to their talents.  What a tragedy if
that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that  
which could have been their finest hour."  
-- Winston Churchill
Gunsite’s Pistol Standards course of fire (15 rounds) -
Distance        String of Fire                                                                               Time
3 Yards          Draw and fire 1 to the head.                                                     1.5 Sec
3 Yards          Draw and fire 2 to the body.                                                     1.5 Sec
7 Yards          Draw and fire 2 to the body.                                                     1.5 Sec
10 Yards        Draw and fire 2 to the body.                                                     2.0 Sec
10 Yards        Draw and fire 2 to the body, reload, fire 2 to the body.            5.0 Sec
15 Yards        From standing, draw, go to kneeling, and fire 2 to the body.   3.5 Sec
25 Yards        From standing, draw, go to prone, and fire 2 to the body.       7.0 Sec
     Bullets that hit in the designated target area within the specified time count as hits.  
There is no other grading.  This is a pass / fail test.  
     The standard is from open carry with a humanoid silhouette target.  
"Head" means anywhere in the head.  
"Body" means anywhere in the torso.  
     Difficult would be from concealment.  (because of time)  
     More difficult would be,
"Head" means cranio-ocular cavity, the triangle defined by the eyes and bottom of the nose.  
"Body" means high thoracic cavity, the triangle defined by the nipples and notch at the top
of the sternum.  (because of accuracy)  
Rangemaster Advanced Bullseye Course, 2020 (30 rounds) -
25 yards, 5 rounds, 30 seconds.  
15 yards, 5 rounds, 10 seconds.  
7 yards, 10 rounds, 12 seconds.  Start with 5 rds only in the gun; 5 rounds, reload, 5 rounds.  
5 yards, 5 rounds, 5 seconds.  
5 yards, 3 rounds, 3 seconds.  Start gun in hand, at ready, using dominant hand only.  
5 yards 2 rounds 3 seconds.  Start gun in hand, at ready, using non-dominant hand only.  
Fired on NRA B-8, B-8 repair center, FBI-IP1, or the bullseye on an LTT-1.  
Only hits in the 8, 9, 10 and X ring count, all others are misses.  
All strings begin at The Ready, gun pointed at ground in front of shooter.  
30 rounds 300 points possible 270 or higher to pass.  
"Be careful what you practice.  
Because you will do in combat whatever you have practiced,
no matter how ridiculous."  
-- "Shooting in Self-Defense" by Sara Ahrens
----- Strategy (deciding on the end state and how to achieve it, which tactics to use) -----
How do you win a gunfight?
Don't be there.
-- John Farnam
"Why I zero my handguns at 25 yards" by Ralph Mroz
     I have found most 45 ACP pistols come from the factory zeroed at 2 yards.  So it's 9 inches
high at 25 yards.  So, you must aim 9 inches low at 25 yards.  
     If you zero at 7 yards, you're 5 inches high at 25 yards.  So, you must aim 5 inches low at
25 yards.  
     If you zero at 25 yards, you're 1 inch low at 7 yards.  So, you must aim 1 inch high at
7 yards.  
     Yes, it matters.  
     You'd be amazed at how many people think that with their factory zeroed pistols,
they must aim high for long distance (25 yard) pistol shots.  As Claude Werner says,
"Much of what they know is false."
     Awareness, Avoidance, De-Escalation, and Escape
"Is Your Carry Gun Adequate To Stop An Active Killer?" by Greg Ellifritz
     My thoughts on this topic have changed over the years.  I’m firmly convinced that the
safest action for any individual is to escape an active killer rather than engage him.  I think
it’s almost always best if the responding cops kill the bad guy rather than you doing it.  
If you go hunting, there is a very good chance that you will be mistakenly shot by the first
responding cops on the scene.
     One could make the argument that purposely carrying something other than a full-sized
autopistol with spare magazines might encourage you to get away rather than engage.  
I think that’s your best course of action.
     In years past, I often carried a full-size gun and spare mags to be capable of interdicting
an active killer.  Now I don’t think hunting active killers is in my job description.  I’m OK
with carrying a smaller gun as it might be the factor that makes me escape rather than go
     I’m no longer carrying a badge and getting paid to protect people.  All those folks that
I would be “saving” had the same ability I had to carry a gun and learn to defend
themselves.  They chose to pursue other actions instead.  Why do they deserve my
protection when protecting them involves a serious risk of death for me?  
“Not your people, not your problem.”  It will become increasingly more important to
embrace this idea as we head into a troubling future."  
-- Greg Ellifritz
You win gunfights by not getting shot.
-- John Holschen
     So it's important to shoot left handed around the left side of a wall and
right handed around the right side of a wall.  As this allows you to keep more
of your body behind the wall.  
----- Tactics (tasks that you should strive to be able to do in support of your strategy) -----
"Real fights are short."
-- Bruce Lee
     An excellent tactic employed by the driver of the car.  
"Weaponized math!" by the Tactical Professor
     Stupidity has consequences.  
     I couldn't find the video on Chuck's page.  
"Couples Counseling For Concealed Carriers" by Patrick Roberts
     Greg Ellifritz comments:  
     I think this is a bigger problem than most people realize.  I had a 25-year career as a cop
learning daily to recognize the subtle signs of brewing violence.  Most of the women I date
do not have that level of personal safety expertise.  I was out on a date earlier this month.  
We were leaving a fancy restaurant in San Diego.  I noticed a menacing-looking homeless
dude on the street who spotted my date and was making a beeline direct approach towards
her.  She didn’t see the man.  I tried to casually place myself between her and the threat,
but she got irritated when I let go of her hand to free up my gun/pepper spray hand for
action should it be necessary.  She looked at me quizzically as the man continued to
approach.  She was unhappy.  I physically moved her and said “Go right.  Do it now.” as
the dude came into range.  She still didn’t see the guy and started to get upset that I had
stopped holding her hand and was now ordering her to do something.
     A simple code word as suggested in the article would have made the situation much more
tolerable for both of us.  My date that night was a plant biologist.  I have a natural resources
degree and once worked as a park naturalist.  I know plants.  But I don’t work with plants
50+ hours a week like she does.  I defer to her superior knowledge in the subject of plants.  
She should defer to my superior knowledge about avoiding violence.  But getting to that
point can cause serious relationship friction unless you attempt some of the strategies in the
linked article.  
-- Greg Ellifritz
     Jon Low's comments:  
     The second ex-wife and I were in the parking lot of an I-HOP (which adjoins the Wal Mart
parking lot).  We were standing between our parallel parked cars with a thick hedge behind us.  
A clean well dressed 30ish Caucasian male approaches us asking for money.  We are trapped
between our cars, the hedge behind us, and the beggar in front of us.  I notice his two
accomplices flanking us on both sides.  I'm thinking, this is a professional operation.  I step
in front of my then-wife and establish a grip on my pistol.  I didn't need to say "STOP" or
"Show me your hands".  He immediately places his open hands in front of himself,
ostensively to show us his scar.  I tell him to leave.  He and his buddies leave.  
     The then-wife screams at me, "What the hell are you doing?  He was just asking for money."  
She had not seen the print of his pistol.  She had not seen his accomplices.  She did not
understand what he was doing with his hands, preparing to draw from an appendix carry.  
     Years later, I found out that those men were there to kidnap her, as her family is wealthy.  
I would not have been capable of paying much of a ransom.  Fortunately, they were
not prepared for me.  If they were, they would have shot me first without warning.  
-- Jon Low
"The shorter the fight, the less hurt you get."
-- John Holschen
----- Techniques (ways to execute a given task in support of your tactics) -----
"Use only that which works,
and take it from any place you can find it."
-- Bruce Lee
"Knowing What You Need to Know" by Gabe White
     Of aiming and such.  
     How to use two hands to holster without muzzling yourself.  
"Hana Bilodeau of Sig Sauer Academy"
"Alternate Shooting Positions" by Tom Givens
"Drills for Maximizing Trigger Control" by Tom Givens
"Too Much Red Dot?  A Quick Reminder" by Dave Merrill
     Check out the 3rd and 4th graphic (3/7 and 4/7).  They make the whole article worth reading.  
"Strong-Side Pistol Draw Tactics from Closed Front Garments" by Massad Ayoob
     Mas gives detailed descriptions of techniques.  
"It's not daily increase but daily decrease - hack away at the inessentials!"
-- Bruce Lee
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Colonel Robert Lindsey to his fellow trainers:  
"We are not God's gift to our students.  
Our students are God's gift to us."  
----- Instructors -----
"Remember, the students who require the extra effort are the ones who need us the most!"
-- John Farnam
     Be careful what you teach.  
Because your students will do in combat
whatever you have trained them to do,
no matter how ridiculous.
-- "Shooting in Self-Defense" by Sara Ahrens
----- Andragogy -----
     An instructor should not expect any learning to take
place the first time new information is presented.  
-- "Building Shooters" by Dustin Solomon
     "The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other.  
Without collaboration, our growth is limited to our own perspectives."  
-- Robert John Meehan
*****     *****     ***** Education *****     *****     *****
"You will never get smarter or broaden your horizons
if you're unwilling to learn from others and read."
-- Becca Martin
"The Thinking Gunman’s Bookshelf" by Tom Givens
"Cogito, ergo armatum sum." (I think, therefore armed am I.)
-- John Farnam
----- Aftermath -----  (You have to be alive to have these problems:  criminal and civil liability.)
“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him,
but because he loves what is behind him.”
― G.K. Chesterton
     In the right hand column of this web page, click on "Never Talk To The Police"
or use the direct address
     In the right hand column, click on the link labeled "Self Defense Insurance".  
Or, the direct link is,
“Your understanding and consent are not required
for someone to take your life, kill your loved ones,
and destroy all you hold dear.”
-- William Aprill
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     "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate for the governance of any other.
-- John Adams, October 11, 1798
"Baltimore police arrest ‘good guy with the gun’ who stopped armed attacker"
by Valerie Richardson and Matt Delaney
     The good guy, Lloyd Muldrow, will not accept a plea deal.  Bravo!  I have never accepted
a plea deal in federal or state court.  Accepting a plea deal means you are confessing to a
crime that you did not commit in order to avoid the potential long prison sentence.  While
that may be the smart thing to do in the real world, remember that lying is a sin in God's
kingdom.  Remember, your children and grandchildren are watching.  
     The good guy had a .22 caliber Beretta M9 (which he never used, it was still in his
holster when the police took it from him).  What?!?  An M9 is a 9mm.  
     The bad guy's gun was never recovered.  Well, that just means that someone picked
it up.  
     "On the bodycam footage “you hear police say it’s a pretty common occurrence in
Baltimore that, by the time they get there, the gun has disappeared.  And that’s what
happened in this case,” said Mr. Stark."  
     "Several officers thanked Mr. Muldrow for stopping the attack, but the supervising
officer decided to charge him for the weapons violation, even though his gun was never
used in the altercation."  
     Don't go to Maryland.  There is no reason worth going to Maryland.  The toll booth
collectors are all political appointees and will take your money and claim you don't have
any change coming.  Five dollar toll, you give them a 20, and they just keep it.  They
claim you gave them a 5.  You write a letter of complaint and the responding letter says
they investigated it and found nothing.  That's the reality in Maryland.  
American Law courses
     "If you carry a gun, so you're hard to kill, know the law, so you're hard to convict."  
     Free infographic on the 5 elements of self-defense.
     Free one hour webinar, every Wednesday at 13:00 Central Time, register at,
     "Law of Self Defense" by Andrew Branca
The book is free of charge.  Just pay shipping, so you don't have to drive to Colorado
to pick it up.  
     Law of Self Defense channel
     Law of Self Defense channel
     "Educate yourself.  So, you don't spend the rest of your life in a cage."  
    “Is there no virtue among us?
If there is not, we are without hope!
No form of government, existing nor theoretical, will keep us from harm.
To think that any government, in any form,
will insure liberty and happiness for a dishonorable population
represents the height of self-deception.”
-- James Madison, 1788
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"I would like to see every woman know how to handle
guns as naturally as they know how to handle babies."  
-- Annie Oakley
----- Gear -----
“Mission drives the gear train.”
-- Pat Rogers
     How much time does it take you to reload your pistol?  
How much time does it take you to present your back up gun? 
How much space does you double magazine pouch take up?  
Maybe carrying a backup gun instead of extra magazines makes sense. 
"How many Rounds do I need for Concealed Carry?"
by American Shooting Journal Staff
     Great photos of recovered bullets.  
     According to a chart from Buckeye Firearms Handgun stopping power, it states
2.45 rounds with a 9mm pistol on average to end the threat.  
“To be clear, that’s 2.45 Hits – not rounds fired.”
     So: If it takes (on average) 5.55 shots to make a hit,
And if it takes (on average) 2.45 hits to incapacitate an attacker,
Then it takes 5.55 x 2.45 = 13.6 rounds fired (on average) to incapacitate an attacker.  
That’s for one attacker.  So hypothetically, if there are multiples bad guys, you need
to double or triple those averages for a single shooter.  
Doing a little math we get:
    13.6 rounds for 9mm
    14.16 rounds for 40 S&W
    13.52 rounds for 45 ACP
[This is for stopping a single assailant on average.  The round counts correlate with recoil.  
Because the probability of hitting correlates with recoil.  45 ACP has mild recoil
because the bullet is so slow. -- Jon Low]
     [They do an analysis for 9mm, 40 S&W, and 45 ACP.  I think their math is correct.  
My magazines only hold 13 rounds of 45 ACP.  I only carry one extra magazine.  I'm
going to have to get a double magazine pouch. -- Jon Low]
"Concealed Carry Holster For Nurses"  by Anna Taylor
     Other options for concealed carry.  
     A friend at work went to the Glock Store in Nashville, TN to get a red dot sight installed
on a plate that mounts in the dovetail where the rear sight normally sits.  
     The plate,
It has a rear notch and front blade sight machined into the plate.  The whole thing, including
the dovetail is one solid piece of metal.  Its front sight blocks the view of the front sight on
the slide.  
     The sight,
It has a big circle around the dot to allow you to find the dot.  In daylight, it is bright without
the battery, because of the solar panel on top of the sight.  
     The total was $400.  Nice solution.  No machining needed.  
"Local firearms instructors react to changes in the state’s gun laws"
by Sarah Minkewicz
     “There’s a lot of stuff the state is mandating people teach that they’re not certified to
teach and the majority of them are not prepared to teach.  Many of them will go out on
their own and become proficient in teaching this but what this is going to do is create a
huge lag time in people being able to apply,” Emmick said.  
     “99 percent of instructors out there are certified to teach how to shoot a gun, how to
hold a gun, and how to clean it and store it.  All of that is included in the new law, but
the new law also says those same people that are only certified to teach that, are, have
to teach suicide prevention, federal gun law, state gun law, article 35 in use of deadly
force,” he said.  
[Have you ever taught suicide prevention?  Have you ever been the watcher on a suicide
watch?  One of the tenets is "remove all items that the person may use to commit suicide
from the residence". -- Jon Low]  
     Stephen P. Wenger's comments:  
     If law-abiding New York gunners are now required to unload their handguns to secure
them in their vehicles when entering businesses that fail to post that lawful carry is welcome,
then reload them when returning to the vehicle, multiple repetitions should have no adverse
effect on revolver ammo, unlike ammo that gets repeatedly slammed up the feed ramp of a
pistol.  If that makes sense to list members and their friends and relatives in New York,
it's relatively easy to transfer revolver ammo into most speedloaders, then back into the
revolver.  Alternatively, for those who prefer to stick with pistols, one way to monitor for
bullet setback or loosening of the crimp is to paint a thin band of nail polish overlapping the neck of the case and the bullet. Any cracking of the nail polish indicates that that round should be rotated out for range use, so long as the bullet shows no significant setback.  
-- Stephen P. Wenger, W2MRA,
“Your car is not a holster.”
-- Pat Rogers
----- Technical / Maintenance -----
"Fear is an instinct.  Courage is a choice."
-- Rear Admiral Joseph Kernan, USN
     "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."  
-- Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution
(capitalization as in the original document, militia refers to YOU)
*****     *****     ***** Personal Security, Medical, Survival, etc. *****     *****     *****
"If you prepare for the emergency,
the emergency ceases to exist!"
-- Dr. Sherman House
"Behavioral Cues to Impending Aggression" by Tom Givens
"If you stay fit, you do not have to get fit.
If you stay trained, you do not have to get trained.
If you stay prepared, you do not have to get prepared."
-- Robert Margulies
*****     *****     *****  War Stories, History, Politics, and such   *****     *****     *****
"Good habits and skill beat luck every time."
-- Sheriff Jim Wilson
Rest In Peace James Yeager
"James Yeager, RIP" by Kat Ainsworth Stevens
     "For those who would like to attend, there will be what his friends are calling a
Big Ass Party at the range in Camden, Tennessee, on September 10th and 11th.  
A bonfire will be started at 6 PM.  Attendees are invited to show up as early as
Friday evening, September 9th, to set up camp.  Tactical Response states they
will be running the team room by alumni weekend rules, but people will be
allowed to camp around the range, but not past the firing line.  It’s not a memorial,
it’s a party.  Go prepared to tell stories."  
Tactical Response
"We teach good people to kill bad people."  
[No, really, that's what's on their web site.]
116 Wood Ave.
Camden, TN 38320 (This is the address of the classroom, not the range.  You
ought to contact them to get directions to the range.  I don't know what the
address of the range is.)
Toll Free: 877-7-LETHAL
General Questions: (731) 441-2557
     I took the pistol class at Tactical Response, but James was not there for the class.  
I first met James when he assisted John Farnam, when John gave his Instructor
Development class at Royal Range in Nashville, TN.  As an instructor, James was
a knowledgeable, polite, gentleman.  A far cry from his persona.  
"FBI warns Buffalo mass shooter disseminated 'how to' guide to inspire others"
by  John Solomon
Hat tip to Stephen P. Wenger, W2MRA,
     “The materials he left behind "highlight the focus on targeting security personnel at the
onset of an attack and discuss conducting attacks in areas with strict local gun laws to
decrease resistance from armed civilians," the memo noted.  "The documents also suggest
conducting on-location scouting prior to an attack to identify security measures to select
appropriate ammunition and weapons for defeating the observed obstacles." ”
Primary source,
(U//FOUO) Dissemination of Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Used by
Buffalo Attacker Likely To Enhance Capabilities of Future Lone Offenders
(U//FOUO) means Unclassified, For Official Use Only
     "CDC, in Surveys It Never Bothered Making Public,
Provides More Evidence That Plenty of Americans Innocently Defend Themselves with Guns"
by Brian Doherty
     CDC surveys in the 1990s, never publicly reported, indicate nearly 2.5 million defensive
uses of guns a year.  That matches the results of Gary Kleck's controversial surveys, and it
indicates more defensive than offensive uses of guns.  
     "A Second Look at a Controversial Study About Defensive Gun Use" by Brian Doherty
     Centers for Disease Control is part of the deep state.  Drain the swamp!  
"Fascists!" by John Farnam
“When they took our Fourth Amendment, I was quiet, because I didn’t deal drugs.
When they took our Fifth Amendment, I was quiet, because I was innocent.
When they took our Second Amendment, I was quiet, because I didn’t own a gun.
Now, they’ve taken our First Amendment, and I can say nothing . . . ”
"Your character is what you do when no one is looking."
-- Thomas Jefferson
     *****     *****     *****  Cryptology *****     *****     *****
"Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe,
and preserve order in the world as well as property.  
Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of their use."
-- Thomas Paine
[Cryptosystems are considered "arms" by federal law.  
ITAR, International Traffic in Arms Regulations]
     "Staff, we can't follow their math."  
     Perhaps they are using p-adic numbers.  Note the metric and the topology.  
     You are looking for solutions of equations?  The equations have solution in the Reals
and the p-adic extentions of the Rationals for all primes p.  But you can't find the solutions
in the Rationals.  Because there are no solutions in the Rationals.  If there were, the machines
would have found them.  
     "Premature optimization is the root of all evil."  
-- Donald Knuth
     *****     *****     *****  Intelligence   *****     *****     *****
“You are no more armed because you are wearing a pistol
than you are a musician because you own a guitar.”
from "Principles of Personal Defense" by Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC, (1920 – 2006 A.D.)
“If you are reading this and can’t put your hand on your defensive firearm,
all of your training is wasted.” -- Col. Jeff Cooper
Semper Fidelis,
Jonathan D. Low
Radio:  KI4SDN

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