Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
Stress inoculation is an important component of training.
An interesting concept most folks haven’t considered.
How Hock trains with push daggers. I think the best version of this weapon on the market right now is the Shivworks El Nino. Combine that with their new Omni sheath and you will have a very effective centerline edged weapon for defensive purposes.
For my medical friends. Get your BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications/recerts FREE online.
A thorough compilation of the research about what “tells” a criminal displays immediately prior to his attack. I’ve never seen anyone use or advocate his “emergency time out” hand positioning. I liked the idea and implemented it regularly in my last couple years as a cop. It worked well. For more excellent body language information, listen to this excellent podcast.
Having an exit strategy is an important component of fight planning.
Intelligent commentary about a recent drug trend throughout the United States.
For those of you who believe the trope that “revolvers never jam.”
John Hearne identifies a shocking trend in police fatalities.
“It is an ugly truth but if the police cannot be trusted to protect themselves from criminals armed only with hands and feet, they cannot be trusted to protect you or your loved ones. This is just tragic reinforcement of the ugly reality that responsibility for your personal safety rests solely on your shoulders.”
John Holschen is one of the great thinkers in the firearms training community. I wish more students knew about and attended his training classes. For a couple more excellent podcasts this week, listen to or watch Tips for Small Pistols and Fear Mongering or Rational Fear?
A company that allows you to dollar cost average your ammunition as an investment.
Dr. Yamane is dropping truth bombs.
I have no idea what the criteria for judgement was, but I’m in the world’s top 10 Tactical Blogs. I find it interesting that my blog is highly rated, yet I get about half of the page views that I got back in 2016. Blogging is a dying art. People get their news and entertainment from social media now. Social media algorithms punish gun and self defense content. If you want to keep reading my stuff, you can’t rely on your social media feeds. Sign up for my weekly free email digest (on the top right of my homepage)or my daily full text and ad free emails on Patreon.
An important concept that you shooting coaches or instructors should embrace.
Let’s learn a bit about “doom loops.”
Clint Smith talks about flashlight retention lanyards. To avoid all these issues, put a Retention Ring on your light.
“For years, urban America has scorned its protectors. Far-left politicians and activists simultaneously demand the police to protect them and to defund the police. The federal government imposes ridiculous requirements on the armed forces. When a white civilian defends himself from aggressors, he is dragged through the mud.
Other modern societies stifle their heroes. The everyman spends most of his life at work, his soul ground away by never-ending tedium. Society prevents him from having any purpose in life other than being a digit in a spreadsheet and the producer of the next generation of digits. The only thing society values is money and status, and the pursuit of money and status. Society demands everything from the everyman, and gives him nothing in return.
Why would anyone want to be a hero? What does he get out of it? Why would someone act selflessly when he is raised in a society that promotes selfishness and punishes selflessness?
The everyman hero no longer rings true. Not to a society that trusts the wolf when he says that if you keep quiet, you will be okay. Not to an individual who sees no reason to sacrifice himself for a society that alienated him.
Why do readers dream of grand adventure in another world? Because this one has snuffed out all hope of adventure. Why do reader-inserts chase pleasure, wealth and fame in another world? Because the readers are conditioned to pursue them in this world. Why do otaku fantasise about catching a lucky break in another world? Because society won’t give them a break, because they won’t save themselves, because they see no reason to contribute to a society that alienates them.
You cannot have heroes in a society that rejects heroism.”
The many varieties of AK rifles.
If you run an AK, you’ll also want to read Lubricating the Kalashnikov.
Some guidelines for making “Mexican Carry” work for you. I wish Matthew would start writing again.
Michael Bane has been talking about this issue for a couple years now. You all need to understand that being “reasonable” in a self defense encounter will no longer keep you out of prison.
“The rules have changed for criminals, and they have changed for us.”
Bad holsters are an endemic problem for concealed carriers.
Embracing the “Gospel of the Gauge.”
What I’m reading….
Could you defend your firearm in this type of attack?
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