Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
Tim Herron discusses how to smoothly fly with your firearms. I agree with his advice. I’ve flown 47 flights with guns this calendar year already and did 56 domestic flights with guns last year. If you want a little more detail on the process read my ultimate guide to flying with guns.
John Hearne discusses his research about how to improve human performance under stress. I’ve attended John’s full class on three different occasions and I’ve learned something new every time.
If you want more Hearne content, listen to his podcast moderating a panel that talks about the National Tactical Invitational. I competed in the 2003 NTI. I can’t believe it was 20 years ago. Back then it was the premiere training conference/competition in the country. Now no one I teach has ever even heard of it. Are they uneducated or am I just old?
A simple test showing that eye level sighted fire is a generally superior technique for most combative applications. Give the test a try for yourself.
Red dot advice from Erick Gelhaus.
Check out these words of wisdom from some notable experts. The most important tip? “Everyone needs to take a shotgun-specific training course from a reputable instructor.”
Excellent advice for surviving the post event challenges.
These might be useful plans someday.
More of you should be thinking about this topic in advance of actually having to make this call.
You should also read Paul’s post about building an emergency power station. This is truly life saving information.
If you have one of the SilencerCo cans listed above, it needs to be returned to the factory.
Please stop wearing your “tactical” clothes in public. Blending in is a better strategy than making a tribal identity statement.
What I’m reading…
1026 pages for $9.00? How can I pass this one up?
Distance equals time.
Phenomenal information about worldwide terrorist bombings.
I wouldn’t feel horrible if I had to go back to the street and work as a cop armed with a revolver.
I’ve subscribed to this theory for a very long time. I tell my students to act like a selfish child during the fight. My turn. My turn. My turn.
She is one of the smartest and most insightful humans I’ve ever met.
Nathalie just left a lofty corporate HR position to start her own leadership development business. If you or your organization need any personal coaching or business leadership training, please check her out.
The Thin H bandage was one of my go-to pressure bandages for a small kit. Here are some decent replacements.
These types of parts breakages would be less of a surprise if officers trained in hard force on force scenarios with their duty gear.
From whom are you learning? While you are on the site, you may also like to read Could You Survive a Terrorist Attack?
The late Pat Rogers dishes out definitive advice about the cleaning and lubrication of the AR-15 rifle.
Gelatin tests of some common .22 handgun loads.
Steve Fisher shares some shotgun tips.
A fundamental that isn’t often emphasized in many handgun shooting programs.
Dave Spaulding has some suggestions about making our carry gear work better. For more Spaulding content, read Guest Shots: What to Practice, Part II.
“In the end, policies are internal guidelines, not the law.”
This happens more often than you might think.
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