Does the Obama Administration consider YOU to be a terrorist?

Probably.

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Canadian shooting underscores who the real terrorists are

After murdering an unarmed Canadian soldier on Wednesday, an Islamic terrorist drove to the Canadian Parliament and ran inside.

Armed with a rifle, he intended to commit even more damage, but was thankfully brought down by the Sergeant at Arms.

Anti-gun activists have already pounced on this shooting to call for more stringent gun control laws in Canada. But one author contrasted the Parliament attack with another Canadian terrorist attack using a car:

What about…

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Just A Thought..

Coincidence?

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And I am probably all wrong..

But it seems when things are really getting crappy for Buck Ofama and the DemocRATs…

There is an outbreak of ‘shootings’..

Kalifornistan. 

Washington State…

So now all attention will be turned back to the ‘guns are bad’ debate…

Not about the actual people whom used the guns..

But the guns themselves..

Makes me wanna kick something..

Hard…

Like anyone whom agrees with Buck Ofama…

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Situational Awareness and Positioning (part III)

tacticalprofessor

When he got within 5 or 6 feet… Lawler leveled the Glock and fired once, hitting DeCosta in the groin.

Man pulls 13-inch knife during fight, gets shot

A previous post discussed The Tueller Principle, or as Dennis put it originally “How Close Is Too Close?” In light of the above incident, The Tueller Principle and two related concepts bear further clarification and quantification.

A concept that is seldom discussed in the personal protection community, among either instructors or practitioners, is proxemics. The term proxemics was originated by a cultural anthropologist, Edward Hall, in his book The Hidden Dimension.  Its meaning is how we, as humans, interpret and manage the physical space around us. This should be an integral part of planning for personal protection, but usually is not.

Professor Hall’s work breaks out several spatial zones that we perceive around us. Most important to us regarding…

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Situational Awareness and Positioning (part IV)

Go to RealDefense and check out the footage of the mugging. Watch and learn.

tacticalprofessor

There are so many times in a day when you have to let people into your space. I think we have to accept it. My tolerance changes radically when I’m in transitional areas like parking lots etc.

–DTOM

It’s important to take context into account when speaking about SAP. There’s been some commentary about my post that I must not live in a big city or ever take the subway. Since I grew up in Chicargo and live in Atlanta, that’s not true. I ride public transportation quite often, even when I don’t have to.

The comment about transitional areas is on point. Rarely are we concerned about being robbed or beaten up in line at Starbucks. The video of the dude getting mugged in NOLA recently is more our concern and representative of the positioning I’m getting at.

NOLA robbery 2 crop

While public places, e.g., the coffee shop in Lakewood WA

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Shooting Technique: One Handed Shooting, Canted or Vertical?

I’ve shot both methods but have never done the timing test. Being mechanically inclined and previously having been a small bore rifle coach, the physical mechanics make sense. I guess whatever gets the rounds downrange and on target is the best choice.

Growing Up Guns

This is a short post about pistol shooting technique. One of my readers noticed that I was using a traditional strict vertical one handed shooting technique. Like most things, it’s been a work in progress. Here’s my reasoning for using a more traditional vertical hold instead of a more canted ‘high speed’ one handed technique.

I was taught during my first firearms class (Fighting Pistol – Tactical Response) that a good way to shoot one handed (strong hand) was have the slide of the gun canted slightly inboard while shooting. Think of throwing a cross in boxing. The hand is unwinding and the fist is about 15 degrees from vertical. It definitely feels more natural and is more comfortable to do this. It also can be pretty repeatable as you ride the recoil between shots, though I feel like I have to steer the gun a bit to get it to return…

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SCCY pistol update

I like big guns (and expensive guns) but the number one rule in a gunfight is to have a gun.

tacticalprofessor

So far, I have 175 rounds through the SCCY CPX-2 that they sent me for T&E. It had a Failure to Chamber on the fourth round I fired but no malfunctions since then.

I shot it at an IDPA match today and was able to do reasonably well (5th overall) against full size service pistols. One of the stages was a true El Presidente (10 yards with targets 2 yards apart). I finished 2nd on that one with an overall time of 11.73 (10.73 with 2 down).

The front sight now has 3M Reflective Tape on it and I was able to remove the horribly distracting white dots from the rear sight. The three dot system does nothing for me, especially the way most manufacturers implement it. One of my friends commented that the front sight is visible from behind the shooting line, i.e., in the peanut gallery.

SCCY sights

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Baby Totin’ Busy Hand Drills

Think outside the box!

Growing Up Guns

While the probability of us encountering a situation where we need to get our gun out WHILE we’re carrying our children is extremely low, it is worth thinking about how our gun handling would need to change and what we should practice. Since my son is too young to follow directions to run and hide and can’t understand how to use code words to enact a plan, I have to have repetitions of gun manipulations while handling him. This post isn’t about tactics, but just the mechanics of getting a gun into play while toting a small child.  I’ll lay out several practice methods and some props that will help you get more proficient.

As with all things, in order to have clarity in our practice we need to define our mission. When out with my son (no wife) I have defined mine as “protect my child at all costs, and escape with my own life if…

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