Monthly Archives: February 2017
Revisiting The Tueller Drill
In the early 80’s Dennis Tueller began to look at knives vs guns and found some surprising statistics. And so the Tueller Drill (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tueller_Drill) came to be and is now taught to all LE. In fact, some years back it was posited that the 21 foot rule should be increased to 30 feet. I am in favor of this change since at 21+ feet you can still be severely injured or killed by an assailant with an edged weapon. And since we are not equipped with laser rangefinder eyes (at least most of us) I’d rather err on the side of safety. So for me, 30 feet it is. There are a multitude of Tueller Drill videos on YouTube, so check them out.
Another Reasonable Substitute?
I have owned many Gerber knives over the years and have never had any complaints. Everything from folders and clip knives to fixed blades. At one point I owned a MKII but was young and silly and sold it. Nice knife, but very specialized in its applications. The design is based loosely on the Fairbairn-Sykes commando dagger from WWII. The MKII was very popular during the Viet Nam war.
The Gerber is made of 400 series stainless steel with a 7.5 inch blade and has an aluminum grip. Sheath is usually heavy nylon. Sells for about $80. Recently, what seems to be an OK substitute came to my attention: A 7.5 inch blade of 400 series steel with a textured TPE-wrapped grip, the Schrade SCHF44LS. Leather sheath included and sells for about $20.
As I have said, the steels are both about the same 400 series, though Schrade calls theirs 7Cr17MoV. Total length of either knife is a little over 12 inches. For some reason (possibly heavy drinking or drug use) Schrade calls this a “Needle Boot Knife” and the leather sheath has a steel belt/boot clip. Seriously, you want a foot long blade on/in your boot? Maybe if Bigfoot wore boots, but not your average Joe. I wear a size 12 (sometimes 13) and calling this a boot knife is ludicrous. However, for the price it compares favorably to the Gerber.
As to the differences in steel, it must be cautioned that even though the chemical composition of the steel is similar or even identical, each manufacturer has different hardening and tempering processes that could make the steel act completely differently to sharpening and stresses.
We Need Sword Control
And probably regulation of sticks, stones, and staplers, gummi bears, TV remotes, and every other thing da gubmint can get its hands on. Oh, yeah, then we need more safe spaces where we seldom hear discouraging words. Perhaps home on the range?
A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Liberal minds simply cannot understand this concept, though Seneca understood it centuries ago. I wonder if the snowflakes of Rome got under his skin. Does anyone know the half-life of stupidity? It has to be much longer than any other deadly radioactive element. Betcha we never run out of it. Unfortunately.
Of course, if this idiot was within 21 feet of the officers (Tueller’s distance), they should have shot him dead on the spot. DRT!
Questions Surround Shooting of (86 Year Old)Retired Navy Veteran in His Own Home
This sh!+e has got to stop!
Never Drop Your Guard: 7 Tips To Improve Your Situational Awareness
By Jeremiah Johnson – Ready Nutrition This article you should not only save, but also burn it into your memory for the finer points mentioned. As you Guys and Gals out there in ReadyNutriti…
Source: Never Drop Your Guard: 7 Tips To Improve Your Situational Awareness
Teacher Complains about Christian Students on Facebook Calling Them ‘Cretins’
Cops have people yell and cure at them a the time. This woman needs to grow some thicker skin or get out of the teaching business. I’d prefer the latter.
Melody Explains Dressing For Success
I just read an article by Julie Loeffler admonishing instructors to stop dressing like… well, instructors. It’s amusing to me that the article came up when it did because I kind of came to my own conclusion about this matter a few months ago after seeing quite a few pictures of me teaching. Shortly put,…
Finding Your Way
This technique is also applicable and useful to desert crossing and coastal boat travel when other modes of navigation are not available while there are nearby (closer than 100km) AM broadcast stations.
via Navigating with an AM MW radio receiver — Additional survival tricks
What if Someone Made a Compilation of People Plowing Through the Idiot Rioters…and put it to the “Benny Hill Show” Theme Music?…
This is just too good!
Then we would post it…Enjoy…
Look, these jerks have NO RIGHT to interfere with traffic flow. Peaceable assembly DOES NOT include blocking people on a roadway, or attacking them or their property. If your “life matters” then keep your butt out of the road…More fun HERE…