Armed Citizen Corner: By a Long Shot

By A Long Shot

With the tragic incident last month at the Greenwood Mall in Greenwood, Indiana where 22 year old Elisjsha (Eli) Dicken took down an active shooter from 40 yards away with 10 rounds from a Glock 9mm in which he scored eight hits (80% accuracy) the importance for the Armed Civilian to be able to make long distance CRITICAL hits with his carry sidearm has been magnified.

I have asked this question before but due to it’s DIRE Importance I will ask it again:

Could you make a 40 yard braced shot like that when it counted?

Only way to improve the odds that you will be able to do it when the time comes is TRAIN!

 

The Dicken Drill

 

  • The drill must be shot cold

  • Shooter at the firing line, 50 yards from the target, gun holstered and concealed

  • 30 seconds of jumping jacks

  • At the beep, the shooter advances to the 40-yard line, drawing and bracing against the object staged at that line. The shooter remains standing while bracing.

  • Must advance from 50 yards to 40 yards and fire first shot within 10 seconds

  • Fire ten shots from 40 yards, center mass

  • All shots must be fired within 15 seconds once the firing string begins

  • Shots must fall within the 8 ring of a B27 or the C zone of an IPSC target to count. Shots bisecting lines for those zones count as hits.

  • 80% hit rate to pass, 100% success rate for a perfect score risking zero innocent bystanders. Scoring such as: 8 hits, 2 bystanders risked or 9 hits, 1 bystander risked.

 

 

Dose of Truth

H/T Freedom is Just Another Word

 

When is the last time you drilled on engaging targets out to 50 yards with your carry sidearm?

A 22-year old named Elisjsha Dicken practiced it regularly and it saved a countless number of innocent lives.

Don’t get stuck in a rut with your Carry drills and only practice those things you know you can do well.

Challenge yourself and Push the envelope of your skills and your weapons capabilities!

You might be surprised at what you can do.

 

Shoot Em’ To The Ground!

Greenwood hero is a freaking stud… Fired 10 rounds, neutralized shooter in 15 seconds…

 

Dicken first engaged Sapirman from 40 yards away with a Glock 9mm and scored a solid hit!

Dicken went on to fire 9 more rounds, only missing twice! (80% percent hit ratio).

Outstanding shooting!

Dicken followed the Golden Rule of Defensive Shooting: Keep Shooting until the Threat is DOWN!

Ask Yourself: Could you repeat this feat if it happened to you?

Remember: Dicken was a 22 year old civilian with no formal training!

Let’s all follow this young man’s lead and take the initative to make Firearms Training a lifestyle, not a “hobby” and ALWAYS CARRY 24/7!

 

 

Breaking the “Rules” to Save Lives

H/T WRSA

 

Greenwood Park Mall had policy against weapons ahead of Sunday shooting

Grateful for his heroism’: Man stopped Indiana mall shooter in 15 seconds

I wrote a short essay a while back entitled “Are You Prepared to be an Outlaw?” in response to increasing corrupt legal pressure on Law Abiding Gun Owners.

When unjust people populate the corridors of power, their “Laws” are just another weapon for them to execute their immoral will.

Carry 24/7 or Guess Right and Yes that includes Places such as Gun Free Zones!

This man’s willingness to STAY ARMED and not allow some Dipshit Mall Executive to DENY him his CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BE ARMED, SAVED LIVES!

 

Yeah Good People With Guns Can Make a Difference

Good Guy With Gun Takes out Shooter in Indiana Mall Shooting, Saves Untold Number of Innocent Lives

 

Train Hard and Realistically and Carry 24/7.

The World is a Dangerous Place.

There are No Excuses for being a Sheep.