Developing an Effective Pre-Disposition for Violence

Good stuff from Mosby.


(My buddy Greg Ellifritz, of Active Response Training, linked to this older article the other day. I hadn’t read this one in a while, so I went back and re-read it. I stand by the article still, so decided to use it for this week’s feature post. We’ll go back to the Off-Grid discussion next week. –JM)

Originally published 7MAY2014.

I had a student in a class recently (IIRC, it was the Iowa Combat Rifle course, but I could be mistaken), ask the very serious question, “How do we prepare mentally for the act of killing another person?” While, after giving him the tongue-in-cheek answer of “go chop people’s heads off with a pen knife?” I gave the legitimate answer that it’s a matter of overcoming cultural conditioning, it’s a question that’s been nagging at my conscience ever since.

For the most part, neither I, nor…

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We Politely, But Audaciously Refuse Learned Helplessness

We Politely, But Audaciously, Refuse Learned Helplessness


Willingness is a Statement of Mind. Readiness is a Statement of Fact.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!


Armed Citizens and Active Shooter Events

Armed Citizens Are Successful 94% Of The Time At Active Shooter Events 


The “Tale of the Tape” involving Armed Citizens and Active Shooter Events are amazing!

Just another Reason to Stay Armed 24/7 or Guess Right!

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

Bare Handed Mountain Lion Self-Defense

Colorado Runner Kills Mountain Lion with Bare Hands in Self-Defense

Well here’s a headline you don’t see everyday!

Two things pop out at me. Number one, this story emphasizes why you should always train with the Combative Mentality. The key word in gun fight is not gun, it’s fight. Sharpen your empty hand skills and build upon that. Empty Hand/Stick/Knife/Gun. Secondly, ALWAYS be armed! (Especially when you are in an area with an abundance of natural predators, either the four-legged kind like Mountain Lions or Bears or your garden variety two-legged thug.) The fact that a juvenile Mountain Lion attacked him and not a Full Grown one is the main reason we are not hearing about either the death or hospitalization of the jogger for life threatening injuries!

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!


The Non-Permissive Environment

The Non-Permissive Environment


Great read on many levels. Pass it along to somebody you care about.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!


How to Spot a Bad Guy

How to Spot a Bad Guy- A Comprehensive Look at Body Language and Pre-Assault Indicators


Good stuff by Greg Ellifritz over at Active Response Training.

Keep that Situational Awareness Sharp…better to be aware and AVOID a problem than walk head first into one and have to fight your way out.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

Go Slow to Go Fast (Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast)

Dave Spaulding in just under two minutes lays down some gunfighting wisdom.