Practical-Tactical: Do Weapon Mounted Lights Make You a Target?

Do Weapon Mounted Lights Make You a Target?

 

As the author points out the answer to this question is LIGHT DISCIPLINE.

If you are going to mount a light on your carry firearm, TRAINING  with that Weapon Mounted Light is imperative!

This is why I don’t agree with Massad Ayoob when he says NOT to use a Weapon Mounted Light to search.

It all comes down to training folks.

Prepare Accordingly and Train Often.

 

Texas News: Federal judge says Texas CANNOT BAN 18- to 20-year-olds from carrying Handguns

Federal judge says Texas Can’t Ban 18- to 20-year-olds from carrying handguns

 

If after 30 days some liberal court doesn’t appeal this and get it struck down this will be a HUGE win for those that truly believe in the 2A.

Age restriction for firearm possession or ownership is contradictory to the Second Amendment.

If you can be 18 and join the U.S. Military and go and fight for your country well then that same country should damn well afford you the right to purchase and carry a handgun to defend yourself at 18 years of age.

Domari Nolo.

Vehicle Tactics in a Carjacking

Vehicle Tactics in a Carjacking — How To Play It Safe

 

When you are talking about Security and Personal Protection you need to focus your attention and training on the three areas you spend most of your time.

For the average person these are: Home, Vehicle, Work.

Out of these three the Vehicle is the one with the most variables.

Some good fundamentals in this article for sure, most notably:

  1. Don’t fart around in parking lots. I don’t care how public or well lit they are. Go directly to your vehicle, get in, lock the doors and LEAVE. (Note: Some modern vehicle models only lock the doors when you place the vehicle in DRIVE…KNOW what your specific vehicle does in this regard and if the doors do not lock automatically, get in the HABIT of locking them as soon as you get in.)

  2. If you go ARMED, the advice about having your key’s out when walking to your vehicle is a NO GO. I want my hand’s free of anything in the event I need to fend off/draw my weapon. I know a lot of trainers tell women specifically to have their key’s out when walking to their car because they make for a good weapon and that’s OK I guess if you want to bet your life on stabbing a violent drug addict with a 1 inch piece of metal.

  3. An addendum to the #2 is since most newer vehicles are keyless entry nowadays, it would pay to get in the habit (Remember Safety is a Lifestyle not a fad) of before leaving the store and your vehicle is within your line of sight, to hit the unlock on your key fob and place the keys back in your pocket. That way you are hands free in the parking lot.

  4. This goes more into Tactical Driving Habits, but the part about keeping a half to a full car length space between you and the car in front of you while driving to allow you room to escape in the event of trouble is HUGE! Practice it!

Pat-Mac has some great tips on this Subject as well, by the way I highly recommend checking out his YouTube channel, the guy is SOLID as they come and has some GREAT Tips for everyday, practical SAFE living.

 

 

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.

 

 

The Dicken Drill

Self Defense Skills and Drills | The Dicken Drill

Definitely a drill worth adding to your training regimen.

I would add  a 20-yard dash to cover in the beginning to replicate stress (increased heart rate, sweaty palms, etc.)