Refining the Mozambique for the 21st Century

While training the other day I put in 20 rounds on the tried and true Mozambique or “Failure to Stop” Drill.

After I ran through the drill once I realized something: I had trained myself to PAUSE between the transition from the two shots to Center of Mass to the shot to the Cranial T (Head) Why?

When this drill first came on the scene back in the day via Jeff Cooper, it was being taught primarily to Federal Law Enforcement who, in turn, after a while, begin to teach it to Armed civilians. The drills’ origins centered around an armed suspect who was HIGH on drugs not going down immediately after being shot twice in the Center of Mass. Therefore, putting a shot through the brain stem and severing all motor functions was necessary.

The “Pause” between the transition shot from the body to the head was mainly a Force Continuum/Use of Lethal Force aspect Cops were being trained to follow. “Use only the LEAST Amount of Force necessary to subdue the suspect” or, in other words, don’t shoot the son of a bitch in the head if you don’t have to.

 

Fast forward to the 21st Century and we now have Criminals like the Dallas mass shooter Brian Isaack Clyde and the Ohio Mass Shooter Connor Betts just to name a couple suited up with body armor making the Mozambique/Failure to Stop more of a necessary skill than ever before for BOTH Law Enforcement and the Armed Citizen.

 

Bottom Line: Training to give the shooter ANY advantage in the fight is STUPID, even if that advantage is a one to two second pause in our cadence of fire.

Therefore, eliminating the “Pause” between the transition from the body to the head in this drill is a practical refinement we all need to adopt when running it.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

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Fight, Win and Survive: Techniques, Tactics and Procedures for the Multi-Domain Battlefield, Part 1

If it were me, I would add this to my USB Drive labelled “TRAINING”

Just Sayin.

 

The following is the preface from “Fight, Win and Survive”, which is a white paper published almost exactly one year ago and culminates with the modern incarnation of the patrolling tips, the predecessors of which can be found here and here, along with Bayo’s One Hundred and Fifty Questions To A Guerrilla. In this version,…

via Fight, Win and Survive: Techniques, Tactics and Procedures for the Multi-Domain Battlefield, Part 1 — American Partisan

The Reality of the Coming Food Shortage

“DUE TO A POOR HARVEST SEASON, WE ARE EXPERIENCING SHORTAGES ON MANY OF OUR CANNED VEGETABLE ITEMS”

Folks, if you don’t have some type of practical Prepping Plan in place that either involves stocking up on non-perishables or a long term self-sufficient agrarian plan such as farming crops, raising chickens and livestock or fish farming, DO IT NOW!

The Signs are everywhere that a coming collapse in the Domestic and International Food Supply is Near.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

Shoot em’ To The Ground!

GBI releases body cam footage, other information about fatal OIS of man armed with butcher knife

Vids like this make me reassess my Combat Pistol Training.

A crazed nut with a butcher knife charges you.

You shoot him four to five times center of mass from a distance of less than 10 yards. He gets back up and charges you again.

I am not a Cop, but there were some questionable choices made here, the biggest one being why go to tazer after you have already shot him five times? You think Electricity trumps the Kinetic energy of a bullet? I mean it was already a lethal force incident, why go down a notch on the use of force scale when you and your partners life is on the line? He had a clear shot for like 30 seconds after he got up, empty the mag, reload and empty that mag if necessary!

At any rate, as an armed citizen it makes you consider the importance of “Shooting them to the Ground” every time, without fail.

Do you have a drill that practices this scenario? If not, rectify it now!

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

The 4 MOA Rifle Fundamentals Challenge

The 4 MOA Rifle Fundamentals Challenge

 

A very practical and easy drill to keep your rifle skills sharp.

After position shooting (Standing, Kneeling, Sitting, Prone) you could easily turn this into a simple “Up” drill where on the command “Up” you make your shot. Combine distance, movement, time and positions to make it more fun.

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How To Siphon Fuel

How to Siphon Fuel

It’s funny, 30 years ago you would not have had to publish an article like this because it was such common knowledge. Now, because of the internet and “technology” we have an entire generation of people who have lost common sense skill sets like these.

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Caching With PVC

CACHING WITH PVC

Practical knowledge for the forward thinking guerilla.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!