Know Your History: Coal Miner’s Revolt, The Battle of Blair Mountain

Coal Miners Revolt: The Battle of Blair Mountain

 

One of the greatest examples in the 20th century of how a well armed and willing populace can hold their own against a well organized larger armed force.

Take Notes and Prepare Accordingly.

History is circling around yet again.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Breaking Contact (Part I)

Good Stuff.
Prepare Now or Pay the Undertaker Later.

tacticalprofessor

CCW Safe is doing a series about our ultimate goal in Personal Protection. I am happy that I have been able to make a contribution to the literature of our Art.

Our goal in personal protection is to force a break in contact [with a criminal attacker]. We want them to go away, or we want to go away. One or the other.

https://ccwsafe.com/blog/breaking-contact-pt-1

This philosophical fundamental is the true meaning of “Get off the X” for the Private Citizen. Sidestepping or whatever method is taught to get off the X isn’t the end or even the important part of the process. Forcing the attacker to withdraw or making our escape is the end objective.

It’s nothing new. Military units have probably been doing this since before the Roman Empire existed. It’s easily overlooked at the moment of an incident, though. For some folks, escaping is a natural response but…

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Get To Cover? A Requiem for Common Sense

Get to Cover? A Requiem for Common Sense

With the likelihood of random gun violence breaking out anywhere at anytime in the world today, it makes sense for the Armed and/or Prepared Civilian to re-cap some basics of staying alive when you are out there on the mean streets beyond the wire (The wire being the protection of your Hearth and Home in this case.)

Understanding what COVER is and it’s main function (Can it STOP incoming rounds from hitting you?) are questions we need to answer now before the shit hits the oscillating device.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Excellent examples of fire and maneuver

Outstanding SUT (Small Unit Tactics) study here.

Brush Up and Prepare Accordingly.
The Days are Short.

Badlands Fieldcraft

Violence of Action. Making fast decisions, getting off the X quickly, and fixing and flanking their enemy were all critical to the success of these men. Violence of action is the difference between life and death in a fight. The following two videos are excellent depictions of fire and maneuver, a topic among many we will be covering in the Fieldcraft Course.

This first video is squad size fire and maneuver done correctly. Note how Lt. Winters deploys his men into two groups, one as a base of fire, and one as a flanking element. That is text book stuff there. But also note as the assault develops these elements begin firing and maneuvering on their own as well, using their own individual initiative to assault the enemy when they felt it was the right time. They didn’t pause and wait for orders, just kept up the momentum and pressed…

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Push Through the Kill Zone

Push Through the Kill Zone

Some great Information here about tactics involving crowds or even ‘flash mobs.’

This summer these marxist goons are going to be very busy, don’t find yourself behind the eight ball!

Brush Up and Prepare Accordingly.