Centerfire Rifle Wounds

Centerfire Rifle Wounds


Not for the faint of heart, this is a very informative PICTORIAL article on what various calibers of Centerfire Rifle Rounds can do to soft targets, ie, human bodies.

Study Up and Prepare Accordingly.

Rifleman Skills: Range Estimation


Is Range Estimation Part Of Your Training?


Never become over-reliant on technology.

Know those Analog Skill-Set’s and Keep them Sharp!



Training Ledger Notes


I was sorting through some of my old Training Ledger Notes from Past Years in preparation for my 2023 Training Goals and came across some things I thought might be of value to some of you.

In no particular order:


Fundamentals to Consider:


  • Train How You Live (Clothes, Gear and Gun)

  • Wear Darker Colors. Lighter Colors silhouette your profile.

  • Hard Focus on ECQ Shooting (>5 Ft.)

  • 70%/30%  Dry to Live Fire Ratio

  • Displacement Trumps Marksmanship in a Gun Fight. Integrate Move and Shoot Drills

  • Never Move Faster than you can Shoot

  • Combat Accuracy: Focus on Pumphouse (center of mass) or Computer (cranial T) Hits

  •  Integrate Discretionary Shooting/Cognitive Stress Drills

  • Ambidextrous Weapon Handling. There is no “Strong” or “Weak” Side when you have trained on both

  • Smooth is Fast/Speed is the Economy of Motion

  • Eliminate ALL un-needed movement and “jerkiness” in weapon handling and presentation

  • Always Maximize Use of Cover and Minimize Exposure in a gunfight

The 4 D’s of Combat:

DIVIDE attacker’s Focus

DISRUPT his path

DISABLE his body

DESTROY his will to fight


3 S’s of Proper Firearms Training:






TIRR Malfunction Clear Drill for Pistol:


*Bring Weapon into Compressed High ready Position to chest.


TAP: Ensure Magazine is Seated.

INVERT: Turn gun upside down.

RACK slide in slingshot fashion to eject problem

READY Press the Trigger!

*If you hear a Click instead of a Bang, Rinse and Repeat!




It’s about Shot Placement!

Guest Shot: My 9mm Journey


In my classes I have a drill each student shoots to see if the gun/caliber they carry is compatible with their level of skill. I call it the “Two Second Drill” and it is merely four rounds fired at twenty feet into a 6 x 9-inch rectangle.

This represents the high chest region where many vital organs are located, twenty feet is the length of a typical confrontational distance and four rounds fired in two seconds is a reasonable time limit based on the history of armed conflict.

Broken down, the drill is the first-round hits in one second from a ready/muzzle diversion position with the final three spread over an additional second or in splits of .33 seconds. To me, this shows the student can control the recoil of their chosen pistol and caliber.

It is amazing how many people cannot accomplish this simple drill because they are shooting “too much gun” for their individual skill level.

After all these years, I have come to understand that the secret to handgun stopping power is where you shoot your adversary and how many times you can shoot them. This requires training, practice; skill and a level of ruthlessness that permits you to stand up and exchange potentially life ending rounds with another human being. Some old west gunfighters called it “deliberation” a word I am trying to bring back when combative pistol craft is discussed.

No amount of new gear or “wonder” gun will change this. In the end, what will a person be doing after you shoot them? Probably the same thing they were doing before you shot them, a harsh reality indeed.



Some Initial Guerilla Warfare Lessons From Ukraine

H/T American Partisan


Some Initial Guerilla Warfare Lessons From Ukraine


I kept a binder and flash drive during the Syria conflict to keep up with the multitude of Real World Lessons, specifically with Urban Sniping. I am doing the same with Ukraine.

Pay Attention, You may be tested on this Material Soon!

Train Frequently and Realistically.