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!



Understanding Mechanical Offset: Skill Drills & Solutions


Understanding Mechanical Offset: Skill Drills & Solutions

Important skills set to know and practice for those times when you may have to grab a rifle for home defense or CQ fighting.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

Bracken: The Patrol Bike



The Tactical/Practical Prepper always needs to BOLO for Dual purpose activities which give you the benefit of physical exercise/training while at the same time sharpening your patrolling skills.

Bicycling is a great cardio/endurance exercise that you can do while at the same time patrolling your immediate and surrounding AO.

I am a big fan of Matt Bracken.

I suggest you start with his essays and then read his All Enemies Foreign and Domestic series.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!


No Encryption, No Problem: Analog Radio Operations for Guerilla Units



When it comes to learning Comms in the field, you cannot beat Brushbeater.

This guy has BTDT and got the snazzy T-shirt.

A really excellent, rubber meets the road, no bullshit article on how small guerilla units can maintain secure comms in the field.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!


Shooting from the Ground: An Overlooked Skill

Shooting from the Ground: An Overlooked Skill

If your firearm drills don’t include some variation of shooting from the ground, you are cutting yourself short.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

The Reality of Having a Gun Pulled on You

Two things I want to point out here:

Firstly, having a gun pulled on you is some scary shit, so no judgements on this poor woman cop begging for her life.

Secondly, Cop Fitness and Training needs to Improve on a National level.

Check out how long it takes on the response time for this cop to come to this woman’s aid and consider if the responding cop maybe had been 50 pounds lighter, how much faster it COULD have been.

Luckily, the poor woman cop was not hurt and the POS Murder Suspect who pulled a gun on her is dead.

Bottom Line, Stay in Fighting Shape folks because for the most part, the people paid to “protect” you are not!

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

The Time To Shoot is When You See Another Gun!


Armed Off-Duty Cop Lives to see Another Sunrise thanks to being armed, reacting quickly and using good tactics, mainly moving out of the kill zone (Getting off the “X”)

Remember: Training to React QUICKLY and WITHOUT HESITATION is going to be the main factor in you surviving a situation like this.

Never wait for them to point a gun at you for you to react!

In a situation like this, where the outcome and intent of the bad guy is obvious, The Time to Start Shooting is When You See Another Gun, period!

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!