American Militias after the Civil War: From Black Codes to the Black Panthers and Beyond

Part 1 of this article can be read HERE.

 

Originally authored by our friends over at Ammo.com, this is the second half of their excellent historical analysis of militias in the US, running up to the Bundy Standoff and Malhuer Wildlife Refuge occupation. The critical takeaway is the coverage of militias on both sides of the ideological aisle and causes, ranging from post-Reconstruction era…

via American Militias after the Civil War: From Black Codes to the Black Panthers and Beyond — American Partisan

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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!

 

Pro-Government Guerillas Mix Political, Criminal Interest in Venezuela

Pro-Government Guerrillas Mix Political, Criminal Interests in Venezuela

Interesting 4GW Model happening in Venezuela and Central America Right now.

It would behoove the Martial Citizen aka Civilian Operator to take note of the Cyclical Historical relevance: This same dichotomy was seen in 1970’s and 1980’s Central America when Marxist Political Forces using Narco Dollars to finance and arm themselves took on the “Capitalist” invaders.

Do not be surprised if this same model starts to move North of the Border as well as illegal aliens flood in CONUS.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

We Politely, But Audaciously Refuse Learned Helplessness

We Politely, But Audaciously, Refuse Learned Helplessness

 

Willingness is a Statement of Mind. Readiness is a Statement of Fact.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Three Ways To Escape Zip-Ties: An Illustrated Guide

Three Ways To Escape Zip-Ties: An Illustrated Guide

 

Practical knowledge for your toolbox.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

Clandestine Communications Part Two: Steganography – A Smile is Worth A Thousand Words (Literally)! by Patriotman

Given the current climate and direction of the United States, I believe all American Partisan readers would agree that knowing clandestine communication methods is a useful arrow to have in our qui…

Source: Clandestine Communications Part Two: Steganography – A Smile is Worth A Thousand Words (Literally)! by Patriotman

A Few Ideas on Beating Facial Recognition

Facial recognition software is getting quite good, but it’s not perfect.

Source: A Few Ideas on Beating Facial Recognition