Pistol Corner: Failure to Extract – When Tap, Roll & Rack does not work

Failure to extract – when tap, roll, rack does not work

 

When you train, train to clear malfunctions with the use of dummy rounds.

Although this type of stoppage is rare, it does happen and if you don’t train for it you will be that much slower clearing it when the chips are down and your * is on the line.

Prepare Accordingly.

 

 

Dose of Truth

H/T Freedom is Just Another Word

 

When is the last time you drilled on engaging targets out to 50 yards with your carry sidearm?

A 22-year old named Elisjsha Dicken practiced it regularly and it saved a countless number of innocent lives.

Don’t get stuck in a rut with your Carry drills and only practice those things you know you can do well.

Challenge yourself and Push the envelope of your skills and your weapons capabilities!

You might be surprised at what you can do.

 

Pistolcraft: Slide Release or Slingshot?

Would You Hit It — Slide Release or Slingshot?

 

Remember this:  Practice does not make Perfect, it makes PERMANENT!

It pays to frequently re-evaluate your firearm habits to make sure they are not detrimental to REALISTIC FIREARMS TRAINING.

For me, I was trained early on to NEVER use my slide release lever and ALWAYS use the SLINGSHOT method to CHARGE the Pistol.

In the Event of having to manipulate the weapon one-handed, the slingshot can be done using the heel of your shoe/ boot.

Bottom line, which ever way you choose, slide release or slingshot, TRAIN that way ALL THE TIME! Repetition builds muscle memory.

 

Don’t Forget to Drill on Head Shot’s

 

Every time I see a hostage situation video and the end result is the bad guy getting a free lobotomy (as above) I am reminded of the Practicality of Drilling for such an event with both my pistol and rifle.

Why? Because when seconds count, the Cops are an hour away.

Don’t depend on somebody else to save your life or the life of your loved ones.

Train, Train and Train Some More!

A better and more specific term for the “Head Shot” would be the “Cranial T.”

Imagine drawing a uppercase T on the bad guy’s face starting at the eyes, not the forehead. Why?

The below picture is of a POS who took a 9mm MP-5 round to the forehead.

 

Two inches lower and it would have been light’s out for the Missing Link.

This article from SOFREP “Heads are Harder than you Think” explains things perfectly.

Bottom Line: Drill on taking these kind of shots regularly from various ranges with both handgun and rifle.

Because there is nobody coming to save you.

Prepare Accordingly.

*Similar Articles on the Practicality of Training for Head Shot’s can be Found HERE and HERE.