Random Musings for the Armed Citizen

 

With “Permitless” Carry taking effect in my home state of Texas September 1st  I had some thoughts:

One of the things I learned very early on when I started carrying a gun for self-defense was that I needed to adpot a mentality of Avoidance, Deterrence and De-Escalation if I wanted to stay vertical and out of prison.

  • Avoid Dangerous places and Stupid People

  • Deter Criminal Behavior with Acute and Constant Situational Awareness

  • De-Escalate heated situations with an apology and submissive behavior (Tuck your Ego and Temper In. Be the bigger man and Squash a Verbal altercations with an apology and move on.)

 

Most all of you know I am NOT a fan of Open Carry.

If you are going to carry a gun for self-defense, go concealed or don’t go at all.

The reasoning is simple: SURPRISE is one of the biggest advanatges the armed citizen has against a criminal, especially now in Texas when the odds are very high that every person that a criminal comes into contact with MAY BE armed!

Once the criminal knows a gun is involved it changes things dramatically.

It can work FOR the armed citizen (the deterrence factor) or it can work AGAINST them.

Just remember: EVERY altercation you are going to be involved in there will be a GUN present, YOURS!

For this reason I am a Firm believer in the armed citizen getting solid Weapon Retention Training.

Going along with the Concealment MO, you might re-consider your blade carry as well.

A pocket Clip folder is handy but it is also noticeable.

Instead, go for a horizontal fixed blade belt carry.

Lot of great options out there like the Cinch Pick.

Something to chew on.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous.

Moscow Rules By Black3

With the way the world is moving, here’s a little bit of Cold War history. Moscow Rules are developed from CIA agents working in the former Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact and have been cited many times in different movies and books. They are also enshrined at the National Intelligence Museum in Washington, D.C. As…

Moscow Rules By Black3 — American Partisan

Tactical to Practical – 5 Hand Signals Everyone Should Know

From Tactical to Practical – Tactical Training Being Put to Use in Everyday Life. This is the second article in a series written to provide real examples of how tactical training was used in everyday life. The articles are extracted from the boring life of one of the Brushbeater students and a proud member of…

Tactical to Practical – 5 Hand Signals Everyone Should Know, by Jessie Blaine — American Partisan

The Five Worst Guns for Self-Defense

The Five Worst Guns for Self-Defense

Some practical common sense advice.

If you are going to carry a gun to protect your life and the life of your loved one’s, don’t be a cheap idiot: spend the money for a quality firearm and some quality training!

 

Dr. William Aprill’s “Unthinkable” Presentation

 

This guy has a wealth of knowledge about Criminal Behavior, Criminal Awareness and Not Becoming a Victim!

Trust me this is an hour well spent.

Prepare Accordingly!