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  1. I sometimes wear one of those photojournalist...

    I sometimes wear one of those photojournalist vests in cooler weather. It goes with blue jeans and a long sleeve polo shirt and I hope I just look like an old guy with limited fashion sense. (I've...
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    40 round AR magazine

    I bought my first AR-15 in 1977.

    I got a steel 40 round mag for it a year or two later. I don't remember who made it.

    I still have it someplace (along with all the other magazines I ever...
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    "realize you donít need to bring the dot into the...

    "realize you donít need to bring the dot into the scoring zone, and hold it steady ó you just need to release the shot with the dot somewhere in the scoring zone."

    I have about 3200 rnds through...
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    I JUST got the "Norco '80" book and I've skipped...

    I JUST got the "Norco '80" book and I've skipped around and read parts of it but have not read from beginning to end.

    The author knows NOTHING about firearms, and his errors are all obvious and...
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    "What are your scores on basic tests and drills?"...

    "What are your scores on basic tests and drills?"

    Pistol-forum has a wonderful library of skill drills. Pick a half dozen of them and shoot them on a regular basis and record the scores and make...
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    Just be thoughtful about what you post. It's not...

    Just be thoughtful about what you post. It's not that hard.

    Facebook can be a good source of information. A friend of mine from the gun club is an IT computer guy. A number of years ago they...
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    One thing to remember is that most cops and most...

    One thing to remember is that most cops and most dispatchers will go through their entire career without responding to a home invasion or an incident where a citizen lawfully uses deadly force to...
  8. I'm taking a class with Modern Samurai Project...

    I'm taking a class with Modern Samurai Project this coming weekend.

    If I'm on my game, I'm accurate and S-L-O-W.

    So I won't be winning any awards. But it looks like a good drill to add to the...
  9. Thread: El Presidente

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    El Presidente drill

    There are a bazillion different variations of the "El Presidente" and they're all good.

    A common one (part of the current IDPA classifier match) is two shots on each target, mandatory reload, and...
  10. Jeff Cooper wrote about the "El Presidente" Drill...

    Jeff Cooper wrote about the "El Presidente" Drill in the January/February 1979 issue of American Handgunner Magazine. I think the drill is ten or more years older than that.

    There are many...
  11. Dennis Tueller's influential article "How Close...

    Dennis Tueller's influential article "How Close is Too Close" was published in SWAT Magazine in March of 1983.

    The FBI began their formal training program in the 1930s and the Police Pistol...
  12. But crisis rehearsal (if/then thinking) can be...

    But crisis rehearsal (if/then thinking) can be useful to prepare yourself to respond to the unexpected.
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    This was sure a lot of debate over not very much...

    This was sure a lot of debate over not very much . . .

    If you are carrying concealed, a good hand held high intensity light is something useful to have available for many reasons.

    If you think...
  14. The War in Viet Nam: several recent books to...

    The War in Viet Nam: several recent books to check out

    Vietnam: an epic tragedy: 1945-1975 by Max Hastings

    Autopsy of an Unwinnable War: Vietnam by William Haponski and David Palmer

    The Road...
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    "Like most investigative slots, if you can run a...

    "Like most investigative slots, if you can run a computer, telephone, fax, and coffee maker and know how to get information out of people in interview/interrogation that's 95% of your day."

    I...
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    schedules

    Well "rotating shifts" is one thing and "rotating days off" is a different thing.

    "Rotating shifts" is when you switch every week or every month days-afternoons-midnights or...
  17. opiod abuse epidemic

    One of the places I work is a village of 7500 on the west side of our county, surrounded by farms. Economically stable, middle class, overwhelmingly caucasian in ethnic composition.

    Heroin hit...
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    Manny Kapelsohn

    I took a couple of classes with John Farnam of Defense Training International in which Manny was a fellow student (1983 and 1985)

    I've also attended some training where he was the instructor at...
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    Those of us who have been cops for any period of...

    Those of us who have been cops for any period of time will probably have worked with complacent officers who disregarded tactics because they didnít really believe anything bad could ever happen to...
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    The Mayor has no idea what heís talking about and...

    The Mayor has no idea what heís talking about and heís pandering to other fools who donít know what they are talking about.

    But a legitimate question IS how aggressive and proactive do you want...
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    Warrior training?

    Itís aggravating when some elected clown with no relevant life experience or training makes a decision like this for political reasons.

    There is a valid point in that you donít want cops to be...
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    the significance of time

    ďThe major problem with competitive shooting is a preoccupation with inconsequential increments of time. Lost time measured in scant hundredths if a second mean nothing in a fight, but accumulate and...
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    And this discussion from the past connects with...

    And this discussion from the past connects with part of the content in the new book "Strategies and Standards for Defensive Handgun Training" by Karl Rehn and John Daub.

    Section 2 in the book is...
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    This is an epic discussion.

    This is an epic discussion.
  25. I just got this book and I've skipped around and...

    I just got this book and I've skipped around and read parts of it.

    To answer the question "Why don't more people practice or get training? well the answer to that is simple. Some people are...
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