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Pray for us, Roger.
We need all the help we can get.
Local and World News, NOT political / House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity
« Last post by pop pop on Yesterday at 04:46:21 AM »
Don't know how you stand on this issue, but let us hope the Senate passes a clean bill, and don't add a lot of trash to this bill. Every time they mess with concealed carry they seem to, in a back door way, slide in some more unhelpful legislation to the bills, IMO.

House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity
The bill, H.R. 38, ensures that those Americans who can legally carry a concealed firearm in one state will legally be able to do so in every other state. It eliminates the confusing patchwork of state laws that have ensnared otherwise law-abiding gun owners, and have forced law enforcement to waste their precious time and resources enforcing laws that don't do anything to reduce violent crime.

Good Reading Material / Re: Talking Active Shooter
« Last post by Taurian on December 09, 2017, 09:01:37 AM »
Good interview and some very good points presented!
Good Reading Material / Talking Active Shooter
« Last post by pop pop on December 09, 2017, 07:41:45 AM »
This is a good interview with one of the premier trainers of our time, Tom Givens. He has had 60 some odd students go through gunfights and only 3 lost. The losers didn't have their guns when they needed them.  They "sadly," woke up dead.

This is dealing with an active shooters.
CR Williams - Drill of the Month / Re: 2 x 2 x 2 drill, variations thereof
« Last post by CR Williams on December 06, 2017, 05:53:10 AM »
Sorry, wasn't clear, Steve. The targets are in line abreast. You go to whatever distance you choose to run it. One variation does indeed put the targets at different distances from your position, but I was not meaning to imply that in this case.
CR Williams - Drill of the Month / Re: 2 x 2 x 2 drill, variations thereof
« Last post by M1911A1 on December 05, 2017, 03:23:17 PM »
Suggestion (from personal experience):
Don't always run this drill from the nearest target to the furthest, in order.
Vary the sequence, for instance starting with the three-yard card, then going to the seven-yard card, and finishing with the five-yard card.
Best: Have someone else dictate the sequence, just before you begin shooting.

There is a positive virtue in being able to switch your mind and your technique from any distance to any other distance, as needed.
Truth: We always did this with IPSC silhouettes, counting only the hits in the "A" zone. (It's much easier than with 3x5 file cards.)
CR Williams - Drill of the Month / 2 x 2 x 2 drill, variations thereof
« Last post by CR Williams on December 05, 2017, 05:38:22 AM »
This is going to be a variation of the 2x2x2 shooting drill that Roger Phillips runs in his precision-shooting courses, which he in turn got from somebody else I can't remember now. I'm going to invoke a stricter criteria for this one than he does, however, and allow for certain variations in targets, to wit:

You need three target backers, placed three feet (easier) or six feet apart (harder) edge-from-edge. On these backers you will either put a 3x5 inch index card (your choice of horizontal or vertical--I recommend setting it up to show you whatever direction-spread you think you're shooting first so you can see what's happening), or a 4-inch (easier), 3-inch (harder), or two-inch (still harder) circle. If you don't have something to stick or staple up, the bottom of a standard coffee cup can be used for a template for this drill. One of these goes on each backer.

You also need a shot timer. You will run this for time.

For your weapon, three magazines or loads of six rounds each, one ready to go in the gun. Start from the holster, preferably as you carry outside the range. (Easier version is to start uncovered in the holster.)

Set up at three yards (easiest), five yards (harder) or seven yards (somewhat harder still), ready yourself, start the timer.

On the start signal, draw and place two rounds in each target, reload, place two rounds in each target, reload place two rounds in each target. Note your time.

Now here's my stricter variant: Only shots that are complete inside the target count. If you don't run the drill clean, discard the results. (Roger allows for edge hits to count.)

Note the time, record the time, examine your movement and technique, see what you can do to improve. That's pretty much it.

One more thing: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT GET ALL NEGATIVE ON YOURSELF IF YOU DON'T RUN THIS SUCCESSFULLY OR STRICTLY. Just look at what you can do to improve the results, work out a way to do that, and see about improving. No more, no less. You think negative, you'll get negative. That won't make it better.

Also: In the back of your mind, keep the thought that all drills are preparation for a possible gunfight. Don't lose sight of that. You're working to get better at gunfighting even with this.

That's it. Enjoy.
Everything Else / Re: Well, crap
« Last post by flyover on December 03, 2017, 08:11:04 AM »
Thank you, we can use all the help we can get.
2018 has to be better . . . . . . cause I said so!

What he said!
Good Reading Material / Re: Guns Are Dangerious When Mixed With Stupidy
« Last post by LEJoe on November 29, 2017, 04:52:41 PM »
Sad, but could have been much worse. The Pastor of our church carries a .45, and doesn't seem to care who knows it.  The pastor of our old church back in Ohio, would start out each Sunday sermon by saying, "Ok folks, make sure your cell phones are on mute and your guns are on SAFE!"  Gee, I miss that man...
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