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New Dot Torture Variation 10/11/2021

New Dot Torture Variation

New Dot Torture Variation Written by Greg Ellifritz   Lots of shooters are familiar with the original Dot Torture shooting drill. This challenging, one box pistol workout was originally designed by trainer David Blinder and has been popularized on

Preparing for pistol qualification: Reducing anxiety and passing the test 10/08/2021

Preparing for pistol qualification: Reducing anxiety and passing the test

Preparing for pistol qualification: Reducing anxiety and passing the test Follow these steps to calm your mind and increase your shooting confidence Oct 6, 2021

One of my favorite professional assignments was being a law enforcement fi****ms instructor. Occasionally I still pay my own way to instructor classes because I enjoy learning (and relearning). Also, occasionally I get an opportunity to work privately with a police officer who struggles to achieve qualified status. These good protectors often self-diagnose as someone who suffers from test anxiety.

This article summarizes some things I work on with them. If you experience anxiety associated with pistol qualification, I hope you extract some helpful tips.

If you confidently look forward to your next pistol qualification, this article isn’t for you.

https://www.police1.com/fi****ms-training/articles/preparing-for-pistol-qualification-reducing-anxiety-and-passing-the-test-xYYWHdxcAQpts0ne/?utm_source=Police1&utm_campaign=7b9af27afb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_10_07_06_59&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5584e6920b-7b9af27afb-83693360

Preparing for pistol qualification: Reducing anxiety and passing the test Follow these steps to calm your mind and increase your shooting confidence

Precision Police Pistol Shooting: Every Shot Counts 10/06/2021

Precision Police Pistol Shooting: Every Shot Counts

PRECISION POLICE PISTOL SHOOTING

BY MASSAD AYOOB
EXPERTS COP TALK
2021

Defensive police handgun fire sometimes has to be fast and furious … but sometimes, distance or limited threat exposure require precision.

The Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is justifiably considered one of the leading SWAT entities anywhere. Once, long ago, a senior SEB man was lecturing cops on deadly force and an officer in the audience asked, “Sir, when do we need to fire precision shots?”

The SEB man’s answer was legendary. He snapped, “Every shot fired by a police officer should be a precision shot!”

I’ve heard it said, “All the accuracy you need in the real world is a 6″ group at six feet.” I respectfully disagree with the statement. I was reminded of this recently when researching the 2015 Dannemora prison escape, in which it took precision shooting twice over to get the job done.

https://americanhandgunner.com/our-experts/precision-police-pistol-shooting-every-shot-counts/

Precision Police Pistol Shooting: Every Shot Counts Defensive police handgun fire sometimes has to be fast and furious … but sometimes, distance or limited threat exposure require precision.

Data Study: 18 Months of Ammo Sales during a Pandemic, Protests, and the Biden Presidency • The Havok Journal 10/06/2021

Data Study: 18 Months of Ammo Sales during a Pandemic, Protests, and the Biden Presidency • The Havok Journal

Data Study: 18 Months of Ammo Sales during a Pandemic, Protests, and the Biden Presidency

September 23, 2021 by Special Guest

by Sam Jacobs

This article was originally published in ammo.com, and is republished here with the author’s permission.

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In our previous data study on the initial effects of the pandemic on our business, we outlined increased sales due to the public’s growing leeriness of COVID-19, starting from February 23, 2020, when the news coverage became ominous.

That’s only part of the story, however, because, over the last 18 months, we’ve experienced a particularly charged election year, BLM protests amid calls to “defund the police,” a contentious transfer of power, and most recently a surprise ban on popular Russian ammo.

These events, in particular, set against the backdrop of the ongoing response to the pandemic, resulted in demand spikes. Looking at the data below, you’ll get a sense of a high-level trend during the pandemic and then see how that trend changed during certain specified time periods, like the BLM protests, when already-elevated demand went up even more.

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https://havokjournal.com/culture/data-study-18-months-of-ammo-sales-during-a-pandemic-protests-and-the-biden-presidency/

Data Study: 18 Months of Ammo Sales during a Pandemic, Protests, and the Biden Presidency • The Havok Journal by Sam Jacobs This article was originally published in ammo.com, and is republished here with the author's permission. _____________ In our previous data In our previous data study on the initial effects of the pandemic on our business, we outlined increased sales due to the public’s growing leeri...

9 Signs You're Tactically Stupid - G*T Daily (Guns Ammo Tactical) 10/06/2021

9 Signs You're Tactically Stupid - G*T Daily (Guns Ammo Tactical)

9 Signs You’re Tactically Stupid
By Travis Pike - September 22, 2021

One of the biggest cancers in society is Facebook, and this applies to the regular world as well as the gun world. In the gun world, Facebook groups tend to be garbage. There are good ones like Tactics & Applications, Concealed Nation Extra, and the numerous Primary and Secondary groups.

However, many are full of bad information, and people use their emotions and lack of training to guide their tactics and purchases. They then reinforce others with tactically stupid information.

I’ve seen themes of bad, tactically stupid advice permeate these pages. They seem to repeat these nine pieces of tactically stupid information over and over. So I’ve decided to gather them all together today to share with you. Maybe you’ll get a laugh, or maybe you’ll learn something.

https://gatdaily.com/9-signs-youre-tactically-stupid/

9 Signs You're Tactically Stupid - G*T Daily (Guns Ammo Tactical) Being tactically stupid might not be your fault. With all the bad information on the internet its tough to figure out why you're stupid but we will help.

Training Versus Practice: Why You Need Both 10/01/2021

Training Versus Practice: Why You Need Both

If you are not training and practicing your skills are diminishing. Why do you carry? If you carry to defend your life or the lives of those you love then you owe it to yourself and those loved ones to be ready at the critical moment.

Training Versus Practice: Why You Need Both Receiving quality training is an essential part of building skill and routine practice is also needed. Many shooting enthusiasts ignore one or the other.

Meet the TxHGA 09/30/2021

Meet the TxHGA

The Texas Handgun Association. What is it and what do they stand for?

https://youtu.be/PsT04UJ9d8s

Meet the TxHGA Test video

09/30/2021

We here at NPSI are proud to announce regional training hosted by Us for the Texas Handgun Association.

We here at NPSI get MANY questions on what classes a person must take to become confident, proficient and EXTREMELY accurate with their firearm . We have decided to put together all those classes for YOU.

One class alone is $235 but we believe a society trained correctly is more important then money will EVER be. So ALL 7 classes together is $235 and for our Handgun Association members only $99. To sign up, please scan the QR Code and to become a member please scan the “Join TxHGA” code !

We here at NPSI are proud to announce regional training hosted by Us for the Texas Handgun Association.

We here at NPSI get MANY questions on what classes a person must take to become confident, proficient and EXTREMELY accurate with their firearm . We have decided to put together all those classes for YOU.

One class alone is $235 but we believe a society trained correctly is more important then money will EVER be. So ALL 7 classes together is $235 and for our Handgun Association members only $99. To sign up, please scan the QR Code and to become a member please scan the “Join TxHGA” code !

Gun policy needs a “Decision Support System” | Open Source Defense 09/29/2021

Gun policy needs a “Decision Support System” | Open Source Defense

Gun policy needs a “Decision Support System” | Open Source Defense One thing I always say, before arguments begin, is that no two people with the same givens can come to a different conclusion with logic. I…

09/29/2021

Anatomy of an Assault: The 5-Step Attack Cycle | An Official Journal Of The NRA

This article, "Bad Guy's Blueprint," appeared originally as a Handbook in the September 2017 issue of Shooting Illustrated. To subscribe to the magazine, visit the NRA membership page here and select Shooting Illustrated as your member magazine.

Bad things happen to good people. Terrorist attacks, home invasions, active shootings, cyber threats, kidnappings and homicides are just a fact of life today. We can either accept this reality and be willing to do something about it, or deny the facts and suffer the effects of being potentially blindsided.

John Adams, the second president of the United States said, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts...” Those who choose to accept the fact that bad things happen to good people are one step closer in preparation to handle such events than those living in denial.

When it comes to managing a real-world physical threat—ranging from a guy walking up to you at a remote gas station asking for a handout, to finding yourself in the middle of an active shooting and everything in between—it all boils down to control. Either you control the threat or the threat controls you. To stop a threat, you first need to know how to take control of it. The critical question is: How do you control a threat?

Step one in controlling anything is knowing how it works. To control a car, you need to know certain basics such as how to start and stop it, how to steer it and how to make it go in reverse. Without this basic knowledge, you wouldn’t have the faintest clue how to control a 4,000-pound metal box on wheels. This same concept applies to controlling a real-world threat.

You may never know when or where a threat may present itself, but you can most certainly know how. It’s knowing how a threat will present itself that will afford you the opportunity to control and eventually stop that threat.

Like Watching a Movie

Recall the last time you walked in on a movie or a TV show you’d never seen before, already playing and nearing the end. Were you able to identify the characters? Could you follow the plot? Were you aware of what had already happened and what may be the anticipated outcome? Of course not. Unless you watched it from the very beginning, there’s no way to answer any of these questions.

Now, recall a movie you’ve seen about 20 or 30 times—something like “The Godfather.” Not only can you identify all the characters, plot, sub-plots and sequence, but you know “Hey, this is the part where he says, ‘I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.’” You can make his claim with 100-percent certainty because you’ve see it so many times. The same applies to the actions of any terrorist, predator or opportunist.

The bad guy must follow an exact script or formula, just like the actors in a movie. He has no choice but to follow that script in its prescribed order to succeed. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to prevent him from following this script for his nefarious plans, or more accurately, what I call the Bad Guy’s Blueprint.

The Attack Cycle

All predators must first seek their prey. They can’t do anything to you if they first don’t go looking for you. In the process of looking, they at one time or another must choose their victim. These two steps—look and choose—must occur in that order. You can’t choose someone if you don’t first go looking for them.

Next, after look and choose, is to stalk their prey. They may observe you for a while to figure out if you’re really worth the effort; maybe you are, maybe you’re not. Once they make their decision, they then need to figure out how to get close to you. Again, these are mandatory steps—look, choose and stalk—that must be executed in order. If he decides you’re not worth the effort, he’s not going to move to the next step in his plan: close.

After looking, choosing and stalking, the bad guy is then tasked with closing the gap from his physical position to your physical position. Lastly, and only after these first four steps, will he be in the right place and at the right time to execute his attack.

In the intelligence community, we refer to this as the Attack Cycle: Look, Choose, Stalk, Close, Strike. It is this cycle, the ex*****on of these five steps in order—which any predator must follow to present you with a physical threat—that is the Bad Guy’s Blueprint. He must follow all five steps. He cannot omit even one, and he cannot execute them out of order. They must be followed one at a time and in this exact sequence, or he fails.

Now that you’re familiar with the blueprint and how it works, you can take control of his plans at any time. All that is required is that you break this cycle of events at any step along the way.

In the “look” step, he is searching for an easy target. He’s reaching for low-hanging fruit, and if you demonstrate to him that you’re an easy mark, you pass the test and he moves directly to step two (choose).

Stay aware of your surroundings and make sure any potential bad guys watching you know that you see them, too.
One of the easiest ways to defeat him at this step is to not put yourself there in the first place. There’s no need for you to drive to a 24-hour convenience store in the seediest part of town at 2 a.m., leave your engine running, windows down, door open and run in with cash falling out of your hands or pockets.

When the predator sees this, it captures his attention and he is attracted to you. As he continues to observe you for further weaknesses, he notices that you have your face buried in your cell phone, which makes him decide to choose you as his easy mark.

After he chooses you, and as part of his step three (stalk), he still needs to verify that you are in fact worth the effort. If you’re still oblivious to your surroundings with your earphones plugged in even after he’s targeted you, then you’re the right prey and now he’s figuring out how best to get to you.

At this point you can still break the cycle, even at this step—simply don’t be an attractive victim.

Put the phone down for 5 seconds. Apply your undivided attention to your immediate surroundings, assess the situation and make your decisions based on your sensory input. At this step, when he sees that you’re aware of him, you are no longer an easy mark and have broken the cycle.

His next step is to close—he moves toward you and, if you still have not noticed that you’re caught in an attack cycle, he’s going to strike (step five). Simply looking up, directly at him (not confrontational, but more along the lines of “Hi, I see you!” body language), you will cause him to ask the question “Are there softer targets around?” and the answer will likely be, “Yes, there are.”

Knowing how a threat must present itself, and the individual steps the bad guy has no choice but to follow, buys you the opportunity to break the attack cycle as it unfolds. When you break the cycle, you disrupt his plan.

Break the Cycle

Three easy ways to break the cycle:

1: Don’t put yourself in harm’s way (no need to go to the ATM at 2 a.m. in a bad neighborhood)

2: Don’t be an attractive victim (cash hanging out of your purse, belligerent or drunk in public, etc.)

3: Make the bad guy ask the question “Are there softer targets around?” and answer “Yes.”

Remember, he must do everything right, follow every single step of the Bad Guy’s Blueprint, one at a time, and in the exact sequence. All you need to do is burn him one time, any step along the way, and his plans are compromised—you’ve taken control. Disrupt his plan and you stop the threat. It’s easy to do when you know how to read the Bad Guy’s Blueprint.

https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2019/8/2/anatomy-of-an-assault-the-5-step-attack-cycle/?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com&fbclid=IwAR2Peo291j3thaiC4VNW0ZsZDs72aag5RGcWHyLGd0Et7EiuXxJabcnHnl4

Anatomy of an Assault: The 5-Step Attack Cycle | An Official Journal Of The NRA

This article, "Bad Guy's Blueprint," appeared originally as a Handbook in the September 2017 issue of Shooting Illustrated. To subscribe to the magazine, visit the NRA membership page here and select Shooting Illustrated as your member magazine.

Bad things happen to good people. Terrorist attacks, home invasions, active shootings, cyber threats, kidnappings and homicides are just a fact of life today. We can either accept this reality and be willing to do something about it, or deny the facts and suffer the effects of being potentially blindsided.

John Adams, the second president of the United States said, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts...” Those who choose to accept the fact that bad things happen to good people are one step closer in preparation to handle such events than those living in denial.

When it comes to managing a real-world physical threat—ranging from a guy walking up to you at a remote gas station asking for a handout, to finding yourself in the middle of an active shooting and everything in between—it all boils down to control. Either you control the threat or the threat controls you. To stop a threat, you first need to know how to take control of it. The critical question is: How do you control a threat?

Step one in controlling anything is knowing how it works. To control a car, you need to know certain basics such as how to start and stop it, how to steer it and how to make it go in reverse. Without this basic knowledge, you wouldn’t have the faintest clue how to control a 4,000-pound metal box on wheels. This same concept applies to controlling a real-world threat.

You may never know when or where a threat may present itself, but you can most certainly know how. It’s knowing how a threat will present itself that will afford you the opportunity to control and eventually stop that threat.

Like Watching a Movie

Recall the last time you walked in on a movie or a TV show you’d never seen before, already playing and nearing the end. Were you able to identify the characters? Could you follow the plot? Were you aware of what had already happened and what may be the anticipated outcome? Of course not. Unless you watched it from the very beginning, there’s no way to answer any of these questions.

Now, recall a movie you’ve seen about 20 or 30 times—something like “The Godfather.” Not only can you identify all the characters, plot, sub-plots and sequence, but you know “Hey, this is the part where he says, ‘I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.’” You can make his claim with 100-percent certainty because you’ve see it so many times. The same applies to the actions of any terrorist, predator or opportunist.

The bad guy must follow an exact script or formula, just like the actors in a movie. He has no choice but to follow that script in its prescribed order to succeed. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to prevent him from following this script for his nefarious plans, or more accurately, what I call the Bad Guy’s Blueprint.

The Attack Cycle

All predators must first seek their prey. They can’t do anything to you if they first don’t go looking for you. In the process of looking, they at one time or another must choose their victim. These two steps—look and choose—must occur in that order. You can’t choose someone if you don’t first go looking for them.

Next, after look and choose, is to stalk their prey. They may observe you for a while to figure out if you’re really worth the effort; maybe you are, maybe you’re not. Once they make their decision, they then need to figure out how to get close to you. Again, these are mandatory steps—look, choose and stalk—that must be executed in order. If he decides you’re not worth the effort, he’s not going to move to the next step in his plan: close.

After looking, choosing and stalking, the bad guy is then tasked with closing the gap from his physical position to your physical position. Lastly, and only after these first four steps, will he be in the right place and at the right time to execute his attack.

In the intelligence community, we refer to this as the Attack Cycle: Look, Choose, Stalk, Close, Strike. It is this cycle, the ex*****on of these five steps in order—which any predator must follow to present you with a physical threat—that is the Bad Guy’s Blueprint. He must follow all five steps. He cannot omit even one, and he cannot execute them out of order. They must be followed one at a time and in this exact sequence, or he fails.

Now that you’re familiar with the blueprint and how it works, you can take control of his plans at any time. All that is required is that you break this cycle of events at any step along the way.

In the “look” step, he is searching for an easy target. He’s reaching for low-hanging fruit, and if you demonstrate to him that you’re an easy mark, you pass the test and he moves directly to step two (choose).

Stay aware of your surroundings and make sure any potential bad guys watching you know that you see them, too.
One of the easiest ways to defeat him at this step is to not put yourself there in the first place. There’s no need for you to drive to a 24-hour convenience store in the seediest part of town at 2 a.m., leave your engine running, windows down, door open and run in with cash falling out of your hands or pockets.

When the predator sees this, it captures his attention and he is attracted to you. As he continues to observe you for further weaknesses, he notices that you have your face buried in your cell phone, which makes him decide to choose you as his easy mark.

After he chooses you, and as part of his step three (stalk), he still needs to verify that you are in fact worth the effort. If you’re still oblivious to your surroundings with your earphones plugged in even after he’s targeted you, then you’re the right prey and now he’s figuring out how best to get to you.

At this point you can still break the cycle, even at this step—simply don’t be an attractive victim.

Put the phone down for 5 seconds. Apply your undivided attention to your immediate surroundings, assess the situation and make your decisions based on your sensory input. At this step, when he sees that you’re aware of him, you are no longer an easy mark and have broken the cycle.

His next step is to close—he moves toward you and, if you still have not noticed that you’re caught in an attack cycle, he’s going to strike (step five). Simply looking up, directly at him (not confrontational, but more along the lines of “Hi, I see you!” body language), you will cause him to ask the question “Are there softer targets around?” and the answer will likely be, “Yes, there are.”

Knowing how a threat must present itself, and the individual steps the bad guy has no choice but to follow, buys you the opportunity to break the attack cycle as it unfolds. When you break the cycle, you disrupt his plan.

Break the Cycle

Three easy ways to break the cycle:

1: Don’t put yourself in harm’s way (no need to go to the ATM at 2 a.m. in a bad neighborhood)

2: Don’t be an attractive victim (cash hanging out of your purse, belligerent or drunk in public, etc.)

3: Make the bad guy ask the question “Are there softer targets around?” and answer “Yes.”

Remember, he must do everything right, follow every single step of the Bad Guy’s Blueprint, one at a time, and in the exact sequence. All you need to do is burn him one time, any step along the way, and his plans are compromised—you’ve taken control. Disrupt his plan and you stop the threat. It’s easy to do when you know how to read the Bad Guy’s Blueprint.

https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2019/8/2/anatomy-of-an-assault-the-5-step-attack-cycle/?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com&fbclid=IwAR2Peo291j3thaiC4VNW0ZsZDs72aag5RGcWHyLGd0Et7EiuXxJabcnHnl4

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