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Last time we compared the Speed Load to the Flying Side Kick of Karate. The comparison was that they are both very flashy, "wow" techniques, but virtually useless. The notion that "it will be there when you need it" is poorly thought out idea since we want to program success and not failure...and the speed rock will in fact lead to failure. And so we begin - this time with the other "flying side kick"...the Speed Rock The premise was to use it in close quarters where one was being attacked by a knife...when the standard Bill Jordan draw would be insufficient to prevent the knife man from succeeding. Nothing was ever said of the gun man's trigger finger, but in those days, it was still believed that one could beat the other man to the shot and that one's shot, hitting, would immediately kill the antagonist. One would grip and rock the pistol out of the holster, as well rocking the upper body back so that it would coincidentally align the weapon with a higher value target on the... Read more →


I am speechless...and that rarely happens by the way. I was sure that I was a heretic in the big Cathedral of American Gun Culture. That stuffy incense filled hall where every bullet comes with a lawyer, and the faithful perfect the angle of their feet in their Weavers as they sing hymns. But there I was open mouthed, incredulous, and pie-eyed. I had to take a moment to reconsider if I had suddenly become mainstream...if my iconoclast card has been revoked...if I was longer worthy to sail under the black flag. Dogs and cats were seen talking to real estate brokers. I am still astounded. Either "somebody" agrees with me, or "somebody" may have been paid by Mossberg to say nice things about the 590 Shockwave. I mean...what is next? A Mossberg Shockwave Class at a famous name shooting school? God only knows. BUY YOUR STAKEOUT 870 HERE Read more →


I almost laughed when I first saw this product, but then, this news item crossed my desk. ISIS has been using drones to pretty good effect. It makes perfect sense and it is surprising that they did not think of this sooner. As well, it will be a matter of time before the US Insurgencies, from the indigenous jihadis, to the counter culture socialists we see blocking roads from adopting this method. It doesn't take much imagination to think what a couple of anarcho-terrorists could do with a van full of drones in a big city. Not so much a laughing matter I think. Here is a video of the Jihadi Drone Attacks. And while I am not aware of what the range and specifications are for this item, it certainly seems like an attempt to address the issue of Terrorist Drone Attacks. I am neither selling nor profiting from this, simply an interesting product at an interesting time. And before you get all giggly and start posting that Gabe has finally gone bananas, it looks like the US Military... Read more →


We are quickly devolving into a society of images, where the flashy hold more importance than anything else. This isn't new, but the prevalence of media has made it more pronounced. It has always had a society where the juggler held people's attention far more than the scholar, and the jester was more popular than the knight. I recall in my days as a Karate instructor (real karate not what we see today passed off as karate). A new student would come in an ask when he could learn the flying side kick. "Listen grasshopper", I would tell him, "you can't even keep your balance yet". But the flying side kick that hit nothing at all, was never seen in a real fight, and was easily evaded even by a blind man, got more attention than the low round kick to the leg. The low roundhouse kick was seen in many real fights and often broke the recipient's leg, but was not flashy and was all but ignored. So today we see the two "flying side kicks" of the gun... Read more →


The liability freaks online are already giving birth to multiple calves about this. So here is my educated and experienced perspective on the case. Synopsis: Couple of drunks point a BB gun out a hotel window. Someone sees it and calls the police. Police get a man with a rifle call and respond. Drunks don't cooperate and one of them gets shot. That is it in a nutshell. Now to the fine points. 1). About 9 p.m., Shaver, the 26-year-old suspect, took the rifle out and adjusted its scope like a “Pictionary toy from the ’80s” with Nunez. The men were standing at the window, facing south, and began pointing the rifle out of the window, Portillo told police. 2). Outside, in the ground-floor pool area, a husband and wife in the hot tub noticed someone holding a gun from a fifth-floor window, the records said. Startled, they rushed into the lobby to tell a clerk about what they’d seen. 3). "We've got some scared people," he said. "A couple of the guests – I’m an employee – they’ve come... Read more →


It was only a matter of time. The "gun media mafia" is now anti-stakeout. The astounding thing is that they don't seem to be anti-Mossberg Shockwave, when our Stakeout 870 is used in the same way. I suspect if Larry Vickers had come out with the concept, these same detractors of the Stakeout would be rubbing their man-parts all over it and then wiping it down with canola oil...but there I go on a tangent. So the arguments...lets discuss them one by one shall we. 1). They say that these weapons are difficult to shoot well. Truth: We all recall the anti-red dot rhetoric where the same guys would claim that the red dot slowed them down, that they had to hunt for the dot, and the dot would disappear when they shot. We showed that all of these issues are training issues and that any new technology has a learning curve. The problem is that the lazy do not care for learning curves. Truth: Many of the pundits come from the police world where two trends have been insinuating... Read more →


One of the new discussion at warriortalk involved this incident. How Two Wisconsin police officers thwarted an ambush attack The article is a good read of the dynamics of the event. Basically, in a nutshell, a bad guy set up an ambush as a robbery attempt. I have investigated lots of robberies and this was not a robbery in the classic sense. Again, this is my opinion..the bad guy is dead and cannot give us his motive. Of note is the following passage: "The officers moved to the side (east) door just as a man dressed in camouflage began to exit, armed with an M4 carbine with an optical sight and suppressor. As the armed robber started to raise his slung carbine, fully loaded with a 90-round drum magazine, the officers fired a total of 13 rounds from their sidearms in 2.6 seconds, landing seven hits on their adversary and more on his weapon." That reads like a police report, but here is what I think the reality of the event really was - The good guys made up their... Read more →