13 posts categorized "OPEN SOURCES"

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Gunfighting Fundamentals

The 8 fundamentals of shooting permeate every aspect of combat shooting. The more we master our fundamentals, the better we are able to employ our weapons no matter the environment, conditions or positions we find ourselves. I believe that the fundamentals must be mastered and practiced from our very first basic training course and be included as an integral part of every training session. In the Close Range Gunfighting series we list the fundamentals as Grip, Stance, Point, Sight Alignment, Sight Picture, Breathing, Trigger Control, and Follow Through/Trigger Reset. These are the foundation that all other gun fighting skills are...


Tuesday, July 08, 2014

I HAVE DECIDED TO STOP SLEEPING AT ALL

I have decided to eschew sleep. "Eschew", for those who frequent Obama Rallies means to forego. Oh, sorry...it means to "give up" or do without. Why? Simple. I have decided to do an intense amount of writing. This is evidenced by two books in two months...a feat of wordsmithery even for me. Nonetheless I have been hard at work with the Blog and populating it with witty, informative, and for some, offensive writings. Some of the things I have in the "bubble-bubble-toil-and-trouble" cauldron are - How To Use The Red Dot Pistol - Part 2 The Pistol Gripped Shotgun The...


Sunday, June 29, 2014

USAF RED FLAG & THE GUNFIGHTER

Red Flag was established in 1975 as a result of poor performance in Vietnam by the USAF pilots and Weapon System Officers (WSO) in air-to-air combat. Many of the crews at that time had also fallen prey to the Surface to Air Missile Systems scattered throughout Vietnam. Due to these short comings, the Air Force conducted a study titled Project Red Barron II. Project Red Barron II concluded that a pilot’s survivability in combat dramatically increased once the pilot had completed 10 combat missions. Today, Red Flag Exercises are conducted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. It is a major...


Friday, June 27, 2014

Nobody's Victim

I was able to attend a ceremony last month that was hosted by the Victim Assistance organization in my area. First, let me say that I appreciate and respect what this organization does. In a nutshell, the people of this organization serve as advocates for victims of violent crime and help them through the “due process” process of the American legal system. This, however, is not why I write about this. The purpose of the ceremony was to recognize and honor law enforcement and various social service organizations for their “fight” on behalf of the victims. One of the individuals...


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Why - What - How and the Purpose We Share

The world is a complicated place. And every few years, it is good to refocus and reorient in the event that distractions have taken place. And, we must admit, that in the past couple of years, we have all had our share of distractions. What is our purpose? Everyone needs a cause or belief that motivates them and drives them to action. It is the why of what we all do. Everyone who is anyone of substance or consequence needs this purpose, otherwise they will stumble through life by accident, like a cow or..dare I say, a sheep. This is...


Tuesday, October 09, 2012

There Is No Can't

This post goes along with the one about "Eliminating the Complainer". This one deals with the "Can't Virus". I will say right now that I hate that virus, and the things it spawns. I got into an arguement with a very dear friend recently that I wish would not have happened because what he was doing was spreading the virus. The only way to cure the virus is to not accept "Can't". Anything is possible and nothing "cannot be done". It may not be legal, or easy, or logical, or whatever, but it certainly is not "impossible". I want to...


Monday, July 23, 2012

The Fog Of War - A Lack Of Certainty

Clausewitz wrote about it as "The Fog Of War". SunTzu wrote about it as "not knowing yourself or the enemy". It is a lack of certainty. It comes from a lack of information about what is actually at hand. Without information, accurate decisions are very difficult to make. What happens is you get a bunch of educated guesses and then a tentative decision based on those guesses. That is why military planners spend more on gathering intell than on the weapons to exploit that intell. How does that play out for the individual operator? I wrote an email to a...


Monday, September 19, 2011

Active Shooter - Carson City IHOP

So this was the latest event - Seven people were shot inside of a Carson City, Nevada, IHOP. Four died on scene. The gunman, Eduardo Sencion, as often happens, died of the self-inflicted wound to the head. Same story, different characters and location. What was telling about this one is a statement made by a witness to the event. "The owner of the BBQ across the street had a clear shot of him walking into the IHOP after he killed the lady motorcycle rider but didn’t take it, citing "it was a pistol against an AK, what was I going...


Saturday, September 03, 2011

Lessons from Jihad in America

John Chambers Suarez International Tier One Instructor As we approach the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, I believe it would be helpful for all of us to consider the lessons learned from the jihadist assault of Nidal Hasan. The odds of a massive attack similar to 9/11/01 being repeated are much lower than a single shooter or a team of shooters deciding to reenact the FT Hood or Mumbai incidents. And as we know from history, it is always better to get your information from primary sources instead of hearsay or the “official story.” “Smith” is a SI...


Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Norwegian Paradigm

The Norwegian Paradigm I was on vacation on Oahu when I first heard about the events in Norway. At first, like probably most of you, I thought, “Hadji is at it again”. And I must say that although Hadji was not in this instance, I am not by any means sorry for my first conclusions. The shooter turned out to be the typical “nutjob”, maybe not as crazy as Cho at VT, but nonetheless crazy in the conclusive actions he took to punctuate his statements. Breivik is shocking, but not surprising to those who stay up on current social events...


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