>Just a few more days left in the SurvivalBlog special sale on Interceptor Body Armor, a $500 special price for full mil-spec Interceptor Body Armor (IBA) vests. That is 32% off their regular price, and below wholesale.
Think about needing one of these rigs (especially with the rifle plate) in the future and not being able to get one for any price.
Makes those five Benjamins look pretty puny, eh?
Get in touch with BulletProof ME while the offer still holds (through July 12, 2007).
>More worthwhile resources re practical medical issues here and here and here .
Check them out. They’ll be in the left margin as well.
>People would be thinking seriously and training seriously re the following (thanks to Vermontagnard):
- Changing magazines with left arm out of commission.
- Shooting off left shoulder, right arm out of commission.
- Shoot a goat and learn to keep it alive. Have an 18Delta run you and your boys in this. Best med school for trauma.
- Sidearm draw with no sites, shooting 3 IDPA targets at 5 meters in 2 seconds
- Learn how to kill with a knife.
- Learn how to kill with a garrote.
- Learn how to kill with a can of carb cleaner.
- Disable a car with homemade EMP.
- Shoot from inside a car with your hunting rifle without breaking concealment.
- Shoot across your buddy.
- Shoot between your two best friends, 50 meters, iron sites, 2 meter gap. Have your friends stand facing you, and shoot the target right between them. Just do it. Rotate personnel. Trust is the key, competence a must. If your bro is in a sea of bad guys, out of ammo and going at it hand to hand, and you’re 100 yards from the game, you’d better be able to make those shots.
- Shoot a 3 man stack, laying one on top of the other, around a corner, engaging 3 targets each in under 3 seconds.
- Throw plenty of dead cartridges or dummies into every mag during training. Make jam clearing second nature.
- Practice most of your shots off kneeling -80% of them. In a fight, you can move from this and drop to this faster than any other supported.
- Practice concealed carry
- Shoot inside an abandoned building. Turn that into an op all by itself with lookouts, comms, and a complete ORBAT briefed on it.
- Lay in a pipe/culvert UNDER a road and learn to ID vehicles by sound and vibration (let every man do this with an ear piece so a tracker can call in the vehicle for instant spot analysis).
- Shoot long range in crazy defilade/enfilade.
- Shoot an AQT 100% prone in tall grass, learn to time shots between grass waves in the breeze.
- Learn to swim quietly.
- Do basic PT, and try and ruck march as often as possible, mix up bike and swimming to stay fit. You need to survive your first contact with enough gas in the tank to make it to your next bash on the two-way range.
- Best all around exercise? My vote is firewood cutting, splitting, hauling, stacking. Aerobic and anaerobic, productive too.
- Learn to coordinate shots, with one controller tagging the shoot, so nobody can ID a direction for 6-10 simultaneous rounds impacting into the bad guys’ cranial cavities – and each shot masks the sister shot.
It’s like an old US Customs Service poster used to say:
Every day you are not training, someone else is.
>Just back from Wyoming. AAR to follow, along with other good stuff.
Hot story as I write is the Senate action on the illegal immigration amnesty bill.
Just remember – if this bill makes it through the House and into law (a presidential signature is guaranteed), you’d better start resourcing and working your plan B.
The addition of 10 million-plus pro-government, pro-handout, anti-gun votes to the so-called “soft war” political calculus means hard times ahead.
>Eric at Classical Values explains how the transnational socialists (“tranzis”) in California and elsewhere are in the process of regulating every single aspect of human behavior.
Please read the whole thing.
And remember – there is no way that these Utopians can leave an armed, trained, intelligent, and defiant Remnant in their midst.
>Found this link and thought others might be interested as well.
Pretty good stuff elsewhere at that zoomie site.
>John Robb posts this fine bulletin on events that could never, under any conceivable circumstances, affect things here in the good ol’ US of A.
I’m with Linda Chavez – even just thinking such a thing would be racist.
Buenos tardes, amigos.
>Sure hope to see y’all here.
>These folks have assembled a cornucopia of valuable information, starting here. An overview of their main message is a fine way to begin.
Take your time and browse around. The link will be in the “Practical Resources” listing on the left margin, as well.
>With apologies to Mr. Dylan, here’s a little Sunday side reading for folks who don’t want to be controlled by anyone, let along savages from 13 centuries ago:
Take a look at this article and the embedded links in this article. Then ask yourself if the situations described are more likely or less likely than the “religion of peace” mantra droned by the .gov and the MSM.
Now read this piece and this piece, each in its entirety. Afterwards, ask yourself if you are doing the right things in enough quantity and at enough velocity to maximize your family’s chances in the coming Crunch.
>If you want to see what is possible with a practical rifle course, take a close read of Zak’s review of a recent shoot.
>Hat-tip to Codrea’s War on Guns Blog for this gem, which should provide food for thought for folks who like to post their shooting pix on the Web.
>Worth much more than a glance – suggest printing it and digesting it a little at a time.
>We’re not there yet, but take a look at this article from the 2007 NorCal Tactical Bolt Rifle Challenge to see what can be done when good people decide to put together an outstanding practical match.
Methinks the bar has been set very high by these folks.
And by the way – isn’t Kalifornia a place with onerous gun laws, and anti-militia statutes, and possibly even lions and tigers and bears?
>With a hat-tip to Mr. Rawles over at SurvivalBlog, go and take a look at the terrific collection of medical training videos and reference books made available by the folks at Operational Medicine.
Bookmark it and refer to it as part of your ongoing holistic education.
Remember – it ain’t all (or even mostly) about shooting.
>We have been discussing holding a “Long Rifle” course in Nevada in September.
The idea would be an organized clinic/practice session to develop both shooting and spotting skills under windy conditions out to 700 yards (possibly more).
Interested folks should drop a note to us at email@example.com.
>One word – outstanding.
Zak’s one of the principals at Colorado Multigun, whose mission is “to promote world-class multigun skills through competition. Multi-gun includes long range rifle, carbine, pistol, and shotgun, with an emphasis on their practical application.”
You can sign up for their match notifications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
He’s also graciously granted us permission to publish his three-part series on practical long-range shooting.
Read ‘em and enjoy:
Part 1: The Rifle & Gear
Part 2: Optics
Part 3: Shooting
>A cherished piece of dogma in Patriot circles is fueled by the oath taken by all .mil folks to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
According to the belief, this oath will cause many US military personnel to act in accordance with their allegiance to the Constitution and thwart tyrannical acts by a future government.
For all I know, that’s exactly what will happen.
It sure would be nice to have friends with neat toys and experience in running same.
But what happens if the shooters in the employ of the .gov are not military, but contractors?
Robert Young Pelton’s Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror is a must for anyone trying to answer that question. The author takes us inside companies such as Blackwater and Triple Canopy, and outlines why private contractors have such an appeal to bureaucrats like the State Department and the CIA.
I’ll bet you won’t like your conclusions about the future of such operations very much.
UPDATE: Thanks to Wayne, who pointed out the following video clips for your consideration and analysis.