Two More From Mosby

On Building A Training Group

The Bump-In-The-Night Kit


30 responses to “Two More From Mosby

  1. Good shit as always. Thanks for the post.

  2. That really arrogant dude has no OPSEC at all.

    Step one to grey man: don’t have a blog where you brag about this type of thing.

    • Berglander

      He does it for your benefit.

    • Old Gray Wolf

      Oh, contraire! The dude has helped a lot of folks with that blog, and knows his shit. He isn’t worried about you knowing about him. And the government already does. What have you done to help people who want to learn?

  3. those were 2 good ones. I don’t know why Mosby likes the Glock so much though. My 23 is the first and only pistol I’ve ever bought – back before I knew better – and now, in Judeo-Mexifornia, I can’t replace it with something good because any such purchase witll be instantly registered with the Sacramento regime. With no active safety, you can’t keep a round chambered ’cause then the gun is hot and your liable to blow your foot off when drawing. Plus the barrel is too short for the size of the round so it kicks like a mule. Sum: time wasted snapping the slider when producing the gun makes one slow-on-the-draw, and excessive kick makes it too long to get back on target if/when the first shot misses. For future reference, I need a pistola that 1) has an active safety, and 2) powerful but doesn’t kick like the Glock does. What would that be? Anyway, re bump-in-the-night,

    for the time being, Glock23 is on the floor beside my rack at night, kept hot with one in the chamber and 10 in the mag; M1A also appropriately positioned. And I do have a tactical plan for what follows if I get the 3 AM visit from YKW. Incidentally, this is not a fantasy. Am currently keeping a million-dollar estate property out of the hands of the local B’nai Br’ith/ADL Zionists (which they were in the process of stealing from an old lady by the same way they steal entire countries: turning it into a pile of debt) and (((they))) are most unhappy with me. That’s OK; I am also extremely unhappy with them.

    • SemperFi, 0321

      I’ve had a G23 for almost 20 yrs, love it, but am extremely careful with where the trigger is, especially while holstering. Same with my G20.
      Had a .45 acp Springfield XD, didn’t like the feel of it, however they now have a thumb safety, along with the grip safety. Been thinking of getting another, to convert to .460 Rowland for my hiking pistol. That is one hard hitting round, and recoil (for those with manginas) is soft enough to even let the wife or kids use it.

    • NorthGunner

      On your needing to upgrade to a different pistol – 4 words:
      Find a private seller.
      Also, ca$h is king!

      Buy anonymously – pay cash – take delivery – ghost.

      Wash, rinse, repeat.
      Especially in calizuela!

      As for the (((tribals))) trying to steal, tell them they can accept payment in Hog futures!

      NorthGunner – The Truth Is It’s OWN Defense!

    • Plankton67

      Consider the following:
      Or, just train to keep trigger finger off the trigger until you have full reason to put that finger on the trigger. It is a training issue, that is the key.

    • You give a bad name to those who do not have NDs

  4. Johnny Paratrooper

    Does your Glock have a 30 round magazine and a laser light combo?

    It should.

    5 Mexicans will beat you to death bud.

    They are not afraid of anything.

    The cultures south of the border declined into a downward spiral of warlords and pirates about 205 years ago.

    They have never recovered.

  5. Good stuff.

    Bump stuff. Living on a farm you’ve worked it out. I live in the ” burbs” my gigs a bit different. Someone crashes my front door, I got thirty seconds max.

    No time to put on battle belts, or suspenders. Naked as a jay bird, I’ll grab either the model 37 or a 1911, which is next to me. IF I have time I’ll put on my old police vest, while my wife’s putting hers on, I’m doubtful I’ll have the time to vest.

    A set of PVS 14s, on the dresser, if needed. and a SG flashlight extra ammo on the stock. I’ll have to fight from the bedroom doorway. The hallway being the funnel, I’d hope to catch the bad guys in.

    My wife dialing 911, and grabbing her shotgun, an old model 11 semiauto at 18inchs. It kicks her ass but puts out a shit ton of bb’s, one on top of the other. The tube is extended.

    If it get real ugly, theirs always the FNFAL with a 30 rounder behind the door.

    Things would have to really be going to shit fast to deploy that. My problem is my shot down the hallway is right into my neighbors bedroom. That’s a lot of responsibility I don’t want to have to assume.

    This senerio, plays out differently in every home in the nation.

    I once attended a class, same gig. I was in shorts flippers and a polo, the rest were wearing their full battle kit. Yea right! Their gonna die while their putting their shit on.

    The instructor, a friend local poopoo was upset with me cuz I didn’t leave my bedroom, to hunt the bad guys down. I guess their’s a time and place for that, just not in me or my wife’s best interests.

    In my mind very unrealistic. The bad guys can have everything at that end of the house. It just stuff, ain’t worth dying for. Na I’ll hole up and let them come to me.

    When they do, got no problems sending them to hell in a hand basket.

    The Ithaca 37s a bottom ejector, so I’ve got two six round side saddles on it. One on the wifes model 11.

    10 10 rounders in the dresser top left drawer for the 1911. Their’s an 870, with all the cool guy shit on it, in the closet aswell, If needed.

    These weapons are in our bedroom not in safes, for very strategic reasons. This very event.



      “This scenario, plays out differently in every home in the nation.” Very true, Dirk. While we cannot plan for every possible thing, we can do whatever is necessary to tilt the odds in our favor.
      My first priority is area denial-locked gates, hardened entry points, and a very alert barking Swiffer Duster(a 9-pound doxie mix who used to kill Norway rats as big as he, when we lived in OR). He wakes up me and the other two dogs who muster at the point of entry. My harness is by the bedside with the Model 65. And, my Shockwave will be back soon from Vang Comp Systems. It’s like my better half(who has her Mossberg .410 next to her side of the bed) says: We’re as prepared as a couple of arthritic old folks can be. Bleib ubrig.

    • Jimmy the Saint

      A bar mace makes a good final weapon. If it closes to melee range, those things are extreme bad news for anyone on the receiving end.

  6. robroysimmons

    Well said on that training group.

  7. To be clear, we’re dudes in our thirties and forties…

    If you think your body changes in your forties, wait until it hits 50.

    I would like to hear from the beat up old geezers (50+) on meds and how they form, train and keep clans together without saying “fuck this, I’m too old.” And as much as I respect DTG, there is no way I can ruck 85 pounds in full canvas in 95˚F/50%+ humidity. So let’s be realistic.

    The COTS COP trailer concept was one example. Is there a subset of RV campers that are also survivalists?

    • Just wait til ya hit 70, things really change and fast.

    • Berglander

      In your 50‘s, you transition to Patriarch, and mentor the war leaders who are in their 30’s and 40’s.

    • SemperFi, 0321

      I’m turning 65 in July; still backpacking, hunting elk on the Continental Divide of Wyoming, went kayaking last Sunday in GrandTeton NP and keep myself fairly fit. Most of it is still my Recon Marine mindset that keeps me in shape, can’t let myself put on weight, (I’m 20 lbs heavier than when I got out in ’76) and have to lose another 8 lbs of winter fat before I feel fit enough to start backpacking in late June.
      I hike constantly, take vitamins, have to watch my food intake and do some exercises to limber up.
      On the downside; love my Scotch and Guinness, I have a bad back from a horse wreck 6 yrs ago (getting steroid shot in my back in 2 weeks), getting arthritis in my feet which has no cure, but I keep fighting my way past it rather than die on the couch as an invalid.
      It’s all in your head, not your gut

    • ” And as much as I respect DTG, there is no way I can ruck 85 pounds in full canvas in 95˚F/50%+ humidity. So let’s be realistic.”

      Thank you for the compliment, but neither can I, at least, not for very long. Especially without training for it. Let me do a course correction on the concept of carrying heavy rucks, though. I’ve always been a proponent of ‘do what your physical limits allow, but always try to improve your performance.’ When it comes to ruck walks, in the spring (because I don’t ruck in the snow) I start out with a half mile walk with 20 pounds. I work up incrementally through the fall, when I’m doing the heaviest weight (and the weather has started to cool. When it’s hot and humid, I do my walks in the early morning before my area becomes a humid oven. Why injure myself? No gain with pain….just pain and loss of ability. I build to what my body can take and take as long as my body needs. When it says, “enough!” I stop. Incremental improvement is the name of the game to me. A personal example: At one point I had difficulty doing 25 strict form push ups some years back. Basically I was very weak in the upper body and wanted to change that. I downloaded a free program called “100 push ups in 7 weeks,” and while I never got to 100, I still kept at it (and still use the program to start over when I have been inactive for 6 months or so when it comes to harsh exercise). 1 push up more when I could, and got to where I could do 75 in a row. That allowed me to accept a 3000 push up challenge in a month; I did over 5000. So I am very happy and really believe in those kinds of programs and the concept of incremental improvement. Then I had another goal: I wanted to bench my own body weight for reps by my 60th birthday. I started various chest routines with a 50 pound bar 9 months before my birthday. That’s it. And then, through incremental improvement, I benched 40 pounds over my body weight for reps 2 months before I turned 60. To some, that’s nothing, but to me, it was a huge accomplishment. Suffice it to say, I am a HUGE fan of incremental improvement and listening to the body for pauses in training/conditioning.

      While I am blessed with good physical health (knees, elbows, hips, spine, etc) no cholesterol issues, no diabetes, etc, and am not on any medication whatsoever (nearing my mid 60’s quickly), I do take tons of supplements and oxygenated water daily (some folks poo-poo this approach, but it works for me) and eat as clean as I can, it is getting harder as I get older to do what I did the previous year, and takes longer to physically recover from conditioning routines and ruck walks (do I think I’ll actually hump an 80 pound combat load? No. Way.) But I do believe that training with as much as my body can stand allows me to take a ‘realistic view’ of what I might be able to do during a SHTF situation like humping my 3 day pack and a harness/rifle/pistol/ammo combo for quite awhile without reaching exhaustion. Do I see myself ‘snoopin and poopin’ with the young guys? Hell no. But I do see myself helping them by being in shape enough to keep their ‘precious cargo’ reasonably safe while they are out there ‘snoopin and poopin’.

      Doing what you can to the best of your ability with what you’ve got is what counts, and when coupled with a ‘I will die before I quit’ mindset, well, just think how a bad situation might turn out.

    • mister-sigint

      We’re never too old at 50/60, just realize life’s limitations. Think smartly and carry what can be carried, at my age it’s a battle belt. Used to be plate carrier with 6 mags and all the other shit. Better to be quick/mobile than just fucking dead or worse, a liability. Just train consistently to keep your edge if your eyes and ears are still worth a shit, and keep like-minded friends close by. Invest in all the precious metals if you can, gold, silver, brass, copper, lead while you still can and if you can. You can’t go wrong

    • Plankton67

      50+ guy here. My suggestions to all and sundry are to avoid injury, both acute and chronic while you can. The years of carrying stupid loads and running about like a pack animal were, in hindsight, not a good long term investment.
      I recommend getting all the elective surgery you can sooner rather than later. Many wonder about the availability of it later… my view is, it is better to get it sorted while relatively younger so you heal better and faster. We, as a group, generally have some osteopathic issues such as arthritis and such.
      Blood pressure? Get that in control.
      Check your blood levels, and adjust so diabetes does not claim you.
      In general, we all need to lose a few pounds. Even 10 pounds makes a difference. This is entirely doable by getting medieval on things like sugar and carb intake.
      The meds sent to you by the VA???? Check them! Many guys fail to do so and miss the recalls. The recalls are due to contamination, because much of the stuff is made in China to keep the cost as low as possible. Doubt this? check this out:

      I do not take ibuprofen, due to the long term impacts on liver function. The multi vitamins don’t hurt, although they probably make for expensive piss. Stay hydrated, get some exercise, quit smoking (if you do) and moderate if any alcohol should round this out. Oh yeah… consider how many calories you eliminate by not drinking soda or diet soda.

      errata- if you have nail fungus, believe it or not soaking in a mix of cheap vodka and vinegar for 15 minutes a day will help knock out the pseudomonas (causes the greenish tinge). See a dermatologist for appropriate antifungals (pill & creams) to make your nails whole again.

      errata 2- 45 years of age is the new medical advice for the age to start the colonoscopy and endoscopy routine. What you learn from that is likely to get you interested in fiber supplements and possible use of Zantac or similar. It is much easier to heal tiny ulcers than big ones.

      Not a doctor, just getting better about how I consume medical services. They are a preventative. Think about it like maintenance on your car.

  8. Re: Glock being “unsafe” . Anybody that claims the Glock safe action pistol is unsafe, or that they are likely to shoot themselves with it is admitting a serious lack of familiarity and training. They are no more or less dangerous than any other pistol if the shooter knows how to use the platform. Stupid simple and reliable. Weapons are inherently dangerous, that’s why people use them, so they can be dangerous right back. Learn how to use your shit. Know your area intimately and be very ,very dangerous if you need to be. It’s really very simple.

  9. Johnny Paratrooper

    I sleep with a Gucci Glock on deck.

    Quick draw holster.

    Laser/light w/ 31 rounds duplex mag(62 total) Hornady HP+

    It is SMG (k) levels of dangerous.

    So is the silenced PCC AR 10 pistol

    Epic hardware these days.

  10. Jack Schick

    Same as the ridiculous “Border” conflict:
    Deployment of old, rotting ordnance upon the
    hundred miles south of the border is in order.
    There is no good reason to pretend anymore.
    They are the Locusts which God warned us about.
    Your proactive extermination of varmints is in order.
    The LORD said to Saul to utterly destroy Amalek,
    taking nothing from them. But Saul disobeyed
    and kept Cattle and Spoils, which corrupted the purpose.

  11. Old Gray Wolf

    I am not yet 50. I can ruck 50 lbs 8 miles through Ozark terrain in about three hours. Fortunately, I only do that for conditioning. I have no plans to ruck off into the woods and play war out there. With who? Everybody I wanna snuff is in town. And it can be done without 50 lbs of gear. Get run out of my place? If they get it done, chasing hard after me probably won’t be a good idea. Anyone who keeps all their eggs at home is a fool. If I can’t go home, other plans will fall into place and the pain will rain. None of my plans involve humping 85 lbs over hill and dale. But I can hump 50 at a good clip if I have to, and 50 gets me a lot of stuff I need for getting by. And caches will augment that.

    I agree that a lot of veterans default to what they know, and maybe forget that the logistical tail is long gone if they are in the woods under a ruck. No air support, no medevac, no QRF. Only people with that stuff will be the guys coming after you.Trying to act like you did when you had all that is a short road to a bad end. Some of the stuff is valuable no matter what. Some of it is just useless without the above logistics. The trick is knowing the difference. Mossy, with his background, displays an understanding of things some of the more mainstream vets seem to miss at times. And it is because of his background. Different experience makes a different library of knowledge to draw from. And we do, all of us. For better or worse.

  12. Old Gray Wolf

    Mosby… damn autocorrect.

  13. Old Gray Wolf

    Man, I have been packing a G17 for more than two decades, and put north of 100k rounds through it. The kick is negligible. The G23 is stiffer, but not bad. And if you practice trigger discipline, safety is not an issue. Drawn my pistol under stress more than once, still haven’t shot myself. The first shot doesn’t miss, and the second is right on top of it. What I am trying to say, is the gun is a good one. Train with it intelligently, and it will do whatever you need from a pistol. Just tossing it next to the bed and figuring you will go forth and slay with a gun you admit you cannot run effectively is a recipe for losing. It is what you have, it sounds like your only handgun and you have had it for years. There is zero excuse for not being competent with it. You don’t have a bad gun, you have a lack of training.

  14. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.

  15. old as dirt

    70 here, my back is totally fuked I train at a walk. I take the high ground and work from there