Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tactical mindset

What will you do in a crisis? How can you train to survive? I think the warrior mindset may benefit from some kind of epiphany. Mine came as a college student when I was mugged at gunpoint. The horror of the experience helped to open my eyes to the fact that evil cannot be ignored on the physical plane, or for that matter, any other. Like the yin and yang, we all have a balance of the pacifist and warrior within. Depending on the circumstance, there is a time to reap and a time to sow. While keeping a calm vigilance as a pacifist maintaining all options of avoidance and flight, the warrior within each of us needs to be ready in an instant to spring into devastating, aggressive, decisive, no holds barred fight to the finish. Each one of us needs to find the motivation to train and flip that switch without hesitation.

When I read this I thought of how much different training I have received and the mindset that is required to survive a life threatening situation. In my younger days I was always, and I mean always in the warrior mindset(you can thank the Army and my law enforcement training). It was nice, I was always vigilant, always prepared. I had a plan to kill everybody that I saw. I was comfortable with myself. According to my wife, I was also an asshole. Marriage and children have calmed me down considerably. I now only have a plan to kill half of the people that I meet.

This brings me to my actual point. It took many years and some wisdom to discover how to use the mindset to my advantage, and only when I need it. The warrior mindset is the only way(baring luck) that you can win a fight. The easiest fight to win is the one that you can avoid. If you can't avoid the fight you have to be aggressive, you have to fight dirty. You have to plan on going home after the fight is over. If you cower in a corner waiting for the moment to come to you, you are going to lose. You choose your own destiny, you have to make your own moment and take full advantage of it. I'm not saying to be stupid and blindly charge. That will kill you just as fast as waiting in the corner.

Finally, remember that anything is a weapon, and that the weapon does not make the man. Don't ever forget that the your most important weapon is your brain. It will save you when nothing else does. Don't be a sheep, don't be a wolf, be a sheepdog. Trust your instincts, watch your surroundings, be mindful of people who want to cause you and yours harm. After it is all over go home and kiss your significant others and tell them that you love them.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I won! I won! sort of.....

After three months in town, i am finally winning matches.

I won last weeks defensive pistol match and won by 7 seconds!

Scoring was IDPA rules.
But I cannot tell a lie, the best shooter in the club shot the match completely left handed. so I am not bragging, alot.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hunting mini kit

So here is the pic of my mini hunting kit. It's like a supplemental survival kit. Items are listed left to right, top to bottom.
Leatherman Micra
5 rds 338-06
Duct tape
First aid kit
Plastic Poncho
Fire makers
Snake bite kit
Mini saw
550 cord
Space blanket
Sewing kit

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Finally, good use for the 'Plastic Fantastic'

First, a clarification:

I do not own a Glock

I have never owned a Glock

I do not like the way they feel

I do not like they way they shoot

However, this is cool!

The only downfall is the price, you can buy a new Glock for the price of this thing-$425

So what do you think? Waste of time? Waste of money? Totally useless item?

Monday, October 20, 2008

How many golf clubs do you need?

So in a bit of inspiration from New Jovian Thunderbolt and his post:

I have decided to include my .02.
When somebody asks you, "How many guns do you need?" ask them, "How many golfclubs does a golpher need?" The answer is always the same. Alot.

Here is my bare-minimum list:
1. Bolt action hunting rifle, capable of taking deer sized game.
2. 22 rifle, for small game
3. Semi-Automatic pistol, for self defense.
4. A carbine for zombie defense(AR or AK or Mini-14 your choice)
5. 12 ga shotgun for everything under 50 yds.

Bear in mind that is a minimum list. The full list is little longer. It also includes the ability to shoot a zombie at 8oo yards.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Undead Fish

She just lays there like a dead fish! I mean undead fish.
I normally don't steal from the other guy but this is cool.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Front Sight...Press

I can see what I'm doing! I can make head shots with-out having to think about where I have to hold!

I was slightly apprehensive about having Novak install adjustable sights on my STI, however, it was the besty money I've spent in a long time.

The turn around time was about a week. I sent them my slide and it came back clean with the slight smell of gun oil. And of course there was the shiny red fiber optic sights.

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