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Can One Man Make a Difference?

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I give you Simo Hayha.

During the Soviet invasion of Finland circa 1939; Simo served as a sniper in the Finnish militia. He conducted his duties alone in the harsh winter, armed primarily with an un-scoped Finnish variant Mosin-Nagant. Was this one man effective? 705 dead Soviet soldiers will endorse his efficacy. By the way; he accomplished this task in about three months time.
The Soviet army was so terrorized by this small man and his little rifle, that they eventually tasked an entire battalion to hunt him down.....to no avail. That's an entire battalion tied up with one partisan......think about it.

When asked later in life how he became such a good shooter, Simo simply responded...."Practice".

AmMerc nails it...

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"Practice the Simple Things HARD, and the hard things become simple.  I can't remember which of my buddies has that as part of his signature line, but it is largely true.  SF, Rangers, SEALs don't really train on anything different than a regular Soldier or Marine, they just train on the basics until they never get it wrong."

   The man speaks the truth,  head over to his site to read the rest....

 http://randomthoughtsandguns.blogspot.com/2012/01/fire-and-maneuver.html

Wealth of Knowledge

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 http://shtfschool.com/
   If you have not already.....head over to SHTF School. Amazing blog written by a gentleman that lived through the horror of the Balkans conflict in the early nineties and has some real "been there done that" insight to offer regarding the breakdown of society and all that follows.

Taking Ownership...

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That's right Bruce.......there are many like it.....but this one is MINE.

Courses

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Looks like we will be having a Gunfight Concepts Pistol, Gunfight Concepts Carbine and the Kidnap Defense/E&E Course, which should be a lot of fun. Also considering a Carbine Be-Your-Own-Armorer Course. Dates should be finalized shortly and will be posted asap....

My Training Doctrine In One Sentence...

"Resolute exercise of core marksmanship fundamentals and awareness, while outside the aggregate sphere of comfort and familiarity."

Tactical Tactical Tactical.....

   Often the word "tactical" becomes nothing more than a vestigial adjective, thanks in part to spurious overusage by the community in an attempt to achieve window dressing for their products. One must keep in mind that the substantive quality of the subject must be intrinsic to it's core as opposed to it's packaging. I say this not to belittle or condescend, but as a challenge to everyone (including myself) to constantly evaluate your training and strive to keep it relevant, realistic and challenging.

Appendix Carry

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Appendix Carry seems to be a reoccurring theme lately, so I thought I would drop my two cents on the subject.
   For those that are unfamiliar with the technique; it involves positioning an IWB (Inside the Waist Band) holster forward of the hip so that it sits between 12 o'clock and 3 o'clock on the body.
   Some of the Pro's of this particular carry are:

1) Better concealment (less "printing"), especially when bending over.

2) Easier/faster draw stroke while wearing cover shirt or jacket.

3) Easier/faster access while driving or seated.

4) Better retainment in a close proximity struggle or grapple scenario.

   While the list above is not exhaustive, it sufficiently makes the point for the advocates of said technique.
    Now for the Con's:

1) Personally, I find it quite uncomfortable... and think what you will about "toughing it out" if it's a good technique; I know human nature and myself well enough to know that procrastination and bad carry…

Ammo...

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" A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition."
-- Rudyard Kipling