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Pistol potential in practice

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Keeping with the recent topic of pistol potential - went out and shot this drill cold today...
IPSC Target
100 yards, from the holster, draw fire three rounds Run to 50 yard line at high port, fire three rounds Run to 25 yard line at high port, fire three rounds
Result...

Circled holes are from the 100, squares from the 50 and triangles from the 25. As you can see it can be done - even the worst shot on the target is still an effective shot.
A good drill to start your session with as it sets the stage for good trigger and sight discipline. Give it a try....






He may have been on to something...

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"Corruption, like a cancer ... eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, floppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole of society."
-- John Adams


Pogistan

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Okay, I know for a fact that this story will resonate with most, if not all, of my former teammates as well as most combat arms veterans out there....

"On a recent trip, one of our junior NCO’s was confronted by a Lieutenant Colonel who stopped in mid-jog to assail him for having turned the cuffs of his ACU jacket inward, a common alteration that allows more air to circulate around the arms, increasing the ability of the body to cool itself. However, this alteration, while I don’t believe it is specifically forbidden by the AR’s, is sometimes expressly forbidden by certain units, due to the fact that some Sergeant Major doesn’t feel that it’s a “good look” to be sporting. Also, should the street suddenly burst into flames, the Soldier so attired could suffer burns to parts of the arms that may have been retrieved less well-done than other parts of his corpse had the cuffs been tightly sealed against his wrists.

In any case, the LTC stopped in mid-stride to assail the young NCO, be…

Take a moment to enjoy this little gem...

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Observe the picture of the "Playmobil Checkpoint" playset above.......now click HERE and read the reviews....
Enjoy!

(h/t to Feral Irishman)

Pistol potential

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Here's a quick pistol drill I try to run every time I hit the range...

IPSC Target
50 yards, 7 yards
Full magazine

50 yard line: From the holster, facing up range - turn, draw, fire three rounds
Come to high port / ten gun, run to 7 yard line
7 yard line: Fire three rounds, strong hand only into head - switch to support hand - three rounds head

Calculate your score and record your time. Try to improve your time on each successive run without throwing any shots.

You can of course modify this in countless ways - add a reload while on the move - change the shooting position to kneeling or prone.

This drill is borne from the "get outside your comfort zone" methodology....i.e, most people don't like to shoot support hand and they don't like to shoot beyond 10-15 yards. So much of shooting and tactics boils down to the concept of what I call "gas and brake". The operator must develop to the point where they can seamlessly transition from moving very fast to moving…

The Ability To Face Unpleasant Facts

A haunting interview with George Orwell. Notice the intense discomfort displayed by the young woman conducting the interview...
I would also point out this very interesting letter penned to Mr. Orwell in 1949 from one Aldous Huxley (Brave New World) upon reading the novel 1984....
Wrightwood. Cal. 21 October, 1949
Dear Mr. Orwell,
It was very kind of you to tell your publishers to send me a copy of your book. It arrived as I was in the midst of a piece of work that required much reading and consulting of references; and since poor sight makes it necessary for me to ration my reading, I had to wait a long time before being able to embark on Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Agreeing with all that the critics have written of it, I need not tell you, yet once more, how fine and how profoundly important the book is. May I speak instead of the thing with which the book deals — the ultimate revolution? The first hints of a philosophy of the ultimate revolution — the revolution which lies beyond politics an…

Magpul News...

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Interesting bit of news regarding Magpul HERE

.....the game is afoot....eh?

(h/t RITR for the info)