Center of Face More Important Than Center Mass

Like it or not, we are at war with lone wolf terrorist that are rising at an alarming rate. In the past two years we seen a rise of lone wolf gunman jihadist in France and the US. These death loving barbarians recently added an additional weapon, a vehicle in to the mix of their weapons of choice.

The New Paradigm

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Typical Kevlar body armor.

When you got a terrorist gunman out in the loose, you must assume that he is wearing body armor or a bomb vest. Recall the Aurora, Colorado shooter? He was wearing tactical gear, a ballistic helmet and a vest.
The Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen tried to buy bulk ammunition and heavy-duty body armor from a gun shop. Armor plates are design to defeat most rifle caliber with some exceptions. Even jihadist wearing kevlar (assuming is rated quality and in new condition) will stop all common handgun rounds. Concealed carries carry handguns, not rifles, that tells us we definitely need to aim for the ocular window, side of the head and neck to stop the threat from racking up more body counts.

In an FBI study on Active Shooter events (up to 2012) showed that in 5% of events, the terrorists brought crude bomb vests. It’s very common for terrorist overseas to use bomb vest. What stops them from making home made explosive devices and using it here in the US? Continue reading “Center of Face More Important Than Center Mass” »

Take The Terrorist Gun? – From The First Respondents Perspective

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It’s the go-to idea that if you are able take down the terror gunman with your handgun from an obscure vantage point, or you in an unarmed group ambushes the attacker with bear hands neutralizing him, why not take his gun and shoot him, then move on to go after the next gunman? Maybe the law enforcement first responders are not on scene yet and you could have save move lives with that long gun and a fair fight with the terrorist. But what happens when the SWAT CT team sees you with the rifle during the height of the horrific chaotic scene?
Remember that is not your job to play police and chase down the assailant. You use your gun if you’re in imminent danger such as if the terrorist is within range, firing rounds at him will definitely disrupt and bring the body count down. You might also risk getting shot back.
If the terrorists are not within close proximity, it’s probably safe to find your best escape route and get the hell out ASAP!

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It appears to be two armed civilians directing people to safety during the Nairobi mall terror attack.

Gabe Suarez takes a look from the LEO first responder’s perspective and how it might not go so well for you after the moment you take that dead beard mujahideen’s AK-47.
http://blog.suarezinternational.com/2016/07/pick-up-the-terrorist-rifle-or-use-your-handgun-.html

Helpful hints To Drivers When Carrying Concealed & Interacting With LEOs

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Loudoun County Sheriff in Virginia puts up some really useful tips on their Facebook page for drivers interacting with the police when pulled over. Most all Loudoun county cops are pro gun and also very open carry friendly based on my experience and many people I know in the area. This is a general guideline, most states don’t have duty to inform.

LCSO provides helpful hints to drivers when carrying concealed handguns.

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What Happens to your Concealed Carry Gun When You’re Taken into the ER?

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While going about carrying your firearm, ever thought about what would happen if you get taken in to the ambulance and in route to the hospital? A good example will be a vehicle related accident. Most people don’t bring this up or talk about it.
One day you might be in this situation.
The Greg from Active Response Training has some advice about what you should do and need to know. Make sure to check with your local fire/EMS.
http://www.activeresponsetraining.net/what-happens-to-my-ccw-gun-if-i-am-taken-to-the-hospital

Planning On Open Carrying? – Educate Yourself First

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There are those who make the rest of us look bad. Such as the following recent incident where a customer at a McDonald’s in Phoenix got robbed of his OC pistol. I’m all for open carry just as much for concealed carry. But it all depends on several factors. If you’re in an urban area, and places such as grocery stores, 7-11’s, fast food chains, Walmarts, shady neighborhoods and large crowd gatherings. You’re better off carrying concealed. Tactical advantage wins here. This are just some examples.

Open carry is more practical if you’re hiking in the woods, at state parks, national parks, in rule areas, small towns, open carry gatherings, groups and meetings. Also for political purposes, a right not practice is a right lost. That being said, it doesn’t mean you should never open carry. Get proper training and practice, even some basic hand-to-hand combat skills will greatly help you out here.
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Buying Your First Gun User Guide

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At a gun show

Before you go out and buy your first gun, there are a few things you need to considered.
Why do law abiding people buy guns in the US? Having a home gun for a personal protection self-defense, and maybe conceal carry. How about recreational shooting and competition shooting? Owning and carrying a gun is your constitutional right, why not practice it? Here are some key points before making that first purchase and the after. Continue reading “Buying Your First Gun User Guide” »

Concealed Carry, the Ladies Edition

blue-pattern-shirtEveryday more and more women are buying guns and getting their concealed carry permits. This means that more will start to carry. But what are your options? For sure I don’t advice anyone to carry their gun in their purse. The purse can easily become detach from you, thieves always target your purse. You might forget it somewhere, your child might put his or her hands in. Nothing like carry your gun securely on your cancanconcealmentpersons.

Here is a great guide on The Well Armed Woman by Carrie Lighfoot Concealed Carry For Women: Building Your Concealed Carry System

Lucky Gunner has a great article on choosing the right holster Finding Concealed Carry Holsters For Women

If you want to be an effective concealed carry citizen, consider FPF Training

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My review and experience with FPF Training.  

As an IT professional with no firearms experience in 2012, to taking my first basic pistol course at a local gun range in early 2013 in order to meet the basic requirements for my concealed handgun permit. I said I’m not sure I have what it takes to effectively use my force multiplier on physical threats that may come about my day-to-day life.
Fortunately, I found John Murphy with FPF Training. A former Marine Corps and who is highly qualify in bringing you comprehensive knowledge for the armed citizen. All his courses are taught in mind with the context of a plain cloth civilian who carries his/her concealed handgun every day. The private range is located in Culpeper Virginia. It’s close to Shenandoah National Park/ Skyline Drive, so the view is nice when driving there.

I took three classes taught by John.

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Choosing the Best Defensive Handgun Ammo

Choosing the Best Defensive Handgun AmmoEach and every day, more people throughout the country are getting their concealed carry permit. You want to load your handgun with the best hollow-point bullets that you can find in today’s scarce ammo market. That if you ever have to use it, you will have the best chance at stopping the threat. I personally recommend and prefer the 9mm for numerous reasons. It’s cheaper to train with, better recoil management, faster follow up shots, holds more rounds, great for first time shooters, for shooters of a wide age group, and the growing women audience. Premium 9mm thermal ballistics can match and exceeds some .40 and .45 calibers in some cases. 9mm has been around for over a century, it came a long way, improvements have been made. Using today’s premium rounds which will be discuss later in this article, there isn’t much difference in wounding between the 3 major handgun calibers. All three are great and will get the job done, the choice is yours.

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