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 on: January 09, 2019, 08:58:46 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Mr. Barnett
Hey There Bro!
Long time. 
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 on: November 19, 2017, 03:20:55 PM 
Started by Mr. Barnett - Last post by ghostrider
Gentlemen, we do indeed live in the real world. And the real world has little rules but to adapt, overcome, and escape.  What influences many is the media, as seen in the news. So many have their minds bent to an overload of frequency of nonsense to the highest degree. So it is with many systems of martial ideas. Reality needs to rule the day, because it is the one rule that rules them all. Instead of rumors we need the facts, just the facts! Let our training reflect our world. Let our methods be those that suit the mission. To do less is to court disaster.

 on: April 06, 2017, 06:47:15 AM 
Started by usks1 - Last post by Hock
I. John Farnam on “Deanimation”: A dicey challenge where anything can happen
Officers have long been advised to “expect the unexpected” in armed confrontations. That admonition certainly holds true when it comes to “deanimation,” a threatening subject’s cessation of movement after he or she has been shot.
The venerable firearms trainer John Farnam addressed the issue of “rapid and permanent deanimation” in a recent issue of his popular newsletter Dtiquips.
Even with shots to the heart, Farnam wrote, “most cardiologists agree with the ‘five-second rule.’ When blood pressure drops [suddenly] to near zero, most people will still remain animated for at least five more seconds before becoming comatose. And ‘five seconds’ is the minimum. Some cardiologists insist the real figure is closer to 10 seconds or more”—an eternity in a gunfight.
Individual physiological and psychological factors enter the equation, Farnam noted. Some people fall down when shot (even in non-vital places) for no reason other than that they want to. They literally ‘act out’ what they think they’re supposed to do, absent any external physical compulsion.”
Then, too, there’s “the nebulous issue of ‘neural-shock paralysis.’ Sometimes it’s there,” Farnam said, “and sometimes it’s not, all for reasons no one really understands. [It] cannot be predicted nor produced on demand.”
Readers responded with dramatic anecdotes attesting to the erratic nature of “shootee reactions.”
A private investigator and firearms consultant recalled a case he’d handled that involved a 6-ft. 4-in., 220-pounder who, thanks to his constant workouts in state prison, “was built like an action-figure doll.” He was shot in the upper shoulder with one .25-cal. semi-auto round. “Witnesses reported that upon the single shot being fired this giant fell as if he had been pole-axed!”
In contrast came this, from an attorney and frequent expert witness in shooting cases:
In one of his cases, police fired over 60 rounds at a PCP suspect, “and the autopsy detailed 45 separate wound paths through [his] body. The suspect, with pistol in hand, took 11 steps toward police, while being simultaneously struck by a hail of police handgun bullets, until a shotgun slug that struck his spine between T6/T7 dropped him to the pavement.
“Even then, his upper body remained functional, as he tried to point his handgun at police with his right hand, while he held a cigarette [in his left]. It took a 40 S&W round to the brain stem to finally stop this threat.
“In another recent case, the [suspect], shot through his heart with a 9mm and also hit in the thigh and arm, subsequently walked down a hall, down a flight of stairs, across the stair landing, and halfway down another flight of stairs before he collapsed, and thereafter died.
“The medical examiner and I, without speaking with one another, both noted in our reports that a man shot through the heart can subsequently remain upright, mobile, and aggressive for 30 seconds or more!
“While stopping effects [of ammunition] seem to be better now than a few decades ago, there is still no certainty, and two suspects of the same size and physical condition, hit in the same part of the body with the same rounds, may well behave dramatically differently.
“We must train to keep firing accurately, creating distance, using cover and obstacles, reloading, and getting out of the kill zone when possible, until the threat is stopped.”
Farnam added: “We must be mentally prepared to confront nearly any eventuality, from the felon turning and running away, to the felon falling down immediately (albeit sometimes reanimating seconds later), to the felon continuing his attack while displaying scant discomfort.”
And “we need to be cautious about believing glowing reports about ‘wonder bullets.’ ”

 on: March 20, 2017, 12:49:21 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock

 on: March 02, 2017, 02:39:59 AM 
Started by Mr. Barnett - Last post by usks1
As Hock has said before.. There aren't many knife duels, but plenty of knifings.. Same goes for impact weapons, firearms, and empty hands.. We need to train to be functional in these areas against all areas.. We won't see a 10 round streetfight, and we won't be in a 3 musketeers duel or even a WEKAF bout on the street.. As for the 80/20 rule.. This is more like 99 / 2 rule.. So work hard, train hard, and as those Lansdale Texicans say.. "Hit fast, Hit hard, go to the house"

 on: March 02, 2017, 02:36:00 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by usks1
Hey G.... What is going on? Give me a call I lost your number..

Sorry folks.. :-)

 on: January 23, 2017, 02:28:00 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Mr. Barnett
I feel like I'm defacing this website, writing all over it like a bandit!  Then the thought of Humphry Bogart disarming the body guard in The Maltese Falcon made me laugh because I just couldn't see ole Bogart with a Karambit.

 on: January 23, 2017, 02:24:13 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Mr. Barnett
That is an O-Shit moment if there ever was an O-Shit moment.  loose gun on the floor in a fight.  If the word SHIT is not orally and nostill-y coming out of your body, you may not have seen the gun yet.  Move and shoot baby, move and shoot.

 on: January 23, 2017, 01:55:47 PM 
Started by Mr. Barnett - Last post by Mr. Barnett
It is a force necessary world.
Make no mistake about it.  It has always been so.  Yet today we find ourselves here.  In this moment.  Our imaginationns are larger than life, and reality is cold and hard.  In your face.  Same as it ever was.  same as it ever was.  Other men’s words say so much, and yet say so little.  We repeat them, we bend them, flex them, alter and abolish them, can them, spam them and everywhere kablam them, and yet they keep coming.  Words keep on coming.  They will never stop.  What words have value?  what words do not?  Paul (The Apostle) mentions that every sssound has a meaning.  Every word is a sound…or is it?  Are there words unsponken?  I recon so.   

Its a force necessary world.
Does every drop kick noun and spinning back kick adjective have a right to exist without a sound?  Oh!  What right do I have to lift such a weapon as this?  This medium of exchange, this physical disaster in our mind?  That is to be tamed, and that alone...

File under humor and satire. 

 on: August 13, 2016, 05:35:00 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
It's hard to be a full time, bounty hunter, with fear and darkness (and cost) all around you and those expenses and...laws! An insider-the-system review.

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