Two articles from Chris Sajnog, a former SEAL and Director of Training at Center Mass Group, in San Diego, are at ITS Tactical.
The first reminds us that getting good at being a gun-fighter can be accomplished with more practice more so than watching another DVD on techniques. If you want to get good at spotting your target while drawing your sidearm, then shooting quickly once you’re on target, well, you’re just going to have to get out to the range and do it. A lot. And then later, go back and do it again. A lot. You think it would be easy? You think being the #2 best shooter in a gun-fight will work good enough for you?
Good thing is, Chris goes on to offer to get you on the right track for your firearms training needs. Personally. Here is a sample from the Center Mass Group site:
But you have to do three things first: decide what your goals are for your training; determine where you are along the road to getting to that goal; and assess how much you are driven to achieve your goals. He goes on to say, “If you’re not measuring your training, what you’re doing is called playing.” A lesson to us all.
From those Professional Adventurers and Interesting People at Death Valley Magazine, a little guidance on E&E from an active protective professional presently performing contract duties in the Middle East, with well over 15 years of military, high risk contracting, international training and martial arts experience.
“Remember, the purpose of this little beauty is to promote evading enemy capture and support being found by the good guys. It supplements all the other war gear I haul around and is not an operational centerpiece I think about every day. It’s a true grab and go combination and part of a layered system.”
“This isn’t a ditty bag with comfort items; it’s about the business of personal survival. I want to have the rudiments needed to hoof it alone, survive, and support my rescue and my team mates if called for. What’s in your E&E Bag?”
And a last minute reminder that Venezuela just opened 60 brand new Citizen Disarmament Centers to help reduce that country’s murder rate. Since banning private ownership of guns in the spring of 2012, the murder rate in Venezuela increased to the second highest in the world. Honduras is number one with 91 murders per 100,000 residents. Another, “Can’t Happen Here” moment.