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Random Violence: Walmart Baseball Bat Attack

Posted on: September 5th, 2016 by admin 1 Comment

 

Random Violence: Walmart Baseball Bat Attack Study

Random violence baseball bat attack on 18y.o. girl in Walmart. Attacker stated he watched movie where someone hit person with bat and wanted to try it. Also stated victim was in wrong place at wrong time. Attackers family stated Mosley (attacker) has mental issues.

 

 

Considerations:

1) Random/Spontaneous Attacks- we can’t know what’s going on in someone else’s head. Awareness of those around us, especially in public areas like stores, public gatherings and transitional zones like mini-marts & parking lots must be practiced and applied constantly no matter how safe you “think” you are in local environment.

2) Individual walking in a store that probably sells baseball bats isn’t that odd but should get your attention. ANY unknown person in immediate environment with possible contact type weapon should be noted and observed.

3) For armed citizens, if awareness allowed would going for gun, at that distance, from side, have been an option? A gun/knife won’t solve all potential problems.Have other skills, study and gain defensive physical skills. We live in a weapons based environment. Have ability to counter a contact weapons in close quarters.

4) Physical Defense- IF awareness allowed, would retreating and creating distance or attack & close distance be best solution for attack like this against long weapon? Danger is in mid range (at end of bat). Distance favors armed & trained shooter IF distance can be achieved without taking punishment. Attacking the attacker gets inside arc of long weapon and allows application of physical defense tools or lethal force tools. Consider: Cover-Crash-Contact-Control and/or apply force.

5) Reactive Movement: train & practice live fire reaction to flanking threats at 90 and 180 degrees. However, this threat is very close. Would your carry location of gun allow fast and efficient access and do you understand proper extension & compression of pistol based on distance from threat?

6) Note attack from blind spot, he wanted a victim not a fight.

7) Girl took blunt force blow to neck/head and wasn’t out. Human animal can sustain enormous punishment.

Lessons:

Awareness is number one skill set. Can happen anywhere at anytime. It’s not over till its over. Keep fighting.

 

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Study of Atlanta Gunfight Around Vehicle

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Study of Atlanta Gunfight Around Vehicle

Study of Atlanta Gunfight Around Vehicle and self defense considerations regarding fighting in and around vehicles.

STUDY: Gunfight around vehicle, Atlanta GA. A lot to consider here. Considerations: 1)Handguns vs. long guns, are you ready for this type of fight? How important is access, accuracy, movement and the use of tactics? What are you spending time practicing? 2)As Tim C, who I first saw post this vid points out, note the difficulty the handgun guy has getting the gun out once he realizes he's got a fight? Consider your ability to get your gun out and into action if someone with a long gun entered your immediate environment. Is it practiced enough? Simply carrying a gun and how fast you can shoot doesn't matter one bit if you can't get the gun out and into the fight. 3)Close quarters shooting=width and length of car until the guy with handgun disengaged. 4)Use of the vehicle as cover. Note long gunner had "high ground" and handgun guy went low and stayed low until started shooting. High ground doesn't always have to be elevated on a roof top, balcony or hill=standing vs. kneeling who has the advantage? 5)Interval from cover. Note how close handgun guy stayed to vehicle. Long gunner actually motions with off hand telling him to move away so he could see him better or so he didn't have to shoot his ride. If handgun guy had been "arms length" off vehicle he would have been in the open to the long gunner with high ground. Interval from cover/concealment changes based upon fighting on either horizontal or vertical planes. Consider and study both. 6) Accuracy. Only person hit was girl in car. Neither shooter acquired sight alignment but simply pointed in the direction of threat. Be the trained marksman or markswoman. 7)Movement. Note how handgun guy kept moving (while talking at first), buying time, creating space and then disengaging. Movement is a survival skill and should be trained in conjunction with firearm marksmanship and mechanics as soon as a shooter demonstrates fundamental proficiency of marksmanship and mechanics. 8) Neither guy had any concern for where their rounds went. The armed civilian or LEO is responsible for every round. Study, train, practice and test your skills constantly if you carry a gun.#picoftheday#igmilitia#follow#mdts#training #pistol#ak47

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Considerations:

1)Handguns vs. long guns, are you ready for this type of fight? How important is access, accuracy, movement and the use of tactics? What are you spending time practicing?

2)As Tim C, who I first saw post this vid points out, note the difficulty the handgun guy has getting the gun out once he realizes he’s got a fight? Consider your ability to get your gun out and into action if someone with a long gun entered your immediate environment. Have you practiced enough? Simply carrying a gun and how fast you can shoot doesn’t matter one bit if you can’t get the gun out and into the fight.

3)Close quarters shooting=width and length of car until the guy with handgun disengaged.

4)Use of the vehicle as cover. Note long gunner had “high ground” and handgun guy went low and stayed low until started shooting. High ground doesn’t always have to be elevated on a roof top, balcony or hill=standing vs. kneeling who has the advantage?

5)Interval from cover. Note how close handgun guy stayed to vehicle. Long gunner actually motions with off hand telling him to move away so he could see him better or so he didn’t have to shoot his ride. If handgun guy had been “arms length” off vehicle he would have been in the open to the long gunner with high ground. Interval from cover/concealment changes based upon fighting on either horizontal or vertical planes. Consider and study both.

6) Accuracy. Only person hit was girl in car. Neither shooter acquired sight alignment but simply pointed in the direction of threat. Be the trained marksman or markswoman.

7)Movement. Note how handgun guy kept moving (while talking at first), buying time, creating space and then disengaging. Movement is a survival skill and should be trained in conjunction with firearm marksmanship and mechanics as soon as a shooter demonstrates fundamental proficiency of marksmanship and mechanics.

8) Neither guy had any concern for where their rounds went. The armed civilian or LEO is responsible for every round.

 

Lessons:

Understand what cover and concealment are

Learn and train principles and tactics for using barricades

Study, train, practice and test your skills constantly if you carry a gun

Practical Pistol Movement & Cover Skills 

Is Your Family Ready to Defend Themselves?

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Is Your Family Ready to Defend Themselves – defensive considerations for those who have multiples firearms and multiple family members.

Who are you preparing to protect and have you given THEM the tools to protect themselves(wife,husband,son, daughter,significant other)?

NOTE-all of these thoughts and considerations are age dependent for children.

 

 

Family readiness considerations:

1)Gradually introduce the concepts of personal protection to family members vs. forcing it upon them.

2)Speak with everyone about awareness and how, as a family, you can better pay attention to what’s going on around you. Recruit kids to be “look out” for you when you have to check a phone message or direct your attention to a task in public. Kids find this game fun and you’re helping to develop their awareness skills early on.

3)Talk to them about guns, why you carry one, safety, the dangers associated with them and make it clear to them that it’s not to be discussed with others unless at the range or a shooting event.

4)Are family members familiar enough with the guns you own to operate them in a time of need both at home or in public, possibly grabbing your CCW firearm if you are down or injured.

5)The simpler the manual of arms of a handgun the faster they can learn & adapt. A striker fired handgun can be put in the eye-line, sights aligned and trigger pressed with minimal practice.

6)Do you frequently switch between “carry guns”? YOU may be familiar with and have the ability to quickly and accurately shoot every gun in your collection but can they? Switching between guns thus requires everyone be familiar and have the ability to operate.

7)Do they know where you carry your firearm(s) on your person and where you store them at home? Do they have access codes to gun-safes? (age appropriate)

8)If firearms are staged at home for protection make sure the guns they are familiar with and can operate are separated from all others, are ready and accessible to them. Having a safe full of multiple guns looks good to you but may be detrimental to them during a bad situation.

9)Disengage ego from the idea that YOU will always be the primary protector. Consider yourself team leader not sole protector. Finally, you may be the first killed, injured or not even there.

 

See also Home & Family Defense Skills

MDTS Concealed Carry Principles

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PRACTICAL CONCEALED CARRY SKILLS, 9/11, ONTARIO NY. Only a few of these left this year, don't put it off until next year, get into one now! MDTS Principles of Concealed Carry: 1) "Possession does not equal proficiency” – Clint Smith 2) Carry your gun, it is useless if you don’t have it when you need it. 3) Limit cover garments to one layer over concealed handgun. 4) One of the few elements we have absolute control over in a fight is the equipment we bring to it; be prepared by investing in quality guns and equipment. 5) Avoid purchasing clothing one size bigger to conceal the wrong handgun in the wrong holster for you and your body type. Buy guns, holsters and support gear that fit you, your body type and current clothing choices. 6) Eliminate having to modifying cover garments to aid in clearing garment for access; have one-two robust methods of access that work with any type or garment regardless of design or weight. 7) Firearms must be reliable, serviceable, ready and accessible to both hands. 8) The firearms manual of arms should be relatively simple; it may not always be you utilizing it (i.e. wife, son or daughter). 9) Mechanical safeties, slide stop/release, de-cockers should be accessible when operating one handed WITHOUT compromising the final firing grip, strong & support sides. 10) Ammunition selected for carry must be reputable, factory loaded defense cartridge compatible with shooter and firearm. 11) Holsters should be rigid, secure, familiar, compatible to the carrier’s personal and environmental circumstances and allow one handed re-holstering. 12) At least one illumination tool, spare magazine, edged weapon and tourniquet should be available and accessible to both hands. 13) As a general rule, primary tools (tools you rely upon to protect your life i.e. -firearm, edged weapon) should be carried at the hips forward. Secondary and tertiary gear carried hips rearward. For defensive purposes a gun is only as good as you are at accessing and presenting it, under pressure. 14) Environmental awareness, situational awareness, physical awareness and proper concealment are the primary means of handgun weapon retention. #picoftheday #mdtstraining

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MDTS Concealed Carry Principles:

General

“Possession does not equal proficiency” – Clint Smith

Carry your gun, it is useless if you don’t have it when you need it.

One of the few elements we have absolute control over in a fight is the equipment we bring to it; be prepared by investing in quality guns and equipment.

As a general rule, primary tools (tools you rely upon to protect your life i.e. -firearm, edged weapon) should be carried at the hips forward. Secondary and tertiary gear carried hips rearward. For defensive purposes a gun is only as good as you are at accessing and presenting it, under pressure.

Environmental awareness, situational awareness, physical awareness and proper concealment are the primary means of handgun weapon retention.

Clothing

Limit cover garments to one layer over concealed handgun.

Avoid purchasing clothing one size bigger to conceal the wrong handgun in the wrong holster for you and your body type. Buy guns, holsters and support gear that fit you, your body type and current clothing choices.

Eliminate having to modifying cover garments to aid in clearing garment for access; have one-two robust methods of access that work with any type or garment regardless of design or weight.

Firearms

Firearms must be reliable, serviceable, ready and accessible to both hands.

The firearms manual of arms should be relatively simple; it may not always be you utilizing it. It may be a wife, son or daughter.

Mechanical safeties, slide stop/release, de-cockers should be accessible when operating one handed WITHOUT compromising the final firing grip, strong & support sides.

Ammunition

Ammunition selected for carry must be reputable, factory loaded defense cartridge compatible with shooter and firearm.

Holsters

Holsters should be rigid, secure, familiar, compatible to the carrier’s personal and environmental circumstances and allow one handed re-holstering.

Support Gear

At least one illumination tool a spare magazine an edged weapon and a tourniquet should be available and accessible to both hands.

 

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How to Clear Pistol Malfunctions 

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How to Clear Pistol Malfunctions

 

Video and guidelines on clearing pistol malfunctions.

Note, this is done with dummy rounds. NO LIVE AMMUNITION is in the room.

If you choose to practice these verify the handgun is safe and clear by visually and physically checking it at least twice. Make sure no live ammunition is in the room you are practicing in. Verify you are using dummy rounds by checking each individual round.

 

 

How to Clear Pistol Malfunctions considerations and study guidelines:

General

Diagnostic vs. non-diagnostic assessment i.e. look at gun or work off what gun does or doesn’t do?

Will clearance method work in dark, on the move, with one hand (cred @heybminus)?

Are you just shooting or are you fighting? Is time a factor?

Aggressive manipulation of pistol allows extractor, ejector and recoil spring to do jobs most effectively.

Turning pistol so ejection port faces ground allows gravity to assist clearing any spent casings or debris.

Correct gear and pistol modifications can assist clearance such as mag extensions, enlarged mag base plates and grip mods.

If time not a factor(shooting)then all pistol malf’s can be remedied, with the exception of the failure to unlock, by unloading pistol all the way and reloading. For failure to “unlock” wherein magazine is removed and slide cannot be locked to rear, grasp top of slide with support hand firmly and with web of firing hand strike the tang or beaver tail of pistol to “unlock” then lock slide rear.

If time a factor (fighting) remediation is broken into Immediate Action (rapid fix) and Remedial Action (possibly more timely fix).

 

Immediate Action & Remedial Action

Immediate Action(IA)=robustly tap base plate of mag,assuring proper seating of mag and aggressive reciprocation of slide (rack). This method works to fix gun out of battery, failure to feed/fire, failure to eject (stovepipe) and any debris lodged in ejection port.

Remedial Action(RA)=when gun, gear and operator hand strength will allow, engage mag release, rip mag out of gun, reinsert mag and reciprocate slide. This works to fix linear malfunctions/failure to extract (double feeds). IF mag cannot be removed in an efficient manner then lock slide to rear, remove magazine, reciprocate slide (more than once) and reload

Quick Reference -If gun does not shoot when trigger pressed then IA= tap+rack. IF IA didn’t work then RA=rip mag out-reinsert+rack or lock-rip-rack-reload. When slide won’t move to rear then web hand strike to tang. If out of battery then tap rear of slide with palm or tap+rack.

 

Dummy rounds used here, clear guns and remove live ammo from room.

 

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