This is a discussion on Finally got the new book out within the Defensive Books, Video & References forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Rhinoman Ditto. Too much of you is exposed. I was taught to get behind the block and the wheels and shoot around ...
I have a chapter like this in all of the 'Gunfighting...' series books. This is the one in this volume:
I worry about this. Thatís why
I always make this request to you.
I remain conscious of the fact that I donít know everything about the things I want to know everything about. And I stay aware that I may not know what is current or up‐to‐date about any subject that I know something about. I also feel like this subject, the subject of the counter‐offensive fight in all its variations and various manifestations, is too important to you, the reader, and to anyone I work with in training to not acknowledge that something I write about or teach about may not be the best thing for the most people.
For those reasons I always put this request in most of the books I write: If you believe that there is a more effective concept or process or technique or tactic than anything I present in any of my writing about this subject, tell me. If you think I am flat‐out wrong about something I teach or write about, tell me. If you want to question something I say or present, do so.
Because if there is something that could work better I want to know about it. And if there is something that doesnít work I want to know about it faster. This is too important a subject for me not to need to know if something needs to be changed. So if you think something does by all means tell me what it is and how you think it should be.
BUT: Donít expect me to automatically accept what you write or say to me without question. I have what I believe are solid reasons for presenting the viewpoints I do. In many cases I am not presenting my personal opinion or view but that of men and women with far more experience and far more knowledge and far more time in combat than I have. In many cases I have asked some of those men and women about the things I write about and teach. I have corresponded or spoken to them directly about these things. It is not just me I offer here. It is the sum of them as well. I donít believe anyone who thinks about it can expect me to discard all of that just because you or anyone else tells me that something is not as good or not right.
I will consider what you have to say. I will do that. I will possibly ask you for clarification or explanation about some points you make if I need that. I will want to make sure I understand whatever point you are making and I want to consider it carefully. Expect that process to occur if you do offer me correction or improvement of some kind.
Understand also that I may not agree with you about it after that consideration is over. It just may happen that way. I could change something based on what you present to me or I could not. Understand that. But understand also that if I do reject that idea/concept/technique/modification that I will have what I believe to be good reasons for doing that. I will not dismiss you lightly and without cause. To repeat, it is too important to me that I get all this as right as possible for me to do that. So as long as youíre good with the idea I might not agree with you, do let me know what you think. It will likely help either way.
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As long as it's mentioned that's for demo purposes in the material, it's all good CR
I understand about being adamant about it, but I also don't want to be trapped by a mindset that demands I do things an expected way. The other guy may be expecting me to stay where the hard cover is and focus on that. If I can use concealment to pop up and shoot and then move, I may can disturb his wa enough to win or at least get away. It's at least the best place to set up initially, however. Get behind the hard stuff and evaluate and work out the next move or see if there's a way outa there or both.
Besides...all the movies say the doors will stop bullets. Happens all the time on TV. Right?
I do want to make sure I thank you for inadvertently pointing something out to me. I will need to add to the section in each book that talks about the pictures in it. I need to make sure the reader understands that pictures in the book are usually there to make specific points and don't usually reflect the untidiness of reality.
The criticism is comical.. Good job on the book.
The whole point is to use good tactics that will afford you more turns at bat than the other guy. You take the shots that you can take- when you can take them. Fighting is risky business, but it does not have to be fool hearty. If a person expects to take all the risk out of a gunfight, I don't think they are going to be doing much fighting.
Last edited by Fizban; October 3rd, 2017 at 08:29 PM.
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WOW! So much expert knowledge from so many sources! You all can just color me as overwhelmed by your brilliance.
Two tours in Vietnam, 4 Purple Hearts (shrapnel, bullets), followed by 24 years as a civilian cop (shot once, stabbed twice, run over by a car on purpose, thrown off the balcony of an apartment building because the tenants didn't like hearing about a loud music complaint). I just wish all of you experts on close combat had been around about a half-century ago when I really needed you.
I think I'll just drag my old butt down to the indoor range tomorrow for my twice weekly training sessions with the .45. I suspect that some of you would not approve of my stance, my technique, maybe even my scores on the target, but obviously you are the experts so I'll just have to listen to your bloviations ad nauseum.
Been there. Done that. Don't need the damn T-shirt.