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    I started this in response to a posting over on THR well over a year ago - Feb 2004 in fact.... and a question was asked -

    How's about definitions of a sight picture, re: iron sights, proper vs. improper, preferably with graphic
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    Handgun Stopping Power
    By Tom Perroni

    When it comes to Handgun Stopping Power I have always taught my students that a Handgun is tool; a tool to fight your way back to the shotgun or long-gun you should have had if you ...
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    There are a lot of things to consider with the given scenario "can I shoot an unarmed person if they want to fight me?" You have to decide what you want to do and be prepared for the consequences plain and simple.

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    Note: This is intended as a starting point for a collaborative layperson's guide to handling a shooting / stabbing victim. I encourage others with a background in Fire/EMS and emergency medicine to contribute suggestions for additions or changes. ...
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    Is "Cocked and Locked" Dangerous?
    By Syd

    Q: The one and only problem I've ever had with the classic 1911 is having to carry "cocked & locked.” In your opinion, are the double action only models offered ...
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    The following is taken directly from a posting I made at a different gunfu site where I'm a moderator dating back to 2006 in which I was reporting a real world incident I'd had hours prior where there was a decision process involved to which ...
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    Found this article via Google, Google is our friend.

    Concealment Holsters 101

    Concealment holsters 101: The complete guide to concealment holsters

    By Ralph Mroz

    Experienced gun-carriers often joke among themselves about the "drawer full" of holsters that they've accumulated over the years … and don't use. There are several reasons it takes a while to find just the right holster for you; you probably need a few different kinds of holsters for a few different guns; some holsters are well made, while others aren't. Now do all the permutations of these reasons multiplied by the dozens of holster manufacturers, custom holster makers, and semi-custom makers, and you wind up with … well, a whole lot of holsters that you don't use, and a few that you
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    From Blackwater's email - written by Massad Ayoob

    Carrying a lethal weapon in public confers a grave power that carries with it great responsibilities. Those who lawfully engage in the practice realize that. Those who are considering ...
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    I forget exactly where I got this material, but I do use some examples in the ccw classes I teach and I've verified much of it from when I was a State Parole Officer.

    Threat Behavior

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    I've made it no secret that I take self defense very seriously. Give me an opportunity to learn a way or means to defend myself and I will be happy to volunteer. Even if it's just a review of principles already learned, I am appreciative of ...