April 26, 2016 at 8:01 pm #48505April 27, 2016 at 4:55 am #48509
The disparity of force argument is outdated. If you manage to stop a sudden attack by an unarmed mugger with a gunshot to his head you should be awarded a Medal. The law however has been changed to protect the attacker and make gun owners criminals.
April 27, 2016 at 11:24 am #48510
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Thanks 74 for posting, hope you guys enjoy this guest article!April 27, 2016 at 11:33 am #48511
It seems that way from the news outlets, however the state you are in makes a huge difference. States with castle laws provide much more legal protection then other states.April 27, 2016 at 1:01 pm #48512
I did indeed enjoy Rory’s article. I have been hearing about hesitation since forever and how villains do not hesitate because they have no concern for the law. A law abiding citizen will hesitate to measure his own action. The real world is more complicated then this concept and criminal minds suffer from as many decision problems as anyone else. They may not be concerned about braking the law but they do fear pain and suffering. Their attack can be stopped if you detect the ambush and disrupt their plan. This moment creates hesitation on their part giving you a chance to alter the encounter. The criminal wants frozen rabbits for dinner not a mean dog.
Keep your distance beyond striking distance and it will thwart the ambush. At least you can see it coming and act.April 27, 2016 at 1:09 pm #48513
Hesitation comes from reaction, not action.
Hence not seeing hesitation from an attacker who has made a conscious decision.
Hesitation comes when our OODA loop gets reset by another’s actions.
Once you catch up in the loop, is it react and act, or freeze because of the lack of knowledge or training.April 27, 2016 at 1:24 pm #48514
Precisely, that’s why it’s important to disrupt the attackers initial plan and make them react to you.April 27, 2016 at 7:49 pm #48517
KIAI… Very loudly
A simple time tested method invented by the Japanese.April 28, 2016 at 4:28 am #48526
One of the many things I brought with me from flying, despite years since piloting a plane, is an intense appreciation for regular, frequent practice, and variety in situations. I could not afford to fly often enough anymore to be safe, so I simply don’t. I had the luxury of flying every single day, usually with multiple students, across all phases of flying. I’d stack my skills against almost any pilot (as would most any instructor pilot in that type of setting), simply because of the daily practice, practice, practice. One can’t get good at something and then put it on the shelf until it’s needed again some day – it simply will not be the same.
Once while still a student I got word that our old ROTC commander from college would be visiting our base. He was an accomplished WWII pilot who’d also flown the Berlin Airlift. He was long since retired by the time he visited, and I got the opportunity to show him around because of my old association with him in college. He could not wait to try his hand at the old “Link Trainer.” He crashed, time after time after time. Yet he’d flown in horrible instrument conditions during WWII 25 years earlier. It was a very humbling experience for a very proud man, sadly.
Nothing has changed for the rest of us – use it frequently, or lose it. “Head knowledge” doesn’t count in an emergency, nor does old experience. Practice, practice, practice, and more practice, as long as you live – and regularly, and frequently, whether you THINK you need it or not. That way you keep up with where you are now at minimum. Again: use it or lose it.April 29, 2016 at 1:29 pm #48545
I tried to do one of the 3D zombie shooting games awhile ago. It was horrible. I couldn’t get a feel for any of it. It was like waking up in a dream and being unable to do things. The reality was all slowed down or wrong somehow. No emotion, no idea of strategy. Shoot move repeat over and over again.
About the best training I can do these days is keeping in mind various scenarios and planning what to do: hunker down, BO, or exfiltrate home. And then there are variations of those. It’s always a question of what ….what can I carry and how well prepped i am for the event. How big is it and the response. Freak out or lay back and wait. Man made or natural.
As for physical activity, I get lots of it during the day. There is some training I’d like to spend more time on but can’t because the necessities of daily life intervene. Shopping repairing book work business. Sometimes I think it’s amazing we do anything in relation to our development. It’s work work work all the time. We’re wealthy and poor at the same time. 100 years ago I think people had more free time than we do now.
So I’ve developed my own method. It’s called the 2 and 5 minute training pause. It can be done almost anytime. Just stop and think or do an action. Play a game with yourself. What would you do if….
Well …. what would you do?
Funny huh, just heard a big bang and the emergency siren is going off. Running for the scanner. Only a two car MVA. Personal injury, one subject trapped.
Reality hits. Gotta go to work anyway. See what’s going on.
Second siren in 6 hours btw. First one was 3am. House fire down the road. Gutted I think.
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