Timeline of Events 0545 Hijackers start going through security 0759 First flight (11) takes off 0814 Second flight (175) takes off 0819 Flight 11 crew contacts airline; “I don’t know but I think we’re being hijacked.” 0820 Third flight (77) takes off 0824 Flight 11 transmission “We have some planes. Just stay quiet and you will be O.K.” 0837 Air traffic control contacts military 0842 Fourth flight (93) takes off 0846 Flight 11 hits The World Trade Center’s North Tower 0850 President Bush told about first plane 0855 South Tower tenants instructed to remain in the building 0902 South Tower told to evacuate 0903 Flight 175 hits South Tower 0905 President Bush informed of second plane crash 0910 NYPD and FDNY calls for everyone, over 2,000 Police and 235 Firefighters responded officially, but others where are coming on their own. 0930 NY City Emergency Management evacuated from 7 WTC because of Secret Service reports that more planes had been hijacked
Topics on this Podcast include: Why we are safer now Things you should prepare for; Mass Panic Riots No cell phones No travel again, maybe closed state and local borders Internet/Financial systems down Things terrorist might be planning; Biological/Chemical attack in small numbers/areas (Anthrax) Mass Shootings Bombings of Populated Places Infrastructure Attacks Water, Power, Sewage, Financial, Communications (Internet and Phones) I’m so excited that this is my second podcast. I’ve spent the last week getting into podcast directories to make it easier for you to listen, as before you can subscribe with my RSS feed. But I’m also in these directories now: iTunes Zune Digital Podcast Blackberry (I don’t know how to make a link, but the podcast is there if you use a BlackBerry).
Last week I was listening to Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk Podcast. It’s a good show with some great guests. If you haven’t listened to it, you should go check it out. Anyways, a caller asked a question about carrying an empty chamber in his gun on his belt. The caller explained that some Special Forces guys overseas said they were teaching it that way and it was a possibility to carry. Tom responded with a profound “that’s great for Special Forces guys, they can make anything work because they train four to six hours a day on weapons handling skills.” Very few statements have the power to stop and make us think anymore, but you should read that one again and think about it. Unless you are going to dedicate four to six hours daily to training, what works for SF (Special Forces) guys may not work for you. I never thought of that until now because I was one
Last weekend I went to a rifle competition with some friends. I didn’t do too badly, I placed 5th in my division. I was just out there to work on some skills and have a little fun. While I was there, my AK malfunctioned on the last round in a magazine. It was a failure to feed and the round went straight up instead of into the chamber. It wasn’t a big deal and didn’t cost me anything the first time in the competition, but I was wondering if that was the gun or the magazine giving me trouble. Later in the day my rifle did it again, and it cost me 2.5 seconds in the match for a missed shot that would have taken me from 5th to 4th. Not a big deal in friendly competition, but in the real world that would have sucked. My mistake was that I hadn’t been marking my magazines and didn’t know which
This is a show I did on The Handgun World Podcast for Bob Mayne. If you don’t listen to his show, you should. I talked about being able to shoot an open sited rifle really fast and accurately. This is a technique that isn’t very widely known, so you will probably learn something completely knew.