What drives a criminal and what do they fear! Announcements * I’m Teaching a Ladies Only Intro to Handgun Class Oct 20 * Nov 3 in Dallas Bob Mayne and I will be Teaching Beyond Concealed Carry * Meet and Greet in Argyle TX Friday night Nov 2 Criminals are different * Otherhuman * Dirt Bags * Hardcore Criminals They look at you different then you look at them * No empathy or compassion for you * no mercy * already know what they are going to do and are doing it * No help from them * Look at you like a cockroach * Would kill you and your family if they thought they could get away with it Different types * True Dirt Bag * Pack Mentality * Drug Addicts * Psychos What do these people Fear? * You * No Fear * Cops * Getting caught * Not having a gun pointed at them * Shot or
Lights – Make sure it’s easier to see around your house then in your house at night. Locks – Use the locks that are on your doors and windows always all the time. Improve Locks – Reinforce your dead bolts (here’s how) Increase Visibility Around Entrance – Cut back bushes or anything else the blocks the view of your doors from the street or at a distance. Know Your Neighbors – If you are friends with your neighbors they will look after your stuff and you can look after theirs. Fire Extinguishers – Have at least two, one in the kitchen and one on the other side of the house. Smoke/CO Alarms – The more the alarms the better, not just smoke but Carbon Monoxide detectors. Alarms – You can get a whole house system, but can also get personal alarms and stick them to doors and windows (I use these). Schedule – Don’t keep the same schedule all the
Col. Applegate was in charge of training a lot of SAS and other infantry units during WWII. At the time, he was the guy training the people that “killed more people than cancer.” I’ve read a couple of his books/training manuals while I was in the Marine Corps. Ironically, Col. Applegate was in the US Army and his books became the basis for a lot of Marine Corps manuals while Col. Cooper was a US Marine and his books and writings became the basis for a lot of Army manuals. Just a weird history quirk. I’ve read books by both men and they both have something to bring to the table. This book, “Kill or Get Killed” by Applegate was a book written in the early 1960’s, revised in the early 1970’s and was the basis tons of people created training around in the 1970’s and 80’s. Applegate gets little credit by most people but was the first to think
Everyone has heard that you need to test your carry ammo and make sure that it works in your gun. Besides buying hundreds of rounds (and spending hundreds of dollars) you can do this with a standard ammo load out. LuckyGunner.com sent me some PMC ammo to test. PMC is ammo is produced overseas and shipped to America, but far exceeds the quality of Russian imports. The ammo is designed to for military and civilian use and is of good quality. I’ve been shooting it for years in .45 ACP and liked it for practice and compitition. This is the first time I shot it in 9mm. LuckGunner sent me a box of PMC Bronze 115gr. 9mm ammo. It comes in the standard 50 round boxes and I couldn’t find anything out of the ordinary looking at the ammo (the box got munched because it was in my range bag for a couple weeks before I got to shoot it).
Last week we talked about Buying Your First AR and Disassembling an AR. Whether you have been around them for a while or the system is brand new to you, there are a lot of little moving parts in there. Making sure you put the rifle together right will save you from embarrassment and hassle. A function check is something I was required to know and do every time I put my rifle back together. I’ve never seen anyone teach or use the technique in civilian life, but you should. It’s simple and will ensure your trigger and bolt is working properly. It’s super simple and I still do it when I mess with one of my rifles. First, and really necessary for this one, make sure the rifle is unloaded. Then hold the rifle so you can pull the trigger and charging handle at the same time. I just put the stock on the ground or table and point