Ambidextral Pistol

Training & Weapons Development

Carrying for Self Defense

The opinions expressed in this series of video are my own. Much of what I say here is in opposition to conventional wisdom. Being non-conventional does not mean I am right. Consider my views, use what you like, and discard the rest. MAL

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Should you carrySafetyGun mysticsWhere it happens against the fanPhysiological responseAmbidextral PistolPoint shootingAmbiGate PistolRuger American Compact 9Life full context

Should you Carry?

How it limits youTim Larkun. Social vs asocial violence (When Violence is the Answer)Obligation to shed insultsHonor in exhibiting restraintKeep these images in mind when evaluating lethal self defense...justified.Dig eye out of skullKnee drop to back of neckCrush skull with stoneIf you want to throw down over insults, leave the gun at home.


Treat all guns as if loaded. Do not point at another human being, because even if you have first hand knowledge the weapon is unloaded, they do not and so may justifiably shoot you.Finger off trigger. Spray bottleChamber checkLaser drill

Gun mystics

Car traveling at 100 fps vs rock thrown at 100fps...300fps, 800fps, 1200fps, 2500fps.Prefer gunshot every timeCrossing highway, crossing gun rangeMoviesSomeone tries to kill you, you kill 'em right back.

Where it happens against the fan

Self-Defense is fighting vs target shootingLow lightClose rangeCan pistol even be brought into fightObstaclesNo range master, no refereeNo matNo tap outLack of knowledge as to opponents weapons skillsBongino quoteStating the obvious?

Physiological response to Incoming fire and threats to life.

CrouchVisual focus on threatCoarse muscle controlConvulsive gripTunnel visionAuditory exclusion

Ambidextral pistol

Better use of coverWhy left hand should be primaryCar DriverMotorcycle ThrottlePunch & ShoveKnifeManipulate PhoneOpen DoorsMaintain BalanceClimbDivingChildren.

Ambidextral Applegate, Rex AmbiGate

Point shooting techniqueAmbi trainingBullseyes Don't Shoot Back by Rex ApplegateKill or Get Killed by Rex ApplegateShooting to Live Fairbairn and Sykes

The AmbiGate/Appledextral Pistol

Size and weightCapacity, rounds per ounceHow many rounds needed?Average number of rounds fired in gunfightProbability of use. Probability of brandishing. Probability of firing. All Low.Perfect mirroringOpportunity Costs (see walkthru video below) is my disagreement with:ZeroHedge on GlocksZeroHedge Glock ModsEDC Medical Gear: On-Body Carry Methods & Tools highlights a key theme of this series. Excellent.

Ruger American Compact 9mm

Mag release mirrored, but opposed.Slide release stop mirroredOptional safety mirrored.42 rounds per ounceTrigger achieves the exact bad example used in The Ambidextral Gunfighter.


Walther PPQ M1 Classic

European paddle mag release perfectly mirrored, not opposedSlide release mirrored and well leveredSize and weight top four composite score.61 rounds per ounce Trigger...diverge from other reviewers

Ambi Perfection

Life full context...other factors that play a role in enhancing your life.

DietPhysical fitness (The Tactical Games)AEDCarried by 12? Judged by 6.

Ambidextral Gunfighter Review of iTarget Pro

Take your dry fire practice to a whole new level with the iTarget Pro laser cartridgeAvailable with a target and phone stand, but I find that a camera tripod works as well when using the smartphone scoring app. iTarget smartphone Scoring App is available on iOS and AndroidBase app includes the basic bullseye target and scoringOptional is the QuickDraw app that features a shoot timer and silhoutte target for $5No recoil so like a dummy round drill to eliminate flinch380, 9mm, 40, 45 and 5.56 are offered. No 7.62...yet. Safety and paranoiaSo much fun that you will likely find your weapon “out of service” with the laser cartridge left in place. One bad habit...manually racking slide after each shotReset DrillEach cartridge has centering o-rings that help hold the cartridge in place. The case is rimless so that it will not eject when cocking the weapon. To remove the cartridge will require a cleaning rod.This is an amazing tool for practicing your draw from holster, ambidextrous manipulation and point shooting.. Highly highly recommended.
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Hill People Gear Runners Bag

Weapon pocketUse in Mountain BikingStabilitySweatConstruction

Handguns - Rounds per Size and Weight

Opportunity Cost

Contenders for Ambidextral Pistol

Walther PPQ M1 Classic. Perfectly mirrored slide release. Perfectly mirrored magazine release.
CZ P10 the most Glock like ambi pistol
Ruger American Compact. Ambidextral Gunfighter fail. Learn of the ambidextrous embarrassment in review video.
What are we calculating here? Watch "Carrying for Self Defense".

Rex Applegate

"Carrying for Self Defense" is my own introduction to the Applegate method with a modification...I argue for shooting with your "weak" hand.
This video is a must especially the interview with Rex Applegate at the end.

Early Ambidextral Pistol

Kel-Tec PF9. Compact and Lightweight.
Holster and Carry Options
My early experiments with ambidextrous pistol shooting using the Ruger 22/45.
Target is the exceptional Action Target Rimfire Dueling Tree.

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