Training & Weapons Development
Carrying for Self Defense
Course Preview2:40Should you carrySafetyGun mysticsWhere it happens against the fanPhysiological responseAmbidextral PistolPoint shootingAmbiGate PistolRuger American Compact 9Life full context
Should you Carry?6.05How 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.
Safety3:45Treat 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 mystics8:40Car 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 fan13:21Self-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.3:55CrouchVisual focus on threatCoarse muscle controlConvulsive gripTunnel visionAuditory exclusion
Ambidextral pistol6:59Better use of coverWhy left hand should be primaryCar DriverMotorcycle ThrottlePunch & ShoveKnifeManipulate PhoneOpen DoorsMaintain BalanceClimbDivingChildren.
The AmbiGate/Appledextral Pistol20:11Size 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 9mm19:17Mag release mirrored, but opposed.Slide
Walther PPQ M1 Classic27:21European 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
Life full context...other factors that play a role in enhancing your life.10:14DietPhysical fitness (The Tactical Games)AEDCarried by 12? Judged by 6.
Ambidextral Gunfighter Review of iTarget Pro8:22Take 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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VP9Best Paddle Magazine ReleaseExceptional TriggerBest grip feelAdequate left hand slide release
PPQExceptional TriggerBest Trigger resetBest ambi slide releaseLightest
FNS9c Breaks Striker Tip
Notice on disassembly that there was no striker return spring. That could be expected to lead to premature striker failure.
Was the spring not installed during manufacture or was the pistol disassembled at some point when on display at Sportsman's Warehouse in Gillette, WY.
Handguns - Rounds per Size and Weight
Why "weighted rounds"? Look up "Marginal Utility".
NEW (Beta) Volume analysis tabThanks to Blue Guns for supplying water displacement samples for this testing.
This tab replaces the height x width portion of the original spreadsheet with a total volume measurement (in cubic centimeters). The hypothesis is that there may be some gun manufacturers who put engineering effort into reducing overall volume, are not getting enough credit when looking at just height and width( for example the oval slide on the Walther PPQ vs blocky Glock).
THE Ambidextral Pistol - Forthcoming Reviews
14 Days to be a Better Shooter - Tire Iron YouTube Channel
Rex Applegate "Shooting for Keeps"
This video is a must especially the interview with Rex Applegate at the end.
Early Ambidextral Pistol
Holster and Carry Options
Target is the exceptional Action Target Rimfire Dueling Tree.