This article is about some very specific types of movement: specifically, those when contact with an armed adversary is anticipated or likely. While avoiding or breaking contact is preferred, there are times when neither of those are possible. Knowing proper movement techniques can keep you alive.
Category: Life Lessons
Here are some few of the things I’ve learned in 6 decades of living, 4 of them as a warrior protector serving in the military and on the street. I don’t claim to be one of Odin’s ravens bearing wisdom from on high, but I do wish that we would all learn from the mistakes of the past.
Domestic violence, or DV, may not seem like rocket science. An angry drunk gets off on hurting those closest to him. But our lack of understanding of the patterns and nuances of violence, particularly domestic violence, doesn’t make it go away. This article explains several aspects of DV, and legislation used to combat DV, that are little understood by most of us.
A small “tactical” flashlight can be a useful force multiplier for personal defense. It’s quicker to use and brighter than a cell phone light. It also hurts more when used for striking. Some flashlights come with crenelated bezels, essentially making them edged weapons. This article explores different use of force options, examining landmark court cases relating to the use of impact tools, and flashlights as impact tools. It also addresses some aspects of race relations as they pertain to the optics of using force.
This article shares lessons I’ve learned about night sights in the field. Do you need them? What are some of your options? Advantages and disadvantages of the different kinds? Read this to learn more.