CCW News: Dumbass Vigilantes Attacking Concealed-Carry Gun Owners!

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The floor rushed up to meet Clarence Daniels with a rib-grating crunch.

One minute, the 62-year-old man was walking into a Wal-Mart to buy coffee creamer.

The next, he was being tackled to the ground by a man 20 years younger!

As Clarence struggled with the maniac who was putting him in a choke hold, he had a deadly decision before him:

Should he pull his gun and shoot his attacker off him?

He didn’t deserve to have to make a life-or-death decision just shopping at Wal-Mart, but Clarence was a victim of a disturbing new trend:

Dumbass Vigilante Citizens ATTACKING Concealed-Carrying Gun Owners!

CCW concealed carry vigilante citizens attacking gun owners
CCW concealed carry vigilante citizens attacking gun owners

Clarence Daniels had a coffee creamer label in his pocket when he was attacked in a Brandon, Florida Wal-Mart.

That’s all he was looking for.

The problem is, another guy – Michael Foster, 43 – saw Clarence get out of his car and walk through the parking lot.

After assaulting Clarence and screaming, “He’s got a gun! He’s got a gun!” Foster struggled with his victim until the police finally separated them.

(Clarence, meanwhile, shouted, “I have a permit!”)

I have to tell you, this CCW holder showed a LOT of good judgment in not shooting Foster.

He kept his head, and as a result, it was Michael Foster who was arrested and charged with battery.

See, Foster stalked Clarence through the parking lot, waited for him to enter the Wal-Mart, and then physically attacked him – because he thought he was stopping a mass shooting.

Why?

Because when Clarence Daniels got out of his car, he took the handgun he kept in the vehicle and tucked it behind his hip, under his coat.

A LOT of gun owners do the same thing.

A lot of us grew up during a time when people owning guns, carrying guns, keeping guns in their cars – even in racks in the back windows of pickup trucks – was a perfectly normal part of life.

The problem is, more and more people today don’t think or feel that way.

They’ve grown up being told by popular entertainment that owning a gun is a bad thing that makes you a bad guy…

…and many of them don’t even realize that private citizens can carry guns concealed in most of the United States.

Because of that – and because of news coverage that has Americans convinced they’re all a heartbeat away from a mass murder or “active shooter” situation – when a lot of people see a gun, they think they’ve GOT to act.

Now, I’m not trying to blame Clarence Daniels too much.

Michael Foster was the one in the wrong, and Foster was sentenced to a year’s probation for his crime.

(He was also told he could have no contact with his victim, that he couldn’t own guns, and that he had to attend anger management classes.)

Fact is, though, if Clarence had kept his roscoe out of sight, none of this would have happened.

When you and I carry concealed, we NEVER want our guns to be visible to anyone watching.

For one thing, seeing a gun scares people like Michael Foster, who don’t realize there are some of us out here legally carrying.

For another, if a real criminal sees your gun, he now knows exactly what he has to do to stop you from drawing it.

Your gun might even make you a target, because there’s nothing criminals like more than stealing guns from other people.

The Legal Issue Of Concealed Carry

Keeping your gun concealed means more than just not taking it out of your car in public, like Clarence Daniels did.

It also means carrying your gun in a way that it won’t”out” you when you least expect it.

Too many armed citizens are walking around with holsters they think, WRONGLY, are “good enough”…

…and these el cheap-o specials are the kinds of things that print or “out” the gun when you least expect it!

All it takes is one moment where your gun is visible, and one of these vigilante “heroes” like Michael Foster will be on top of you.

You can’t afford that kind of attention, and that means you need a CCW holster that will help you keep your gun out of sight AT ALL TIMES.

More importantly, though, it may even be a legal requirement where you are that you keep your gun out of sight.

Remember what happened to Clarence Daniels.

If you want to stay safe, and you want to stay on the RIGHT side of the law, you’ve got to understand ALL the legal issues surrounding concealed carry.

That means it’s on YOU to learn the rules, and the laws… and to follow them.

But it isn’t enough just to know the rules; you’ve got to follow up in your day-to-day conduct… and that starts with keeping your pistol hidden!

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MCS 311 – Fixed Pistol Lights: Should You Use One?

CCW Pistol Fixed Gun Lights: Yes Or No?
CCW Pistol Fixed Gun Lights: Yes Or No?
CCW Pistol Fixed Gun Lights: Yes Or No?

It’s an accessory we’ve all thought about buying.

Gun-mounted lights for our CCW autos.

There’s no doubt that there are a LOT of whiz-bang, fancy gizmos out there.

Some even lave lasers built right in.

But do you NEED one of these things mounted on your gun’s accessory rails?

And if you DO add one… Are there hidden drawbacks you should be considering?

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson gives you 5 things to consider when YOU make the decision to add… or not add… a fixed light to your carry gun.

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • The reason a tactical flashlight serves as a “preventive” measure for self-defense.
  • Why a gun-mounted light might cost you valuable seconds when engaging a threat!
  • The fine-motor movement that is almost ALWAYS necessary when engaging a threat with a fixed pistol light.
  • The weird reason you won’t be able to check your immediate area for threats if you have a gun-mounted light!
  • How and why a gun-mounted light might actually require that you modify your grip…

This is bound to be a controversial episode… and one of the last episodes of our podcast under the Modern Combat & Survival brand.

Tune in to hear what YOU may be missing if you’re considering a gun-mounted light… or if you already have one!

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As A Shooter, Are YOU Making These Killer “Square Range” Mistakes?

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Jeff Anderson

If you’ve followed Modern Combat & Survival at all, you know how we feel about traditional gun ranges.

There are some things this type of traditional shooting training does well, and some things it doesn’t do well.

And, honestly, some people bash on gun ranges and how they’re semi-useless for practical firearms training.

According to my friend Ox, even experienced shooters are making some critical mistakes when it comes to their gun training if that training takes place on the good ol’ “square range.”

Here is a run-down of what he had to tell me.

As A Shooter, Are YOU Making These Killer “Square Range” Mistakes?

CQC Shooting Training - Square Range Mistakes
CQC Shooting Training – Square Range Mistakes

Ox

We live in interesting times for firearms owners.

There’s more realistic tactical training out there than here has ever been before.

That doesn’t mean training has gotten less expensive, though.

In some cases, it’s even more expensive.

And a lot of people are still using the same old traditional practice routine of going down to the local gun range and shooting at paper targets.

That’s a mistake for a number of reasons.

I’ll go into just a few of them here.

#1: Safety Issues

The biggest negative that I run into when I go to indoor ranges is actually safety.

I absolutely cringe almost every time I go to an indoor range during public shooting hours, and the reason is fairly obvious.

There’s lot of people out there who don’t understand muzzle disciplines.

They think that because they’ve checked to make sure it’s unloaded, they can point it anywhere they want.

I just don’t agree with that.

I don’t like having guns pointed at me, and most people don’t.

#2: Monkey See, Monkey Do

Another big problem that happens at ranges, especially with newer shooters, is “monkey see, monkey do.”

They’ll see someone with a bunch of cool gear.

They’re doing something in their lane.

The new shooter doesn’t know what they’re supposed to do at the range, so they just copy what the guy next to them is doing.

The guy next to them may not know what he’s doing, and he may not be shooting to a standard that the new shooter should really try to imitate.

You’ll get these wannabe shooters who look like an operator and smell like an operator, but they‘re spraying rounds all over the place.

The new shooter sees that and thinks that that’s the standard they need to live up to, and they don’t need to be any more accurate than that because the cool guy’s putting rounds all over.

#3: A Lack Of Dynamic Shooting

Another big problem with traditional shooting training is you can’t do dynamic shooting at most ranges.

You can’t move around.

The targets don’t move while you shoot them.

You can’t shoot at the speeds that you would shoot at in a self-defense situation.

You can’t yell.

Hell, in many indoor ranges you can’t even draw from concealment and then shoot.

That’s a big training issue when you’re training for self-defense shooting, because yelling and drawing from concealment are components of realistic self-defense shooting.

You want to verbally confront your attacker, if possible.

You want to train as realistically as you can to simulate the real thing.

And even if you’re behind the curve and have to draw your gun, and that’s the first thing that you do in a conflict, you still want to be yelling and making it very obvious to everyone around who the intended victim is and who the attacker is.

Those are all things that you can’t do at most ranges during open range time, but they all have a place in realistic shooting training.

When you look at all these factors together, it tells you one thing:

You need to get OFF the square range and start doing some realistic shooting and force-on-force training if your gun training is going to save your life in a real-life encounter.

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Close Quarters Gunfighting: Tips For One-Handed Shooting!

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

Are you training for a real-life, violent encounter with your handgun?

Are are you basically plinking away at paper targets, planted firmly in your comfort zone?

The way you’re training now, and the realities of a violent confrontation with a handgun, are too often very different from each other.

Firing at static paper targets, which is how most shooters train, does NOT prepare you for a real gunfight!

Square-range shooting at 7-10 yards does NOT represent how you will actually engage an attacker.

To fight realistically, you’ve got to be able to shoot with one hand.

Tips For One-Handed Shooting!

There are multiple reasons why you MUST train to shoot 1-handed for real-life encounters:

  • You could be injured and unable to use both hands.
  • You might need to use your support hand for navigating obstacles, opening doors, fighting with an assailant at close quarters, etc.
  • You might need to hold a spouse’s hand to guide them, carry a small child, or use that free hand to otherwise care for a dependent
  • Actual picture-perfect two-handed shooting is extremely rare in real-life gunfights. No matter how much you train, your natural reaction in a gunfight will be to fight with one hand.

So when you DO train to shoot with one hand, what should you be focusing on?

Tip #1: Get Distance FIRST

A gunfight will probably be either the result of an escalated argument, or it will be an ambush attack.

It will probably happen without much warning.

Somebody’s in your face and, suddenly, there’s a weapon in play.

The result is that you need to get distance.

You’re going to be in the “bad breath zone” and it will be very easy for him to strike you, often with something you can’t even see.

A lot of instructors teach a variation on the “push draw,” where you are striking your attacker at the same time you are drawing your weapon.

Most of the time, this isn’t going to happen.

If your attacker has their hands free, or they’re busy attacking you — punching you, stabbing you, shooting you, whatever — you’re not going to have the mental wherewithal to fight with just one hand while shooting with the other.

You won’t have the physical strength, either.

Your body will be in survival mode and you’ll naturally use both hands.

Forget, therefore, any idea that you’re going to hold off a bigger, stronger attacker with your support hand while you draw your weapon.

What that means, then, is that the first thing you’ve got to do is GET DISTANCE.

Forget about the weapon.

Forget about doing anything else first.

Take both of your hands and take that person’s head off their shoulders.

You’re just trying to put them on the defense and get them thinking about balance.

You can push their face, or push up underneath the chin.

No matter how big they are, that’s going to give you a little distance so you can draw your weapon.

Tip #2: Learn To Point Shoot

Now we’re going to say that you have your weapon drawn.

It’s preferable to use two hands, but if you really need to get off a shot, chances are good you’re going to have just one hand, possibly with the attacker on top of you.

It may be a contact shot that you fire off.

The muzzle blast might do as much damage as the bullet going into them, making that contact shot really powerful.

Keep in mind that if you put your slide out of battery, you might not be able to fire a shot at all, and you might not get a second one after firing that first one.

Either way, you’re not going to be using your sights.

That means you’ve got to learn how to point shoot, at least at close range, to blast them off you.

Tip #3: Go For The Pelvic Girdle

This raises the question of where you’ll shoot.

With your gun indexed against your body at close range, you’ll naturally shoot down and at an angle.

What that means is that you’re not shooting for center mass; you’re shooting for the pelvic girdle.

What this does is blow their structure out from under them.

It neutralizes them and makes it so they cannot fight you because they cannot move around.

There is also psychological damage that this does, because the shock and trauma of bleeding out down there may help get them focused on the injury done to them, rather than on fighting you.

There’s plenty of arteries and other stuff down there that nobody wants to get shot in.

They might bleed out, and they’ll definitely be less able to aggress on you.

All of this gives you some time to react, to get distance, and to fire more accurate, more aimed shots as you get the room you need to do so.

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MCS 288 – Appendix Carry Hacks

Appendix Carry CCW Tactical Pistol Hacks: Tips, Tricks, & Tactics
Appendix Carry CCW Tactical Pistol Hacks: Tips, Tricks, & Tactics
Appendix Carry CCW Tactical Pistol Hacks: Tips, Tricks, & Tactics

In part 3 of a 3 part series on appendix carry, we get into the nuts and bolts of how to make appendix carry work for you.

Now, you may still think appendix carry is for “tacticool morons.”

Hopefully, though, you’re coming around.

The fact is, appendix carry is a great way to carry concealed for realistic self-defense.

But you have to do it the RIGHT way.

And that’s where everybody keeps getting hung up, right?

Well, don’t worry.

With just a few tweaks, you can perfect appendix carry to work for you.

And, hey, even if we can’t convince you on this incredibly controversial topic, at least we’ve got you thinking about how you carry!

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson gives you 10 tips, tricks, and tactics for making appendix carry work for you.

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • Why a leather holster is the LAST thing you want for appendix carry!
  • The “cant trick” that makes appendix carry more comfortable and more effective.
  • Obscure gun accessories that can make the difference between hating and LOVING appendix carry!
  • How to “protect your junk” if you’re worried about appendix carry pointing the muzzle at “Captain Happy!”
  • And much, much more!

We’ve really enjoyed bringing you this 3-part series on appendix carry.

Listen to this episode and get in on the furious debate here in the comments!

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MCS 287 – Top 10 Reasons Why Appendix Carry RULES The Street

Appendix Carry CCW Tactical Pistol - Top 10 Reasons
Appendix Carry CCW Tactical Pistol - Top 10 Reasons
Appendix Carry CCW Tactical Pistol – Top 10 Reasons

In part 2 of a 3 part series on appendix carry, we pull no punches.

People love appendix carry, or they hate it.

Is it inherently dangerous?

Is it the ONLY way to carry if you’re an “operator”…?

Is it something only “tacticool morons” do?

(Everybody seems to have strong opinions one way or another.)

Well, we’re just going to say it:

Appendix carry RULES the street for CCW!

Now, we can hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth already, so strap in, because it’s only going to get MORE controversial!

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson offers his top 10 reasons that appendix carry is the better way to carry concealed for self-defense.

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  • The critical CCW mistake you see gun people make in almost EVERY grocery store and discount store parking lot!
  • Why appendix carry might mean you have MORE firepower at your fingertips.
  • The reason that simple math supports appendix carry over IWB hip carry.
  • Why appendix carry could save your life if you’re already injured or wounded!
  • Why you want to carry in the appendix position if you find yourself fighting from the ground…

We got a LOT of feedback on part 1 of this 3 part series.

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Vehicle Combatives: 3 Concealed Carry Lessons For Shooting In And Around Cars

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Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

We spend probably half of our lives in and around vehicles, yet we don’t really have the opportunity to work on any kind of combatives, defensive tactics, or firearms training around cars.

(The military has been doing this for a while, obviously.)

It’s required in times of war and has been seen in our military through what they have accomplished with vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

However, this type of training has just never been readily available to the average Joe.

People just don’t know how to apply their existing skill set in and around vehicles, which is what spawned creation of vehicle combatives programs such as that offered by expert close-quarters combat instructor Craig Douglas.

Recently, I talked to Craig about things that people often overlook when it comes to vehicle combatives.

Here is a summary of what he told me.

“Car Combat”: Concealed Carry Lessons For Shooting In And Around Vehicles

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tactical firearms training / vehicle shooting / car combat

Craig Douglas

Most people can understand the need for it when they consider how much time we spend around cars.

Any time you start to apply any kind of skill set in or around cars, getting out of cars, getting into cars, firearms around vehicles, etc., there is a real disconnect in the training.

There are some things you need to consider before you find yourself fighting in a car, or around vehicles as obstacles.

The time to face these issues is now, not when you’re being shot at.

#1: Most People Don’t Know How To Apply Their Existing Skills In Vehicles

Think about the majority of force on force training that takes place.

How much of it is done in and around vehicles, or in and around obstacles that look like vehicles?

If you were taught, for example, to drop low into an Isosceles stance, draw your weapon so that it was indexed against your chest, and then bring your hands together to extend the weapon to the target… how will you do all that sitting in a vehicle?

Fighting in and around vehicles changes EVERYTHING and, if you haven’t conducted that kind of training, chances are good you’ll have no idea how to apply what you do know to that unique environment.

Most people have not even stopped to consider this fact, even though they spend so much time in cars or walking to and from them.

#2: The Usual “Draw Stroke” Does Not Apply

Let’s talk about that draw stroke specifically.

In the pre-fight component of Craig’s Extreme Close Quarters Combatives classes, there is a particular draw stroke that is taught.

Students must have that knowledge, and the instructor needs time to see them on a range before they get into shooting around cars.

There is an inherent risk of additional injury from ricochet in a live incident, but Craig’s vehicle combatives students don’t take any incoming fire.

When trying to conform to the vehicle as a piece of cover and shooting around it, there are a lot of incidental impacts, which is why two junk cars are required.

Even in simunitions training, it’s possible to put rounds into the feet of people watching.

In the real world, that would be an instant lawsuit.

#3: Multiple Complications Make Vehicle Combat And Training For It Much More Difficult

When you have the oppositional component and are able to train with a marking cartridge, you really start to see how accountable you are for every single round that leaves the muzzle.

Accountability and proficiency are important.

If you are shooting in and around vehicles, whether that vehicle is moving or not, one of the fundamental Jeff Cooper rules of firearm safety is to know your backstop and what’s beyond it.

Especially if you’re moving, your backstop is always changing.

More than ever, where you’re shooting and what you’re shooting into becomes extremely dangerous for everyone involved.

In the beginning, you can shoot live fire on a stationary target only.

Using simunition on a moving target is the safe way to practice.

Training in this manner is still really hairy, because one of the things you have to practice is firing across passengers.

Should rounds be coming into the car causing a passenger to panic, moving forward or back, there’s a particular way to manipulate the weapon and know how to pin the passenger in so they’re not moving into gunfire.

You have to learn how to keep the person pinned into the seat and out of the way while you’re returning fire.

Taken together, all of this means that vehicle combatives are much more complicated than simply shooting from within, around, or into a car.

There is a LOT to consider… and most people haven’t stopped to do that.

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MCS 286 – Appendix Carry: A Rant On A Rant

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Appendix Carry CCW Tactics Concealed Pistol
Appendix Carry: CCW Tactics For The Concealed Pistol

This is a topic that everybody seems to have a strong opinion about. You either love it… …Or you HATE it.

(Appendix carry, if you don’t know, is carrying your gun in the front, rather than on your hip or behind it.)

Well, we’re going to jump right in and ruffle some feathers:

Is appendix carry REALLY for “tacticool morons?”

Or does it give you a tactical advantage?

Simply put, is it a better way to train for close-quarters gunfighting?

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson responds to a YouTube rant on the topic of appendix carry – creating what is basically a “rant on a rant.”

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  • Are you more likely to experience a “negligent discharge” with appendix carry?
  • The critical difference in mindset when it comes to training for tactical reasons versus training to be “safer”.
  • Whether you’re more likely to be attacked from the front, the side, or behind!
  • Whether engaging in standing grappling means you’ve made a critical mistake!
  • What makes appendix carry unique at extreme close quarters.

Is there a “right” or “wrong” answer when it comes to appendix carry?

This episode is sure to be controversial, so be sure to listen and find out!

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CCW Pistol Gear: STOP Buying This Wal-Mart Special…

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Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

Our readers tell us they LOVE our articles on concealed carry and close quarters shooting, so I’ve resolved to put up more of that kind of material.

I’m always collecting tips for better CCW.

These ideas don’t always have enough to them to be their own article, but I figured I would collect 3 tips for today’s blog post.

Some of these you may have thought about already, but I’m willing to bet there’s at least one you haven’t…

3 Tips For BETTER CCW

ccw concealed carry pistol tips
ccw concealed carry pistol tips

1. Keys In Your Pocket

When you’re carrying concealed, your outer garment – your cover garment – has to be cleared before you can draw, right?

Well, if you’re wearing a pullover of some kind, you’ve got to yank it upward.

If you’re wearing a more normal jacket, though, you’ll basically sweep it aside to get to your gun.

One thing that makes that easier is to keep some weight in the pocket on that side.

Get in the habit of keeping your keys, or something else with some weight, in the pocket on the strong side.

That will help you swing the garment out and away while you draw your gun.

2. What’s Your Backup?

Many of us carry more than just a gun – and if you don’t, you need to consider a “less lethal” backup.

Whether it’s pepper spray, some kind of impact weapon, or maybe a stun gun, it pays to have a weapon that won’t necessarily take someone’s life.

Some of the altercations you’ll have are with people who have “bad attitudes” – from drugs, alcohol, road rage over a “stolen” parking space… whatever it is, it doesn’t necessarily mean your life is in danger.

In those situations, you want a “force multiplier” that can help “readjust” the other guy’s attitude without killing him.

(That’s why police carry pepper spray and tasers.)

Carry it in a location that is just as accessible as your gun, and remember that it isn’t “non-lethal,” but “less lethal.”

That means accidents can and have happened, so don’t use these tools casually.

3. Stop Wearing Wal-Mart Belts

Most of us grow up wearing ordinary leather belts.

What you find out over time is that the more weight you put on a belt, the more the holes stretch out.

Over time, every big-box store leather belt you’ll own will become a stretched out mess.

Well, stop buying those leather belts from Wal-Mart.

If you carry a gun, you need a high-quality gunbelt.

I would recommend something like an off-duty concealment belt, such as the 5.11 TDU.

Not only do these belts offer more support than a “normal” belt, but they don’t limit you to specific peg holes, so you can adjust them to fit you comfortably no matter what you’re wearing (or eating).

Okay, that’s it for today’s post.

I’m always looking for more great information for you, so please stop back every day to check out our daily MCS posts, okay?

Stay safe out there.

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CCW Tactics For Concealed Carry Pistols: Are You Dirty Harry? Do You NEED To Be?

Dirty Harry: CCW Tactical Training Pistol Tips

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

Are you Dirty Harry?

In the movie, Clint Eastwood refers to the .44 Magnum as “the most powerful handgun in the world,” and movie audiences ate it up.

When I first saw the movie, that got me thinking:

What if you pulled the trigger… and the attacker KEPT ON COMING?

That can happen if you don’t understand what “stopping power” is, and a while back, I talked to pioneering self-defense expert Peyton Quinn about just that.

What You Need To Know About Stopping Power

Dirty Harry: CCW Tactical Training Pistol Tips
Dirty Harry: CCW Tactical Training Pistol Tips

Peyton Quinn

There are a lot of handguns and even shotguns and rifles on the market.

When you’re choosing a firearm, one of things you’ll need to think about is whether that weapon truly has the power to stop someone who is attacking you.

But what is power, exactly… and is there a difference between stopping power and killing power when choosing the best weapon for home defense?

There is a difference, and it’s a big one, between “stopping power” and “killing power”.

The Difference Between Stopping Power and Killing Power

Killing power is simply the ability to kill someone hit with it… eventually.

Stopping power, on the other hand, is the ability of a bullet to prevent the person hit with it from continuing to attack you.

The reason this is important is because, even if you shoot an attacker and hurt him badly enough that he eventually dies, if he can still attack you before he eventually bleeds out, shooting him doesn’t help you.

He might still be able to hurt and kill you before his body finally catches on to the idea that he’s been mortally wounded.

The Dead Man’s Ten Seconds

In the Old West, the time between shooting a man, and the time when he finally fell and died, was called “the dead man’s ten seconds.”

In other words, if you shoot someone who is coming at you with a club or a knife…

…He might have a few seconds to stab or club you before he dies from the gunshot wound.

That’s the reason good firearms instructors will tell you that you should seek cover, and increase the distance between you and the attacker, after you have shot him.

Get Off The Attacking Line!

If the attacker is coming at you with a club or a knife, that means you still have to get off the attacking line even though you have already shot him.

Unless the weapon you are using has extraordinary STOPPING power, that is.

If your weapon DOES have good stopping power, then shooting him will neutralize him.

The problem is that most hand guns are pretty much under-powered when it comes to stopping the human body.

They will kill you, yes, and they may even stop you, but in a lot of cases it will take some time for that to happen.

The Last Word On Stopping Power

Just because you shoot a man does not mean he will just fall down and die.

He may not even slow down.

He will almost always have some time, measured in seconds if not in minutes, to attack, hurt, and kill you.

Choose a firearm that has adequate stopping power, not just the ability to deliver a fatal wound.

Once you’ve done that, make sure to train to keep yourself alive during that time between when your bullets strike… and when the attacker actually STOPS.

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MCS 278 – Concealed Carry For Women (Revolver Vs. Auto)

Concealed Carry For Women: Revolver Vs. Auto For CCW

This is one of those subjects that really gets me angry.

When people shop for a gun for the first time…

…The person selling the gun should be able to guide them..

Too often, that’s not what happens!

The problem is bad enough for new gun owners overall.

But it’s especially bad for women.

These same guidelines apply to people with hand strength or mobility issues, or who may be smaller.

There are basically 3 things to consider.

If those three things don’t happen, your gun can’t save your life!

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson takes on the topic of concealed carry for women, and whether a revolver or auto is the right choice.

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • The one question you have to ask before ALL others when you go to buy a gun!
  • Which options might be BETTER suited than a gun for some people.
  • Why “purse carry” might expose you – badly – when a criminal attacks!
  • The type of attack you’re most likely to face “on the street” with your gun.
  • “Gun hacks” that can make it easier for you to operate a weapon if you lack grip strength or have small hands.

This is sure to be a controversial episode.

Listen now so that you’ll make the right choice – no matter who you are – when it comes to buying your next gun.

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MCS 275 – The Truth About Firearms Night Sights

Tactical Firearms Night Sights

If you own a firearm, for home defense or concealed carry, you’ve probably heard it:

“Most attacks happen in low-light environments.”

Makes sense, doesn’t it?

Armed bad guys are looking for an easy surprise ambush so their targets won’t fight back…

…AND they don’t want anybody around, including you, to be able to identify them!

Knowing the chances are high that any attack will happen in low light, it just stands to reason you won’t be as effective in defending yourself…

…Which is why you absolutely should upgrade your firearm’s sights for low light.

But which should you get?

Fiber optics, or true “night sights?”

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson prepares you for the roller-coaster ride of “expert” opinions when it comes to night sights… and helps you sort through it all to make the RIGHT call for your guns.

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • The disadvantages of true “night sights.”
  • The one life-or-death decision that trumps ALL sights – “night sights” or otherwise!
  • How to tell when “night sights” will be USELESS in a low-light shooting scenario.
  • How to overcome the problem of “spotlighting” washing out your sights!
  • Whether you should use a mounted light or a separate tactical light.

When it comes to firearms and accessories, you could throw a rock and hit twenty “experts.”

Learn how to sift through the BS and make the right call when it comes to your gun.

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