Monday, June 28, 2010

"Point Shooting IS Combat Shooting"

The link points to an article by Bradley Steiner: "Point Shooting IS Combat Shooting"

As my veteran readers know, I am a big advocate of point shooting, and this article is a frank and forthright statement of why point shooting is the ONLY combat handgun option.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Defending against a Knife Attack, 9

(See the series, "Defending against a Knife Attack")

I found this Attackproof video on defense against knives and thought it merited some consideration.

Note that in these close quarters, even with an effective defense, the knife does make some contact with the defender.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Police: Our Friends or . . . ?

'Are the police our friends, or . . . not?

I have great respect for Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) who honor the public whom they have sworn to serve. I've run into some of them from time to time, and I consider it a privilege to have known them.

However, for many years I have noticed a growing number in the "thin blue line" who have developed an us-vs-them mentality. They seem to think that it's the police against everyone else -- perhaps a tragic result of constant exposure to the seamier levels of society.

Some conservative activists seem to think that the police (or the army or the National Guard) would not obey orders to tyrannize this nation. Remember that the National Guard went from door to door confiscating firearms from homeowners in New Orleans after Katrina.

Then there's this news item about a man who called 911 to get medical care for his 86-year-old grandmother. Instead, the police responded, and you won't believe what happened next:

"Don't Taze My Granny"

I can hear the response: "Our police department is different." Maybe so. But for a generation I've heard from parents who have told me, "Our public schools are different." Meanwhile, their kids grew up and departed from their parents' faith and values.

Something to think about if you ever have to dial 911.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Venerable 1911

I sleep with mine.

Here's an interesting perspective on the 1911's tolerances and accuracy:

Bet Your Life?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Would You Like to Know What's Coming?

Would you like to know what's coming in the next year to year-and-a half? I'm not talking about prophetic revelation; I'm talking about insider information.

Over at one of my other blogs, I have posted the first in a series of videos that provides a peek into the insiders' plans for the next couple of years. Warning: it ain't pretty.

Just click this link to get there.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Newark Offers $1000 Reward to Informants

 A major city offers a $1000 reward on anyone willing to inform on friends & neighbors who carry firearms.This item is a year old, but I don't think it ever got the coverage it deserves.

"When only the police have guns, you will have a police state."

Friday, June 11, 2010

More Dangerous than Bin Laden

I have a link to an article that describes a man more dangerous to you and your Christian faith than Osama Bin Laden. He is a radical Muslim, and he does not live in the Middle East.

You are helping to fund his Islamic indoctrination centers throughout the USA. Interested? Here's the link: "World's Most Dangerous Islamist"

Thanks to my barber for forwarding this link. It comes from one of his customers, a home-educator/father with whom we have shared many values as well as a common faith in Christ Jesus.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Motivational Quotes from My Barber

My barber collected the following from a gun forum. I gleaned the ones I liked best:

Nobody has ever said, on their deathbed, "gee, I wish I hadn't spent so much money on ammo."

Go for the triple tap, because at least one of your double taps missed.

You can't strap on courage.

In pressure situations, there are no substitutes for confidence and muscle memory.

An armed threat that turns it's back on you is still an armed threat.

There are sheep, sheep dogs and wolves.

Get dressed first in a late-night emergency. Being naked will affect your confidence.

It's OK to own a gun simply because you admine the craftsmanship that went into building it.

If the first step towards madness is to see connections between random events where there are none, what is it to pretend that undeniable connections don't exist?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How Goes the Battle?

Is life a metaphor for war, or is war a metaphor for life? It seems to work both ways.

Perhaps that's why the martial references in the New Testament can confuse so many. It's so easy to take passages like "put on the whole armor of God" or "endure hardship as good soldier of Jesus Christ" and see them as metaphors for life.

But passages like that express so much more than mere metaphors. The war of Satan's rebellion against the Most High God rages on, and He has assigned each of us a place in battle.

The war is real, and so are the casualties.

One Christian Martialist warrior has written about it recently in this blog post. I found it helpful, and thought I'd pass it on.

One of my shield-maiden daughters reflected on that post, and you can read her comments here.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Conquering Now and Still to Conquer

My wife found this Fanny Crosby song, and I liked the words (based on seeing Rev. 6:2 --correctly, I believe -- as referring to Jesus) enough that I thought I should share them with you. You can listen to the MIDI file of the melody by clicking here.

Conquering now and still to conquer,  rideth a King in His might;
Leading the host of all the faithful into the midst of the fight;
See them with courage advancing, clad in their brilliant array,
Shouting the Name of their Leader, hear them exultingly say:

Not to the strong is the battle,
Not to the swift is the race,
Yet to the true and the faithful
Vict’ry is promised through grace.

Conquering now and still to conquer, who is this wonderful King?
Whence are the armies which He leadeth, while of His glory they sing?
He is our Lord and Redeemer, Savior and Monarch divine;
They are the stars that forever bright in His kingdom shall shine.


Conquering now and still to conquer, Jesus, Thou Ruler of all,
Thrones and their scepters all shall perish, crowns and their splendor  shall fall,
Yet shall the armies Thou leadest, faithful and true to the last,
Find in Thy mansions eternal rest, when their warfare is past.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Strategy, Tactics and the Expectation of Victory

I read a fascinating article yesterday It starts out this way:

Politically correct historical myths to the contrary, the myth of the efficiency of the German Blitzkrieg in WWII died not in the winter of 1942 in the plains west of Moscow but in the mild comfortable spring of 1940 in central Belgium, a few miles from the town of Gembloux.

The article is fascinating because the author himself is an interesting fellow. He received his military training in the now-defunct Communist regime of Bulgaria where the powers-that-be were grooming him for a position of influence in their navy. Then he read the Gospel of John, and God changed his destiny now and forever.

So . . . Bojidar Marinov brings not only his military background to bear on the subject of strategy and tactics, but also a Christian perspective rooted a Scriptural view of history. It's not a popular view in the Church, today, but it's the view that laid the spiritual foundation of this nation.

You can sum up this view of history thus:

We win; they lose.

I hope I've piqued (not peaked, please) your curiosity so that you will read the article. It's one every Christian Martialist should eagerly and deliberately peruse.

"A Tale of Two Eschatologies"

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Motivational Quote

Radical innocence is no match for radical evil. (West Point Baccalaureate address by Ruth Wisse, courtesy of my barber)

. . . so train, train, train.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Stopping Power?

Some time back, my barber sent me the link to the "stopping power" video below. In it, Massad Ayoob discusses the various considerations that will affect your ability to stop an assailant by means of a handgun.