Letter from a cop.
In the meantime remember a few things.
Train for situational awareness and staying away from the danger
(It’s better than any gun ever made).
Train to read your surroundings…be ready…you can’t out draw a drawn gun
(that will get you killed fast).
Train because your worst day on the range is the best you can ever hope for in real life. I can personally attest to that.
NEVER stand still in firearms combat (self defense)..KEEP MOVING.
Train because this is not sh*tbags first rodeo…it probably is yours though.
Train because your gun doesn’t stop bullets.
Train because your name isn’t Harry Callahan.
Train because you don’t have to be the best everyday….just on THE day.
***Most importantly…get a training plan and use it…don’t just go to the range and shoot. Know where you want to be ability wise. Write the plan out step by step (or get someone to help you with that). Train step by step until you get there. Then train to maintain those abilities.
Remember, when you get into the worst situation and are ankle deep in used shell casings, losing is not an option. I don’t believe in supporting the funeral industry unless it’s *ssholes families money supporting them. The burial expense Go Fund Me page must be for *sshole….not Colin.
A few things I want you to remember about handguns for self defense. There is no real knockdown power with a handgun. They are really very very very under powered for taking down a combative human target.
The whole hollow point bullet thing is extremely over rated. They often fail or don’t penetrate enough. When they do open up they do so only a few hundredths of an inch more than their original diameter.
One shot stops in real life are very rare. This leads to my next issue.
There is a big big difference between a fatal handgun wound and stopping a perpetrator. The guy could (and often do) receive a fatal wound but still are in the fight for a decent amount of time. That is why you need to shoot until the threat stops NOT until they are dead. Many officers have been great shots and were still killed by a so called dead man walking.
People don’t get shot with a handgun and fly back like in the movies. Very often they don’t even know they have been hit. Your best bet is to overwhelm them with numerous hits to shut the body down. That means STOP them I didn’t say kill them. I don’t care if they die..I want the attack and threat to STOP.
As a rule of thumb remember: any hit= good / center mass hit= better / head shot =best. Most likely….center mass hit….so give them plenty..one isn’t going to be enough most of the time.
There are tons of stories out there about a 45 acp will drop them dead in their tracks or will rip their arm off etc. The only time that was true and where that all started was when American GIs used a 45 acp to shoot a 60 pound emaciated rice eating Japanese soldier who was on his last legs anyway.
Remember…he who puts the most lead downrange on the targets vital areas first wins.. to do that you must Train Train Train.
I know it’s ugly stuff but if you are going to carry you need to know the difference between the real stuff and the internet and gun shop expert myths. The time to learn this isn’t in the middle of a deadly attack.
Example….I was at the range one day shooting….a nice fellow was there and he is watching me. He decides to give me a ton of advice and tells me all about what happens in a gunfight. My buddy is there silent but giving me that look “Joe, keep your mouth shut.” I got the message.
Finally I politely ask him how he learned all that great information (it was all b*llshit). His response….”I read a lot of handgun books and talk to guys at the gun-shop all the time.” There he is telling two guys with almost a dozen real gunfights between them (not including combat time) all this stuff…and with a straight face.
About the Author
Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.
His new book is Knockout Game a Lie? Aww, Hell No.
Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game.
His work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine. His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.
Thomas Sowell: ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.
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Allen West: “At least author Colin Flaherty is tackling this issue (of racial violence and black on white crime) in his new book, White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.“
Los Angeles Times: “a favorite of conservative voices.”
Daily Caller: “As the brutal “knockout” game sweeps across the U.S., one author isn’t surprised by the attacks or the media reaction. Colin Flaherty, author of the book “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How The Media Ignore It,” began chronicling the new wave of violence nearly a year ago — revealing disturbing racial motivations behind the attacks and a pattern of media denial.”
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Neal Boortz: “Colin Flaherty has become Public Enemy No.1 to the leftist media because of his research on black culture of violence.”
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David Horowitz: “A determined reporter, Colin Flaherty, broke ranks to document these rampages in a book titled, White Girl Bleed A Lot”
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