Unf**k Yourself!

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•Finding a shooting instructor:
Look for instructors certified by http://www.rangemaster.com
• Fitness and Combatives:
◦ Heart attacks and ass cancer are the most likely things to kill us…
◦ Get into a wrestling, boxing, or Brazilian jiu-jitsu program that has sparring.
◦ Eat less. Calorie counts and intermittent fasting are things.
• Continued Learning Sources (in no particular order)
◦ Active Self Protection Channels
• Don’t get your gun(s) stolen!
◦ Your car is not a holster!
• Your shooting skills:
◦ Build a practice regimen
Masking tape, 3×5 cards and paper plates from Dollar Tree
Concealed Carry Skills and Drills https://www.payloadz.com/go/sip?id=3253233
Indoor Range Practice Sessions https://www.payloadz.com/go/sip?id=3152223
◦ Basic
Be able to extract, load, and fire your firearm efficiently from storage without time pressure
Properly and consistently align your sights
Get a consistent sight picture (Grip, Stance, Posture – which should be coached before awkward shooting positions like supine)
Demonstrate consistent, controlled trigger manipulation
Repeatable, consistent results slow firing at a static target
Identifying shoot/no-shoot targets
Understand post fight protocols and identify legal justification to engage in lethal force
◦ Intermediate
Drawing and firing from a holster under time pressure
Consistently hitting a target while firing strings of multiple rounds
Reloading your pistol under pressure
Transitioning between weapons or tasks (love the guy who drops his gun and pulls a second gun in the video. Practicing some “reality based” stuff, no doubt)
Identify cover and concealment
Utilize some basic movement while performing the above tasks (including choosing the right posture to move with the gun drawn)
Perform these tasks while using your offhand to call for help, operate a light, or navigate interior spaces while under threat as applicable
◦ Advanced
Navigate gun handling from conversational ranges, to include retention, timing, fending, and integration of empty hand and edged weapons
Apply handgun fundamentals to complex tasks, such as vehicle bailouts, entangled gunfights, shoot/no-shoot drills during Force on Force
Move around non-hostile people with a gun drawn without negligent discharges and while retaining your weapon
Integrate these skills working in pairs or small teams while utilizing good coverage of potential threat areas
Demonstrate an absolute mastery of the tasks above.
• Kydex holsters with soft pull the dot loop attachments to the belt are generally the best inside the waistband holster option
◦ Be sure to use blue loctite to secure your holster’s attachment hardware.
◦ We’re cool with:
PHLster, DarkStarGear, JM Custom Kydex, Raven Concealment, Henry Holsters, Zulu Bravo Kydex, Keepers Concealment,
• Dumb Holsters and Methods of Carry
◦ Fobus is trash
◦ Soft Nylon is trash
◦ Leather is for boomers and quality leather is expensive. Kydex does it better and cheaper.
◦ Hybrid holsters suck
◦ SERPAs are trash
◦ The T-Rex SideCar and other holsters with a mag pouch molded into the same hunk of kydex as the holster are sub-optimal kydex chastity belts for several reasons:
The design creates additional points of stress on the kydex which increases the risk of the holster breaking.
They are often sold with plastic clips that can break
The PHLster Flex does everything a SideCar does, but does it better and with more modularity.
◦ Gun Car Magnet Mounts, Car-mounted holsters & Unnecessary Off Body Carry & Needless Gun Handling are dumb
The gun can be drawn from your holster while seated…
Constantly taking a loaded gun in and out of the holster during the day is dumb and raises your risk of having a negligent discharge
Unnecessarily stowing the gun off-body in a glove box or under a car seat or elsewhere in the car invites trouble:
• Cases in point:
◦ Purse Carry thanks to Melody Lauer / Limatunes and Lucky Gunner Ammo
◦ Lethal Lace is garbage.
◦ Urban Carry Holster: A Wretched, Pulsating Ball of Suck and Fail
◦ Open Carry
◦ VersaCarry
Clip is easily breakable, doesn’t secure to the belt and the trigger is not fully covered.
• PEPPER SPRAY
• Sabre Red is the best brand on the market right now.
• Fox Labs and Defense Technologies come in 2nd and 3rd place.
• Flip top model container is much better than the twist top safety because it is less likely to discharge in your pants.
 
• AR-15 selection
◦ Palmetto State Armory (PSA) and Anderson are cheap meme-tier trash with poor quality control
◦ Bravo Company USA, Colt, Sionics, Knights Armament, or Sons Of Liberty GunWorks are generally good places to start.
◦ Before their owner had a cuck out on bump stocks, Daniel Defense was as well.
• AK-47 Selection
◦ IO Inc and Century RAS-47’s are meme-tier trash
◦ Arsenal, Krebs Custom, and Rifle Dynamics are the only companies that make a decent AK nowadays
• Rifle Ammunition
◦ 5.56
A lot of this depends on what your AR-15’s barrel twist is.
Federal Fusion MSR 64 grain plated soft points are good to go.
◦ 7.62×39
7.62×39 doesn’t have anywhere near as many options for good defensive ammo as 5.56 does
Jacketed Soft Points
Hornady V-MAX
• Red Dot Optics
◦ AimPoint PRO will give you the least amount of headaches for a reasonable price
◦ EOTechs are overpriced trash compared to AimPoint and Trijicon
 
• Flashlights
◦ For any guns intended for home defense, flashlights are an absolute necessity. Shooting your own kid because you blindly fired before identifying your target is dumb.
SureFire mounted lights are great for extended use and flexing on poors.
We recommend the Streamlight, Inc. Pro-Tac HL-X Rail Mounted Unit as it is the best combination of quality, price, and ease of setup.
◦ EDC Flashlights
SureFire, LLC EDCL2-T is currently the best option on the market right now
Streamlight ProTac HL-X is fine as well https://amzn.to/2Qoulez
Fenix PD35 is a less expensive but decent option for you poors.
 
• Pistol Ammunition
◦ Federal Premium HST, Speer Gold Dot, or Hornady Critical Duty for EDC
◦ G2 RIP is trash
 
• Shotgun Ammunition
◦ Just use Federal Flite Control 00 8 pellet Buckshot
The reason 8 pellet is preferred is because that 9th pellet always wanders off from the rest of the pellets in a shot grouping.
 
• Shotgun Recommendations
◦ The Magpul SGA stock is awesome.
◦ Pre-2008 Remington 870s are generally OK but keep a spare parts kit if you shoot it a lot.
◦ Mossberg 590A1 is OK but may have spotty quality control, so keep a spare parts kit if you shoot it a lot
◦ Beretta 1301 is awesome
 
• Pistol Recommendations
◦ Glock 17 or 19
Most aftermarket support for holsters, cheap magazines, and parts availability
◦ Smith and Wesson M&P Series
◦ HK VP-9 or P30 series
• Guns/things we will probably make fun of you for unironically owning
◦ Mini-14
◦ Taurus judge
◦ .40 caliber pistols
◦ Springfield XDs
◦ Ruger pistols
◦ Taurus pistols
◦ Shockwave and TAC-14 “shotguns” in their stock configuration
• Sights and Gun Parts and Accessories
◦ Trijicon HD night sights are awesome
◦ Fiber optics are generally fine
◦ XS Big Dots Suck
Identify any known competitive shooter or trainer (that’s not Yeager or a surrogate of his) that uses them.
Why does no one whose livelihood depends on speed and accuracy, often down to tiny fractions of seconds (aka pro shooters) use them?
Sage Dynamics study where Big Dot users did not perform any better in FoF than traditional iron sight users did.
Try to pass “The Test” or a Super Test with them
◦ Glock factory sights suck
◦ ZEV Products suck
◦ Punisher anything on a gun is lame
 
• Tactical Medicine
◦ Pressure Bandages and hemostatic agents
The PHLster PEW makes carrying bandages and whatnot a lot easier.
◦ Tourniquets
Just use the CAT or SOF-T Wide.
• Here is why:
◦ And yes those Tourniquets work on children
RATS Tourniquet and elastic tourniquets are suboptimal trash
non-TCCC approved tourniquets should not be trusted.
• Any non-CAT or SOFT-T-Wide tourniquet less than $30 shouldn’t be trusted
◦ Those are generally cheap knockoffs of the CAT
 
• “Big Boy Rules” and pointing live guns at students during training
◦ What actual value does a student get for such a serious risk?
◦ There’s this one, again where a real gun was used when it shouldn’t have been.
◦ And of course this one…
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