- Less Lethal
- SABRE Red Pepper Spray
- Flip top models that spray stream or fog are recommended
- SABRE Red Pepper Spray
- Medical Equipment
- Continued Learning
If you’ve ever wondered why we make fun of the things we make fun of, how to unfuck dumb stuff that other folks do with guns, or just what we recommend…
How to not get your gun(s) stolen
Federal Premium HST or Hornady Critical Duty for EDC.
Federal Fusion 64 grain plated softpoints
–Jacketed Soft Points
TLDR: Just use Federal Flite Control 00 Buckshot
NO! NO! NO!
NO! NO! NO!
RATS Tourniquet or other crappy tourniquets
Just use the CAT or SOF-T Wide.
Here is why: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27045491
*”Elastic Tourniquets on Kids is a bad thing” BFE Labs
There’s a significant piece of data out there that says your findings are incorrect.
“Survey of trauma registry data on tourniquet use in pediatric war casualties.” by Kragh et al https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23187998
Full Text PDF: http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA616969
To quote, “RESULTS:
Of the 88 casualties in the study group, 72 were male and 16 were female patients. Ages averaged 11 years (median, 11 years; range, 4-17 years). There were 7 dead and 81 survivor outcomes for a trauma survival rate of 93%. Survivor and dead casualties were similar in all independent variables measured except hospital stay duration (median, 5 days and 1 day, respectively). Six casualties (7%) had neither extremity nor external injury in that they had no lesion indicating tourniquet use.
The survival rate of the present study’s casualties is similar to that of 3 recent large nonpediatric-specific studies. Although current emergency tourniquets were ostensibly designed for modern adult soldiers, tourniquet makers, perhaps unknowingly, produced tourniquets that fit children.” End Quote.
Further, I’ve done some work on this myself and found very different things. You can see that, and some further discussion in the comments, here:
Tl;Dr is that a SOFT-T-Wide fit my then three year old, with room to spare, as can be seen in the photos – And the data from Kragh et al is borne out in applying CAT TQ’s to ped’s in training as well.
There is anecdotal information of saves with the SOFT-T family of TQ’s on Pediatric patients. Dallas PD had one with a SOFT-T-Wide around the time I made the linked post, on an (as I recall) six year old patient. Tactical Medical Solutions Inc. may have more to say about this.
The recommendation of elastic tourniquets for children is somewhat reckless.
It is a known fact that due to narrower and less dense limbs, it takes less pressure to achieve occlusion in children than in adults.
It is also known that elastic tourniquets generate potentially excessive (dangerous) pressure when applied: http://blog.tacmedsolutions.com/risks-of-rubber-band…/ (while a post from a maker of non-elastic tourniquets, the cited papers solidify their argument and should be read).
The potential for dangerous pressures being generated by an elastic tourniquet applied to a pediatric patient is quite high. Particularly with designs that are either narrow to begin with (RATS) or can roll during application and form a narrow band (TK4, SWAT-T/Esmarch bandage). (Width being an important component in lessening the risks of excess pressures from a tourniquet, as the wider the band the less pressure is required to achieve occlusion).
I do not recommend elastic tourniquets of any type for pediatrics in the courses I teach, for this reason.
Also for this reason, tourniquets are not essential in the first place for many pediatric patients. Because you can achieve occlusion in their limbs at lower pressures, hand pressure or the pressure from a simple elastic bandage (ACE type) or pressure dressing, can be enough to achieve occlusion.
NO! NO! NO!
Gun Car Magnet Mounts & Unnecessary Off Body Carry & Needless Gun Handling
tO eAcH tHeIr oWn but devices that encourage constantly taking a loaded gun in and out of the holster during the day are dumb and invite trouble.
Unnecessarily stowing the gun off-body in a glove box or under a car seat invites trouble.
Cases in point:
Purse Carry thanks to Melody Lauer / Limatunes and Lucky Gunner Ammo
Crappy Holsters and Hybrid Holsters (which also suck)
Urban Carry Holster: A Wretched, Pulsating Ball of Suck and Fail
Thanks to Active Self Protection
*The problem with XS Big Dots
Ask him to identify any top tier trainer or competitive shooter that’s not Yeager (or a surrogate) that uses them. Ask him, if they are ‘faster’ than regular sights, why no one whose livelihood depends on speed and accuracy, often down to tiny fractions of seconds (aka pro shooters) aren’t using them.
Ask him to find data in which an A/B comparison was performed showing that those sights are measurably “faster” than other options. Offer him a copy of the Sage Dynamics study where Big Dot users did not perform any better in FoF than traditional iron sight users did. Have him try to pass “The Test” or a Super Test with them, then hand him a G19 with any other kind of sight and let him try that. Compare scores.
“Big Boy Rules” and pointing live guns at students
There’s this one, again where a real gun was used when it shouldn’t have been.
And of course this one…
Guns and seat belts
So here it is! And I should probably have this in a document somewhere.
Many contemporary vehicles have SRS seatbelts. SRS stands for “supplemental restraint system” and refers to the various passenger protection systems which deploy in the instant of an automotive accident, like all the various airbags.
Most people are familiar with the seatbelt inertia lock when they find themselves frustratedly trying to fasten their seatbelt in a car which is accelerating, for example. But SRS seatbelts have an additional feature.
SRS seatbelts have an explosive tensioning mechanism. Using similar explosive and triggering mechanisms as airbags, the seatbelt uses these expanding gasses to actuate a tensioning mechanism which locks the passenger into position so they’re ideally positioned to encounter the deploying airbags. Airbags don’t do that much good if the passenger is out of position.
The objective isn’t to prevent the passenger from rocking forward too far and colliding with the steering wheel as much as it’s countering all the forward momentum of the passenger. People forget that the entire body is moving and that passengers don’t just rock forward at the hips when vehicles come to sudden stops. The inertia dictates that the entire body is moving forward and this results in the hips and legs of the passenger sliding forward in the seat, causing the torso to slump downward. (Some vehicles now have knee airbags under the steering wheel to reduce injury from knee collisions with the underside of the dashboard for this reason.)
When the seatbelt is worn behind the gun and across the soft belly, in the instant of a collision, as the body is moving forward from inertia and the pretensions fire, the lap belt of the seatbelt will tension much higher across your soft abdomen than is safe and your body will be out of position to properly encounter the deploying airbags. The lap belt relies on interfacing with the structure of the pelvis to help retain the passenger.
This isn’t a matter of preference or comfort. Always position the lap belt across your lap, not your belly.