May 2016

Real World Reactions to Extreme Stress

A lot of the teaching I do, centers around, and focuses directly on, techniques that will be easier to perform under the body’s natural reactions to the stress present in a sudden life or death situation. Since none of us can be certain what circumstances we will have to confront, or what our exact reaction will be, we can only learn from previous incidents, and apply those Continue reading “Real World Reactions to Extreme Stress”

We Are All Above Average, The Lake Wobegon Effect

As stated on the NPR show “Well, that’s the news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.” Believe it or not, the Lake Wobegon Effect is an actual thing. It was propagated by Dr. David G Myers as he described the trait many people have to overrate their own abilities and capabilities. This becomes relevant when you carry a firearm

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It’s Not Just Guns, Some Cop Car Stories

It’s not just firearms that some cops have problems with, many of them have trouble operating their police cars too. Again, many officers are highly skilled and competent – but what they do doesn’t make for very good stories. This is about the others, the ones that are downright scary in how they go about their daily duties. We had one guy who actually locked himself in his patrol car. He got in,

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Very Few Police Officers Are Firearm Savvy

I was talking with a friend the other day, and our conversation reminded me of several stories that help to dispel another myth I want to address: “all cops are gun people.” Most cops today have trouble even qualifying at the range. Many who go into law enforcement would be happy if they didn’t need to carry a gun – let alone be required to use one. There are exceptions of course, Continue reading “Very Few Police Officers Are Firearm Savvy”

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