Utah's Personal Protection Laboratory




Thursday, December 4, 2008

December event

There’s a Utah Polite Society event at Hendricksen Range Saturday,
December 6. At this month’s event, we plan to have four handgun
exercises.

The first drill is a skills exercise that uses timed, turning targets for
ten quick strings that exercise shooting with just one hand (both dominant
hand and support hand) and, optionally, allows participants to use only
the support hand to draw and fire during two of the strings.

The second drill is a simulated assault that takes place in a parking
garage with the participant having been struck from behind and starting
the exercise on all fours.

The third drill is a skills test using the turning targets for two
strings. Each string will require the participant to shoot one handed
only (again with both the dominant hand and support hand) while traversing
across the target array and discriminating threats from nonthreats. The
exercise will also require passing the gun from one hand to the other in
the middle of each string.

The fourth drill is a simulated defensive shooting that starts with the
participant in position SUL as if he/she has just finished a defensive
gunfight and is scanning for additional threats. The gun will be
downloaded to a random number of rounds and the participant must turn from
facing up-range and assess the target array downrange for threats and
address them as needed.

For those interested, Joe Borgione is coordinating a NRA Range Safety
Officer Course with local NRA instructor Steve Beckstead. Tentatively it
will be held in two-4 hour evening sessions in January at Hendriksen
Range, for a cost of $100.00. Talk to Joe at this weekend's event or
reply to this email for more info.

Set up starts at 8:00 a.m.

New shooter orientation starts at 8:30 a.m.

Registration starts at 8:45 a.m.

Handgun shooting exercises start at 9:00 a.m

Event fee is $12.00.

Please bring at least 100 rounds of ammunition.

One Liner's

It seems that the more I look around, someone else said something better than I ever could. Here are some well spoken words as they pertain the personal defense.

M1911 .org

Rules for a Gunfight
Anonymous

1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.

2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap - life is expensive.

3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.

4. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough or using cover correctly.

5. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)

6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.

7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.

9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun. Use a gun that works EVERY TIME. "All skill is in vain when an Angel blows the powder from the flintlock of your musket."

10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.

11. Always cheat, always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

12. Have a plan.

13. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.

14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.

15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

16. Don't drop your guard.

17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.

18. Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them.)

19. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.

20. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

22. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

23. Your number one option for personal security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.

24. Do not attend a gun fight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with anything smaller than "4".

25. You can't miss fast enough to win.


For the follow, I have no idea from where I collect them. Sorry for the lack of credits.


"There are going to be situations where people are going to go without assistance. That's just the facts of life." --LA Chief of Police, Gates.

"To combat evil, you must first understand that it exist."Anon


"You can get a lot further with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone."
Al Capone

"If you look like prey, you will be eaten."
Clint Smith

"Only hits count."
Jeff Cooper

"Make haste, slowly."
Wyatt Earp

"Rule # 1 of a gunfight--have a gun."
"Rule # 2--never break Rule # 1."
Mark Moritz

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Edmund Burke - (British statesman - 1756)

"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." ("General Introduction to Psychoanalysis," S. Freud) Sigmund Freud

"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun." (May 15, 2001, The Seattle Times)

The Dalai Lama

Just for fun!

"Even though he was an enemy of mine, I had to admit that what he had accomplished was a brilliant piece of strategy. First, he punched me, then he kicked me, then he punched me again."
-- Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts],

"Carl would have to be fast to beat the stranger. Real fast. 'Draw,' said the stranger. Carl went for his gun, but then 'Hey, where did all these angels come from?'"
-- Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts],

"I'm not afraid of insects taking over the world, and you know why? It would take about a billion ants just to AIM a gun at me, let alone fire it. And you know what I'm doing while they're aiming it at me? I just sort of slip off to the side, and then suddenly run up and kick the gun out of their hands."
-- Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts],

"It makes me mad when people say I turned and ran like a scared rabbit. Maybe it was like an angry rabbit, who was going to fight in another fight, away from the first fight."
-- Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts],

"Sometimes I think you have to march right in and demand your rights, even if you don't know what your rights are, or who the person is you're talking to. Then, on the way out, slam the door."
-- Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts],

"How come the dove gets to be the peace symbol? How about the pillow? It has more feathers than the dove, and it doesn't have that dangerous beak."

-- Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts],