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Raw Pistol Training: Surreptitious Draw

Something different in today’s pistol drills. This is a hidden, slow, deliberate, surreptitious draw from concealment to then engage a criminal who is perpetrating violence or deadly force on someone else.

It’s interesting trying to draw one-handed, slowly, and without telltale body movements that might attract a criminal’s attention.

Raw Training: Multi-target Pistol Drills

Warts, misses, and all. Here I’m just working at 10 yards on a couple of 8″ steel plates, doing multi-target drills from concealment with my EDC rig. It’s raw, so plenty of misses and such.

I like working a lot of these kinds of simple drills, drawing from a concealed holster to put accurate hits on target quickly. It doesn’t always go perfectly, which is why we call it training. Aim is to get better over time.

Simple Shoulder-Switch Drill

This is a simple manipulation drill I do every time I train with my rifle, just to reinforce the fundamentals of changing sides with my tools. I make sure to keep things simple, only 2 hand position changes (and not shuffling around on the rifle), and toggle the selector switch before and after each change.

Twenty-Five Yards From Concealment

Today I was targeting a little 6″ circle at 25 yards for time, from concealment. I like doing this drill both as a competence checkup and as a technique-building drill. I do it at least twice a month for 100-200 rounds.

I typically hit at about 1.45 to 1.6 seconds, but that’s on a 10″ target. Today’s 6″ plate was more of a challenge!

Suspended From Twitter- Lol

Update 2/20/19: After my appeal, Twitter informs me that because of my “threat of violence” (against robots?) I’m permanently suspended from twitter. I’ve tried various other accounts and they’re each shut down within a matter of a couple minutes. Seems I’m gone forever form Twitter. All because they lack the capacity to see that my movie quote was directed in clear jest at Boston Dynamics’ creepy robots. It was fun hanging out with allayalls on twitter. Cheers.
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So I’m suspended from Twitter. Again. As usual it is a completely farcical mistake. On their part.

twitter's mistake

So my movie quote from “Taken” directed toward the horrifying robots was taken as an actual threat of harm against folk. Twitter is literally the worst.

I’ve appealed and hope to be back up in a few days. Sigh.