Book: Street Focused Handgun Training - Volume 3: Tactics by Ralph Mroz (114 pages) ($4.49 on Kindle).
Notice: I am not being paid for this review, but I did receive a copy of the book for free for purposes of review.
- Five habits of responsible gun owners.
- How to get crappy, but easy and cheap, advice on legal gun use.
- Diminished fighter theory and shot placement.
- Stop the silly silliness about not having to know the law!
- Double taps: please, no!
- Experience, training, and critical thinking: evaluating instructors.
- Don't Point When You Challenge!
- When to walk out of a class.
- Nix the high ready.
- Why martial arts teachers suck...but on a positive note can get you free room and board.
- My four principles.
- Aim for the upper chest? Five reasons not to.
- Color codes mapped to OODA loop.
- CCW for non-sissies.
- Everything there is to know about knife fights (almost).
- What's "tactical" about the tactical reload?
- The answers to everything.
- The bad guy with body armor problem.
- Gun to empty-hand de-escalation.
- If there's enough light to ID the target there's enough light to see the sights - not!
- Don't provide first aid to someone you just shot (usually).
- Detaining suspects - a good way to go to the hospital or jail.
- To intervene or not.
- Open carry - really, for jackasses.
- Slice the pie? Quick peek? For civilians? Both. Maybe.
- Everything you need to know about empty hands knife defense.
- Policing needs reform; don't blame the police.
- Career physical fitness standards.
- Dynamic entries no good?
I defer to Paul Howe, retired from the finest unit of combat shooters in the world, and a man who as seen the real deal more than a bunch of times. MSGT Howe's position is that you get a sight picture for every shot. If this is true for overseas combat missions conducted by the best-trained shooters in the world, then it's true in spades for state-side defensive shootings performed by less well-trained persons.
The answers to the 10 most commonly asked questions about defensive handguns1) It doesn't matter. They all perform adequately, and they all suck compared to a rifle. But really, 9 mm.2) Glock3) 6-8 pounds. 5 pounds is too light for the street, although it's OK for matches.4) Only a good gunsmith, and that's not your friend in his basement.4a) No, parts changers are not gunsmiths (but they can swap out parts).5) 5 inches at 25 yards max.6) Contact distance to 25 yards regularly, out to 100 on gongs and pepper-poppers occasionally.7) An 8-inch circle at whatever speed you can master.8) It's an expert's gun. Jeff Cooper was an expert, so he could carry it. Are you?9) Yes, you need training.10) Yes, you absolutely must know the law.