Tuesday, September 7, 2021

A Couple from Jon Low

Jon Low published a couple posts this past week on September 4 and September 5.

    Let's start with the September 4 post. Some of the things that stood out are:

  • A list of why good guys lose fights in order of statistical importance from Patrick Kilchermann, founder, Concealed Carry University:  

  • 1. Decision. Failure to make the decision to use force. (Because they did not understand what was going on, because they were not aware of what was going on. Because they were not aware.)
    2. INTENSITY. Failure to fight with intensity, because that's how they trained. [You really will fight the way you have trained.]
    3. Windows and Timing. Failure to be patient (as God teaches) to wait for windows of opportunity and failing to time their counter-attack correctly. [Tolerance is not the same as patience.]
    4. Skill. Failure to have the necessary skill required for combat, because of lack of training and lack of practice.
    • Low mentions that he just finished a Counter Terrorism course by Michael Mann Security Services. Something interesting he learned in the course:
    ... 85% of critical infrastructure in the U.S. is protected by private security, because it is owned by private corporations.  

         Private security gets a bad rap because the level of training is very low.  But, that's at the entry level, because the companies don't give their officers much training.  The reality is that the level of training of the private security officers in the "real" jobs is very high, because the companies hire persons who already have the training.  For example, G4S (before it was bought out by Allied) had a level of security officer that had as a prerequisite:  so many years of law enforcement experience or so many years of active duty military experience (with an MOS in combat arms).  And then their are those private security officers who guard nuclear power plants and refining facilities, who have extremely high levels of training.  
    • He links to an article at Lucky Gunner, "No Bang For Your Buck: Why You Should Dry Practice" (Part 1) (Part 2) by Justin Carroll.
        He also links to articles on the importance of reholstering after a shooting event, pre-assault indicators, the proper way to head-butt someone, a couple articles on maintaining your magazines, an article on the subject of proportional response in the self-defense setting, as well as some links to ammo deals, and a lot more. So be sure to check it out.

        The September 5 post was shorter, but the main point has to do with Marines that may have been left behind in Afghanistan. Jon writes:

         When I was in Signals Intelligence school at Cory Station, we were taught to go as high up the chain of command as we could when reporting a suspected traitor.   
         Because the evacuation order was never given to those in Afghanistan, there are many SigInt persons manning listening posts in the mountains that still have not left.  They may be able to bring your loved ones out, if you get word to them before they destroy their communication equipment.  Go as high up the Marine Corps chain of command as you can, give the officer or staff NCO the location of your loved one, and ask them to pass the word to the guys on the inside.  They are going to say they can't help you, but they might.   
         I can't know you, so I can't communicate directly with you.  We must depend on the kindness of strangers.  Trust me.  In the future, you're going to want to disavow any knowledge of me.  

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