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  1. freyasman

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    https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/tactical-training-scenario-violent-car-jacking-attempt
    From the link;
    "Tactical Training Scenario- Violent Car Jacking Attempt
    Posted on February 28, 2019 by Greg Ellifritz in Tactical Training Scenarios
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    Written by: Greg Ellifritz



    I was scanning my online news feeds yesterday and found this interesting account of an attempted carjacking. Read about it at the following link:

    Cowardly carjacker brutally punches woman, 62, knocking out several teeth

    It was almost one a.m. when a 62-year old woman parked her car in her apartment parking lot and began carrying her groceries inside. An unknown suspect stalked her from behind, got her attention, and then punched her in the face when she turned around. The punch dropped the woman to the ground (knocking out several teeth). The attacker attempted to take the woman’s car keys, but quickly aborted the attack and ran away as a security guard approached the scene.



    Watch the short video below. Caution for extreme violence.






    The extreme level of violence that the robber uses makes this one an interesting video to dissect. Most “normal” people are completely uncomfortable with this type of savagery. If you can’t bear to even watch the video, how would you be able to successfully defend yourself if you were the robber’s next chosen victim?




    Note the process….



    1) Target assessment. The criminal is assessing his likelihood to get rich, whether or not the victim will fight, and whether or not he will get caught by police or good Samaritans. Her judges that she would make a good victim and he wouldn’t likely be caught or hurt in the attack.



    2) The movement patterns to silently exit his hiding place, rapidly approach the victim without being detected, and gain her attention as soon as he gets in attack range.



    3) The violent attack intended to make her unconscious so that he can take what he wants without any chance of resistance.



    This attempted car jacking could have been prevented at each of those stages. It’s up to you to properly time your resistance efforts and come up with a strategy that matches your skills and abilities. Here are the questions to ask yourself:




    -What would you do to reduce the chance of being targeted? How do you “fail” the attacker’s interview? What physical actions can you take that might make a potential attacker think twice before choosing you as a victim?



    -How about when the mugger begins his predatory movement patterns? At what point should you begin to to counter your attacker’s predatory movements and begin aggressively maneuvering on him or making an escape?



    -What about if the attack has begun? Could you defend yourself physically? Could you access a weapon?



    Most of you reading this article will ignore the first two questions and immediately jump to the third. I know a lot of you would say “I’d just shoot him”. I have no problem with that response. The problem happens in the decision making process. At what point will you recognize the fight is on and draw your gun? How are you going to get to it quickly so that he doesn’t foul your draw or take it away from you? Do you think you can still draw and shoot after taking that big punch to the face?



    The woman here had less than a second between the time she noticed her attacker and the time she was hit. How is your sub-second draw from concealment when carrying bags of groceries in your hands?



    What’s the solution? The solution isn’t cutting 2/10ths of a second off your draw speed. The solution isn’t spending a year in a boxing gym to learn to take a punch. Although both solutions are beneficial, the true solution here is in recognizing the attack and preventing it. If you can avoid going toe to toe with someone like this robber, you’ve already won. Focus on answering questions one and two. Those will give you the greatest return for the amount of time you will invest.



    This woman’s best chance of avoiding the attack is to take notice of the attacker during his target assessment or movement phases. Learn from her mistakes.

    – Do you ever drive around the lot before parking to assess any potential threats?

    -Do you park in a manner that reduces your chance of being victimized?

    -Do you scan for threats before exiting your car and regularly when walking to your destination?


    -Do you have a weapon in your hand or easily accessible when walking through potential attack zones late at night?



    Most people don’t get it. The average person expects that criminals will have the same sense of compassion and morals that “normal” people have. In my experience, that usually isn’t the case. This video shows an example of that. Violent criminals have made a choice to commit a crime. The criminals will destroy anyone or anything that interferes with their payoff once the attack begins. You have to stop the attack before it starts. Recognizing the pre-attack indicators and acting before the attack commences is the best way to win this game.



    Don’t expect your attacker to have any mercy. Don’t expect help from any passersby. Study the problem. Do the work."



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    A defensive tool for folks with felony records who don't want to go (back) to prison..... or die.

    https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/diablo-american-gun-craft/
    "Big Punch, Little Package: The ‘Diablo,’ A 12GA Muzzle-Loading Pistol from American Gun Craft
    by JORDAN MICHAELS on FEBRUARY 14, 2019
    Related Tags: Buzz, Industry News, Muzzleloader

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    The Diablo is the first muzzleloader from AGC that uses a single trigger and hammer design.

    Old school handguns have made a comeback in recent months (the King Cobra!), but the ‘Diablo’ from American Gun Craft takes that trend to another level.


    With a twenty-first-century take on an eighteenth-century weapon, the Diablo features two six-inch polished nickel smooth-bore barrels that can be fired independently using a selector on the hammer. It uses a conventional 209 primer breech plug design, and AGC recommends a 1/2 ounce shot with 40gr of FFG.

    As a muzzle-loading firearm, the Diablo does not require a background check before purchase and can be shipped directly to the customer’s home address.


    American Gun Craft calls it the “legal-to-own answer for the modern sawed-off double barrel shotgun” and “quite possibly one of the most powerful handguns ever made.” They recommend the handgun for home and auto defense and claim it “offers the best close quarters deploy-ability of any shotgun.”

    The Diablo weighs 25.6 ounces and measures 10 inches in overall length. American Gun Craft offers grips in a Midnight Black or Brazilian Rosewood finish, and the sight bead can be shipped installed or not.


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    AGC offers the Diablo with black or rosewood grips.

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    AGC also offers a magnetic mount that can be affixed in cars or at home.

    This isn’t the manufacturing company’s first foray into muzzleloading firearms. They also offer two separate lines of 12 GA pistols, the Bulldog and the Wrath. Both feature 11-inch barrels and dual hammers and triggers, but the Bulldog uses a grip with finger grooves and the Wrath includes a model designed for hunting.

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    The “Wrath” with camo and a red dot.

    The Diablo can be ordered now for $489 and will be shipped in approximately six weeks."
     
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    https://www.integratedskillsgroup.com/blog/urban-survival
    From the link;
    "Introduction
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    Let's talk about "Urban Survival".

    People ask about it, they make videos about it, and they post on internet forums about it.

    Listen to one of the many experts discuss what it's like to live in these conditions, and they'll show you videos of them walking around in a hoody with a backpack, facing down armed robbers or the like.

    Be wary when people who've never missed a meal in their lives start telling you how to survive.
    You want to talk about what it's like living in the urban landscape in a collapse? Here's some real talk: it's right here, in front of our faces.

    The ghetto, the barrio, the slums, the projects... they are collapsed societies. We say that an emergency happens when access to critical resources is compromised. It's easy to forget that in our home country, there are places where a meal isn't a three-times-a-day thing, and the biggest trouble isn't trying to figuring out what sounds good.

    Where education means a teacher quelling fights long enough to give homework she knows no one will do while being called all sorts of heinous names.

    This is a tough topic to get rolling because it hits some personal nerves... Personal enough that it's difficult fitting all my thoughts into a series of articles meant to be read. So if we accept that an emergency is a state of resource access being restricted, meaning you can't just get things the way you normally do, we can frame the magnitude of what 'urban survival' means using an analogy:

    If I asked how to go become a Hunter-Gatherer, how would you respond? Even if you were one long ago, it would be difficult. We're talking about nothing short of an utter redefinition of how you live, your identity and role in society, and entrance into a new culture. How does one "prepare" for that?
    Preparation is a niche industry and as such, tends to peddle low quality stuff for high dollar prices to people who are looking to buy their way to a solution.

    This won't be a "shopping list", it'll be some hard lessons learned from personal experience. It's going to be gritty, sickening, and challenging to accept. At times you might even feel a pang of respect for people who you would shoot without hesitation, and who would likewise victimize you. Such is the way of reality.

    These are old lessons from lives that seem long gone, but we'll tell them anyway."

    Go to the link and RTWT.
     

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