“It costs to much to train.”Recently an article I penned generated several comments about how certain shooting drills are not really things Threepers should be practicing. Things like Non-Standard Rounds (NSR), FAST drills, VTAC 1-5 drills, 2-2-2, High Smith Rifle Drill, 2-2-4-2-2, Bill drills, Mozambique, cadence drills, etc. The argument was that you can’t do a drill that uses 15 rounds (although it works skills that may save your life) because it requires a little bit of expense on ammo and such drills can only really be done effectively by .mil or cops because they have free ammo to shoot as much as they want. Mundanes such as us do not have an ammo sponsor. And furthermore, when SHTF (that’s as subjective as what the term “constitutional” means) ammo will be limited, so shooting a lethal threat till they stop doing what they are doing is a no-no.
Publisher's Note: The approaching Endarkenment continues to rotate America around the drain of history rapidly careening toward dissolution and possible civil war. You can have all the kit you can afford but if you can't wield it effectively, it's worthless and simply will provide new kit for the better trained predator that takes it from you. Training is fundamental aligned with the mental toughness necessary for the approaching storm. Keep in mind that the threat may very well be armored. Train for every possibility. John is a personal friend and when it comes to weapons, he knows what he is about. I wanted to make sure my readers support the entrepreneurial efforts of 144:1, he produces unique morale patches that speak to the original resisters in the 18th century. Just finished Ben Stone's excellent book, SEDITION SUBVERSION AND SABOTAGE FIELD MANUAL No. 1. Buy it soonest. If you're voting this fall, please be sure to apologize ahead of time for your behavior to family and friends and explain to them that you do indeed have a preference for evil but simply evil light or low calorie malevolence. -BB A large portion of defensive firearms training and doctrine today places a huge emphasis on a technique known as the Controlled Pair. I’d like to submit that Controlled Pairs are not always the answer to all problems. A Controlled Pair is when the shooter is engaging a threat and fires two rounds in rapid succession. The second shot in the pair, is fired as fast as one is...
Technically, ever since the shots heard round the world when the British colonials fired on the British government occupation soldiers on a weapons confiscation mission outside Boston, the American project has been at war with its inhabitants or elsewhere around the planet for its entire existence. A brief foreign expedition against pirates from 1800-1806, the war with Mexico in 1848, a number of brief forays overseas to include an abortive expedition to Korea in 1871 paved the way forward to the extra-contiguous colonial march elsewhere in 1893 and 1898 that would simply usher in a new era of meddling and blood-letting on a planetary scale. I'm convinced that the late-blooming extra-contiguous meddling took place before the end of the 19th century because the central government was busy exterminating the original inhabitants and spreading the Marxoid Constitutional gospel to all the new immigrants fleeing Mordor Westward at the end of a gun. The West was a great experiment in non=Constitutional manacles and strangulation.. War is the health of the state and the single most effective means for government to maintain and expand power other existing and newly conquered people. The wretched Constitution codified slavery directly for non-white peoples and more subtly by giving the central government unlimited taxing authority. Regulation is the handmaiden of all tax regimes. It is no mean coincidence that the Posse Comitatus Act passed in 1878 saw domestic policing authority in the United States start to shift from mere slave patrols to formally peppering the settled areas with uniformed patrols that extended their charter beyond returned fugitive slaves. Larger metropolitan areas had police starting in the 1830s but it was an unknown phenomenon in the hinterlands and rural areas. That would change after the War of Northern Aggression. Once the central government in DC completed its Lincolnian project of complete domination of the landmass between Mexico and Canada, the Posse Comitatus Act necessitated the creation of paramilitary organizations directly related to the authority of the government to enforce taxation and regulation hence the increasing use of domestic policing forces. Excepting defense of native soil from invasion, most conflicts throughout history have been disputes between plantation owners over deed ownership of lands and the hapless residents inhabiting them. History proves that whatever an empire does abroad, it will bring it home with a vengeance hence the sad state of totalitarianism that’s engulfed the British Isles and bleeds like a cancer throughout the West. Read it and weep for the mountains of corpses piled high to sate the bloodlust of American ambition to rule. None of these conflicts speak to the domestic wars waged against the polyglot of non-aboriginal people who happen to live in the tax jurisdiction known as America. Please take a look at Jim Davidson's USA, RIP essay he wrote back in 2001 for an excellent post mortem that details the early death throes to 1868..
"War is the health of the State. It automatically sets in motion throughout society these irresistible forces for uniformity, for passionate cooperation with the government in coercing into obedience the minority groups and individuals which lack the larger herd sense."
“C&I: What surprised you in your research into the Apache Wars? Hutton: The unrelenting depravity and deceit on the part of the federal government truly amazed me. I’m fairly jaded and cynical about our government, but when the president of the United States, the despicable Grover Cleveland, invited a delegation of Apache leaders to the White House (including Chatto, who had been one of the most important Army scouts in the Geronimo campaign), and then after meeting with them ordered their arrest and imprisonment in Florida, it even boggled my mind. The icing on the cake was that Cleveland gave Chatto a “peace medal” before sending him off to imprisonment. Chatto’s crime was that he was a Chiricahua Apache.”America has been at war for 93% of the time: 222 out of 239 years since 1776 To put this in perspective: * Pick any year since 1776 and there is about a 91% chance that America was involved in some war during that calendar year. * No U.S. president truly qualifies as a peacetime president. Instead, all U.S. presidents can technically be considered “war presidents.” * The U.S. has never gone a decade without war. * The only time the U.S. went five years without war (1935-40) was during the isolationist period of the Great Depression. Aboriginal extermination campaigns have been ongoing from first landfall in 1492 to the founding of the colonies and eventual divorce in 1783. They continued apace until 1923 (Posey War [Ute and Paiute]). And here is the year-by-year timeline of America’s major wars: 1776 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamagua Wars, Second Cherokee War, Pennamite-Yankee War 1777 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Second Cherokee War, Pennamite-Yankee War 1778 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War 1779 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War 1780 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War 1781 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War 1782 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War 1783 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War 1784 – Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War, Oconee War 1785 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War 1786 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War 1787 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War 1788 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War 1789 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War 1790 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War 1791 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War 1792 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War 1793 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War 1794 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War 1795 – Northwest Indian War 1796 – No major war 1797 – No major war 1798 – Quasi-War 1799 – Quasi-War 1800 – Quasi-War 1801 – First Barbary War 1802 – First Barbary War 1803 – First Barbary War 1804 – First Barbary War 1805 – First Barbary War 1806 – Sabine Expedition 1807 – No major war 1808 – No major war 1809 – No major war 1810 – U.S. occupies Spanish-held West Florida
"This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity." - William Jennings BryanBody armor is an ancient component of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the warrior that has been around for thousands of years. We’re fortunate in the modern era to find that we have a wide variety available to non-government Helots until the state decides the mundane should have no passive personal protection. I’ve elected to discuss only overt armor that is not concealed. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the “Michael Collins wear” possibilities for available armor that is more discrete. The irony of armor is that it causes great fright to the masses of mundanes yet it is characterized by the singular feature of being passive protection incapable of harming anyone. Like the curious status of firearms suppressors in America (as opposed to its unregulated use in New Zealand) and the mania of cosmetically offensive firearms, the symbols make the rulers fill their pants. Much of this is informed by the institutional cowardice and opportunism of police departments. I’ve discussed the philosophical implications of body armor here. There are multiple levels of protection for ballistic prophylactics which is distinctly different from cut protection. I would urge everyone to consider not only armor for yourself but your entire family and advanced practitioners should consider getting a variety of sets for different mission profiles. Figure 1 All equipment selection looks at mission profiles to determine what you need. I have deployed to the Middle East on a number of occasions including last year and the deployment kit for combat theaters is not much different from your assumptions here in the USSA. Ten years ago, I would have to come to a different conclusion but I consider the homeland to be a potential theater of war with the same problem sets one has encountered in the Middle East in the last generation. This means that the use of military weapons and the .30 caliber protections against employed weapons by potential foreign interlopers and the potential for US government deployment against taxpayers and mundanes is not only likely but probable. The main threat comes from American police departments and a lesser threat in domestic deployment of US military against the residents of selected individuals and states targeted by the Federal government.
“Let's have some precision in language here: terrorism means deadly violence -- for a political and/or economical purpose -- carried out against people and other living things, and is usually conducted by governments against their own citizens (as at Kent State, or in Vietnam, or in Poland, or in most of Latin America right now)... - Edward Abbey, “Сегодня терроризм — это такое спекулятивное слово, методы самые подлые и засекреченные. Ими может воспользоваться каждый, свернуть на кого угодно, и никогда не докажешь, кто виноват. При этом все будут говорить "мы боремся с терроризмом", при этом борясь против терроризма теми же террористическими методами.” - Надія СавченкоThe state of Illinois is now adopting the quaint new “Comply or Die” meme that the American police state has adopted as its latest campaign to convert the reluctant serf to a more subservient position to fellate the state. One is never surprised anymore at the increasing brazenness of the US government and its slack-jawed adherents and apparatchiks in the state provinces to tighten its grip.The IL mind laundries continue the public service of enstupidation. I find the best way to unearth the pretense behind such Orwellian nonsense is to dig for root causes. For instance, one has to wonder first and foremost why so many mainstream Americans even tolerate the very notion of sending their urchins to government schools to begin with. I’ve always been amused when the self-proclaimed conservatives complain about the quality and faux learning that takes place in the mind laundries. Yet time after time at the local level, the morning drive-by talk shows on “conservative talk radio” ramble on about the state of the schools and urge more money or new reforms when even the most dim-witted among them knows you can’t repair government schools; you raze them to the ground and you fire every teacher and don’t let them near a child again since they have committed a mass form of intellectual child molestation that makes them no better than Soviet bureaucrats eager to please their masters and work as little as possible. Teachers are some of the worst unionists in the land but from a red-flag waving, government-gargling and monolithically Communist perspective, no one comes close to what the police unions produce. Cleverly disguised in bilious Lee Greenwood patriotism, these police functions are Orwellian dream-machines of the highest order packed full of self-serving psychopaths afforded an exceptional (in every way) set of rules to abide by, a license to kill and immunity from most any prosecution for levels of sadism and mayhem that would put any mundane in a cage or on a slab.
"But there ain't many troubles that a man cain't fix with seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six." - Jeff Cooper, Gunsite GossipPublisher's Note: Skip makes another appearance with a weapon inspired by one of our favorite movies of all time. I'm also impressed at the simple message before its time of the clear and clean vision of the conscientious objector in the film.And the simple but clarion recognition of self-ownership:
Publisher's Note: Hil Jong-un is a monster and she doesn't differ in philosophy one bit from Venezuelan Bernie and his communist nonsense. She is the ultimate product of a political spoils systems that thrives on violence, planetary meddling, and domestic suffocation of any individual initiative. I dread that my long-time observation on the increasing likelihood of a 4GW mutli-layered and mix of regional insurgencies may be rearing its ugly head. I hope my prognostications are completely wrong-headed and ill-founded. Peter is a long-time friend. Enjoy. Update 171301JUL16: I will be going to dark until the first week in August to finish some projects and complete the seemingly never-ending editing process on two books. I recommend you take the time to inventory your G3, conduct PCIs and get ready for the coming Endarkenment. -BB As of this writing, the question of whether Hillary Clinton violated the law with respect to her official emails while Secretary of State remains in the hands of the FBI investigators. Some, most notably (former) Judge Andrew Napolitano, have opined that there is no doubt she broke federal law and that an indictment is certain. Others have suggested that Hillary will never be indicted for no more specific reason than the Clintons have a virtually unbroken record of escaping accountability for their misdeeds spanning more than 25 years in public office. M ost recently, and as no surprise, President Obama publically endorsed Hillary for President. As this clearly suggests that he cannot be unbiased with respect to her guilt or innocence, some...