22 April 2021

Battle Rattle

Having been informed that I am not serious about self defense, by the people selling seriousness...

THEY are not serious about self defense either.

Where's your soft body armor?

You never mentioned a means of communicating farther than you can shout?

No buddy to cover your back?

Remember, we're being serious here.

Not casual.

Dedicating our entire being to being prepared to fight to the death to save our very lives to the exclusion of all other considerations.

Come to think on it, why are you outside your bunker?

Why do you even own a car that's less protected than an MRAP?

This planet, by the way, is perilously close to an asteroid field.

Considering that you already know your most likely assailant's name, maybe you should think of getting different acquaintances that you think you need the stuff you keep insisting that everyone lug around.

While we on this topic.  Two of the items on the list can only be used legally in Florida when it's legal to kill someone to stop them.  I looked it up.

I am constantly amused at the advice given from the upper midwest about what to carry and how to carry it when such means are a short trip to heat stroke here in the summer.

I think, perhaps, that some people need to get out more.

10 comments:

  1. I don't know what exactly you are responding to, but I can say that you are correct about people from the north not understanding the realities of carry in places where it is not uncommon to get 100+ 90+ degree days a year. And it is usually not nearly as humid here as it is along the central Florida gulf coast. A lot of the suggestions I've seen for carry guns and rigs are only practical when wearing heavy clothes, if not a coat or jacket. But where I live, jacket weather is only a few weeks a year, and not necessarily all in a row. And a lot of days during the "winter", it can be cold in the mornings, but by noon be up to a temperature where even a light jacket is too much. Having to shed clothing as the day goes on makes carry requiring said clothing unworkable. Life is full of compromises, the reality is that it is not always practical to carry what I'd like, but carrying anything is better than nothing. And another note is that most people would agree that there is value in practicing and being comfortable and familiar with what you are carrying. Having too many options can make that problematic. So sometimes there may be a point to leaning towards the options which are feasible a larger percentage of the time.

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  2. Wait, did I miss something?

    Link?

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    1. I suspect that not wanting to drive clicks to their sites is the reason why no linkage. I'm sure they probably read here and they know who they are.

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    2. Typical gunwriter bullshit foisted as The Revealed Truth.

      Pick a magazine or site and you're going to find an example of what set me off.

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    3. Ahhh… okay.

      I haven't read a gun rag or visited their sites in a long, long time.

      So I haven't seen any of the recent clickbait lists and articles.

      But, I've seen a lot of that over the years.

      Anyone who goes on about how their way is the only way and everyone else is doing it wrong, gets immediately dismissed as a
      know nothing blowhard and ignored. (ie. Pincus)

      I'm just wondering what was on the list? Some kind of impact weapon/baton?

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    4. It's a list of things that a cop would find invaluable, but for the everyday citizen would be useless in a real fight especially if the laws where you live say that knives and pepperspray are legally the same as pulling gun.

      Medical equipment you can't employ if you're the person who needs it.

      A light, which while handy for lots of everyday situations, really won't do you a lot of good once the fight starts and can actually be a hindrance when those fine motor skills evaporate.

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    5. And if you need that light for the fight, WHY WERE YOU IN SUCH A DARK PLACE IN THE FIRST PLACE?

      Isn't that something that the very same instructorati say to avoid in the first place?

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    6. "…the laws where you live say that knives and pepperspray are legally the same as pulling gun."

      What? Could you post a link to that law?

      "Medical equipment you can't employ if you're the person who needs it."

      I don't currently carry any, but like with an IFAK it's not for you to use on others. It's to have if you need it used on you.

      "A light, which while handy for lots of everyday situations, really won't do you a lot of good once the fight starts and can actually be a hindrance when those fine motor skills evaporate."


      I carry my light to see in the dark for all of the normal, mundane reasons.

      If I'm already hands on, then I've got bigger problems.

      But otherwise, I still need to positively ID if they are a threat and have the ability to injure me. That's kinda hard if I can't clearly see them.

      "And if you need that light for the fight, WHY WERE YOU IN SUCH A DARK PLACE IN THE FIRST PLACE?"

      I think the most likely reason is that it wasn't a 'dark place' when you arrived, but it is now. (ie. a parking lot, etc.)

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    7. It's in my handy Handbook of Florida gun laws. It has not just laws but the jurisprudence.

      The point isn't that such things on the list can be useful, but that the claim is that one is not serious about self defense if one does not have them.

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  3. "And if you need that light for the fight, WHY WERE YOU IN SUCH A DARK PLACE IN THE FIRST PLACE?

    Isn't that something that the very same instructorati say to avoid in the first place?"

    I know times are changing and I'm getting old but there was a time when self defense tactics could be boiled down to "just don't be there" and "don't hang around stupid people".

    I still try to follow that advise however now I do it with whatever weaponry I can legally carry concealed without causing me to stroke out just walking down the street.

    I'm not a cop so I stay away from the stupid as much as possible.

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