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  • Fight your Way to your Gun

    04/19/2017 11:18:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/19/2017 | K Michalowski
    In a close quarters battle reaching for your gun may not be the best choice. Remember, the root word of gunfight is fight, not gun. From contact distance to about 3 feet, you can strike your adversary, hard, and use those blows to create distance and decide if you need to reach for your gun. Using a Kubaton, marker, flashlight or other impact weapon to increase the power of your strike will provide maximum benefit to your aggressive actions. Remember, never just throw one strike. Attack in combination and keep moving to gain distance. The downside to this is that...
  • New Beretta APX design to Win the Fight - will this outgun Glocks?

    03/07/2017 9:37:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 42 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/7/2017 | A Van Loan
    The Beretta APX pistol is making its debut, and it's sure to make inroads with military and police users around the globe. Yes, it is another striker fire type of pistol that Glock spearheaded into the market. Here’s a sneak preview at the Beretta APX pistol, a modular polymer design that is making the competition stand up and notice. The commonalities that everyone needed in a pistol were: Reliability and DurabilityErgonimicsTriggerModularity Designed by a gun maker who intimately understands the needs of elite military and police tactical units, the Beretta APX pistol has gone through over a million rounds of...
  • MO: Gunfight Don't Mess with an Old Guy 73-Year-Old Kills 2

    11/09/2016 9:09:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Alley where bodies of robbery suspects found There is an old saying that has been worn out, warning criminals not to scare old men.  But clichés are there because they have a piece of reality embedded. An active 73-year-old retiree was well liked in the neighborhood.  He helped people out, and he spent considerable time in his garage, working on his truck.  Some young criminals, just getting into the most active part of their career, also noticed the truck and decided they wanted it. The retiree had been a victim of robbery attempts before.  Now he carried at home....
  • The 1986 Miami Shootout: The Gunfight That Changed Law Enforcement Nationwide

    11/06/2016 11:11:39 AM PST · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2011 | David LaPell
    On April 11, 1986 eight FBI agents engaged in a lead slinging war with two criminals, and despite outnumbering the crooks by four-to-one, ended up losing two of their own in a debacle that changed both tactics and the choices of firearms for law enforcement as a whole. Michael Platt and William Matix were no good, despite not having a criminal record before they began their crime spree that ended their careers and lives. The two met while serving in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Matix having been a former Marine before enlisting in the Army. Platt was a Ranger. Strangely enough,...
  • What would you do?

    10/12/2016 12:58:32 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/12/2016 | J Hines
    Mugger wants valuables, gets shot instead The mugger in the blue shirt made the worst mistake of his life when he pulled a gun on an off-duty cop. The cop drops the contents of his pockets, bends over, and backs away quickly. While the mugger stoops to pick up the goods, the officer draws his concealed carry pistol and puts multiple shots into the mugger’s chest at close range. Would you have fought or just given up the jewelry? Most people would probably agree that the mugger got what he deserved, so instead of quarterbacking this we’d like your opinion...
  • Chinese Olympic basketball team caught in the middle of gunfight between armed gangsters..

    08/05/2016 5:55:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | ALEXANDER ROBERTSON
    Full Title: Chinese Olympic basketball team caught in the middle of gunfight between armed gangsters and police as they arrive in Rio de Janeiro Chinese athletes found themselves in the middle of a shootout between armed gangsters and police officers after arriving in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics. A group of basketball players and journalists were being bused to the Olympic Village from Tom Jobin International Airport when the gunfight occurred. The firefight erupted across two highways in the north of the city as the coach was travelling through, catching the Chinese delegation in the middle.
  • Video of WA Convenience Store Gunfight

    03/01/2016 4:14:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 February,2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Thursday, 18 February, 2016, a robber and store clerk Seul Lim exchanged shots in Lim’s Pacific Quickmart.  The robber is believed to be Tyrone Prophet, Jr.Prophet is 23, Lim is 30.  Police believe that Prophet may have been involved in a string of armed robberies in the area, one of which involved a shooting of another clerk. In the shootout, one shot was fired by each of the two participants.  Lim missed and Prophet’s shot hit Lim in the abdomen.  A .380 pistol was recovered when Prophet was arrested.  It is likely that the shot by Prophet did...
  • CA: Homeless man Saves Woman, Survives Gunfight

    08/11/2015 6:51:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Paul Deleon On Wednesday, 5 August, 2015, an armed homeless man stopped a brutal assault on a teen-aged woman, then likely saved his own life in a dramatic gunfight.  It occurred in Fresno County, California.  From fresnosheriff.org: Deputies discovered there was a domestic disturbance nearby in the parking lot of Fresno Liquor (5596 E. Griffith Way). Two men in a white Lexus pulled up next to two women standing by the store. One of the men got out of the car and began to kick and punch one of the women, a 19-year-old. She was later determined to be...
  • Police: ‘Disrespect’ over a cigarette lighter was behind last month’s DART train shooting

    07/22/2015 8:15:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 7-22-15 | Tristan Hallman
    Last month’s DART train shooting that left two men wounded was sparked a month earlier by a cigarette lighter, authorities say. Patrick Klaypenh told police the dispute began after he got off a train early May 10 at the LBJ-Skillman Station and was approached by Curtis Langrum, who asked if he could borrow Klaypenh’s lighter. Langrum and Klaypenh “then started to verbally argue about how (Langrum) disrespected (Klaypenh) about borrowing the lighter,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit. DART Police have said the two are in rival gangs. Still, the two walked away after the argument, police said. But the...
  • In Houston Shooting of two Robbers, Reporter says to "give them what they want"

    07/19/2015 5:14:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A reporter covered the defensive shooting in Houston, where marksman, clerk, and brother of the owner, Dien Tu, shot and killed two of three armed robbers.  The robbers were attempting to rob the store and had pistol whipped his brother in law, Brian.   The reporter at khou.com gives this advice: Police advise clerks in this situation to give in to the demands of robber. It is not clear if this is actual advice from police in the area, or vaguely remembered propaganda by the reporter.  The store owner sees things a little differently, as reported in the next sentence:...
  • Former CNN correspondent, anchor survive motel gunfight

    07/02/2015 6:33:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    KOAT ^ | 07/01/15 | Laura Thoren
    Former CNN anchor and Manzano High School graduate Lynne Russell told Action 7 News she and her husband Chuck de Caro were robbed at gunpoint around 11:30 p.m. at the Motel 6 near Coors and Iliff. De Caro worked as a correspondent for CNN. Russell said they were exhausted Tuesday night and decided to go to a motel to rest. She had gone to the car to get something when a man put a gun to her head, dragged her back into the motel room and demanded her valuables. "The man pushed me inside, I was airborne, literally. And (I)...
  • Three way Gunfight: Police and Homeowner vs Burglars

    03/14/2015 11:00:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     Jacksonville sheriff Director Tom Hackney Citizens and police make an effective team to stop crime.  Where there is high cooperation with, and trust of the police, crime rates tend to be very low.  In this case in Brentwood, Florida, cooperation went a bit further than exchanging information.   The police and homeowner cooperated in returning fire against criminals that had broken into the occupied home, refused to follow police orders, and fired at the police. In the Brentwood case, the homeowner had been victimized the day before, on 11 March, 2015.  His house had been broken into, and guns...
  • OH: Store Owner Shows use of Cover in Gunfight Video

    01/15/2015 7:42:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Many people do not think much about the use of cover in self defense.  This is a mistake.   Much of the time, if and when you have to defend yourself, cover will be available and should be used.  Cover protects you from bullets and other weapons, or from access by the aggressor.   As the objective is to escape unharmed, rather than to damage or kill the aggressor, taking cover is usually a higher priority than shooting back.  In this gunfight video out of Cleveland, Ohio, on 6 January, 2015, the store owner, Fares Naser, makes good use of cover. ...
  • OH: Unlucky? Clerk Shoots 2nd Robber in Three Years

    12/16/2014 12:26:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Grayson Matthews, above, has bad luck.  He has had to defend the family convenience store twice.  Once, back in 2011, he shot a robber who was pretending to have a shotgun.  That guy was wearing a plastic bag over his head with eye holes cut in it.  It must have been hard to see out of.   From journal-news.com: Matthews told the suspect he kept more money in his front right pocket of his pants. He showed Wright the money, switched it from his right to his left hand, and when Wright’s eyes followed, Matthews told him he kept...
  • AR: Armed Woman in Gunshop Saved by Book; Robber Shot (Video)

    12/10/2014 5:38:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video here In this dramatic video of an attempted armed robbery of a gunshop in Springdale, Arkansas, on December 6, 2014, one robber is wounded, and the gunshop owner is hit by a spent bullet that does not break the skin. The two suspects, Marcus Gould, and Leon Roberson, are from California and are in custody.  Gould has a long criminal record, and was wounded in the arm by a shot fired by Shirley Cornett, who owns the store with her husband.   A bullet fired back was slowed by coin books on the counter before it hit Shirley. ...
  • MO: Robbery of 'Police Bar' goes bad

    12/06/2014 5:07:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    If you can avoid a shootout, it is usually the best solution.   But sometimes, the shootout comes to you.  A bar in St. Louis is a popular spot for retired and off duty officers.   It has been robbed in the past.  In 2008, a retired officer who was at the bar responded to an armed robber, shooting them.   On that occasion, no one else was hurt.  From ksdk.com: An officer at the scene told NewsChannel 5's John Henry the establishment is popular with police officers. In 2008, the same former officer involved in Tuesday's shooting also shot a person...
  • WA: Pistol Whipped, Tied, Husband Escapes, Gets Gun, Fights Back

    11/22/2014 1:59:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    If you cannot effectively fight back immediately, escaping and fighting back may be the next best thing.  The best chance to fight back and prevail is usually before you are put under restraint.   That does not mean that you have no chance after that point.   Your assailants may be sloppy or overconfident.  You many be able to seize an opportunity.  Getting away should be more important than revenge.   If you manage to escape, try not to give yourself up to allies of your assailants, as happened recently in Syria. Washington State had two home invasions recently.  The first,...
  • GA: Fight or Die

    10/26/2014 8:06:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    When confronted by an armed criminal, common advice for an armed citizen has been to evaluate the threat.   If complying with the criminal, such as giving them money, a cell phone, or other items, is evaluated as low risk, it may be best to comply.   The evaluation is often stated something like this:  Does it appear that your assailant is going to seriously harm or kill you, or do you believe that they will simply leave? If you believe that they are going to kill you in any case, then pick your best chance of resistance and...
  • TX: Dramatic Video of Gunfight

    09/17/2014 11:11:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The man attempting the robbery appears to have a pistol gripped shotgun of unknown make.    In the video, it is clear that he hides the shotgun until he starts to attempt the robbery.   In the narrative, it is unclear exactly what happens next, whether the father pulls out a gun and tells the robber to leave after the daughter is threatened, or whether the father hands the gun to the 20 year old son,  or whether the son takes the gun from the father, and then shoots the robber.  It seems most likely that the father handed the handgun...
  • CO:Woman has Gunfight with Intruders who Steal her SUV

    08/29/2014 4:10:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An armed woman in Denver chased two intruders from her home, only to have them drive off in her SUV.  From kdvr.com: About 2:30 a.m., two burglars broke into a woman’s home, then stole her blue Toyota Highlander, last seen going east on Exposition Avenue. She got in a gunfight with the intruders as they took the vehicle.  From cbslocal.com: The woman apparently got scared and fired at them while they were still outside. “Obviously she felt threatened so she took some measures,” said Sonny Jackson, Denver police spokesman. The suspects fired back, and one of the bullets ended...