Tag: terrorism

Terrorist Bombers with Greg Ellifritz Rangemaster 2017 3×3 Review

Terrorist Bombers with Greg Ellifritz Rangemaster 2017 3×3 Review

| March 29, 2017 | 7 Comments

My first class of day 2 at the 2017 Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference was with Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training. I like Greg a ton, and he was one of the important motivators for me to start carrying a fixed blade on my body midline. If you don’t already, check his Web site for […]

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Shipwright

Shipwright

| January 6, 2017 | 1 Comments

This article was not the one I intended to publish today. I’m experimenting with an article format where I summarize all the terrorist attacks and active killer events during a time period (week? month?), and then cross reference all the skills we should expect to know to deal with them, and/or their aftermath. In the […]

Observations About the November 28, 2016 Ohio State Terrorist Attack

Observations About the November 28, 2016 Ohio State Terrorist Attack

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Monday, November 28 2016 Abdul Razak Ali Artan attacked students at Ohio State University by using a car and a knife. He wounded 11 people before being shot and killed by Ohio State University police officer Alan Horujko. Details are still emerging. I don’t think we’ll get video like we did with the similar St. […]

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Video and Observations on St Cloud Terrorist Shooting by Jason Falconer

Video and Observations on St Cloud Terrorist Shooting by Jason Falconer

| October 7, 2016 | 4 Comments

On September 17, 2016, an Islamic terrorist attacked the Crosswoods Center Mall with two knives. An armed citizen responded — off-duty law enforcement officer, 3-gun competitor, and firearms trainer Jason Falconer. He stopped the threat and escaped without injury. Earlier this week, the mall security footage from the attack was released. The original video had some […]

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Are You Ready To Roll?

Are You Ready To Roll?

| September 12, 2016 | 4 Comments

“Let’s roll.” My mother called me on September 11, 2001 to tell me we were under attack. She lived in New York state, and I was living on the west coast at that time. I turned on the television and watched the plane crash into the tower over and over again. I didn’t know what to […]

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Facing the Active Shooter July 2016 Updated Edition Book Review

Facing the Active Shooter July 2016 Updated Edition Book Review

| August 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

I reviewed the first edition of Facing the Active Shooter by CR Williams in July of 2015. The good news is that CR has continued to update and add material to this book through several revisions; the bad news is that he’s had reason to do so. Attacks like the one at Pulse in Orlando […]

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Approaching Police During a Potential Active Shooting

Approaching Police During a Potential Active Shooting

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

On August 13, 2016, Raleigh, NC police responded to an active shooting call at a mall food court. A well-meaning citizen stepped out of his Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with his AR15 and asked a nearby cop if they needed help. The police officer got behind concealment, drew his service pistol, and confronted the man. The man […]

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Anchors Away

Anchors Away

| November 20, 2015 | 5 Comments

Terrorist attacks and active killer incidents are different from your run-of-the-mill defensive scenario for many reasons. These types of attackers may employ bombs. The bombs may be worn on the body (vest or backpack) or places off-body and triggered via a timer or remote detonator. It is very important that these attackers are killed as quickly […]

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It’s Not A Magic Weapon

It’s Not A Magic Weapon

| November 17, 2015 | 11 Comments

This is a guest post from friend, firearms instructor, and author CR Williams. One mind, any weapon. After the Paris attacks, some CCWers have made forum posts about how hard it would be to fight attackers armed with rifles. Some of them sound almost like they’re giving up hope. They can only close their eyes […]

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Your enemies define you

Your enemies define you

| November 16, 2015 | 4 Comments

When we interviewed James Yeager this year at SHOT Show, we asked if any particular training subject has become more popular than others. “[People train for] what they perceive will happen to them,” Yeager said. I’ve survived several episodes of personal violence as an adult. For some time I trained to identity and defend against […]

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