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Old September 21, 2007, 04:43 PM   #1
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Self defense... More than your gun.

We shoot, we dryfire,we reload to shoot more, we may even train shooting our ccw with our weak hand... But it doesn't end there.

Self defense means being able to defend yourself... and yourself may be the only weapon you have. Lest we forget that Our mind and body is the real weapon and our gun is just the tool... Here are some pictures.

Pistolero master, competition shooter and LFI founder Massad Ayoob showing us he practices what he preaches:


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Old September 21, 2007, 05:20 PM   #2
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Aside from the necessities that you can only use your body when you are unarmed , I am a snob believer to the statement '' Mind is the weapon, gun is the tool '' even you have a gun in your hands.
Accuracy and tactics win, not the weapon and the bullets.
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Old September 21, 2007, 05:24 PM   #3
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The first rule of in a gunfight is to have a gun!
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Old September 21, 2007, 05:29 PM   #4
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Yes, it is, LUPUS...and training and awareness helps.
Know your surroundings and ways to stop attackers....unless deadly force is the last and only option. Then don't hesitate. Know your local laws.

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Old September 21, 2007, 05:55 PM   #5
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You have to upload that somewhere so we can see it. Its on your computer and your computer doesnt like us.

Self defense is a whole package, the gun is just one part of it. If its all your relying on, you may come up a little short.
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Old September 21, 2007, 06:04 PM   #6
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"If its all your relying on, you may come up a little short."

Too True

Too many see a pistol as some sort of all powerful talisman

It is just one tool for your toolbox
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Old September 21, 2007, 06:17 PM   #7
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I was just cracking a joke. Self defense is multi-layered. Handguns, edged weapons, and hand to hand combat are all important aspects. The best defense of all is avoidance. Being aware of your surroundings and what is happening around you is very important.
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Old September 21, 2007, 06:28 PM   #8
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How can I do that, AK103K?

It's useful information in video form.
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Old September 21, 2007, 06:38 PM   #9
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You have to find a hosting site. I used to use Image Station, but they just sent me a note they are closing and I have to transfer stuff, so I dont have a place for you right off. I'm sure someone will have one though.

You could also try putting it up on YouTube, that might even be easier, I just havent done it myself.
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Old September 21, 2007, 06:55 PM   #10
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Reading this post and looking at those photos reminds me of the Indiana Jones movie when Indie shot the martial artist expert.
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Old September 21, 2007, 07:18 PM   #11
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Indy also seemed to know what to do when his gun wasnt present. Diversity is a good thing.
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Old September 22, 2007, 08:39 AM   #12
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Not to start telling old fight stories but....

Everyone that is serious about self-defense should take the time to add some unarmed skills to their tool box IMHO. A well rounded knowledge of striking, kicking, joint locks and take downs combined with an understanding of ground fighting techniques is invaluable to being prepared for self defense.

Unfortunately, too many folks seem believe that a trip to a gun store is the 1 best answer to every encounter that they may face.
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Old September 22, 2007, 03:19 PM   #13
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AK103K or ANYone....know how to post my video?
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Old September 23, 2007, 05:10 AM   #14
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Sign up at YouTube and post it there daddySeal. They should be able to walk you through the process, its pretty simple. Then just post the link to it there, here.

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Old September 23, 2007, 09:57 AM   #15
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AK103K, this is something I'd rather not put on a place that the whole world won't look at like YouTube. Sorry, but it's for a reason I'd rather not get into details about.

Is there another hosting place mainly only people here could see or know about because of this forum?

In fact, guys....I'd better not post it. It's from where I work and could mean my job if I didn't get official permission from executives to put it on the web. I don't think they'd be in favor of it.

I'm sorry everyone. I was wanting to help, but it isn't worth losing my job over.
I'm sorry
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