After practicing the various malfunction drills on AR’s, some of you are probably thinking about changing weapons to something that has a reputation for more reliability. In most shooters, this instantly summons a mental image of General Kalashnikov’s contribution to Anglo-Soviet relations.
Ahh, yes… I speak of the venerable AK-47 and its numerous variants and descendants.
The U.S. Operations Research Office had to study over 3 million casualty reports to figure out what General Kalashnikov knew years earlier; that the decisive factor in most battles was volume of fire, rather than precision. This idea was confirmed by the ORO in their 1948 ALCLAD study that concluded most combat kills occurred at 100 meters or less and that accurate, aimed fire in an offensive role did not seem to be any more effective at creating casualties than randomly fired shots. Keep in mind; … Read More »
This AAR is probably more tailored towards an audience that is already somewhat more “experienced” in defensive use of firearms or at least in some “advanced” firearms training. If I use terminology here that you are not familiar with, don’t be a goof… ask me what I mean and I will be happy to give you some more detail in one-on-one conversation.
Thunder Ranch is a world-class training facility in southern Oregon owned and operated by Clint and Heidi Smith. I’ve attended a number of their classes over the past five years and the training there is always fundamentally solid, no-nonsense and LOGICal. I recommend it most highly to anyone serious about firearms training. That said, I have to admit, that when Heidi invited me to attend four days of training under the tutelage of James Yeager, self-admittedly “the most controversial” firearms instructor in the … Read More »