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I'm the author of four books: Warrior SOS, The Work of Death, Together Forever, and Leaders Wanted. I'm in the doc film Please Remove Your Shoes. I've blogged for The Washington Times, and I write for Guns.com. I've worked for the high-profile U.S.-led Roadmap to Mideast Peace in Israel and Palestine. I've also worked as a SWAT team leader, a Federal Air Marshal and a sole-source training instructor on a classified contract with a U.S. government customer. My master's degree is in Military Studies and terrorism. I'm a former noncommissioned and commissioned Army officer, with service in Iraq. I've been Scuba diving and skydiving; I have trained with members of the U.S. Olympic Ski Team, and I'm an FBI-trained crisis negotiator. My interests lie in helping others and in strengthening America through inspiring moral courage, government fiscal responsibility and accountability, and maintaining principles that have made--and will continue to make--the United States of America a blessed and prosperous country. I'm a father of six, a husband, and a police officer. I reside in Utah, and I'm a Mormon. See also www.WarriorSOS.com.

September 12, 2014

Low Ready or Compression Ready? Punching Out and Picking Up On Your Sights Fast



I was looking at some of my old articles and videos on Guns.com recently and ran across this embedded video.  I was letting my son and some neighbors shoot and decided to do a quick video.

While I use the term "compression ready" in this video, I know that some people would call that a "high ready" position, which differs from a "high ready" with the muzzle pointed up in the sky that I elude to in the video.

That said, I do like (or I don't mind) a "low ready" position where the muzzle is just below the suspects hands, but I still would rather have my elbows compressed, even slightly, because then my muzzle would be pointed at Mr. Bad Guy, instead of at his feet.

Remember, action is faster than reaction and I want to give myself a tactical advantage, therefore every tiny thing I can do to give me the tactical edge, I want to incorporate into my combat gun handling repertoire. (Say that five times, fast.)

Anyway, enjoy.

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