13 June 24

“Be prepared to be unprepared”

JV Jones

Incidents of OISs (Officer-Involved Shootings) are spiking right now, particularly in our metro areas.

With our contentious election-year in full-swing, deadly violence (some political, some “regular”) will continue to increase exponentially.

Owing to our open borders, new “911 Events” are likely!

Normal-capacity magazines on modern pistols and rifles feature substantial capacity.  Thus, OISs today involve many more rounds being fired (by both LEOs and suspects, some carefully aimed; some not so much) than was ever the case back in the “Revolver Days”

This translates to a parallel increase in “collateral damage,” including fratricide.

Advice to Operators:

1) Don’t be there!

Yes, “Avoidance” always tops the list when I’m dispensing advice with regard to maintaining your good health during perilous times.

While there are no “safe places,” some places, and times, are far more perilous than others.

2) When police start arriving, shut-up and go the other way!

Don’t stick around for “the rest of the show” Do you really want a part in it?

Don’t dither!  Get to hard cover immediately, and then depart the area as quickly, quietly, and unobtrusively as you can.

This is not a good time to ask questions, nor make a video with your cell-phone!

3) “Concealment clothing” (including handbags, fanny-packs, et al) needs to be well thought-out, invisible, and well-rehearsed, always allowing for the smooth presentation of your (otherwise discreetly concealed) pistol, when necessary.

Your “concealment ensemble” needs to be viewed in the same light as “motorcycle clothing.” Serious motorcyclists always dress for the occasion.  Operators need to do the same!

4) “Students of the Gun” also need to be “Students of Individual Tactics”

As in the game of poker, “tells” will often alert you to violent, but hidden, agendas.  The sooner you perceive danger, the more time you’ll have to disengage and exit, or prepare to fight for your life, when it comes to that.

When bullets start flying, cover is your life-saver.  Knowing where it is and knowing how to use it to your greatest advantage are critical skills, which need to be practiced, regularly.

We can never be “completely prepared” for what fate may throw at us, but we surely don’t need to naively blunder about- unaware, unalert, clueless, and unready.

It’s no longer the “Ozzie and Harriet World” (Revolver Days), to which so many desperately wish we could return!