Saturday, January 4, 2014

Overweight, Out-of-Shape Gun Nut Explains Why He Carries Three Guns



Robert Farago followed this post up with another, equally fascinating: Why The Rabbi Carries Three Guns, And I Carry One
This is the Rabbi talking - he's the guy in the video pretending to kill imaginary bad guys:
I carry a back-up pistol, accessible to my support hand because I know through study of both real and simulated gun fights, there is a strong probability of getting shot in the dominant hand/arm.  In fights, adversaries focus on the threat and in gunfights, that’s the gun hand. With the eyes focused on the gun, the body and thus the aim point focuses there as well.
One reason a back-up may be needed: the primary gun may be disabled by being hit by a bullet, see above, or can jam for a multitude of reasons, such as being rolled around in the dirt during a fight, or simply a worn magazine spring. Additionally, guns, like all mechanical devices break, just because.
A back-up gun is also important if your primary gun gets taken in a gun grab.  Many altercations start as a physical fight.  If the gun is inadvertently discovered during the tussle, it may be grabbed from you. Likewise, it may be taken from you if deployed at the wrong time.
My third gun is on my ankle for two reasons. Through training, I know that accessing a belt-borne firearm, can be very difficult, if not impossible, if the fight goes to the ground–again a good likelihood. There are a few techniques that allow a draw from an ankle holster when your belt holsters are not able to be reached.  Ankle holsters are also very good for use in the car since they are not encumbered by a seat-belt.  Just like one type of gun, or one style of holster may not be perfect for all occasions, one carry location may not suit all needs either.
Lastly, having three guns allows me to give one to someone else (who is mistakenly, not carrying) in a emergency and still have a back-up.

13 comments:

  1. Your bigotry is showing in your titles again.

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    1. It's obvious the guy is fat. Just the facts

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    2. Screw you, hillbilly. Is that the only comment you have about this bizarre story. The Rabbi is spoken of with reverence on TTAG, but look at him.

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    3. I point out your bigotry, and all you can do is come at me with more bigotry? He may be overweight, but he doesn't look out of shape, and where's your liberal tolerance of diversity here? You aren't supposed to judge people by their appearance.

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    4. The site lying coward ALWAYS denies the facts and truth

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    5. He certainly does appear to be out of shape. And his overweight is such that it could interfere with his drawing the gun and extra magazine.

      Maybe you've noticed, my problem with obese people is limited to gun owners who talk about being prepared and protecting their families. If they really wanted to do those things they lose some weight. They're generally like you, Greg, insecure men who are so fearful that they feel the emotional need to carry a gun. Then they go through all kinds of efforts to convince themselves and others that it's a rational decision based on facts. The Rabbi is a fat slob who can't even bend over and touch his toes. If he really wanted to be ready for that attack that he's so sure is coming, he ought to push himself away from the table and spend some time on the treadmill,

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    6. Calling a fat person fat, is bigotry?
      HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

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    7. Mikeb, stop lying about me.

      Actually, don't stop. Your lies show the vacuity of your position.

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    8. What lie? Calling a fat person fat, is not bigotry.
      Being a criminal lying coward you don't get that.

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  2. A true gun loon.

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  3. Gun nut, typical: old, white, flabby and crabby.

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    1. You need to post a picture of yourself so we can make sure you don't fit those categories.

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    2. The site lying criminal coward needs to post a picture of himself, so I can see what a lying criminal cowardly ass hole looks like.

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