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Glock 34 with extended/threaded Wolf barrel

So I took this to the range to test it at longer distances than guys normally shoot their pistols regularly.  I wanted to see how it would paper at 25 and 50 yards with the Wolf barrel.  This pistol has Trijicon Big Dot sites on it.

This is how it did.

3 rounds of stock FMJ at 25 yards.  All in the 10 ring.

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This is 3 rounds at 50 yards with the same FMJ stock ammo.

8 and 9 ring shots.

 

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Testing .45 ACP pistols for accuracy

I decided to take out a few .45’s and hit the range to see which one of the group the best.  Were they even going to be close?  How far out could I go with each and still be combat effective?

I took these Three with me.  Glock 21 Gen 3 with no mods, Kimber Desert Warrior with aftermarket threaded barrel, and an FNX 45 stock with threaded barrel.

 

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I shot these groups two handed, with a pole for stabilization.

The Glock 21 printed below as seen.

This is at 25 yards.  3 rounds

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This is the Glock 21 at 50 yards.  3 rounds

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This is the Kimber at 25 yards.  3 rounds. (the 9 ring holes)

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This is the Kimber at 50 yards.  3 rounds

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The FNX at 25 yards.  3 rounds

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The FNX at 50 yards.  3 rounds

 

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This is the ammunition used in all of the pistols.

Overall, all three proved to be combat effective from the box with stock ball ammo.

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Human Behavior and Mental Illness; Violence study

Dan Severen Kelly Alwood

 

I have had the opportunity to work with people with Mental Illness in mental health institutions, and on the streets professionally. From the sidewalks, to homes, to In-Patient care facilities I have encountered and dealt with hundreds of people with mental illnesses and many of them in crisis.
What I have discovered is that human behavior, physical body language appears to run standard across the board. Whether it be a “normal” individual, a diagnosed person, or someone in crisis they all seem to demonstrate the same physical behavior traits, or body language consistant with what we know about reading/interpreting body language.
This I have found especially true with aggressive/violent behavior. Agitation, pre-assault indicators, anger, apear to remain the same no matter the persons mental state at that time.

Confusion, alertness, and other body language may not always be consistent with what we know to be standard. However, I am continuing my study on all of this as well.
What this means is that no matter who the individual is, their behavior will telegraph their intention to lash out physically. This is something that I have not seen a lot of research on, therefore I started my own. What my research shows thus far is that we can consistently recognize, address and prepare for a physical encounter/assault without having to “diagnose” a person in the moment to interpret their intentions. They all portray the same physical traits, and therefore you can recognise and protect yourself from a physical assault.
A few years ago the Lead Instructor at Fort Campbell Army Combatives program (MACP) called me and asked me to prepare a short training video to teach how to recognize the physical behavior of a person intending to physically attack another. This video is below.

I found one good article from Police One describing physical assault indicators as well.  It is at this link HERE.  It is a good read, and will also help you “read” people prior to an attack.

I have included in my study undiagnosed “normal” people, schizophrenia, Bi-Polar, Intoxicated, Narcotic influenced “high/stoned”, Psychopathy, PTSD, Dementia, and other clinically diagnosed persons.  I will continue my face to face, hands on research, however at this point these are my findings.

No matter what mental state the individual is in, they will foretell their intentions of a physical assault.

My research has found no deviation due to race or ethnic/cultural background either.

Behavioral Programming official training curriculum for Hospitals

After Hospital executives purchased and read the book, they started calling for a training curriculum to train their entire hospital staff.  We responded and built it!

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A quick look at the training module.

Will soon have a link for company purchase of the program.

Behavioral programming Hospital training

We also have staff training modules for Police, Mental Health Facilities and hospitals, and Crisis Hotline teams.

The book can be purchased HERE

 

Teaching Eric Prince Survival and Fire Building

This was a day Kevin Reeve and I spent with Eric Prince (Yes, Blackwater), at his home teaching him and his family some survival techniques.

During the day we hunted, killed, butchered and fed everyone with a deer from his property.

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We taught them to make Bows and practiced bow and arrow shooting.  We taught them to throw tomahawks.

 

We taught them to build a bow drill fire making kit and he got a fire started.

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We engaged in all kinds of outdoor survival lessons, and then spent some time at his pond cooling off dropping from his zip line.

He was a great host with a beautiful family and great friends.

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Verbal Blunders of Political Candidates

As we watch the rating go up and down, spike and plummet, we can see why.  When we analyize this objectively (as I am taking NO political stance here on either side), we are looking at the blunders that should have and could have been avoided with Behavioral Programming methodology.

First up, the Trump repeat.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a pair of thumbs up gestures as he enters the Verizon Wireless Arena for a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX262P3
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a pair of thumbs up gestures as he enters the Verizon Wireless Arena for a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking – RTX262P3

The candidate: Donald J. Trump, the classiest candidate

The gaffe: Discussing Ted Cruz’s opposition to waterboarding, Trump heard a shout in the audience. “She just said a terrible thing,” Trump said. You know what she said? Shout it out because I don’t want to say.” She did it, but he decided to repeat it anyway. “OK. You’re not allowed to say—and I never expect to hear that from you again,” he impishly scolded. “She said he’s a pussy. That’s terrible. Terrible!” 

We discuss this in depth in the book Behavioral Programming.  It is a social and interpersonal rule breaker to repeat, and raise/give attention and acknowledge an intentional personal attack.  This is discussed in Chapter 21 in the book, the effects of doing this and what the appropriate alternatives are.

This “cackling” from the crowd seems to be somewhat common place during speaches.  In chapter 30 of the book we discuss this and how to stop it.  If you address behavior correctly, others will respond the programming and prevent future instances, even from completely different people.

Chapter 34 of the book also addresses these types of issues.  How to turn a negative comment or situation around to be positive and make you look good and the other person satisfied as well.

Chapter 38 lays out the rules for keeping these types of incidents from happening again.  Deal with an issue once, make it a positive experience, and keep it from happening again.

A huge part of these candidates loosing supporters and poll numbers dropping is due to comments or actions “going viral”.  The word gets around very quickly these days with social media and the news.  Chapter 44 in the book teaches you all about how this social dynamic works, and how to make it work in your favor, or start a revolution against you.

 

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton jokes with patients while visiting the Crossroads rehabilitation facility in Reno, Nevada November 23, 2015. REUTERS/James Glover II - RTX1VIV1
Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton jokes with patients while visiting the Crossroads rehabilitation facility in Reno, Nevada November 23, 2015. REUTERS/James Glover II – RTX1VIV1

The candidate: Hillary Clinton

The gaffe: Perhaps it’s more the denouement of a gaffe. During a Facebook chat Tuesday, journalist-activist Jose Antonio Vargas criticized Clinton for referring to people who are in the country without official status as “illegal immigrants.” In response, she pledged to quit using the term.

The defense: The debate over how to refer to this group of people is heated and hardly resolved. The Associated Press, for example, in 2013 dropped “illegal immigrant” but also banned “undocumented immigrant” as imprecise and often untrue.

Why it matters (or doesn’t): In some ways, this is a microcosm of Clinton’s struggles: She comes from the ’60s, a long time ago, and she never seems so out of touch as when she deploys terminology that used to be acceptable but isn’t anymore. She also seems to periodically misstep, annoying progressives who don’t entirely trust her.

 

Here was have what is a problem for everyone.  Word choice.  What words and terms should we be using.  Throughout the entire book we discuss words and verbiage that are appropriate for all audience and occasions.

In Chapter 18 of the book we discuss in detail word and phrase choices that should be used, and also ones that should never be used. We discuss why, and the effects of using these specific words and phrases.

This whole thing, and many others could have easily been avoided, and issues and bad press avoided, by all candidates.  Chapter 19 would stop most of the bad press each time they open their mouths and talk.  You should learn from them and not make the same mistakes. They could cost you friendships, jobs, opportunities, etc.

Not only the words we choose to use, but the order in which we put them, and the exact way they are phrased, even with the smallest details to you, are interpreted completely different than what you actually meant.  In chapter 36 we discuss this in detail, and make sure you know how to properly phrase what you are trying to convey to the other person. Do not leave room for error or misinterpretation! Make yourself clear by the exact way you phrase your sentences.

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MARSOF/SOCOM Operator pistol training; shoot like the PRO’S

30-10 pistol training program

This program was designed by a MARSOF/SOCOM Operator.  Chris Graham.  He is renowned in the Special Operations and Shooting community for his incredible real world, combat pistol shooting!

He developed this program to teach you to shoot like him, exactly how he was taught to shoot the way he does.

I have known him for years, and he is an Outstanding combat Operator, and instructor.

Chris Graham Kelly Alwood

This is the man that created 30-10 Pistol training program

I have personally seen this work with Everyone who has done the program.  From new to Expert shooters, this WILL get you shooting top notch.

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