High Drag, Low Speed

November 2, 2012

A big part of personal defense

Filed under: Uncategorized — hdls @ 6:55 pm

Is mindset. Expect to survive the fight and fight through the injuries.

Oak Creek – The first shot hit him in the face, left side of his jaw, the 9mm bullet moving down, ripping through his larynx, bouncing off his spinal column and lodging in his right neck.

He remembered his training – "in a high-risk incident I will survive." And he moved, even as 11 more bullets pierced his arms, hands, legs and the back of his head, even as three more bullets struck his protective vest, even as the gunman kept coming, firing at close range.

When bullets, blood and terror came to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on that Sunday morning, Aug. 5, Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy would not give in.

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2 Comments »

  1. Yep, it’s ALL about mindset… And it IS amazing what one can do, regardless of how badly injured! Good link, thanks!

    Comment by Old NFO — November 12, 2012 @ 3:49 pm | Reply

  2. The good folks at Insights Training really hammered this point. Your mindset is far more important than any gear you might have. Having the will to fight – even when injured – is critical.

    I recently finished Jeff Cooper’s _Principles Of Personal Defense_ and that pamphlet made the same point and made it very well. Highly recommended.

    Comment by hdls — November 12, 2012 @ 11:06 pm | Reply


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