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Language Lessons: Mils (Milliradians)

Language Lessons: Mils (Milliradians)

Language Lessons: Milliradians (Mils)   Term: Mils Also Known As: Milliradian, MRAD Category: Shooting Terminology Applications of Use: Shooting, Zeroing, calculating target size/distance   Definition: A Mil is a standard unit of angular measurement. It's...

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Language Lessons: Normalcy Bias

Language Lessons: Normalcy Bias

Language Lessons: Normalcy Bias Chris Hernandez Term: Normalcy Bias Category: Situational Awareness and Perception Application(s) of Use: Understanding natural human response to unexpected, life-threatening stress Related to: Survival stress reactions Definition:...

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Language Lessons: Overgassing

Language Lessons: Overgassing

No, we're not talking about flatulence — but that's the obvious joke, isn't it? Today we're gonna talk about something else entirely -Mad DuoLanguage Lessons: OvergassingAlexander CrownTERM: OvergassingAKA: More Blowback, "Ouch my face/eyes", "I can’t...

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Language Lessons: Battery

Language Lessons: Battery

Today we're grateful to have our own Tamara Keel explaining the term battery for those of you who've heard it but don't understand it. For those of you who're acting smug about those who don't know it — stow it. Something is always new to someone. That's why...

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Language Lessons: Printing

Language Lessons: Printing

The operative word in the phrase concealed carry is "concealed." Today we'll talk about printing, what it is and whether you should care about it or not. Mad DuoLanguage Lessons: PrintingTerm: PrintingApplication(s) of Use: Concealed Carry, CCW, EDCCategory: Tactics...

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Language Lessons: TRACE

Language Lessons: TRACE

Language Lessons: TRACE by David "Norseman" Williams cover photo from the Forensic Outreach Library TERM: Trace ALSO KNOWN AS: ghost trail, vapor trail, gas trail, frost trail, shock wave CATEGORY: Shooting terminology RELATES TO:  Exterior ballistics, spotting and...

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Language Lessons: Splits

Language Lessons: Splits

Language Lessons: Splits Tamara Keel TERM: Split ALSO KNOWN AS: Shot-to-shot time, Split Times CATEGORY: Shooting Terminology APPLICATION OF USE: Referring to the rate of fire in a string of shots. DEFINITION: The term “split” describes the interval between one shot...

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Language Lessons: Contextual Relevance

Language Lessons: Contextual Relevance

The easiest way to get out of an ambush or win a fight is not to get in it. Don't just pay attention to your surroundings, understand the significance of what you're seeing — because sometimes, what looks scary, isn't. Sometimes what looks innocuous, is not. Truth is,...

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