This video from around 1961 highlights the bow and arrow skills of the “Silent Warriors” from the Army’s 19th Group Special Forces Group, based at Draper, Utah. This is before the Green Berets.
This 2½ minute clip titled the “Silent Warriors” is from an episode of the US Army series “The Big Picture.” It discusses the potential superiority of the bow and arrow in certain tactical situations including:
A “penetration” challenge test against other small arms projectiles is set up at the firing range.
If you’re a frequent firing range user, you know the headache of picking up the brass cartridge casings. Actually, it’s more of a backache/knee pain.
I know some ranges don’t allow brass pickup, but if yours does, you may want to consider two items: the Brass Wizard cartridge case pickup tool, and the Shell Sorter baskets.
When practicing with your EDC firearm at the range, you should vary both the your distances to the target and your shooting stances. Close-in threats occur within 7 yards, most a lot closer.
Whether open or concealed carry, you need to practice so you’re comfortable (and quick) responding to these “in-your-face” life or death threats.
While at the indoor range shooting pistols and an AK, the Skinny Medic and his buddy Lou noticed an older gentleman practicing next to them.
The older guy fumbled about when loading, and when he shot … well, sometimes he hit the paper target.
It was pretty obvious the man had never shot a pistol before. It appeared he had probably never held one. But SM and his buddy were reluctant to butt in.