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Added by Karen Bartuch on December 20, 2011 at 5:16pm — No Comments
WOD begins as do all WODs, with a safety check. Make sure you unload your pistol, physically check your chamber, press check in good light, look away, press check again. Put ALL of your ammo and magazines in another room, and properly situate your body armor so you can dry fire at it, over a chair, on a hanger, etc. One more press check, please. The focus of this WOD is going to be your front sight. You will draw and aim at your threat, picking up your front sight about half way there,…Continue
Added by Kim Heath on December 10, 2011 at 2:11am — No Comments
I have decided to save movement drills until I can post a video for it, as that will save me a lot of typing time, and save you a lot of reading time.
Today’s WOD builds on the WOD from 11/27/11, and you will be practicing malfunction clearance. You will use only your support hand again, but you will need one empty magazine The first step in every dry fire session is safety. Make sure…Continue
Added by Kim Heath on November 29, 2011 at 12:51am — No Comments
Hello everyone, I hope your Holiday season is off to a happy start. For the next WOD, I wanted to post a couple short videos to quickly explain it and make it easier for those of you who have never practiced this skill, but my cell phone camera and my MacBook are refusing to speak the same language they both spoke a month ago. I also figured most of you would not miss a WOD this week with everything else going on family/Holiday/work wise.
This WOD focuses on drawing and…Continue
Added by Kim Heath on November 27, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments
It wasn’t the sound of the rifle that made my heart jump, it
was the series of profanity after that made my adrenalin instantly spike. As I turned to investigate (as any curious
human would) I saw my now patient laying on the line. It was obvious right away that this was going to be bad, very bad. I grabbed my medic kit and swore as I ran to my patient, who was already near complete unresponsiveness and massively hemorrhaging from the femoral artery.
I had dealt with…Continue
Sorry, everyone, didn't get pictures taken for today's WOD, will have to wait until to tomorrow. It will focus on drawing with your non-gun hand.
Added by Kim Heath on November 22, 2011 at 5:52pm — No Comments
11/20/11 WOD, put on your duty gear, unload pistol, and put all ammo in another room. Lock your slide back and stick your finger in the chamber, physically check for an empty chamber, look away, press check, look away, press check one more time. Please do not just rack the slide several times and hope your extractor is working properly. Prop up your body armor in a chair, hang it over a door, somehow position it so you can efficiently point your muzzle at it and dry fire.…Continue
Added by Kim Heath on November 20, 2011 at 12:34pm — No Comments
Ten weeks ago, I decided to participate in CrossFit Delaware Valley's "SOS" Challenge. Wednesday, November 16, 2011 marked the end of the challenge. The habits I chose helped me get closer to my goal of leaning out and getting stronger.
When I first started the challenge, I thought this would be a good way for me to lose 20 pounds and get back down to 165 pounds, which I considered my "goal" weight. …Continue
This year's Black Friday Sale is 20% off your online purchase! Enter the code "BLACK-2011" on Friday, November 25th to receive huge discounts on all apparel, holsters, magazine pouches, and more. This code is active for one day only so set those reminders for Friday…Continue
Added by Beata Staszewski on November 18, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments
11/18/11 WOD starts just like 11/10/11, unload pistol and put all ammo and magazines in another room. Lock your slide back, stick your finger in the chamber, press check, press check again. Begin from standing, draw pistol and at the same time drop into a prone position that is narrow, no knees or elbows sticking out for the bad guy to shoot off. If it is awkward, or takes some wiggling around once you get prone, then keep wiggling and find a good stable position. Next, check your 360,…Continue
Added by Kim Heath on November 18, 2011 at 10:38am — No Comments
Did anybody know that some police officers from the south suburbs have taken it upon themselves to rent some warehouse space and convert it into a police training faculty? Neither did I , yet in Blue Island such a place exists. This past weekend they hosted a three hour class on The Psychology of Officer Involved Shootings.
We began with a review of the use of force, talking about state law and…
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Added by Kim Heath on November 17, 2011 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Today is a catch up day. I'm sure everyone read the WODs and thought about doing them, thought it would be good practice, maybe did 5 or 6 repetitions as you got ready for work, did a lot of mental reps, but some of you may be a little bit lacking in actual reps, so here is your chance to get a little bit closer to caught up. Working out for the gun show is a lot like working out for "The Gun Show". Once you get a little bit behind, it is very easy to get a whole lot behind.…Continue
Added by Kim Heath on November 15, 2011 at 10:07pm — No Comments
Read WOD 11/10/11. 11/14/11 WOD starts the same as 11/10, make sure your pistol is unloaded, press check, press check again, and if you dry fire during this exercise, please do so into body armor hanging on a chair, or similar arrangement. Draw pistol, establish grip in holster, as you clear the holster, drop into a one knee, kneeling position, scan/assess appropriately before standing up, reholster. Repeat 20X.
Added by Kim Heath on November 13, 2011 at 11:54pm — No Comments
11/12/11 WOD is the same as 11/10/11, except, you have to do it using only your support hand. If you cannot reach the holster, time to make some lifestyle changes. If you can almost reach it, practice pulling your belt around a little bit, get the holster in front of your hip a little if you can, that should help.
Added by Kim Heath on November 11, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
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Added by Karen Bartuch on November 9, 2011 at 8:53pm — No Comments
Depending on when I publish this, I’ll either just be finishing week 8 or starting week 9 of the Crossfit Delaware Valley “SOS” Challenge. The home stretch! As of last tally, team “Skinny Bitches” was in third place by 1.5 points! I saw my partner, Lauren, for the first time in a few weeks and she looks great, I can really tell all her hard work has paid off.
The Challenge has taken up a large chunk of my time between working out, eating real food (no more convenience store…Continue
Added by Katie Connolly-Staffelbach on November 6, 2011 at 10:14pm — No Comments
This past week, the WTA sponsored me to attend a three day course held by The Illinois Tactical Officers Association (ITOA) entitled MacTac- Multiple Assault Counter Terrorist Action Capabilities. The goal of this course is to introduce small unit tactics to the patrol officer,so that we will better be able to engage in fire fights with multiple offenders as a unit using a long gun.
Using the examples of Columbine and Fort Hood, authorities and found that the longer you allow…Continue
Added by Kenneth Mescall on November 5, 2011 at 12:26am — No Comments
I’m into Week 8 of Crossfit Delaware Valley’s “SOS” Challenge. At the beginning of the challenge, we were to pick our habits for the 10 weeks. Mine include eating real food, exercising regularly, limiting carbs and sugar. The next habit I picked was Stress Management. “Give yourself one hour of ‘Me Time’ per day.”
Added by Katie Connolly-Staffelbach on October 31, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments