Savage Decisions

“I know that few of you who read my words have ever thought about your ancestors this way. It has not occurred to you that your ancestors were survivors and that the survival itself sometimes involved savage decisions, a kind of wanton brutality which civilized humankind works very hard to suppress. What price will you pay for that suppression? Will you accept your own extinction?”

Frank Herbert from God Emperor of Dune

Active vs Passive Aiming

Active aiming vs. passive IR aiming. Active aiming is when the user is actively engaging a laser by pressing a button. Passive aiming is using a red dot optic mounted to a firearm where an IR laser or illuminator isn’t emitted.

Understand both and train with both methods.

-Dynamic Solutions Firearms

Dream of the Brave Man

Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the Gate:
“To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds?”

There is a dream brave men share. To sit alone, exhausted from the fight, to watch the enemy come into range as those he guards slip over the hill behind him.

To know every second he buys them is golden. His entire life down to these minutes. This is the end brave men dream of.


“Thanks to my reading, I have never been caught flat-footed by any situation, never at a loss for how any problem has been addressed (successfully or unsuccessfully) before. It doesn’t give me all the answers, but it lights what is often a dark path ahead.”

General James Mattis

Indirect Approach Strategy

8 Tenets:

Adjust your end to your means

Keep your object always in mind

Choose the line (or course) of least expectation

Exploit the line of least resistance

Take a line of operation which offers alternative objectives

Ensure that both plan and dispositions are flexible – adaptable to circumstances

Do not throw your weight into a stroke whilst your opponent is on guard

Do not renew an attack along the same line (or in the same form) after it has once failed

“In strategy, the longest way around is often the shortest way home.”

“Maneuver or be maneuvered upon.”

Captain B.H. Liddell Hart