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2/16/05 5:45 PM
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Demitrius Barbito
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Edited: 16-Feb-05
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Three weeks ago I had knee surgery on my right knee. The had tp clean up my meniscus. It was an easy recovery but I'm in no way able to fight. Yesterday I had my right knee done. ACL repacement and meniscus repair. Major deal involving drilling holes into my bones, morphine, vicodin, a brace and crutches. This one too was hurt doing empty hand training. It will be months of recovery. Threat recognition and deceptive dialog would get me only so far. Firearms, OC and Improvised Projectiles are I really have going at this point. Even OC and projectiles are iffy as they may not "stop" the threat. Firearms are by no means magic. There is a lot to know, train and develop. It is very comforting to have a sense of total intimate familiartity with firearms (handgun and shotgun). Firearms have been a huge part of our training for the past five years. The funny thing is that most people think that merely owning a gun makes them an expert or at least competant. Or, I get this one alot, "I've been shooting since I was a kid". Shooting is not fighting with a firearm. Shooting is not solving a lethal force encounter with a firearm. Firearms are the top of the martial food chain. They require the same training focus as any other element. Many will not be willing or able to pay for quality training (usually high dollar) or even pratice ammo (depending on the caliber can be very costly as well). But you will only get out of it what you put into it. Back in 1995 I was paying high dollar to train BJJ with Mark Ecard and ocasionally Rickson Gracie. I paid good money for my empty hand training and my firerams training as well. Good training doesn't cost, it pays. I also have a State of Ca. concealed weapons permit. It was worth the time, effort and money. If you haven't had formal firearms training you should get it. Safety, handling, marksmanship, tactics and fighting (in that order). Demi www.DemiBarbito.com
2/18/05 2:30 PM
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Edited: 18-Feb-05
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What's sad is that so FEW realize this. Firearms training is a martial art in and of itself. And you're right, it should be taken as seriously as your MMA training. People can throw armbars or kneebars left and right on the mat; it's a completely different thing when you enter a competition. Same things goes for firearms: training in the range is completely different from an assault scenario where firearms training plays a role in preserving your life and the lives of your loved ones.
2/18/05 10:58 PM
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Edited: 18-Feb-05
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How close to an assault scenario can you get in weapons training?
2/19/05 1:10 PM
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Demitrius Barbito
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Edited: 19-Feb-05
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All the way! We use SIMUNTION™ marking cartridges and converted weapons. We did this in the FIRE POWER DVD. http://www.demibarbito.com/firepower.html

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