SITUATIONAL AWARENESS 101

Griz3752

Retired, practising Curmudgeon
I will have to rely on my Rem 700 .308, or my modified Springfield .30-06 . Both of those are very accurate, just not as quick on follow ups.
You can slick up a BA and w/ a little practise, you might be surprised how fast you can accurately put a 2nd round into a target. If you come across an old Enfield at a reasonable price, you might want to consider that; their bolt operation really facilitates rapid aimed 2nd shots
 

NoDandy

Has No Life - Lives on TB
You can slick up a BA and w/ a little practise, you might be surprised how fast you can accurately put a 2nd round into a target. If you come across an old Enfield at a reasonable price, you might want to consider that; their bolt operation really facilitates rapid aimed 2nd shots
My Springfield .30-06 I purchased from a old guy that built it from a full stock 03 Springfield. At the time I was looking for a stock as issued model. But his was just so accurate, I bought it. I am also quite pleased with my Rem 700.

As to the Enfield, I have an Ishapore model, in .308. I am quite happy with it.

Yes, with practice, and good ammunition, BA are quite capable. That said, even though I cannot afford it, I would love to have a SR 25. If I were to win the lottery, I would.

:ld:
 

ainitfunny

Saved, to glorify God.
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You're correct, Tim, people need to develop "swivel heads," which means to the readers--scan in front of you, to each side, up and down. You already where in the mall you want to go, you've been there before, but the same people and items have not been.

People need to make it a habit to observe everything around them. On their street--was that U-Haul there this morning when you got your newspaper off your porch? Is anyone moving in or out in that immediate area?

When you drop your kids off at school, do you see anyone on foot or in a vehicle that appears to be casing the area? Same for your grocery stores.

Look up, down, and all around--that's one of the keys to situational awareness. You already know that, Tim, I'm talking to those who don't know yet.

Mo :dstrs:

UNFORTUNATELY, swivel heads, looking UP, looking around is INTERPRETED BY POLICE AS SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR !!
Because MOST people do not do it!
You will call attention to yourself if you are too openly practicing this and someone is watching you on a camera feed!
 

33dInd

Veteran Member
You can slick up a BA and w/ a little practise, you might be surprised how fast you can accurately put a 2nd round into a target. If you come across an old Enfield at a reasonable price, you might want to consider that; their bolt operation really facilitates rapid aimed 2nd shots
Didn’t the Brits call that the mad minute or something similar
I do love the action on the 303. Much smoother than the Mauser action imho
 

Griz3752

Retired, practising Curmudgeon
Didn’t the Brits call that the mad minute or something similar
I do love the action on the 303. Much smoother than the Mauser action imho
The Mad Moment was when a unit dumped ammo as fast as possible from their SMLEs toward the enemy. It worked so well the Germans swore they were facing MGs.

The trick was apparently a unique way of pulling the trigger with the 2nd finger and simultaneously using the index finger to start the bolt throw. I can't say for sure as I've never met anyone who could tell me but, based on how fast the Enfield bolt opens, it makes some sense.
 
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nehimama

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I bought tickets for my sister and I to travel to Florida via Amtrak. In the New Orleans station, she dug in her purse, and pulled out her money envelope from her bank, in order to take out some bills to purchase something. I was absolutely horrified!

Later on, I lectured her. (We're both in our 70s.)

#1) "It's absolutely obvious that you are a tourist. (Flamingos on shirt, pants, shoes, and purse, plus a floppy hat with flamingos on the brim.)

#2) "It's also obvious that you are a fragile, little, old lady. An eight-year-old girl could knock you down, grab your money, and run away!"

So oblivious!!!
 

NoDandy

Has No Life - Lives on TB
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UNFORTUNATELY, swivel heads, looking UP, looking around is INTERPRETED BY POLICE AS SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR !!
Because MOST people do not do it!
You will call attention to yourself if you are too openly practicing this and someone is watching you on a camera feed!
If questioned, just explain that you are an avid bird watcher, join the Audubon Society, get a membership card if you are worried about that.

:hmm: :groucho:
 

ShadowMan

Designated Grumpy Old Fart
The Mad Moment was when a unit dumped ammo as fast as possible from their SMLEs toward the enemy. It worked so well the Germans swore they were facing MGs.

That in fact happened several time in WW2 where British soldiers stopped a German attack cold due to a Mad Minute.
 

Griz3752

Retired, practising Curmudgeon
My Springfield .30-06 I purchased from a old guy that built it from a full stock 03 Springfield. At the time I was looking for a stock as issued model. But his was just so accurate, I bought it. I am also quite pleased with my Rem 700.

As to the Enfield, I have an Ishapore model, in .308. I am quite happy with it.

Yes, with practice, and good ammunition, BA are quite capable. That said, even though I cannot afford it, I would love to have a SR 25. If I were to win the lottery, I would.

:ld:
Hell, if I win a lottery, I'll buy you one.

Don't get your hopes up though; I rarely buy Lotto tickets. Sorry . . .
 

ghost

Veteran Member
As we have all become aware recently, our safety and security concerns have been receiving much-needed attention. With this in mind, we can all contribute to our personal safety by paying attention to our surroundings--landscape, people, objects, vehicles, etc.

In this first scenario, I will point out how to fine-tune your situational awareness. You are going shopping at a single-storey mall with several big-name stores and numerous smaller shops inside of the one main building.

You enter the car park and then circle the outside perimeter of the mall; you will be looking at how many shops have outside entrances or read exits.

You will also be looking for suspicious persons, groups or vehicles. We pretty much know what a suspicious person and vehicle looks like on TB2K, so further detail is not necessary unless requested.

Once you park and secure your vehicle, you enter the mall. The first shop you see is Hot Topic (for instance) and you already know they have an exterior door that leads to the car park. You visually scan the persons who are in your area; do they have heavy coats on and it's 95 degrees? A long coat will conceal a rifle or a bomb vest.

You pass by the Hot Topic and see a small novelty shop that you do not recall having an exterior door. You want to shop in that store so you search for the alternate exit. If there is no secondary exit, you determine what solid object you can take cover behind.

You DO keep your children with you. Sorry, but that's the way it goes these days.

Make certain you know where your closest exit is. Most people will retreat to the area where they entered the mall. If that is the closest exit, you choose that unless it has become blocked/ If that occurs, go to the next shop where know there is a secondary exit, unless it takes you into the line of fire.

For shopping areas, there are several key points to consider:

1. Suspicious persons or packages left unattended.
2. Identify your closest exit.
3. Identify a sturdy object under or behind which you can take cover.
4. Keep your head up, you become less of a target by maintaining a posture of awareness.
5. If you spot someone or something that arouses your suspicions, notify the nearest clerk you see.
6. Maintain a visual "sweeping" of the premises and remain alert for what seems out-of-the-ordinary for you.
7. Do not just observe your surroundings, but assess and comprehend them.

Sorry, this is a brief start on one scenario, and others will add to this and create new scenarios. I will update this first scenario tomorrow.

Maureen :dstrs:
I wish parents would take better of their children. Their are to many predators around. More around schools ?
 
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