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By Jonathan Clements

From a number one professional in eastern heritage, this can be one of many first complete histories of the artwork and tradition of the Samurai warrior. The Samurai emerged as a warrior caste in Medieval Japan and could have a strong effect at the heritage and tradition of the rustic from the subsequent 500 years. Clements additionally seems on the Samurai wars that tore Japan aside within the seventeenth and 18th centuries and the way the caste used to be eventually demolished within the creation of the mechanized international.

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Indd 50 8/17/10 2:00:47 PM WEAPONS AND GEAR • CHAPTER 7 Chapter 7 Weapons and Gear A detailed discussion of this subject would likely cover about several chapters of text, so rather than launch into something of that sort, I will keep it simple. In my school, we take a bit of time to engage in a brief lecture on many of the weapons, holsters and accessories from which you can select and that will cover the broadest base of common appeal to the average student. We do spend a lot of time on concealed carry equipment, so that those students interested in applying for a permit get a chance to learn about their options in this area.

To close the cylinder, press it backward to the left into the centerline of the weapon with your support-side thumb. Chamber-checking is an excellent habit to build. Get into it! indd 31 8/17/10 2:00:33 PM DEFENSIVE HANDGUN SKILLS Col. Jeff Cooper, here shown in a Gun Digest article from 1971, developed many of the principles of defensive guncraft. indd 32 8/17/10 2:00:33 PM COOPER’S ENDURING PRINCIPLES • CHAPTER 4 Chapter 4 Cooper’s Enduring Principles W e have examined and established the history of and the definition of the art of defensive guncraft.

Mental Awareness 2. Mental Preparedness 3. Tactics 4. Skill 5. Choice of gear So Ayoob has four principles and Wenger espouses five principles. Okay, but they are both stating the exact same thing. It really doesn’t matter which of these lists you adopt. I do not have any heartburn with either of these lists, nor with the reason for their existence. It just appears to be a case of my list is bigger than yours! indd 36 8/17/10 2:00:38 PM COOPER’S ENDURING PRINCIPLES • CHAPTER 4 Just for the record, here is my list: 1.

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