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The Anonymous Conservative on Famous FBI Shootist Jelly Bryce

Fascinating article about combatives:

“Low, mobile, lethal target profile minimized, yet still comfortably able to observe. Notice even Jelly’s off hand is ready to grapple with, or even palm-heel an opponent who was too close. He must have run constant what-ifs, based on his extensive history of going at it as a cop, so when he acted, he was ready for anything. And it is all in a perfectly creased, well tailored suit.”


Thanks, Shep. This is exactly what boxers do when sucker punching on the street and what I practice for getting off line from a knife attack. A good biography of Bryce can be found in Kirchner’s Deadliest Men, linked below.

Being a Bad Man in a Worse World

Fighting Smart: Boxing, Agonistics & Survival

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ShepJanuary 28, 2019 6:13 PM UTC

From the same neck of the woods:

As Bob says, don't push your gat out away from your body at close quarters.
LaManoJanuary 6, 2018 9:27 PM UTC

Thanks for the "Deadliest Men" link. Looks like that's going to be a good read.

Looks a lot like Max Hastings book "Warriors" and a couple of the same guys in it, but a different take. Fascinating reading about these men.
responds:January 7, 2018 6:07 AM UTC

Paul published an excellent sequel plus a great book on dueling, which included the story of a dwarf duelist who when challenged wanted pistols from horseback so that he could hide his whole body behind the horse's head!
BobJanuary 6, 2018 2:34 AM UTC

Segueing from Bryce, Cestari shows (04:30) the danger of taking a Weaver-isosceles stance in close quarters.