Derpy Exaggerated Tactical Threat Scanning

As you guys know, tactical post-shooting exaggerated tactical threat scanning is the new hotness.  This example is pure gold:

Blog reader Brandon emailed me, and I quote – “@3:11 was he looking for jesus or nah lmao”

3:11 guys…. incredible LOL.  When I saw that my brain was like IS THIS REAL LIFE?  Even the placement of the handgun facing up by his ear was pure gold. And the look up…. Hnnnnnnnnnnnnng my heart LOLOL.

Tactical-Threat-ScanIf in the future you shoot someone in self defense, and are caught on security camera doing such a thing I picture the jury deliberating and coming up with “This man is a trained killer!  Just look at his calm pause, careful indexing of the handgun by his ear, the careful search and assess.  He has trained for this very moment just hoping it would happen.” haha well maybe not, but I still think if you threat scan how the guy in the video does, at the very least you deserve to be made fun of by everyone.

It’s really unfortunate the guy’s hat doesn’t have any notches. :/

Thoughts?  Am I just not operator enough to understand?



SittingDown September 12, 2014 at 02:57 am

Is that Weapons Education?


JohnnyIShootStuff September 12, 2014 at 03:47 am

Dude, that’s like level 9 operator shit right there. 360º scan with the gun next to your head? Magpul watch out… Abner disable embedding and comments. Wonder why?


JohnnyIShootStuff September 12, 2014 at 03:50 am

Here’s what scanning looks like after a defensive shooting. This guy dropped two robbers, dead, and then stood outside the store. No charges filed, except the get-away-car driver who was charged with the murder of the other two robbers.


Grindstone September 12, 2014 at 09:22 pm

“Also, a memorial set up outside Krick’s Korner store for the two men who were shot has been moved. Family members said police told them to move it overnight.”

Seriously? A memorial? WTF people.


JohnnyIShootStuff September 13, 2014 at 03:27 pm

Oh, it got worse. The family of the shitbags who were shot, went on TV to justify armed robbery as a way to take care of your kids and pay child support. All the news outlets had to pull comments on any story related to the shooting.


Scott September 12, 2014 at 04:25 am

How can these guys do this with a straight face? This guy. Also, lefty.


Al T. September 12, 2014 at 05:22 am

It’s just Abner. Dude has always had clownshoes.


TheBear September 12, 2014 at 07:06 am

Video has been taken down. I guess he caught wind of the mockery.


Scott September 12, 2014 at 07:33 am – You just cant see it embedded.


ENDO-Mike September 12, 2014 at 07:33 am

It seems to be still there just embedding is disabled so you have to click through!


TheBear September 12, 2014 at 11:49 pm

Well… that teaches me to post stuff while half asleep and after just glancing at tiny text!


Critter September 12, 2014 at 07:48 am

tacticle gun hat.


CrunkleRoss September 12, 2014 at 09:40 am

He is in tune with his gun, held it by his ear to see if it told him to shoot anyone else.


Philip September 12, 2014 at 09:50 am

Looks like he’s trying to get rid of tactical brain freeze from eating that derpsicle too fast.


Bo Hica September 12, 2014 at 11:15 pm

If this site had +1’s i’d give you 2


jpcmt September 12, 2014 at 10:04 am

Not sure what he’s getting at with the apparent stress of not knowing which way a TLR1 paddle switch goes (“is it momentary or on?”). If you’ve ever ONCE tried using a TLR1 light, you quickly learn and train how to do momentary. I’d like to get a APL but the TLR1 is still the best light I’ve ever used and I prefer pressing down with my support hand thumb on the temp switch..and doing the more exaggerated reach and lift upward to turn the light on like everyone else.


Al T. September 12, 2014 at 10:31 am

jpcmt, you can get a grip switch for a TLR, costs about 40 bucks, works great. :)


Tom September 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm

I dub thee “Moose Stance”.


Abner Miranda September 15, 2014 at 06:30 am

Gentlemen, please look into “Temple Index.” There is a very valid reason why placing the pistol to the side of your head is used. Instead of explaining it here I urge all of you, so cavalier in your comments, to look it up for yourselves. Moreover, I urge all of you to get off your computers and get to some training to learn why this new technique is what it is. New techniques are usually hard to understand. The first time I saw temple index was at a Sentinel Concepts Low Light Vehicle CQB course. The vid is posted if you want to see the technique being used. It was taught to us by Will Petty (look him up). When he showed the technique I actually said “what is that?” I was then shown why, who, what, when, and where. I was then able to apply it properly. I’m still kind of iffy on if I’m going to adopt it full force. However, the point of this posting is to get all of you to realize that sitting behind your computers mocking people does no one any good. Get out there and train guys, learn this stuff for yourselves. BTW this right here is why I lock down the comments and embedding of my vids. It’s not that I fear comments or challenges it’s that I only discuss TTP’s and accept challenges from flesh and blood men who are standing in front of me on the range. Stop hiding behind your online names and get on the range where your performance with your weapon of choice can be judged by your peers.

Gentlemen, have a great day.

-Abner Miranda


ZBalentine September 15, 2014 at 06:42 am
SittingDown September 15, 2014 at 03:54 pm

Cliff’s Notes:

1. Derp.


Sheepdog6...otherwise known as Eric Lawrence, USAF, 2000-2006, SOWT September 16, 2014 at 03:47 am

Abner, sir, it is simple combat tactics to keep your firearm accessible to you after engaging any target. By pointing your pistol at the sky you are not keeping your firearm accessible to engage either the target just engaged, or any future targets. Moreover if an attacker managed to get within physical contact range of you it is a simple matter of disarming you since you have moved your weapon away from your upper body. Your movements just screamed “tactical for tactical’s sake” and the members here rightly called you out on it. Choosing to carry a gun is not for the easily butthurt. Finally, no one care who taught you or their credentials. It doesn’t lessen the gigantic silliness of indexing your pistol on your head as you demonstrated. Unless you are fighting ninjas. In that case your next attack may come from above. Carry on and index your noggin.


Never Go Full Yeager September 16, 2014 at 05:45 am

Think about what would work in a real situation. Instead of what looks good on camera. –



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