Get A Grip

Col. Applegate’s greatest contribution to the field of close combat was his work on handgun point shooting. The core elements of his method were based on an in-depth understanding of the physiological effects of life-threatening stress, most notably the loss of near-vision acuity and the tendency to naturally focus on the threat trying to kill you. Although the Colonel was very traditional in many ways, he also was amazingly progressive when it came to useful advances in gun technology — like laser sights. Since lasers put the sight picture on the target, where you will naturally be focused under stress, they are an outstanding tool for combative shooting. Crimson Trace were very intrigued with my project and were kind enough to provide samples of all three styles of J-frame LaserGrips they produce.