Why do I use it? Who invented it? Is this for real? Is mindset that important in this business? Nero linguistic what...These are all questions I hope to clear up here with this post.
There were some recent discussions on the net that were quite interesting (I didn't know about them until someone sent me a nasty gram) and I received a few emails about the subject and me and my merry coalition of friends (referred to herein as Feeder Trainers) and our constant use of the term - "Other Strong Hand".
Other Strong hand is the only way you can get cool pics of yourself riding your chop. Seriously, you should work up to this, only experienced riders can pull this off, and yes, I can
I think in some cases when your busted, your busted. Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa....I apologize and now wish to get it off my chest.
We invented the term Other Strong Hand so that one day we could say that we invented something. We want to be remembered for SOMETHING damn it! I want some fuckin’ glory!!!!!
I mean, here’s the deal; it’s nice that some military units we train give us thanks and citations but let’s get real – none of you (the shooting public) will ever see that meaningless crap. So how the hell can we become famous? That’s right - invent a tactical term. I tried all that other innovation bullshit like sights, gear, and consulting, but really Google is all you need, and eventually all those companies that were paying me figured that out.
Then I thought I would try my hand at this instruction gig, shit man, I ran Blackwater into the fucking ground before I finally got out of there without getting sued. I got the TigerSwan job by lying about being in a certain military unit, but god damn it, they found out I wasn’t even in the Army…..
It was at that point, while in line to collect my welfare checks that I finally stuck gold. I overheard the man in front of me say something to the effect of- “I’m strong with my right, I’m strong with my left “
and then he murmured some sophomoric genitalia reference about himself, but by then I had what I needed. What If there was no ‘strong hand’, and ‘weak hand’. What if there was…..”Other Strong Hand”. I knew deep in my loins that it would work, hell, others have come up with words to market, and all I would have to do to get started was dig up that falsified BUD/S graduation certificate again.
While at Kinko’s perfecting said certificate and simultaneously doctoring up a DD214, I met the next cog in my ever evolving, solar powered, mechanical wheel of lies and deceit. His name was XXXXXXX and he is a little person (please don’t use the term midget on my watch!). While paying me a compliment that I reminded him of Maynard James Keenan, he said he’d heard of me because his landlord met me in line at the welfare office. He related the story of me yelling at the top of my lungs -”OTHER STRONG HAND, OTHER STRONG HAND, OTHER STRONG HAND”, honestly, I don’t remember this in my euphoric state, but for those that know me this is a possibility.
XXXXXXXX was smart enough to know that eventually, even with big words like “OTHER STRONG HAND” I and the other Trainers of Feeders that I call my friends, would have to shoot in front of people. His idea was straight out of an Ayn Rand novel- we would bury him in the berm right next to the target and he would use his Wham-O slingshot and ball bearings from Jason Jessee’s old boards to put holes in the target I was shooting. This would give me the credibility I needed to get the tactical term going. Alas, it has worked perfectly for nearly 8 years now. There are, of course, drawbacks. Have you ever tried stuffing a little person into a suitcase with oxygen bottles and a down suit and putting them through checked luggage to go to the next range? Probably not.
Hey, listen, even some of the guys from the military units we’ve trained have gone as far to say to our face that we helped them with Mindset and Training, or they wouldn’t be alive, or blah, blah, blah, thanks for the mindless bullshit you showed us. Bottom line- anyone can do this masquerade as long as you have 3G or WiFi the night before and on the range the next day. Thank God for Google I say!
Does saying “OTHER STRONG HAND” really work….hell no it don’t. Mindset don’t mean dick in a real fight anyway, and it sure as shit don’t matter in training. Let’s face it, do any of us Trainers of Feeders really train anyone who fights for a living anyway...I wish. :)