Monday, October 10, 2005

"Disconcerting Alacrity"

We recently ran across a statement attributed to an old Western sheriff which fills us with delight. He stated that he wished his deputies to respond to the threat of lethal violence with 'disconcerting alacrity'. What a great phrase! For years I have taught mind set and defensive tactics to thousands of students when almost everything I sought to impart could have been included in exhortation to disconcerting alacrity.

Jeff Cooper, Gargantuan Gunsite Gossip 2, p. 544