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Elisjsha Dicken the American Hero & Drill


On July 17, 2022, Elisjsha Dicken, age 22, defended his fellow citizens by stopping an active shooter at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Indiana.


On July 28, 2022, Rep. Boebert of Indiana, recognized Elisjsha Dickens and introduced a House Resolution to honor him.

"Elisjsha Dicken is an American hero worthy of recognition and honor. Eli's act of bravery saved countless lives and inspired millions more. While many career politicians are working to disarm law-abiding citizens like Eli, I'm committed to ensuring that we uphold the Constitutional right to defend one's self. On behalf of a grateful nation, I'm honored to lead this bill recognizing Eli Dicken, a true American hero."


Just fifteen seconds after the shooting began, twenty-two-year-old Elisjsha "Eli" Dicken defended his fellow citizens by engaging the shooter with a 9mm Glock that he was carrying legally under Indiana's constitutional carry statute. When the shooter tried to retreat, Eli pursued him fearlessly.


Thankfully, Eli's actions saved countless lives and prevented this tragedy from becoming a mass shooting. Indiana's constitutional carry statute repealed the gun control law mandating that citizens obtain a permit to carry a handgun in public.


Greenwood Police Chief James Ison described Eli as "very proficient" in using tactics that neutralized the threat and saved lives.


Reps. Jim Banks (IN-03), Mike Carey (OH-15), Andrew Clyde (GA-09), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Jody Hice (GA-10), Mary Miller (IL-15), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Ralph Norman (SC-05), Greg Steube (FL-17), Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02), and Dan Bishop (NC-09) cosponsored this resolution. The full text of Congresswoman Boebert's House Resolution honoring Eli Dicken is available here.


Elisjsha Dicken Inspires "The Dicken Drill" In the Firearm Community


Take a look at some of the well-known firearm instructors on YouTube taking a stab at a new line of fire known as the Dicken drill, or the Eli drill. There are different versions of the drill. Do you think you can complete the Eli Dicken Shooting Drill? Watch the videos below and let us know what you think.


The Eli Dicken Shooting Drill: 10 Rounds, 15 Seconds, 40 Yards


How to stop a Mass Shooter: https://youtu.be/mA7Rb-EX4K4

Here at Garand Thumb we believe very strongly in the actions of Mr. Dicken and in the carrying of concealed handguns. Mr. Dicken's actions ultimately saved many lives. There is much to learn from what occurred.



3 Tips to Pass the Eli Dicken's Drill: https://youtu.be/NMQ0AfiCP9E

Here, Myles demonstrates the drill cold (i.e. without warming up) with a stock SIG SAUER P365, which is his everyday carry pistol. He starts with.a 10-yard run, then shoots ten shots at a B/C steel target. All shots must be completed within 15-seconds and at least 8 shots must hit the target. Myles then shares three tips that will help you pass the drill and help you with shooting from farther distances in general.



The Eli Dicken Shooting Drill - 10 Rounds, 15 Seconds, 40 Yards: https://youtu.be/TynJaWuLM_8

To run this drill, you must make at least 8 out of 10 shots at the target from 40 yards away in less than 15 seconds. Although C-zone could have been more practical, A-zone is the ultimate goal.




If you would like to discuss your defense strategies or would like to try the Eli Dicken Drill contact me here.


Aftermath Stories By Hasan Harnett #aftermathstories


Written by Hasan Harnett

Hasan teaches people how to protect themselves, loved ones, and others. He is a leader and holistic self-defense coach who has integrated fitness, fighting arts, and firearms into a comprehensive system for the everyday person seeking superior defense training and intelligence.




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