Training

After Action Review: Teufelshund Tactical SMG Operators Course, Overview/Pre-Course

From GATDaily In perfect harmony with the uptick in pistol caliber carbine interest I was given a valuable opportunity to attend a training course specifically geared towards the PCC/SMG market. We at GAT hit cyclically on the disparity of investment between an individuals equipment and their training. People have a tendency to vastly under invest in training even after purchasing …

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Skills Maintenance: Limited Resources. Using Deliberate Practice on Low Round Counts

Training and skills maintenance is a subject that we shortchange ourselves on when it comes to where our time, our effort, and our resources are spent. It’s understandable in many respects since basic skills maintenance isn’t anything new. It’s not a new rifle in the case or safe. It isn’t a new sidearm riding in a holster. It’s not a …

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Sentinel Concepts Blaster Bag Pro Review

Bigger, Better, Badder is what we have come to expect from Steve Fisher also known as the Yeti. I mean what would you think would come out of a 6ft 4in giant that has trained some of America’s top first responders. The Sentinel Concepts Bag Pro is inline with that larger than life personality. What I didn’t expect was the new …

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Defensive Firearm Training: Don’t Play the Odds

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I want to dissect some recent advice I came across that affects defensive firearm training. The long and short of it was you, as a Concealed Carrier, do not need to practice doing reloads during your training and practical skills maintenance because you will “never” do one for real. This triggered a recall on the number of times I’ve seen, …

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Steve Talks About X95 with Tom From IWI

So there is no secret we train with Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts on a regular basis. We are proud to have worked with him as well as Tom Alibrando formerly of Blackwater and current LEO trainer at IWI about the new IWI Tavor X95. This is the first video in a series of drills and techniques discussed about the x95 …

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Friends Of Pat Memorial Weekend

Pat Roger’s is one of those men who exemplified what America is about. Even if you have not trained with Pat, chances are that you have been influenced by his techniques at some point. His work with Gunsite has become the foundation used by most modern trainers. On May 4th, 2016 Pat left this world to join the warriors he …

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OTOA (Ohio Tactical Officers Association) Annual Meeting

There are many TOA type organizations around the country. Most states offer them, for example, the MTOA that we covered last year with SDI and the largest the NTOA, which represents officers across the country. Most of these events are rather small offering a smattering of booths that highlight police specific products and some training courses. What many do not …

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BUILDING THE FIGHTING MINDSET

When we think of training, we tend to focus on the more tangible elements involved: the skills and tactics, the drills, and, most commonly but incorrectly, the gear and equipment that we will use. These factors are like the visible part of an iceberg that we can see above the waves. However, like an iceberg, there is a huge chunk …

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Hey, I just bought an AR15. What should I add next?

Hey, I just bought an AR15. What should I get for it next? Ammo… Buy Ammo… And USE IT. I saw the meme above a couple of days ago circulating social media from the SHOT SHOW 16’ remnants. Let’s make this picture worth the thousand word discussion and tackle the vast underinvestment in training. That’s the most accurate way I …

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Low Light Handgun and Carbine, Sentinel Concepts AAR

Date: Oct 23,34 4pm-12am Location: Alliance PD Range Weather: Chilly on the 23rd, Pouring rain 24th If there is one quote that sums up the class with Sentinel Concepts it’s, “You don’t know what you don’t know till you know that you don’t know it.” Gear: IGFS modified G19 Inforce APL Magpul GL9 Magazines Forest City Tactical Holster Tuff Products …

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