Training

Sunday Sermon: Use a Gun that Works EVERY Time

Reliability is essential in any tool. If you are using a tool for a given task you need that tool to work. When a tool does not work your progress on your task stops and you must spend time fixing or replacing the tool. Now in a task that is not critical or time sensitive this is an aggravation. In …

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Sunday Sermon: Carry Enough Gun

“Never attend a gunfight with a handgun the caliber of which does not begin with a 4.” – Ye Olde Sage Gunwizard You can find the above sentiment floating around older circles in the firearms and self defense community. It’s an expression of overall good advice that hasn’t aged well. A modernized version would read “Carry a handgun in both …

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Two Grunts Shoot: The USMC Combat Pistol Program

Editors Note: This article was a collaborative effort between Travis and Myself, as two Marines now onto other things we still like to keep up with what our beloved Corps is doing, especially as it concerns its armament. The New USMC Pistol Qualification: The Combat Pistol Program For over 30 years the Marine Corps fields a pistol qualification and training …

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It’s Cold. Do You Still Shoot?

The windchill was below 0 the day I took that picture but I still loaded up and went to the range. It was a need trip. During the shooting drills I could feel the rust dusting off of my fundamentals. Shooting is a discipline that requires constant practice. I spent to long away and aspects of my skill set suffered. …

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Reloading “Accidents” Do Happen

Why the quotes? Because most reloading “accidents” aren’t “accidents” at all. They are failure to follow established rules. Or failure to be attentive enough. Or deliberately doing something wrong for the umpteenth time because you have always gotten away with it in the past.   Like the reloader with 30 years accident-free experience who decided to seat a primer just …

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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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