Fall is a perfect season to train. Why? Heat. Warm enough to be comfortable while moving and cool enough to not melt while running up and down the range. So as we roll into Autumn I’m heading to the range with Sentinel Concepts Essential Carbine Employment. Fast paced courses are a rush. They can be intimidating too but a word of …Read More »
Not Everyone Should Have a Gun…
I believe in the Second Amendment… But… But nothing. As a human being you are endowed with the inalienable right of self defense and as such are able to bear arms, training, and take appropriate actions for the protection of yourself, your family, and your community. Defense of you and yours is as natural an act as eating and breathing. …Read More »
IWI Academy Tavor I: The Bullpup School
In 2013 the bullpup and carbine markets of the United States received a shake up when Israeli Weapon Industries (IWI) opened on our shores and set up in Middleton, Pennsylvania. With their arrival they brought a rifle that many had been curious about and pining after for over a decade. The Tavor SAR. These modernized bullpups, built for the mechanized and …Read More »
Sunday Sermon: Accuracy is Relative
“Most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on ‘pucker factor’ than the inherent accuracy of the gun.” A note on accuracy. It is a widely abused term. If a rifle isn’t ‘Sub-MOA’ (even if the person asking has no notion what that means) or a handgun doesn’t stack rounds at ten yards in their hands then the gun in …Read More »
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE GETTING GOOD TRAINING?
When making a major purchase, a smart consumer will research options, read reviews, and compare products. A good student will do the same when seeking a firearms instructor and evaluating the quality of training offered. You are making an investment with your consumer dollars — and your life may someday depend on this training. The first step is to …Read More »
What Should You Be Doing!?
If you aren’t actively engaging or addressing the threat what is your new priority? Reload Run Communicate Reload. Get ready to reengage the current threat when it reappears or to engage the next threat, which may be a greater one depending on your circumstances. You don’t want to be in the position of having fewer rounds in your gun when …Read More »
Run, Hide, Fight
Locate. Close. Destroy. These are the focus words of the Mission of the Marine Corps Rifle Squad. To locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver. These words were my formal introduction to gunfighting. They have no bearing on use of force as a concealed or defensive carrier. Defensive carry has one goal and that is to …Read More »
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. …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »