Category | Training

Fighting Carbine Manipulation “Status Check”

Posted on 14 April 2014

Malfunctions are any interruption in the cycle of operation which can be remedied by performing malfunction clearance procedures (sometimes referred to as an immediate action drill.) The interruption can be caused by mechanical failure of the weapon, the ammunition, or be induced by actions of the shooter.

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Front Sight or No Sight?

Posted on 14 April 2014

No matter whom you take training from, or what book you read or what internet forum or chat room you’re in everyone has their own opinion as to weather or not they use the front sight when shooting.

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Survival Fitness

Posted on 14 April 2014

You can be the best equipped, most prepared person on the planet but if you aren’t sufficiently fit to do the necessary work to survive, all that equipment and preparation is for naught. So, let’s start our survival preparation where we most need to: with ourselves.

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Basic Immediate Action Medical Kit

Posted on 10 April 2014

The Immediate Action Medical Kit, its basic components, uses and practical applications described in the following text are intended for the Active Shooter scenario where a hasty team comprised of one or more officers are responding to a threat.

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Posted on 03 April 2014

After Action Reviews (AARs) on our OODA Loops (repetitive cycles of the process) to see if we can identify where we went wrong, or where we did exactly the right thing. Such intimate examination of our own decision making process under stress is critical if we’re to improve our performance in such situations.

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Does Competition Shooting Position Apply?

Posted on 01 April 2014

Experienced shooters know that there are many components of skill involved when placing a shot on a target. In fact, the seven basic fundamentals of marksmanship were developed and listed so that we could teach new shooters how to shoot accurately. That said, just because someone masters the seven basic marksmanship skills does not mean […]

Prior Planning Prevents… Poor Performance

Posted on 31 March 2014

Throughout all of this I hope you’ve realized: if you don’t plan for success then you’ve (by default) planned to fail.

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Handguns For The Field

Posted on 31 March 2014

For the many campers and backpackers we have in our readership (look for a future survey on what your favorite outdoor activity is) we’re going to talk about the options available in handguns, the pros and cons of various designs and the best methods and places to carry them.

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Grocery Store Targets

Posted on 29 March 2014

Practicing your shooting skills is something that needs to be done on a regular basis if they are to be kept at a competent level. Like any physical skill, they will deteriorate if not practiced.

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Over-The-Road Travel Preparedness

Posted on 29 March 2014

As a retired police officer holding a LEOSA certification card that allows me to legally carry a concealed sidearm nationwide- except in federal buildings and on planes – I LIKE driving. Due to the location of my residence, it’s usually more time efficient for me to drive rather than fly if the drive is eight to ten hours or less.

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Personal Disaster Planning Handbook


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