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AAR: Sentinel Concepts Practical Shotgun

Sentinel Concepts Practical Shotgun6/6/2021Culpepper, VA Instructor: Steve Fisher Class Outline: “An entry level course where students are familiarized with their shotguns” Intro: I have taken several firearms classes from nearly as many instructors, but this is my first real shotgun training class.  I went in with an open mind, a good quality shotgun, full hydration,… read more »

Invest In Yourself Before Investing In More Stuff

We drive every day but that doesn’t mean we should be racing in the Indy 500. Consider the level of training and experience the average driver on the road has compared to paid drivers who compete in professional races. Who would you trust more to put in a formula one car and win a high… read more »

Leaping to Conclusions on Social Media

When someone posts a picture on social media, a lot of information beyond just what is featured in the picture is being shared. If it is one of those horrible “EDC drop” pictures where people are looking for praise and validation but not critical feedback, a lot can be gleaned from that picture. At the… read more »

Responding to People in Crisis

I think it is important to discuss and spread awareness of some issues that most people prefer to ignore and not think about until it is too late – mental health crisis. With lockdowns and Covid, people have been put in unusually stressful conditions, and not everyone reacts and responds the same way. As a… read more »

The Cult of the EDC Concealment Pistol Weaponlight

I am seeing trends in how people feel the need to go to extremes to virtue signal the use of weaponlights on every day carry concealment pistols. Not every weaponlight is equal and most are plain underpowered for their task. Most of the pro weaponlight people seem to latch onto the idea of weaponlights due… read more »

The Police Pendulum

The Devolution of Law Enforcement in the 21st Century             Every thirty to fifty years, there’s a shift between public-favored lawlessness and an anti-criminal sentiment.  The phenomenon of anti-law enforcement / pro-criminal sentiments is often referred to as, “cyclical” or even analogized as, “the pendulum.”  Both assume that this is only temporary and sooner or… read more »

Overland movement considerations during cold weather operations

Overland movement will be affected by winter conditions, especially affecting mobility and tempo. One of the main reasons for this is that a lot of the usable terrain will be covered in snow and/or be covered in ice. For a military unit, overland movement is often conducted away from main supply routes, and we use… read more »

Ban Sports Cars

The government’s role is not to babysit, manage, or rule our lives. The minute they put themselves in a class above the citizenry, they no longer were seeking what is best for the people- they don’t represent us. They are supposed to represent the people, not tell the people what they think is best according… read more »

Bivouac and field routines

Bivouac As exposure to a cold environment over time itself will affect combat readiness, making sure that your people get a good rest is important. A key factor here is setting up your bivouac in a way that facilitates this. The cold does present some challenges that we do not see in the warmer seasons,… read more »

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