Low Ready / High Ready Again

I recently read an article that was espousing the benefits of high ready over low ready. Within the article the author stated that one explanation for high ready is that you’re automatically in a position to muzzle strike or be able to run faster. Both of which he stated were true. On the muzzle strike issue I would say he is right. As a cop my department policies dictate some of what I can and cannot do. Muzzle strikes to the head and neck region would be considered deadly force by my policy. It falls in the same category as

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Bill Blowers
Bill Blowers has been a police officer for over 20 years, prior to that he was in the US Army for six years. Bill is currently a Sergeant for a Municipal Agency in Washington State. He is assigned to his agencies training unit and is also a team leader on a large and active regional SWAT team. He has been assigned to SWAT since 1995 and has held positions such as Sniper, Ballistic Shield Carrier, Entry Team Member, and Assistant Team Leader. He has planned, or participated in, over 1000 missions and has in excess of 5000 documented training hours.

Radical Firearms/Primary & Secondary

After hearing from our reviewer Shockey that Radical Firearms had visited his place of employment I felt it necessary to inform our readers as to why our review stopped. My understanding was a company was attempting to exert their influence to alter the outcome of our review. Looking at the from our limited and one-sided perspective this was our only logical conclusion. Like with most things, there is my side, your side, and the truth somewhere in between. P&S reported too quickly before knowing both sides of the story and didn't realize the reputation of both organizations could be harmed.

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Lead Editor/Contributor at Primary & Secondary
Active Law Enforcement background since before the turn of the century in the middle of no where. Firearms instructor, armorer, hangs out at DARC, has attended numerous training courses including DARC, Follow Through Consulting, EAG, TMacs, and more boring mandatory popo training you can shake a stick at. He has written for RECOIL Magazine, Breach Bang Clear, Soldier Systems Daily and Monderno. Enjoys long walks on the beach, blah blah blah… Known as Matt Prime or Riafdnal in some circles.

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Sentinel Concepts Practical Urban Carbine 6/11-6/12 Part Four

This is part four and the final installment of my AAR of Steve Fisher’s inaugural course. The rest of the series can be found at https://primaryandsecondary.com/articles/. Day two of the Sentinel Concepts Practical Urban Carbine course was a much cooler day than the humid 90-degree temperatures of the day before. Zeros were confirmed at 50 and 200. From the 100, Steve spoke of the intricacies, advantages, and disadvantages of the various seated and kneeling positions. Sling work still was key and yet more discussion on ways to develop sling tension were instructed. Steve spoke of marking lines on the sling with

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Chad Halvorson
Contributor at Primary & Secondary
Chad Halvorson was sworn in as a Police Officer in 1994. A patrol officer at heart, he has worked many years in a rural environment as a Deputy Sheriff and a Police Officer. Along with his patrol duties, he also previously spent several years as a point man on the entry team of a SO tactical team with less lethal duties as a secondary assignment. Chad has worked assignments as an arson investigator and in narcotics investigation, and is currently a certified law enforcement instructor in his state. He is certified through them as a firearms instructor as well as an active shooter instructor and in Tactical Response (An academy-level module for patrol officers.). He has experience in instructing areas such as concealed weapons training for citizens, patrol carbine deployment, Active Shooter Event responses and tactics, tactical team tactics, and Use of Force judgment and Scenarios as an Adjunct Instructor at regional law enforcement officer academies. Chad currently has been focused on assisting area LE agencies integrate Active Shooter Event responses with area Fire and EMS responders. Chad has been published in SWAT and continues to ensure his own training stays current with modern TTP's and mindsets.

“Candid and Unbiased”

Primary & Secondary was founded with the purpose of providing current and accurate information to people that need it. Based on our mission this write up is necessary to provide the following information in regards to a company that requested a review be conducted by our staff and the interaction afterwards. On January 05, 2016, I received an Email from the Marketing Department of Radical Firearms to see if Primary & Secondary would be willing to conduct a review of one of their rifles. The representative of Radical included in the email: “We ask only for candid and unbiased feedback

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Lead Editor/Contributor at Primary & Secondary
Active Law Enforcement background since before the turn of the century in the middle of no where. Firearms instructor, armorer, hangs out at DARC, has attended numerous training courses including DARC, Follow Through Consulting, EAG, TMacs, and more boring mandatory popo training you can shake a stick at. He has written for RECOIL Magazine, Breach Bang Clear, Soldier Systems Daily and Monderno. Enjoys long walks on the beach, blah blah blah… Known as Matt Prime or Riafdnal in some circles.

Matt@primaryandsecondary.com

P&S Glassware Now Available From AT Armor!

You have been waiting for a reason to finally place that order with AT Armor. The basket on the AT Armor web store has items waiting for checkout. Those plates, that plate carrier, and those AT Armor shirts are waiting for you in limbo. Now is the time to place that order. A very limited quantity of the P&S Brown Water Glass and the P&S Pint Glass are now available. More will be ordered depending on demand. These are only available only through AT Armor. All net proceeds go to operating costs of the Primary & Secondary Network. Fight!
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The Basics of Hosting a Training Class

By Adam Syfrett Many people entertain the idea of playing host to a professional instructor, in the hopes of potentially mitigating some of their own personal logistical hurdles that would be involved in travelling to seek training. Others seek to do it just for the free spot in class. If these are your only motivations for being a host, I invite you to reconsider your train of thought. Playing host to a class places logistical and organizational demands on you far and away above attending one. That is not to say that the juice is not worth the squeeze. Having

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Fun With Shockey At DARC Part 3

Once the class is done, it’s time for cleanup and it’s not a light clean up. We fired somewhere in the ballpark of 70,000 simuntion rounds during the week, both officers and OpFor, and yes ass hat, 70k not 6k, it wasn’t a typo. Being familiar with Force on Force orderings and usage, I can confidently say that is more rounds used than all of the Houston Area uses COMBINED in one year for standard training. Its impressive, even more impressive than that is the floor of the shoothouse after a week. Below I’m going to list in no particular

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Matthew Shockey
Matt started off in the Marine Corps serving as a Machine Gunner (0331). He deployed twice to Iraq in support of OIF in 06 and 07. He also served as a Combat Marksmanship Instructor his last year before leaving the service in 09. Matt currently serves as a police officer in the Houston metro area and is a full time rangemaster. He has served in this capacity for the last 2.5 years and prior to that was a patrol officer. He also serves on a regional SWAT team and is a member of the entry team.

He also owns a company called Falcon Tactical based out of Eagle Lake, TX. There he specializes in hosting top instructors from around the nation. This has allowed him to train with instructors such as Mike Pannone, Pat McNamara, Aaron Cowan, William Petty, Jeff Gonzales, Mike Lamb, Steve Fisher, Kerry Davis, and many more, He also is an active shooter instructor, having taught hundreds of police officers. He holds 3 instructor certs from ALERRT and is also a graduate of DARC. Furthermore, he holds instructor certs in Taser, Low Light (2 Certs), VCQB, RBT, and several others. He is also a Colt AR-15 Armorer and a Glock Advanced Armorer.

Fun With Shockey At DARC Part 2

Day 2 of the course is a lot like the first night, except it’s not. They add more to your plate, namely the Porno. Unfortunately, that’s where my explanation of the Porno ends and you’ll just have to taste the rainbow for yourself when you attend. There is no free lunch in this course, but Rich also doesn’t put you in “no win” situations. Use the tactics correctly and things go pretty well, fall apart and you pay for it. It’s actually pretty simple. Following chronological order, Day 3 is next. This is where shit gets real interesting. You start

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Matthew Shockey
Matt started off in the Marine Corps serving as a Machine Gunner (0331). He deployed twice to Iraq in support of OIF in 06 and 07. He also served as a Combat Marksmanship Instructor his last year before leaving the service in 09. Matt currently serves as a police officer in the Houston metro area and is a full time rangemaster. He has served in this capacity for the last 2.5 years and prior to that was a patrol officer. He also serves on a regional SWAT team and is a member of the entry team.

He also owns a company called Falcon Tactical based out of Eagle Lake, TX. There he specializes in hosting top instructors from around the nation. This has allowed him to train with instructors such as Mike Pannone, Pat McNamara, Aaron Cowan, William Petty, Jeff Gonzales, Mike Lamb, Steve Fisher, Kerry Davis, and many more, He also is an active shooter instructor, having taught hundreds of police officers. He holds 3 instructor certs from ALERRT and is also a graduate of DARC. Furthermore, he holds instructor certs in Taser, Low Light (2 Certs), VCQB, RBT, and several others. He is also a Colt AR-15 Armorer and a Glock Advanced Armorer.

Fun With Shockey At DARC Part 1

 DARC LECTC LEVEL 1 Why you should shut the fuck up and attend if you carry a gun for a living….  Prelude So if you’re looking for a tell all AAR on DARC LECTC so you can come prepared, you’re not gonna find it here. This AAR in some aspects is going to be vague, on purpose, because there are many aspects of this course that need to be left out and be a mystery to you. The reason for this is because there are many surprises in the course that serve as learning points and would lose its training

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Matthew Shockey
Matt started off in the Marine Corps serving as a Machine Gunner (0331). He deployed twice to Iraq in support of OIF in 06 and 07. He also served as a Combat Marksmanship Instructor his last year before leaving the service in 09. Matt currently serves as a police officer in the Houston metro area and is a full time rangemaster. He has served in this capacity for the last 2.5 years and prior to that was a patrol officer. He also serves on a regional SWAT team and is a member of the entry team.

He also owns a company called Falcon Tactical based out of Eagle Lake, TX. There he specializes in hosting top instructors from around the nation. This has allowed him to train with instructors such as Mike Pannone, Pat McNamara, Aaron Cowan, William Petty, Jeff Gonzales, Mike Lamb, Steve Fisher, Kerry Davis, and many more, He also is an active shooter instructor, having taught hundreds of police officers. He holds 3 instructor certs from ALERRT and is also a graduate of DARC. Furthermore, he holds instructor certs in Taser, Low Light (2 Certs), VCQB, RBT, and several others. He is also a Colt AR-15 Armorer and a Glock Advanced Armorer.

Professionalism In Posting Within Social Media

By Phil Combs Unless this is your first encounter with Primary & Secondary, you’ll have more than likely noticed mention of ‘dis-information’ in today’s world of social media. In similar fashion has been a ‘Lack of details’ in posts as well as responding comments. The end result, more often than not, is a very to the point and informative comment thread muddied with more questions. The goal of this article is to provide a ‘guideline’ to better posting. Being vague provides little direction and subsequently leave readers either speculating or asking unnecessary questions. This particular post got very little response

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