All posts by Matt Landfair

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

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. To take this further, we advise people to contact the manufacturer if they encounter issues. I didn't do that. Had I done that, this would not have been an issue. After discussing both sides of the incident, Radical Firearms and Primary & Secondary forensically reconstructed the event including information from both sides to create one complete experience. So put your torches and pitchforks away and sit down by the fire for a more complete retelling of what had occurred. I can skip to the moral of the story here: it is amazing what is resolved when mature adults discuss their

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“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 from you.” A few months later a member of the Primary & Secondary Staff set up a test which included a rifle received from them directly. He was doing this review entirely for Primary & Secondary and not his primary employer. Our Staff member noticed some issues and contacted Radical to report them. He provided some insight to the issues within one of the P&S discussion groups on Facebook. The issues were in regards to  manufacturing and quality assurance / quality control. Radical contacted the P&S Staff member and explained they didn’t feel the weapon being reviewed was up to

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Trends You Can Influence

The state of the gun industry rant: ON. Right now large gun industry entities are promoting and providing an outlet for non-rates (who probably should be classified as hobbyists) to shine and get undeserved attention. This provides a very negative effect on us as consumers. There are potential long term effects from the bad info these people share. Many of these Instagram/YouTube famous people are providing our community with wrong info and inaccurate insights. This is causing a snowball effect making impressionable people who have no business discussing insights with firearms think their voice too should be heard as a voice of authority. There is nothing wrong with entertainment, just don't confuse it with real sources of proven information. Remember how people compared all of the new training companies to McDojos years ago? Social media is the new place to gain clout and success through shares, hits, and views but not actual hard work and experience. Side affects include: -Special snowflakes that think their inexperienced opinion matters. -YouTube channels that are wastes of time. -Overabundance of Gun Bunnies. The worst part, the consumers of this drivel don't know any better and accept it all as fact. This is why we have

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“MIl-Spec” – The Minimum Standard For Quality

"Milspec" is a sales buzzword that provides a loose definition of the minimum standard of quality for a specific dependable combat weapon. There are several brands that say they are milspec and are not even close to that minimum level of acceptable quality. If you are buying a weapon for fun or for just plinking, anything will do. If your weapon is for work, home or self defense- you should look more closely at the options you are considering. If a brand is providing weapons that don't feature these examples they aren't meeting "milspec": -milspec receiver extensions versus commercial -1/7 twist -5.56 chambers -auto bolt carrier group -staked gas key and castle nut Those are just some simple examples that are easily checked. The combination of 1/7 twist and 5.56 chambers are set for specific types of military grade ammunition (m855 and m193 for example). If you plan on shooting light weight ammunition, 1/9 twist works fine. 1/8 provides a well rounded performance for various projectiles. Medium and longer/heavier projectiles work well with 1/7 twist. A "milspec" carbine would use a carbine length gas system. Most people that know better prefer a midlength gas system in a carbine. To make

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Lessons Learned As An Instructor

One of the biggest things I learned as a firearms instructor which took years of focus and near 360 degrees of observation of the student – the ability to assess whether there is a learning opportunity versus a teaching moment. Basically it is the ability to observe an issue and exploit it by weighing the situation and potential outcomes for the greatest benefit for the class and individual student. The core of this ability is knowing the subject matter inside and out and the ability to read your students. It’s easy to teach a firearms or a tactics course if you have a basic understanding of the material. Applying the material to drills and exercises can be a little more difficult but nothing overly hard. Though, easy and effective aren’t mutually exclusive. Having attended courses taught by the entire scale from bad to great instructors. I have seen some firsthand examples of what works and what doesn’t as far as teaching is concerned. If we look at the two extremes of firearms/tactics instruction we can get a better feel for where we should fit. 1. Heavy instruction with little practical exercise. Students have an overwhelming amount of information to process

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Why Primary & Secondary

Before microwaves we used ovens. Before cell phones we use payphones. Before the internet we used libraries (and we actually had to talk to people). Nowadays we get what we want NOW! Unfortunately, if we blindly go to the internet intending to find truth, we will most likely not find it on our first search.  Finding information on the internet needs some scrutiny and frames of reference to find accurate information and, more importantly, accurate sources. Forums can be a great source of information on guns and gear. I was lucky to find Lightfighter.net before I made too many bad decisions with my money. Fast forward to today and social media (mainly Facebook) has a ton of gun groups. Which ones provide accurate info? Which ones have less bad information from inexperienced enthusiasts to sift through? Not all social media gun groups are made and operated the same. When looking over your options consider their mission. Most groups are without focus and are just enthusiasts – this provides a fun atmosphere for relaxed discussions about guns. Some groups are fan clubs for public figures and social media personalities and allow fans to interact with the celebrity and get further insight regarding his or

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RCS Freya Giveaway

It's giveaway time! Step 1 Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PrimarySecondaryNetwork Step 2 Convince many people to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PrimarySecondaryNetwork Step 3 Post your subscribed YouTube name and those that subscribe to our channel under your direction in this thread: https://www.facebook.com/primaryandsecondary/posts/570821639754567 Step 4 Profit Each verified name you post here will be one entry for the drawing. Entries will be drawn at random. If you are already a subscriber, post your screen name and the screen names of those you forced to subscribe. The drawing is for an RCS Gen 3 Glock17 Freya. The drawing will occur when we reach 1000 subscribers. Good Luck!     *ITAR RESTRICTIONS AS WELL AS STATE/LOCAL LAWS WILL BE OBSERVED.
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P&S Skill Drills With Bill – Fast Drill

https://youtu.be/7Ulbjw9eQJA Primary & Secondary Skill Drills With Bill Blowers of http://tap-rack.com/ 7 yards, 3X5 head Box 8' circle. Load pistol with 2, have a reload with 4. On the beep, draw and fire two rounds to the 3X5, slide lock reload, four rounds to the circle. Under 5 seconds is what you wanna get.  
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Primary & Secondary Podcasts Available Now!

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The SITREP 3-3 Fundamentals of Leadership

https://youtu.be/hE_lhlYoWB0 Primary & Secondary presents The SITREP Part 3: The panel discusses nuances of leadership as viewed from law enforcement, military, and corporate vantages. Panel: Roland Bill Blowers - http://tap-rack.com/ John “Chappy” Chapman - http://www.rcsgear.com Mike Martin - http://store.appalachiantraining.com/ Richard Mason - Direct Action Resource Center (DARC) Matt 00:00 - The seriousness of leadership 11:00 - Mission Planning Risk Assessment 39:00 - Evaluating your team / turnover 47:30 - Leadership style shift on the fly https://primaryandsecondary.com Music by Beta Chicks - Post Casio Hangover
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