After Action Reports

AAR: DARC Tactical Urban Sustainment Course (TUSC)

Multiple vehicle drill, contact left and front vehicle is disabled. Moving to the shoot house. AAR: DARC Tactical Urban Sustainment Course (TUSC) 4-7, 20 SEP 2015 By: John D. Remf What this AAR isn’t: A complete breakdown of the TTP’s and minutia taught in the class. There are reasons for this. The most important is without… read more »

DIY isn’t always the best option…

  A great example of how poorly understood this platform really is.  This hack job was done by a professional gunsmith. What started out as a solid CHF Centurion 16″ carbine barrel…is now an example we will use in an Armorers course. A customer had a 16″ barrel with carbine gas system…with an appropriate gas… read more »

What is quality?

  What is quality? According to the American Society of Quality, quality is – 1. the characteristics of a product or service that bear on its ability to satisfy stated or implied needs; 2. a product or service free of deficiencies in“fitness for use;” or in a “conformance to requirements.” You see the problem lies… read more »

Tactical, cold, wind, rain, survive.

Here are some things to consider regarding layering and desolate areas. The land of many mountains, high desert and high winds can make for a challenging way to manage your body heat while working with tacti-cool gear. The critical issue is to maintain a balance of body core temperature and also minimize perspiration which will… read more »

The Red Dot Field Of View.

With magnified optics a larger field of view is absolutely desirable. Even shooting with both eyes open that larger field of view (FOV) lets you see more through that magnified window. Sometimes with red dot sights (RDS) we shift all of our focus to our dominant eye, a larger window can be beneficial. Dave Merrill… read more »

Accuracy and Optics Placement

Accuracy by volume is a great concept; however time is working against you with that process. In order for us to be efficient little gunfighters we need true accuracy; accurate with each shot. This all starts with us the shooter. We need a good foundation of the basics to be able to function efficiently and… read more »

Light and the Inverse Square Law

By Michael Johnson So I’ve debated posting this for a while because I’m not a firearms expert (not even close), but I wanted to share some knowledge that I do have that I don’t think most people understand. I work as a photographer and thus my expertise is in light and working with light. With… read more »

SME/Mods/Instructors Titles on Forums

Insight by Shane Fitch Not all Forums are created equal. Just because you see someone has a SME/Mod/Instructor/whatever title doesn’t necessarily mean that that person is qualified for that title. Yes, there are exceptions to this. Use care and caution when taking in information. As with anything else, check other sources and verify. I treat… read more »

Stop Blinding Yourself

People who complain about too much light from flashlights or weaponlights seem to have the same weakness in their argument as those who argue against 9mm. Too much light blinds me, the reflection into the wall/mirror gets to me / 9mm doesn’t get the job done, it’s too weak. Want to know the solution to… read more »

Be Like Han

Training helps you be like Han. You will process information faster. Your response will be faster. You can be like Han. What training has helped you be like Han?