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Five on Friday 1-17

This is a weekly feature blog post composed of a selection of items from around the web that I read this week; five links and a cool Instagram photo to grab attention. It's not all firearms or duty related. Some items are current events, some are industry news, some are technology. It's going to be all over the place with the only central theme being that I read it some time this week and found it interesting.
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Running the Irons.

Iron sights have been part of shooting since the very least April 19th 1775. Aiming was a major part of our tactics that helped defeat the British unaimed volley fire. This being said, it should come as no surprise that we have learned, used, and lost uses for iron sights in all environments from jungles, deserts and even the frozen landscapes of Siberia. I am going to talk about a few of those techniques here. First anyone ever wonder why there are 2 apertures on the M16/AR15 platform? Most people have looked and wondered but never cared. Some wondered then tried switching between the two and found no gain from it. There is a reason for it but first we need to talk about sight alignment. Photo courtesy of FMJ Armory, LaGrange, GA TC 3-22.9 states “sight alignment is the relationship between the aiming device and the firer’s eye. To achieve proper and effective aim, the focus of the firer’s eye needs to be on the front sight post or reticle. The Soldier must maintain sight alignment throughout the aiming process.” It goes on to say for iron sights it is the “the relationship between the

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Inforce WMLxIR review

I recently purchased a WMLxIR for use on a training/duty rifle. The rifle is used primarily for low light and night vision training. Having learned the hard way how difficult it is to operate under NVGS without proper IR illumination I was very excited to see a recently released and updated WMLxIR with better white light output. During a previous Night Vision course I had the opportunity to try a different generation of the WML IR and was impressed with the IR illumination especially for use in close quarters. The light seemed like it was the perfect balance of white light output and IR illum… There were, however, several glaring issues that made themselves crystal clear with actual implementation: First and perhaps the biggest issue is with the switch. Although the entire back of the light is theoretically the switch the reality is that to effectively activate the light you have to hit an impossibly small and off center part of the pad. The actual switch is a tactilely imperceptible nub under the rubberized pad that felt like it needed to be pushed in at exactly the right angle or it wouldn’t function. I moved the light no less than

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Vehicle Loadouts

Vehicle Loadout – carrying stuff out of sight, out of mind. Frame of reference: Carried this way when I lived in a small town in a Western “Cowboy” “pro gun” area. *When I travel to less “pro gun” or “Cowboy” regions into a more “Hippie” region, I cover up my gun stuff with less gun/tactical looking stuff or conceal it in “hippieflauge” backpacks all together.* Mission: Bring fighting sustainment kit such as ammo, mag bags, armor, long guns as well as medical for Gunshot and Trauma as well as basic 1st Aid supplies. Broken further down into what stays in my vehicle vs what gets brought in/out and when in a borrowed/rental ride. The stuff we leave in our car is going to be dictated by environmental concerns/knowing where you live/travel. Living in the desert for the last 7 years I have learned that water is life. As towns can be 1 hour to 1.5 hours apart at speed on the interstate, you have to keep water with you. As water gets nasty when left in the hot car for a while, I have found its better to just travel with extra fresh water all the time – 2-3 32oz

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Innovative Gunfighter Solutions Flat Face Trigger Review

Before we begin, let’s set some baselines to see if this review will be relevant to you. I am not a fan of flat face triggers This was not a scientific, standards base, control group study. It is my opinion based on the things that are important to me. I am a nobody but I train a lot. Here is my story : Lifelong martial artist (TKD, Muay Thai, BJJ), no LEO or military experience (save being an Air Force brat), NRA pistol instructor (who isn’t?). I have received previous training from George Wehby of I4Tactical, Matt Jacques of Victory First, John Murphy of FPF Training, Chris Sizelove of 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Aaron Brumley of Solo Defense, Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts, Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training, Pat Goodale and Wayne Fisher of PFT Training, and private training with Al DeLeon of the State Dept’s MSD unit. I shoot anywhere from 200 to 400 rounds a week. I try to compete three times a month. When not traveling for work I train BJJ 2 to 3 times a week.In addition, I am also a contributor on PrimaryandSecondary.com and a moderator on three of P&S’s Facebook groups. I

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Law Enforcement Case Law and What it Means for You

So after Bill Blowers and I discussed LE training on a ModCast recently, I got several questions regarding case law and how it applies to training and where liabilities exist - so rather than answer a couple people, I’m going to address those questions and issues in this article. This article will serve you especially well if you’re involved in the training world at all for LE and trying to advance training, but hitting some roadblocks with the administration. First and foremost, if you are in any kind of training capacity for LE, you need to become intimately familiar with the term “Deliberate Indifference”. You are not always going to get your way when it comes to training, but this term will serve you well in two ways. The first way is, when you shed light on the fact that deliberate indifference exists within the organization, admin folks take notice. Secondly, making a claim of deliberate indifference will often shift the liability from you when claims are made, especially if you have documentation (emails, denied requests, etc).  So, what the does Deliberate Indifference mean?....Glad you asked. Deliberate indifference is defined as requiring (1) an "awareness of facts from which the

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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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An Armed Citizen’s Guide to the Online Firearms Galaxy

The internet is a wide open space with few rules and little supervision. Things in the real world such as credibility, lineage, and integrity can easily be counterfeited on the net and replaced with followers, likes, and SEO. If your hobby is of little consequence like, let’s say watch collecting, then the detriment in following the advice of false experts reaches no further than a monetary loss. Conversely, following the advice of a self-appointed snake-oil salesman peddling tactical garbage can have far more grave consequences.<br> But how does an unwashed, firearms neophyte find reliable, vetted info on the interwebs? How does one ask questions in Facebook groups, forums, etc. without getting smacked down? How does one avoid cultish dogma that inhibits evolution and adaptability? What the f*ck does “Stay in your lane” mean anyway? This article will be a quick attempt to help those self-defense minded yet novice citizens traverse the dangerous fjords of the internet to find useful information regarding their training and gear choices. <br> Why Should You Listen to Me? <br> Here is your first lesson. Vet the person. Before you decide to listen, employ, use or buy information from a person it is imperative to do

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Hickory Shampoo

It's here... (Well the pre order is at least) I present to you my SHOT Show 2016. This is a joint fundraising efforts between Primary & Secondary and Lightfighter.net Those who have walked a beat or been around the block know all to well how effective "Hickory Shampoo" can be when applied correctly. Fo Reelz, it fixes shit like dandruff smile emoticon Last year we did a fantastic job raising funds for OperationGraceWhite, this year I will be making a donation to C.O.P.S. (Concerns Of Police Survivors) as they are the go to outfit for helping LEOs who have been involved in shootings or other severe/traumatic events. THIS IS PRE ORDER ONLY, I will not have the patches in hand for a week. Please support C.O.P.S., buy a batch for yourself and for your LEO friend. ***** FOLLOW THE LINK TO PURCHASE ***** http://www.acousticattenuationgroup.com/shotshow  
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