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P&S 163 – Cognitive Load

Primary & Secondary PodCast How does the increase in information systems we have in this modern world affect our decision-making process? The panel discusses streamlining cognitive ability. Host: Matt Landfair Panel: John Brady Varg Freeborn Ash Hess Michael Hueser Raymond Miller Joseph Plandowski Chuck Pressburg Scott Wolf Episode sponsor: Faxon Firearms – http://faxonfirearms.com/ Phlster Holsters… read more »

How to Assume the Low-Prone Unsupported Position

For Tactics, Techniques and Procedures Thursday, we’re going to be continuing our discussion about how to set up your standard-issue sling to provide more support. Many Paratroopers do not know how to use the sling to provide a stable firing platform. This is important, as the unsupported positions are generally where our Paratroopers have the… read more »

What is a Bore Sight Offset?

For Walkthrough Wednesday, we are continuing our discussion on how to zero the M4A1 Carbine and coach our Paratroopers through the zero process. Specifically, we will be addressing how to boresight. The reference for this discussion is appendix E, TC 3-22.9, Change 2, dated August 2017 and TM 9-5860-226-13&P, dated May 2013. As a refresher,… read more »

Five on Friday – 1Sept2017

Photo: Chappy spreading the Good Word at Friends of Pat Rogers 2017 in Alliance Ohio Apologies for not having a Five on Friday last week, I was out at Friends of Pat in Alliance, Ohio.  If you weren’t there, you missed a great time.  If you don’t have plans to get out to FOP in… read more »

Five on Friday – 11Aug2017

Photo Cred – https://www.instagram.com/theranchtexas/ Happy Five on Friday, everyone.  We missed last week due to some technical difficulties, but we’re back this time around. The Kremlin’s Newest Hybrid Warfare Asset: Gangsters The Kremlin’s Newest Hybrid Warfare Asset: Gangsters The Dynamics Of A Riot http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-24/dynamics-riot Bombs Over Pyongyang? The Window’s Already Closed Bombs over Pyongyang? The Window’s… read more »

Project Appleseed AAR

I stepped outside my comfort zone last weekend and attended an Appleseed event. For those not familiar with Project Appleseed, the organization’s website states: “Project Appleseed™ isn’t a gun club or a militia, nor is it a historical society. Instead, we are a non-partisan group of men and women (known as the Revolutionary War Veterans… read more »

Five on Friday – 14July2017

Happy Friday, everybody.       New Dry Dock Photos Show Extent of Hidden USS Fitzgerald Damage https://news.usni.org/2017/07/12/new-dry-dock-photos-show-extent-hidden-uss-fitzgerald-damage Doctrine, and Why TRADOC is a Euphemism for Bad Training http://www.breachbangclear.com/doctrine-is-more-important-than-lessons-paid-for-with-blood/ Patrick Van Horne (Author of Left of Bang) Discusses Situational Awareness http://www.theideavacuum.com/podcast/patrick-van-horne-situational-awareness-threat-detection-idea-vacuum-podcast-006/ Dramatic Drone Footage Reveals A Mosul Devastated By 3 Years Of ISIS Occupation http://taskandpurpose.com/mosul-isis-drone-video/… read more »

External Ballistics Part II

  For Walkthrough Wednesday, we are continuing our discussion on External Ballistics. Understanding External Ballistics will allow us to engage targets better at varying distances by knowing where it is in relation to our line of sight or more commonly, our point of aim. When dealing with external ballistics there are a few misconceptions that… read more »

Fossil Friday: The ALT-C Qualification

For Friday, were going to discuss a new topic: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures that are obsolete or fossilized. This week’s Fossil Friday topic is the 25 meter scaled target qualification, or ALT-C. References for this discussion are TC 3-22.9, change 1 dated January 2017, and the Draft Integrated Weapons Training Strategy (TC 3-20.0) TC 3-22.9,… read more »

The M68 Close Combat Optic

For Tactics, Techniques and Procedures Thursday, we are continuing our discussion on optics. Specifically, we will be discussing the M68 Close Combat Optic, or CCO. The reference for this is TM 9-1240-413-13P dated may 2013, and TC 3-22.9, Change 1 dated January 2017 The close combat optic (CCO), M68 is a non-telescopic (unmagnified) reflex sight… read more »

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