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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 – 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 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 Doctrine, and Why TRADOC is a Euphemism for Bad Training Patrick Van Horne (Author of Left of Bang) Discusses Situational Awareness Dramatic Drone Footage Reveals A Mosul Devastated By 3 Years Of ISIS Occupation… 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 »

Five on Friday – 16June2017

Photo Cred: DARC Instagram #thorsurine #explosivebreaching #omniexplosives A post shared by DARC1 (@directactionresourcecenter) on Nov 16, 2016 at 9:26pm PST Happy Friday, everyone. Police Officers Face Cumulative PTSD Earlier this week, multiple sources were claiming that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Syrian air strike.  Now multiple sources are again reporting that al-Baghdadi… read more »

Retrograde and Lateral Movement

For Manual Monday, we are continuing our discussion on Movement. Specifically, we will addressing Retrograde movement according to doctrine. Our reference for this discussion is TC 3-22.9 Change 1, dated January 2017. As mentioned last week, there are four major categories of movement according to doctrine. Forward, Retrograde, Lateral, and Turning about Left/Right. We are… read more »

Five on Friday – 9June2017

Photo Credit – DARC Instagram March OPFOR list has been posted on bacefook. Chaos Island is happening 21-26March. #violenceistheanswer #freedomlovesthegasmask #opfor #forceonforce A post shared by DARC1 (@directactionresourcecenter) on Mar 6, 2017 at 12:28pm PST Welcome to this weeks Five on Friday.  From new product announcements to some commentary on a North Korea EMP Attack,… read more »