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Systems Thinking Applied to the Shot Process

In our previous discussion, we were talking about applying systems-thinking to the ‘fundamentals of marksmanship’ in an attempt to illustrate why the fundamentals are not as effective as the shot process. We showed how the Army had been applying detail complexity to what was a dynamically complex system; the individual firing their weapon. Now we… read more »

Since When Do Laws Define Our Rights?

“While the law may eventually be found unjust and overturned, today it is the law. Second Amendment Organization is a staunch advocate of Gun Rights, but those rights are defined by our laws.“ What you’re reading isn’t satire, it’s an actual quote from Rob Pincus and the Second Amendment Organization about New Jersey’s magazine ban… read more »

“But it’s on the Internet! It Must Be True: Why Most ‘Ballistic Test’ Videos Fail to Accurately Show Body Armor Performance

We will now continue our discussion on Body Armor from an earlier article. Specifically, we addressed some common terms that are used in ballistic testing of body armor: V0, V50, and Back Face Signature (BFS for short). The purpose behind this was to inform our discussion for this week’s topic: Why body armor test protocols have been established, and why… read more »

Gunslingin #4

If you have been keeping up with the series, you know that we have talked positions and data. Now its time to talk about the spot where a ton of mistakes, plus failures in position and data cost time and money. The average match round for 5.56 is about $1 and in the PRS series… 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 »

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