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B.E. Meyers & Co. MAWL Now in FDE

November 22, 2017 (Redmond, WA) B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. has now released the Flat Dark Earth (FDE) version of its Modular Advanced Weapon Laser (MAWL), just in time for the holiday season. It has the same specifications, ergonomics, and modularity as the standard MAWL, and at the same price. All models of the MAWL™, including the MAWL-DA, MAWL-CLAD, and MAWL-C1+… read more »

A Beginner’s Guide to Ruck Marching

I am currently assigned as an Infantry OSUT commander (Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training, rolled into one 14-week course). As such, I manage the training for between 600 and 800 new trainees over the course of the year and ensure that they meet the standards for and are validated to become Infantrymen in… read more »

B.E. Meyers BOARS-M2

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is pleased to announce the release of a revolutionary new optics and accessory rail system called the BOARS-M2 (B.E. Meyers Optics & Accessories Rail System) for the M2, M2A1, M3 series .50 caliber heavy machine gun platforms. The BOARS – M2 mount is a low-profile mounting solution that offers a… read more »

Buyer Beware: Selecting Your Everyday Carry Tourniquet

Authors: Andrew D. Fisher and Will G. With the increase in Active Violent Incidents (AVIs) over the last few years and the shared lessons learned (LL) from the U.S. and Canadian militaries’ experience in Afghanistan and Iraq, there has been an explosion of life-saving devices hitting the market. Nothing has become a larger issue than… read more »

Zeroing the Close Combat Optic (CCO), Part 1:

We are continuing our discussion on 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 To recap our discussion from last week, the close combat optic (CCO), M68 is a non-telescopic (unmagnified) reflex sight that is designed for the… read more »

How to use Excel for Training Management

For Training Tuesday, we are continuing our discussion from previous weeks. How do we capture information from large groups of people? What is the most effective way to show this information in a way that we can make sense of and identify trends? For the sake of this discussion, the metric we will be capturing… read more »

Pistol Draw and Presentation

    We are continuing our discussion about the shot process. Specifically, we will be addressing the shot process as it applies to the pistol. As mentioned previously, there is a new Pistol Manual for the Army. It is TC 3-23.35 (Pistol), and it will be our reference for this discussion. One of the Major… 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 »

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