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Leading Fighting Men

This is one man's musings, and over the course of my career they are things that I wanted from my leaders. As such, I have tried hard to be that guy as a current leader. This is meant for discussion, not as a how to guide. One of my greatest strengths as a leader is that I recognize how big of a failure I have been as one. Waxing poetic about leadership traits does not make you a leader. Indeed, the one true test, and really the only one that matters to me, is whether the men think I'm doing a good job as a leader. My team "votes" for team leaders, this doesn't mean that Chiefs couldn't over ride the vote, they can, but that has never happened since we started handing out 3X5 cards and asking dudes to write down the four names they want running an operation on the worst day, in the worst possible circumstances. I take great pride that the men have written my name down, not just once, but on every vote. Unanimously on the last one. And I assure you that this is not a popularity contest, these dudes get it and want

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Night Vision Quick Focus Caps

Using NVG’s for a multitude of Law Enforcement tasks presents some challenges from typical white light jobs. One of those challenges is that the NVG is focused at a given distance, typically at infinity. The problem with this is when you need to see or examine something at close range. This requires that the NVG be manipulated to change the focus point, which in turn creates a new issue being that you cannot discriminate something at distance because it is blurred. There are a few remedies for this, one of those remedies is to make a tight “OK” hand signal and place that over the objective lens. This blocks the number of photons entering the tube and changes the focus to being much closer. You can adjust the size of the “aperture” by simply making a tighter or looser “OK”. Benefit is it’s free and you always have it, down side is trying to determine the right size and also manipulate other things with the hand that is occupied making the “OK”. Several manufacturers make focus caps, they range in price from over $200 to $9. They all do the same thing, reduce the numbers of Photons entering the tube

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Speed Costs Money……

Speed costs money, how fast do ya wanna go  With the election upon us, it seems as if everyone now wants to buy, buy, buy firearms and gear “just in case.”  Which is cool, but not the way I would go. A firearm is a tool. That’s all. Much like a wrench or a ratchet. As such, quality is more important than quantity. There is not a pro team in any racing series that uses the 101-piece toolset from your local box store. There is a reason for that.  Quality  I am a self-declared tool snob and have been for over 25 years. During my relatively short foray into auto mechanics I used tools exclusively from a dude with a big white truck who came to the shop. No, I didn’t have money for pro tools. I didn’t even have the skills to “need” pro tools let alone the pay to go with them. That did not stop me. I didn’t have as many tools as the professional mechanics I was working with and my box never got above hobby grade before I left for other things. When it came time for war, I applied the same philosophy to my

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P&S 8-Bit Roland Special Shirt By Magpul Available now!

If it is dangerous to go alone, what do you take? A. Master Sword B. Flute C. Boomerang D. P&S 8-bit Roland Special Shirt Choose option D because it is available now through AT Armor and Magpul! The Fine Cotton T-Shirt has been designed and engineered from the fiber to finished garment to be the softest, most comfortable, mid-weight T-Shirt available. Using 100% ring spun cotton and preshrunk, these T’s are constructed with a cut-n-sew pattern exclusive to Magpul. This method of construction features a side seam that controls twisting and torque and is finished off with our own rib collar and custom neck tape. FEATURES 100% Ring Spun Cotton Designed, Engineered, and Patterned by Magpul Side Seam Cut-N-Sew construction Printed in the USA #RolandSpecial #Magpul #PrimaryandSecondary #ATEi #ATArmor #WWLD #glock #surefire #trijicon #kkmprecision #ravenconcealment http://store.atarmor.com/product_p/ps-rospec-t.htm https://www.magpul.com/products/magpul-fine-cotton-ps-roland-special-t-shirt
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NicKydex AIWB Roland Holster Review

Before we begin, let’s set some baselines to see if this review will be relevant to you. 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 have learned, broke bread, shared drink, asked questions and

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Overwatch Precision TAC Flat Face Trigger Review

  Before we begin, let’s set some baselines to see if this review will be relevant to you. This was not a scientific, standards based, 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 have learned, broke bread, shared drink, asked questions

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SOLGW: The Final Thoughts Part 2

So here is where I'm going to break down the rounds that I fired through the gun during the review. One important thing to note is, I fired these rounds in no particular order or one brand at a time and the reason why is, I didn’t want one kind of ammo to be a rockstar on a clean gun, but not so much in a dirty gun and I failed to pick that up….with one prime example being the Steel cased Tula Ammo. 1500 rounds = PMC 55 Grain Practice Ammo 1500 rounds = M855 Ammo 1000 rounds = XM193 500 rounds = Steel Cased Tul Ammo 700 rounds = Remington UMC 55 Grain Practice Ammo 75 Rounds = Speer Gold Dot 64 grain 50-ish rounds = Horandy TAP 60 grain (After the barrel was hot) So now that you know what was shot through the gun, lets cover the conditions. Right before its scheduled cleaning at the half way point, I ran the rifle through Pat Mac’s class that was at my range and it was brutal. There were points on Saturday that it was damn near raining sideways and I don’t think the rifle was ever dry

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SOLGW: The Final Thoughts Part 1

So……about 6 months ago P&S was contacted by Michael Mihalski, who owns Sons of Liberty Gun Works, about reviewing one of his turnkey rifles, cause unlike most manufacturers, he wanted to prove his product was worthy and could be trusted. Matt Landfair turned the project over to me and I linked up with Michael about the rifle. Michael stated he wanted to send me one of his rifles along with 5k rounds to do with it what I pleased, just wanting unbiased feedback and a review done. I was like yea cool, I can get down with that. Now mind you, I consider myself pretty well connected to the industry, but this the first time I've heard of these dudes. So I was like ehhh, another group dudes throwing parts together and making a shootin stick. In the interest of honesty, I didn’t have high hopes. I intentionally didn’t google them so I didn’t see reviews and expect anything predetermined about the rifle. Now after 1k rounds, I started seeing their name pop up and snooped around the internet to see generally good reviews. The sources of the review are less important than the fact that I didn’t really find any

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A Pro-gun Primer on Anti-gun Debate, Part 3 of 3

By Aaron Moyer Welcome back to our three-part series on anti-gun debate, and thanks for sticking with me so far! In Part 1, we discussed the goals of this series and the misnomers of “gun violence” and “assault weapons.” In Part 2, we discussed gun and magazine bans and what people hoped to achieve with them. In Part 3, we’ll wrap up the series with concealed carry, other gun regulations that aren’t widespread bans, and the ultimate goal of gun control.   Argument 9: “Concealed carry is dangerous and leads to more crime.” Not true. Like, at all. Just as the US has seen dramatic decreases in violent crime and murder as gun ownership increased and the federal assault weapons ban passed, so too has our country seen that same decrease as concealed carry rights expanded. I won’t claim that the mass expansion of concealed carry is what led to the decrease, but I will claim that concealed carry definitely doesn’t lead to an increase in crime. In fact, there’s evidence *suggesting* that concealed carriers are safer than police, and definitely safer than the general American population. While data is sparse, what we do have (from Texas, one of the

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A Pro-gun Primer on Anti-gun Debate, Part 2 of 3

By Aaron Moyer And we’re back with Part 2 of our three-part series on anti-gun debate. In Part 1 , we discussed the goals of this series and the misnomers of “gun violence” and “assault weapons.” For Part 2, we’ll be focusing on gun and magazine bans, both abroad and at home, and their effectiveness, both actual and perceived. Let’s dive right in with every anti-gunner’s favorite gun control case studies: the UK and Australia! Argument 4: “Gun bans were successful in the UK and Australia.” I take issue with the narrative that Australia’s gun-ban was a success. Perhaps at eliminating or stymying civilian gun ownership, but not at reducing violence in Australian society. If you look at their murder rate, the gun ban didn’t have an effect for many years and the rate took a while to drop (over 1.7 homicides per 100k people from before the gun ban in 1995 to after in 2003). Even then, the year-over-year drop in the murder rate after 2003 was almost exactly the same as it was before the gun ban, mirroring the US’s year-over-year drop even as gun laws were loosened here at the same time. It really didn’t do anything that

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