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Five on Friday – 16June2017

Photo Cred: DARC Instagram 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 met his demise at the hands of a Russian air


Eating Our Own

As I sit to write this the greater gun community is again up in arms over statements made in a video on a so-called news program. A 22 year Special Operations veteran and was recently portrayed as favoring  universal background checks and waiting periods for firearms purchases. There is also


Yes, Experience Matters.

Yes, experience matters. When I started in the armory at DSS in March of 2008, the FTU was burning through guns at a ridiculous rate.  I wasn't an experienced armorer.  I was a reformed Marine 0311 who was a recent graduate of gunsmithing school. I showed up with a degree


How to Generate the TRACR Reports for use.

For Training Tuesday, We are continuing our discussion about the trending report data available in the TRACR program on most ranges of Fort Bragg. To recap, the trending report is the computer taking the selected iterations for a specific course of fire like Table VI (Record Fire qualification for M4/M16)


The Army Doesn’t Need a Battle Rifle

The Army recently published an RFI ("request for information," basically a non-binding request for companies in the industry to send them spec sheets and estimated pricing for an item) for a "interim combat service rifle" with a 16-20" barrel, chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO, presumably to replace or supplement the M4


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


Five on Friday – 9June2017

Photo Credit - DARC Instagram Welcome to this weeks Five on Friday.  From new product announcements to some commentary on a North Korea EMP Attack, this weeks Five on Friday has something for everyone.  Unless you don't know how to read, then in that case, we have nothing for


P&S ModCast 102 – PatMac, Gun Rights, NFA Primary & Secondary ModCast Panel discusses PatMac’s appearance on Comedy Central, gun rights, and the NFA (with a couple other topics). Seeing how the public responded to the Comedy Central video and noticing a lack of media sources providing an avenue for him to provide clarification, I felt it


Dealing with Media for Firearms Instructors

They Already Have Their Conclusion For more than ten years, I’ve been in leadership of the most effective gun rights organization in the country.  For eight of those, I’ve been its President.  During my tenure, my organization has shepherded into law 15 pro gun bills that we authored or supported.  I say


Units of Angular Measurement for Optics

For Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Thursday, we are continuing our discussion from last week about optics. Specifically, we are discussing how do we know if our projectile is going to hit a target at a certain distance? What is a way for a Paratrooper to know how accurate their weapon