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AAR: Follow Through Consulting – Scoped Carbine (Part One: Introduction)

Follow Through Consulting Scoped Carbine Class Teasdale, UT  March 18 – 20, 2016 By: Seth Young Introduction One of my favorite weekend activities is hiking up into the mountains and target shooting. In order to continue developing this hobby I’ve taken several DMR/SPR style classes by now. A few have been small local get-togethers down… read more »

AAR – Vehicle Close Quarters Battle Instructor with William Petty

Class: Vehicle Close Quarters Battle (VCQB) Instructor Instructor: William Petty Location: 88 Tactical Lodge Tekamah, Nebraska March 29th to April 1st, 2016 *Most of the photos are from Mellor Photography and were provided to students for personal use*   Disclaimer: First off, to ensure everything is on the up and up, I received a compensated… read more »

An Armed Citizen’s Guide to the Online Firearms Galaxy

The internet is a wide open space with few rules and little supervision. Things in the real world such as credibility, lineage, and integrity can easily be counterfeited on the net and replaced with followers, likes, and SEO. If your hobby is of little consequence like, let’s say watch collecting, then the detriment in following… read more »

The Need For A Mentor

“Surround yourself with those smarter than you.” I’ve heard variants of this saying many times in various venues. Sometimes it was narrowly focused – “you are a new boot and don’t know anything so listen to senior officers” – and other times it was more focused on learning as much as possible from others. A… read more »

Perspective in training

Photo Courtesy of Norwegian Army By: Tore Haugli They say that the devil is in the details – that is true. However, I sometimes think that there is a lot of useless detail being propogated, as well as focus on problems that really aren’t worth the time spent on them. When I was in the… read more »

“That Guy”: Gearing Up

Know your goal. Know your role. Slow your roll. We live in a world of appearances. It’s unavoidable when most of the data we accumulate is visual. How we look is important and can play a large part in what social groups we to which we gain entry. If you show up to your office… read more »

Police and the minimum requirement

I have always been a firearms enthusiast. I was surprised I wasn’t surrounded by like minded people when I went through the police academy. It wasn’t until I took further training beyond what is provided in law enforcement did I start seeing a bigger picture beyond just firearms. I learned how firearms, equipment, tactics, and… read more »

Thought for the day.

If you have firearms and think you are ready for whatever and you don’t train, you are wrong. If you think your weekly/monthly shooting trip with Skeeter is training, you are wrong. Unless you are doing this under the watchful eye of a VETTED instructor – it is practice or in most cases: ballistic masturbation…. read more »

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