Category: Training

Competition

Competition – It’s Still a Game

The argument / conversation about the value of competition is old, even hackneyed at this point, but it continues.  You might as well be butting heads.  Having just read a piece authored by a well respected  and accepted “expert” that was clueless it will never die.  If you make a living teaching people to “fight …

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U.S. Optics Academy

U.S. Optics has long been a strong contributor and supporter of long range shooting.  Given our relationship goes back some 15 years that is saying a lot.  Headed off to compete in the North American Sniper Championships in the early 2000’s  they provided two of their latest long range scopes for use on mine and my …

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Prologue This is my first training review on the blog. For the last few years I have been reviewing training nationwide for Harris Publications. Like all things in the magazine world, interest ebbs and flows. The last year there has been a noticeable lull in interest in straight up training reviews. When a weapon of …

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Is Competition Evil? : in firearms and martial arts training

  While most of my notoriety these days revolves around the firearms world,  I have been practicing, studying, or teaching some form of Asian martial art (mostly Japanese) for 42 years now.  Most were traditional systems, a few have been anything but.  From early bare knuckle matches to a stint as a sparring partner for a …

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Doctrine or Dogma so whats the Difference?

Over the course of the last 20 + years I have attended dozens of classes involving firearms and tactics. My last ten years as a police officer they mostly occurred on my own dime. Critical training at the time, it supported me in my responsibility as a SWAT team leader, firearms instructor, armorer, patrol sergeant …

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