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AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Bug Stomper ·
Redback One conducted its two-day Advanced Weapons Manipulation clinic about three months ago (yeah, yeah, I know) at a discrete law enforcement range in King County, Wash. It was a closed course with about a dozen students, which included federal agents, local tactical officers and Air Force TACP specialists . The course focuses on improving carbine and pistol skills for Close Quarters Battle (CQB). Close quarters is the most difficult environment to work in, according to RB1’s Director of...
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Gear Testers Wanted: new backpack design

Alspak ·
I am looking for gear testers/product feedback in Colorado. I will consider other locations, on a case by case basis. This is unpaid, except the reward of improving gear, and use of the cool new kit. Over the last 2 years I have been developing a new modular load carriage system that is lighter than current equipment, without sacrificing strength. 2 of our users just finished the Thunder beast/ Competition Dynamics 24 hr sniper adventure challenge in NM; their reviews were all positive.
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Redback One - Dynamic Close Quarters Combat Course (19-21 Oct Jacksonville, FL)

Jason Falla ·
MILITARY & LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Dynamic CQC course has been designed to teach military, law enforcement and select vetted Government Security Contractors the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures of dynamic close quarters room combat. Dynamic clearance forms the basis of all CQB tactics and is seen as the foundation of successful time sensitive close quarters combat. Dynamic clearance course is an essential training module that should be attended prior to other...
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XGEP ·
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Rob0811 ·
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flashpoint ·
I'm in the Springs. I hike at least 2x per week, so it'll get plenty of use. If it's tactical-ish colors and I can bust it out at the next FTX and have some guys put it through the ringer as an RTO pack for FO's
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Mike T ·
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Bug Stomper ·
Originally Posted by MickFury: I had hoped to be at your carbine course in VA Beach this month but a knee injury curtailed that. I feel your pain, Mick . Based on time, location and circumstances, I'd waited a couple of years for this one!
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

mohican ·
Jason, thanks a lot for taking the time to answer so thoroughly. I really appreciate it. Just a doubt. Which ready position with pistol and rifle do you use if you are not the number one in the stack? high port? SUL? I wish I could attend training there. Thanks for your help.
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Caloy ·
Very nice AAR. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Bug Stomper ·
You're welcome, Caloy . I'm glad you enjoyed it. Airborne!
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

fireguy275 ·
Bugz, tell me about the pros/cons of wearingthe dump pouch in the front.
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Bug Stomper ·
Good question, FireGuy ! The big pro to a front-mounted dump pouch is that you don't reach out of your way -- to your side or all the way behind you -- to ditch your magazine. Instead your hand goes pretty much where it's going anyway, i.e., your front-mounted magazine pouches. In the case of a tactical reload, it's a bit faster than reorienting the partial magazine and replacing it in the far magazine pouch. It took precious extra time to execute that maneuver during the drill mentioned...
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Bug Stomper ·
In response to a private message from a friend who couldn't access a hyperlink above, the shoulder bump is a method of bilateral carbine shooting in which neither the weapon nor support hand leaves the gun. Rather, the shooter just bumps the stock from one shoulder to the other. Pro: It's fast, simple and your hands never leave fire control. Con: It's not very stable for long range engagements or shooting on the move. Plus I always have to switch my selector to fire when I initiated a...
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

mohican ·
I have a few questions. When do you put empty mags in the dump pouch? during a fast reload? don't you throw empty mags to the ground? do you have spare loose ammo with you to fill empty mags later? I guess empty mags are useless unless you prevail, so if you are there after the engagement (i.e. you are winning the fight) and you have the chance you will pick up empty mags from the ground to return them to Logistics guys or to fill them if you have spare ammo (maybe a chance if you have a...
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

mohican ·
Re ready positions, do you use just high ready or there is a time for low ready and a time for high ready? do you use the same with pistol than with rifle? What about high port, full sabrina, or whatever you want to call it to having muzzle up with rifle or handgun almost vertical? Just asking because some guys use that here when in the stack if you are not the leading guy.
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

MickFury ·
Jason, Thanks for the insight and in depth explanation with reasoning and methodology. I had hoped to be at your carbine course in VA Beach this month but a knee injury curtailed that. I'll see you on down the road when it heals up, and look forward to learning from you.
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Jason Falla ·
generally speaking there is enough time during land warfare or urban operations to take cover and stow an empty into your dump pouch. This is normally because you would be attacking the enemy with a numerically superior force and you weapon may only represent a small percentage of the overall firepower of the force element. I have on several occasions carried loose ammunition in zip lock bags in my go-bag/ assault pack in case we got caught on an objective longer than anticipated and...
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Bluemonday ·
Great AAR on LMS and RB1. Thank you. In LMS you used PWS, but in RB1 you used a suppressed LWRC. Why the change? I'm asking because I use a suppressed PWS Mod 1 and love the weight and long stroke design. Lately I've been looking at LWRC because it has the ambi controls and an easier to quickly adjust gas block which I see as a plus with QD suppressors. Thoughts?
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Bug Stomper ·
You're welcome, Bluemonday . And thank you for choosing my topic for your first reply on Lightfighter! You guessed my answer, bro. I loved my PWS, but I primarily shoot carbines left-handed. So shooting with my quick-detach Surefire MINI suppressor -- but without an adjustable gas bock -- choked me out. Seriously. Within a round or two. There is no such trouble with the proper setting on my LWRC IC-Enhanced . None of the M4 carbines that SOCOM ever issued me were ambidextrous, so I was...
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

45&223 ·
Really good AAR and I dont have much to add. Jason is a competent instrucotr and ran the range very well. I did grab a few takeaways, one of those was his explanation of a 90 degree turn. Never heard it put in those terms, but as a cop it gave me a line for consistency with body mechanics on an arm bar. Easy for most dudes to grasp since they have likely taken a lot of dudes to the deck in their career. Kevin - I also switched my Dump pouch after the class, I currently have it riding my...
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Bug Stomper ·
Thanks, Bill. You make a lot of good points too. Again, I don't plan on changing the way I do tactical reloads either. The dump pouch under the front magazine pouches just keeps another door open. The Operator Readiness Test does indeed cover a lot of bases. My only beef with it is that you've got to rush your pistol back to the holster. No matter how anyone feels about searching and assessing, I couldn't bring myself to race to the holster -- and I can live with the time penalty. Instead,...
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

John A Brown ·
Really good AAR Bug Stomper. Thanks for taking the time to put it together. I like the ORT, but I completely agree with you - racing the pistol to the holster is a bad idea no matter how you play it. Thanks again, John
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

kaltesherz ·
Sorry I missed it (and the LAV class) this year, I won't be letting that happen again.
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Bug Stomper ·
You're welcome, John . And thanks for the ORT feedback! We'll catch you next time, kaltesherz .
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Jason Falla ·
Thanks for the AAR DJ, it was great to get out there and run some training for you guys. I just wanted to clarify a couple of points that have been discussed here in relation to the positioning of the dump pouch, the bilateral shooting method and the re-holstering of the pistol during the ORT. 1. Postion of the dump pouch. The dump pouch is not primarily used during the sequence of performing a tactical reload. It can be used but when time permits, the partial magazine should be placed back...
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Bug Stomper ·
No drama, Jason . And thank you for tying up the loose ends!
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

LobsterClaw207 ·
I'm nobody special, but I have contemplated "speed holstering" of late too. Sometimes at our tactical team training we do pistol dry fire, and it inherently turns into a game of "how fast can we get XX reps in". Stupid, I know. I hated hate hate hated how some people speed holster so they can prep for the next "threat!" or "gun!" call. I'd barely get the hood back up on my holster and they'd be calling the next rep. Thinking about it from a police officer's view, what if I've got my pistol...
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Bug Stomper ·
Thanks for sharing your LEO perspective, LobsterClaw207 . And good luck getting ready for your next Maine winter! The link to Jason's Operator Readiness Test is above, as is one for his Individual Protection Drill -- but I didn't call it that in the link. So click here if you want to see that too.
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

MickFury ·
Good stuff. Jason, A question reference tactical reloads and placement of: What are you guys doing with multiple partial magazines? Are you able to designate which magazine has more rounds and bump them accordingly while working in a CQB environment? Our TACSOP was partial magazines in dump pouches, and consolidate ammunition during Re-Org. While this ensured you never reloaded with a partial magazine when you needed a full magazine, drawback to this was a mixed bag of partial magazines if...
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Bug Stomper ·
Thanks, Nick , I'm glad you like the content here. Now I'll get out of the way and let Jason answer your questions.
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Jason Falla ·
Mick, It really depends upon the mission at hand as that will drive equipment needs and can for the most part predict time on target. The force protection assets that have been assigned to the task may also play a part with regards to equipment and ammunition carried by each individual. Depending on what Unit you are with may dictate personal equipment and load out. I see a lot of people running with about 4 mags, three on the man and one on the gun for in and out jobs. I personally believe...
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22F ·
Bloody good AAR Bugstomper! Thank you for posting mate. I'd love to do some training under Jason, but that's not possible here in the Nanny State. One of my old Troop Commander's (an expat relocated in Texas) managed to get on one of his courses and really valued the training. Now that I have broadband access piped into my home, I'm going to be watching Jason's videos. It's really nice to see drills that fit the framework of what I've been taught before, something that's often lacking for...
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Re: AAR Redback One’s Advanced Weapons Manipulation, King County, Wash. 11-12 July 2014

Bug Stomper ·
Yeah, Jason has fairly robust presence on YouTube, 22F . But there's nothing like face-to-face instruction! One of the great things about Lightfighter is that it helps keep cultural exchanges going between international allies, as well as between military and law enforcement. Like the high-ready position , I've found that saying -- or yelling -- "stoppage" really helps keep my head in the game. I hope that you get to attend an RB1 course one of these days. Just don't forget your "go" word in...
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Re: Redback One - Dynamic Close Quarters Combat Course (19-21 Oct Jacksonville, FL)

Jason Falla ·
No problems Mohican, understood. I would like to release a DVD at some point for sure.
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Re: Redback One - Dynamic Close Quarters Combat Course (19-21 Oct Jacksonville, FL)

mohican ·
For sure Fernando Coelho and his crew at Panteao Productions are the way to go for a DVD. Just for clarification, when I said this course it's out of my reach I mean it's too far away. Living in Spainistan is a problem to get training in the USA. But some day the chance will arrive. For example, I win the lottery, I move to the USA.
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Re: Redback One - Dynamic Close Quarters Combat Course (19-21 Oct Jacksonville, FL)

mohican ·
That looks a great training experience. Unfortunately it's out of my reach. It would be great you joining the Panteao crew so those who can't attend your training could learn from you by means of footage.
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AttackPAK Stealth Pack

tugboat12 ·
A conversation got started a few months back with Alex from AttackPAK. It was centered around a video review of a battle belt system I had posted. Alex had mentioned the integrated battle belt system in his packs. I said I didn't have any experience with them. Consequently, I later ended up receiving a Stealth Pack system to put some miles on. Simply put, the pack is pretty awesome. I feel like it's a rubix cube and I'm still figuring out all the shit it can do. Like for example, you can...
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tugboat12 ·
Yes, it carries well. The thing I never appreciated until using this pack too, is the ability of the pack to move side to side (think shoulders moving to one side, independent of your hips). Super nice crossing creeks and jumping boulders, when your body is contorting into weird positions, trying to keep yourself out of the drink...
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Malpaso ·
Great pack idea. Great video review as well. Wouldn't have minded having that in Yellowstone this past summer.
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tugboat12 ·
I just did a follow up video review of the Go Bag Lid, which is the top portion that makes up all of AttackPAKs larger pack systems. It serves as the "lid" to the packs and a "go bag" type day pack. Pretty clever. You can check out the video here: https://kitbadger.com/go-bag-lid/
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tugboat12 ·
REDRUM007 - I feel like the Go Bag Lid is pretty universal. It is just a matter of if there are buckles corresponding at the top and bottom of the Mystery Ranch pack. I haven't have the chance to use one of those though...
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tugboat12 ·
I just posted another follow up video on the versatility of the AttackPAKs. Using the Go Bag Lid, you can create a seat of sorts to carry pretty much any load. Whether it is a injured person, 5 gallon fuel can or a 120lbs elk quarter. Lots of options with this backpack system. You can check out the video here: https://kitbadger.com/the-versatility-of-attackpaks/ (Yes there is a EMDOM patch on there, but it is the Stealth Pack by AttackPAK)
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redrum007 ·
out of curiosity do you think the "lid" will attach to other packs, perhaps a mystery ranch?
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libertarian45 ·
A thought ref the straps slipping off the shoulders: can they be extended long enough so one can criss cross them across his chest? That is connect top left with bottom right and top right with bottom left. That might solve the problem.
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tugboat12 ·
LIBERTARIAN45 - I just tried it... Almost choked myself out putting it on. Haha, the straps are too short for that. It is easy enough to just lash them with a small piece of cord, or a carabiner.
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libertarian45 ·
Worth a try anyway. Got me thinking....we can probably do same with the top bag of our issue ruck. I'll try it when I'm done stuffing myself with turkey...Figures they'd give us this gear and not bother telling us its capabilities...
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Re: AttackPAK Stealth Pack

tugboat12 ·
I recently followed up my initial review of my Stealth Pack, taking a deeper look at the battle belt portion of it. Lots of modularity and flexibility in the design... https://kitbadger.com/attackpak-belt-system/
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Redback One 5-Day Deliberate CQB (Law Enforcement Only) June 4-8, 2018: Miami, FL

Jason Falla ·
Deliberate CQB Open to Law Enforcement Only Dates: June 4-8, 2018 Location: Miami, FL Venue: DA1 Cost: $995 Enrollment: www.redbackone.com The 5-Day /40hr Deliberate CQB course of instruction has been established to train qualified SWAT personnel in the tactics, techniques to conduct slow and deliberate close quarters battle. This course will provide the opportunity for critical skill development at the individual and team level to reduce risk to officers when conducting high-risk entries by...
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My War Belt Version 4.

RobertTheTexan ·
I'll warn you up front. This seems like a long post. I read that we should not just post pics but actually talk about why we are running the gear and how it's performing. So I'm trying to honor that. If it's too much, just let me know. This is my current war belt, Version 4. This was more like an overhaul though than introducing some improvements to the previous "base system". That base system was sold on the E&E and is long gone. The war belt has been a work in progress, for about the...
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