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AAR... Tap-Rack Tactical Basic SWAT Course 17-21Aug, Spokane WA

Tactical450 ·
After Actions Report Tap-Rack-Tactical Basic SWAT Course Instructor: Bill Blowers 17-21 September 2015 Course Description: Introductory course for newly assigned officers to their respective SWAT teams. 40hr course is a basic/introductory class designed to give students the basic principles and fundamentals of SWAT operations/function. Class covered both urban and rural SWAT operations (we are in the PNW… rural ops are fairly common amongst teams in this region). Student Makeup: The class...
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AAR Tap-Rack Tactical’s Tactical Pistol Course, Kent, Wash. 21-22 April 2014

Bug Stomper ·
Tap-Rack Tactical conducted a two-day pistol clinic at the Kent Police/Fire Training Center on 21 and 22 April 2014. It was a closed course consisting of 10 local and state law enforcement officers and one incessantly mouthy SOCOM veteran (yours truly). “We cover all the basics, then focus on decreasing inefficiencies and increasing skill in all areas,” according to the course description . That is an understatement. Bill Blowers started the course with shooting fundamentals, but spent most...
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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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AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

Bug Stomper ·
LMS Defense conducted a one-day carbine course at a discrete range in King County, Wash. on 17 Dec 2013. It was an open course consisting of 11 students, which included law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, military veterans and a few civilians. WX Weather was cloudy, with temperatures in the high 30s for most of the day. It was supposed to rain, but the lead instructor, fireguy275 , did his usual no-rain dance. That kept the precipitation at bay. Guns and Gear Carbines ranged from...
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AAR: Northern Red Gunfighter Pistol/Carbine - 9/2015 - Council Bluffs, IA

Ro_Schoening ·
5 W's / 1 H • Who: Northern Red • What: Gunfighter Pistol / Carbine • When: September 26/27, 2015 • Where: Council Bluffs, IA • Why: Pistol / Carbine. • How: Discussion and Practical application. Instructors: • Zach - U.S. Army Special Forces, former operational member of SFOD-D. Special Operations Combat Veteran with multiple combat tours. • Kyle - U. S. Army Special Forces, Special Operations Combat Veteran with multiple combat tours. Students: • Civilians, Current / former MIL, former...
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Student AARs, Close Quarter Handgun class with low-light shooting bonus course, Mill Creek club, Nov 21-22

tpd223 ·
Reposted from PistolForums with permission from the students; So life happened and it’s taken me a hot minute to get caught up, including writing this AAR. Disclaimers: 1- I was the host/sponsor/fixer for this class. 2- Due to an unplanned doctor’s appointment, I had to miss the first half of TD1. Who: Chuck Haggard at the helm, people who carry professionally/privately willing to learn on the line What: 2 Day Close Quarters Handgun Employment class Where: Mill Creek Rifle Club, DeSoto, KS...
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AAR: Guerrilla Approach (Aaron Barruga) Vehicle Tactics, Nov 19-20

pointblank4445 ·
Who: Guerrilla Approach - Aaron Barruga What: High Threat Environment: Vehicle Tactics When: November 19th and 20th 2016 Where: Lockport, IL Who was there: This was a closed, LE-only course. I think there were 16 students enrolled ranging from Chicago SWAT, Chicago PD with a few officers from down state. There were two from Pennsylvania and one guy from Atlantic City, NJ. I would say most guys had either a military background, SWAT, or both or at the very least had some tactical...
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AAR: Pistol Shooting Solutions with Gabe White in Culpeper, VA, June 10th and 11th, 2017

nousdefions794 ·
Green Ops ( www.Green-Ops.com ) had the pleasure of hosting Pistol Shooting Solutions with Gabe White in Culpeper, VA, June 10th and 11th, 2017 There were 14 shooters in attendance and all were on time! Gabe started off by giving a quick intro of himself and a little about his training and accomplishments. Gabe White Bio Gabe also asked everyone to give their own introduction, background, pistol, holster, and position of carry they were using. Everyone had previous training and based on...
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"Lone Wolf" Operations by the 15th AAF in 1944 - August 17, 2017

Trajan Aurelius ·
Training AAR's are important. So are operational AAR's. More recent AAR's are usually classified so I am taking the opportunity to post the URL for "Operation Employment of Lone Wolf Tactics", fwd by MG Nathan Twining. 15th AAF, Commanding, Foggia, Italy, 1944. The monograph describes the TTP used in sending small groups of heavy bombers, B-17's and B-24's on long missions in bad weather to harass the German military effort. Using rudimentary equipment, math and a lot of guts these men flew...
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Dark Angel Medical -Direct Action Response Training AAR 21-22 OCT 2017

BigOaf ·
Dark Angel Medical First Aid/Medical Course - Direct Action Response Training 10/21/2017 - 10/22/2017 Marietta, OH Instructor: Ross XXXXXX Tutiton: $400, $550 with the Dark angel kit included. Shamelessly stolen from Dark Angel's site: "The time to learn to use your personal trauma kit is not when you or someone else is bleeding out!!! When life expectancy is measured in seconds and help is minutes away, will you know what to do? In our uncertain lives, that is a question that we all need to...
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AAR: OTG Tactical Patrol Rifle - Mount Juliet PD, Mt. Juliet TN 9/10/18 - 9/12/18

dont_tread_on_me ·
OTG Tactical conducted a three day Patrol Rifle class at the Mount Juliet Police Department range located in Mount Juliet, TN. This class is designed for law enforcement operation of a patrol rifle. The students ran the gambit from regular earth folks, investigators, reserve officers, and full time officers from both rural and urban AOs. Don’t be fooled, the civilians in the class were _shooters_ and I wouldn’t want to face any of them in a gun fight. Duke made a cameo on TD1 and it was a...
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AAR: Forge Tactical SWAT Sniper Overwatch Sept 28-30 2018

pointblank4445 ·
Who: Forge Tactical (Doc and Chappy) What : SWAT Sniper Overwatch When : September 28-30 2018 Where : Alliance, Ohio What I/we brought to play with : I used a personally-owned (worked out an agreement with my agency) AI AX with a Schmidt & Bender Ultra Short. Manfrotto Tripod with Ashbury Precision Ball mount or a PIG saddle as the situation dictates. Other items of note were Atlas bipod, Wiebad Tacpad, TAB Gear rear bag. I had 2 teammates with me. One had other AI AX topped with a...
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Re: AAR: Pistol Shooting Solutions with Gabe White in Culpeper, VA, June 10th and 11th, 2017

XTCBX ·
Bowling pin on the move...DAAAAAAMN!!!
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Re: AAR: Pistol Shooting Solutions with Gabe White in Culpeper, VA, June 10th and 11th, 2017

Erick ·
Interesting, thank you for the review.
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Re: Dark Angel Medical -Direct Action Response Training AAR 21-22 OCT 2017

BigOaf ·
Edit: Dark angel medical also provides the course slides to you, so you can refresh your memory
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Re: Dark Angel Medical -Direct Action Response Training AAR 21-22 OCT 2017

BigOaf ·
It won't let me edit the error at the bottom with "my EMS brain" liked the kool aid in addition: Oles bandage is legit compared to isareli has plastic to seal chest/abadomen Velcro bit to help start wrapping wound, and not having to change directions removalable gauze to pack wound Isareli bandage is still good, but I really like the Oles
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Re: AAR: OTG Tactical Patrol Rifle - Mount Juliet PD, Mt. Juliet TN 9/10/18 - 9/12/18

Duke ·
“Just when I think I’m out... “ Great shooting with you, brother. You elevated your fellow students, asked solid questions and performed like a machine. It was stellar to meet you in person; and getting to chat on breaks with you and the others was worth the proverbial price of admission. middle TN folk and LEOs/AO folk: get in Bill’s class. Rock solid fundamentals, solid supervision, challenging drills to apply your training reps, and a modest but fully capable range -you couldn’t ask for...
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Re: AAR: OTG Tactical Patrol Rifle - Mount Juliet PD, Mt. Juliet TN 9/10/18 - 9/12/18

Puma4 ·
Great AAR DTOM and Duke. This class was filled with solid guys who can shoot and are looking for ways to become more effective. This has become a trend in our classes and in my opinion that is a great place to be for a training company. I have always felt that a training company is best defined by the students it attracts and the ones it retains. WE HAVE F*%$@ING AWESOME STUDENTS! The last year has been a journey for OTG. We have focused on what we do best and always provided solid training...
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Re: AAR: Guerrilla Approach (Aaron Barruga) Vehicle Tactics, Nov 19-20

Al T. ·
Very nice, thanks.
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Re: AAR: Guerrilla Approach (Aaron Barruga) Vehicle Tactics, Nov 19-20

Ranger325 ·
Great AAR, as usual, PB!! Interesting point on the slings. I put some SOB bands on my rifles - didn't pick up on the buckles yet, but the padding gets a bit 'big' when folded. Thanks for the info....... Stay safe Brother!!
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Re: AAR: Guerrilla Approach (Aaron Barruga) Vehicle Tactics, Nov 19-20

sub ·
Thanks for the AAR. I have seen Aaron on a couple of videos on youtube and was wondering how he is as an instructor.I found the SOB sling to stow and deploy better under the band than my VTAC. It doesn't have the padding and the adjustment hardware isn't located in the "middle" of the sling.
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Re: AAR: Guerrilla Approach (Aaron Barruga) Vehicle Tactics, Nov 19-20

Erick ·
Since this was a closed L/E class, some questions - what was the weight or percentage of handgun vs carbine? When carbines were used, were they in racks, cased in trunks, or in the pax compartment shoved into gaps between seats & center consoles? Interesting ... so, I had a completely different take on the instructor from his writings and videos.
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Re: AAR: Guerrilla Approach (Aaron Barruga) Vehicle Tactics, Nov 19-20

BC520 ·
This. I have not been impressed by the delivery of what he has put out. In the past, he has shown a disconnect with a LE context. If he got the hint about that disconnect from others and fixed it, great.
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Re: AAR: Guerrilla Approach (Aaron Barruga) Vehicle Tactics, Nov 19-20

ggammell ·
It seems like his message has adapted some. That's just reading his articles on SSD. I was initially put off too but his recent articles have made me reconsider.
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Re: AAR: Guerrilla Approach (Aaron Barruga) Vehicle Tactics, Nov 19-20

pointblank4445 ·
Day 1 was all carbine, day 2 was bout 1/2 pistol and 1/2 carbine. Looking at my ammo allotment and what I returned with, I think I expended about 400 rounds 5.56 and 150 pistol roughly. I'm sure he would have had no issue if one wanted to deploy pistol instead for some of the run through to even things out. When the carbines were used, they were most often situated in the passenger compartment in the context of an incident response (officer down, Dallas/San Bernadio, etc.). If I was...
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Re: AAR: Guerrilla Approach (Aaron Barruga) Vehicle Tactics, Nov 19-20

LCSO264 ·
Interesting AAR. Un-assing a vehicle while wearing any level of kit/armor and a rifle slung up, is a pain in the ass, no matter how you slice it. Glad you had a good time..
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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

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

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: 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

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

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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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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