Take Tactical Advantage In The Home

Take Tactical Advantage In The Home

Putting together a well laid plan for a home break in, and other types of emergencies is very similar to a fire escape plan. Its not likely you’ll ever need the plan, but Its important to have a plan. The tactics described here will also work with non-lethal weapons. If you choose a non-lethal weapons strategy choose something likely to be effective such as the civilian version of the X26 Taser used by police. When choosing pepper spray go big or go home, the author chooses bear pepper spray. If it works on bears its likely to work on the crackhead that just broke in. Continue reading “Take Tactical Advantage In The Home”

Gear Tips and Direction For Newcomers

Gear Tips and Direction For Newcomers

There are dozens, if not hundreds of gear choices, figuring out what works best for you can be time consuming, and overwhelming. All of the various decisions an choices are made much more easily when you understand the evolution of modern gear, its purpose, and how gear items relate specifically to your mission. Competition shooters for example, have a clearly defined mission, but for those who wish to step into the (real) combat training world, the waters can become cloudy. Clearly understanding the history of a particular subject can help tremendously in understanding what direction to take going forward.

The evolution of modern Web Gear has undergone tremendous transformation since it’s introduction. New gear requirements came simultaneously with the advent of modern battle rifles. Weapons such as the Bren light weight machine gun required new methods for carrying ammunition, water and other essentials. In June, 1938 the British Army began wide scale issue of new load carrying equipment, which came to be known as Web Gear.

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Weapon System’s

Weapon System’s

  A Weapon’s System is the relationship that exists between your primary weapon (rifle), and your secondary weapon (pistol). As we often said in the SEAL Teams, “two is one, one is none.”

System, (noun)

1 a set of connected things or parts forming a complex whole, in particular set of things working together as parts of the mechanism or interconnecting network.

The following is a quick down&dirty that describes the relationship and importance between the pistol and rifle. They work together as an effect combat fighting system.  Each weapon system should be rehearsed individually and in combination just like a shield and sword.  This day & age all rifles and pistols intended for real world applications should have a white light attached.  An effective weapon’s system’s will give you an ability to fight equally well during day or night conditions. At a minimum, this should include a light on both the primary and secondary weapons. Maximizing the effective range of the weapon, and targeting speed during day and night conditions is likely to include a high quality optic intended for tactical use. Lasers work well, and will dramatically increase your speed and accuracy in low-light conditions. Like everything, training is required to become proficient, but once you are your likely see your low-light, no-light speed times and accuracy match your daytime results.

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