Tactical Pistol Three

I guess it was only a matter of time before I decided to finish up the “Tactical Pistol” series offered by Tactical Firearms Academy (TFA). To be honest, I was purposely putting off taking this last class because all I heard was that the qualifiers were brutal. Yes, there are two qualifiers. If you’ve taken […]

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Press Checking

What is a “press check” and why and when would someone do it? In short, press checking your firearm is really verifying whether or not your weapon is loaded. The internet people are saying press checking your gun is stupid. I saw a couple of YouTube videos that claimed it’s an “improper way to handle […]

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The Viridian C5L

I realized that the more I trained with other reputable trainers, I learned that shit can hit the fan anywhere and any time; in particular, when you are most vulnerable. The majority of most encounters I’ve read about or discussed in class with various trainers usually seem to have a common factor of a low […]

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Bleeding Control For The Injured

Awhile back, while I was zeroing in my new scope on the range, I managed to slice open my dominate hand while I was putting away my multitool’s blade. One thing that I noticed, while I standing there bleeding and being disappointed at my clumsiness, I was frantically grabbing my kit and pulling out almost […]

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2015 Reloaded

Another year in the books! While during 2015 I was heavily focused on competitive shooting, I realized a lot of things about myself and what I wanted to do. I also realized that there are lot of people out there with their own opinions and no matter what, they will consider what they are spewing […]

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The Weekend Gunfighter

Over the last couple of years, I’ve attended several tactical training and competitive shooting events. I noticed that there seem to be at least three types of mindsets on the field. The tactical training events, the majority of the guys show up will have “tacti-cool” gear. The competitive events, the shooters will show up with […]

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In The Shadow of the No Light

When I told a friend, who is a competition shooter, that I’m going to my “tactical” training night with my instructor, he was like “why”? I told him that I was in need to work on my low light/no light skills and he pretty much told me that I was wasting my time. He also […]

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Competition vs Tactical

As a continuation from the previous article, I tried to keep this article short, but it was a bit difficult to do without specifically addressing certain areas. The overall point that I’m trying to illustrate are the tactics, techniques, and procedures and how one set of TTPs will impact the other. In all fairness, you […]

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Is Competition Training?

What I initially sought out by learning how to use a firearm was to get into the whole running and gunning competition thing. I got inspired by watching videos of these competitive shooters on YouTube taking down paper targets, steel plates, and flying clays. I was more so impressed with the speed these guys were […]

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Running 416

Over the weekend, I’ve decided to finally partake in a monthly sub-gun match. And to be honest, I’ve been putting it off for almost two years mainly for three reasons. First is that the match range is far as shit from my place. Well, anything more than an hour away from me is what I […]

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