Unconventional Evacuation Plan

Date February 7, 2015

The 24HSD from Gearward

Date February 7, 2015

The 24HSD from Gearward combines a mini signal mirror for daytime use, and a glow-in-the-dark tag for night use, in a package small enough to be carried at all times.

24HSD

The chrome tag works like the classic signal mirror, which is issued in military survival kits the world over. The way it works is that the mirror bounces the sunlight toward to person or aircraft being signaled, and since the sun is extremely bright, even a small mirror flash can be seen for miles.

To use the 24HSD for night time signaling, the tag is spun on the supplied cord in what is known as the “buzzsaw technique.” This creates a 3′ wide glowing O that is visible from all directions, and is very attention getting.

Dot Torture Drill … Dot Torture Tatget

Date September 13, 2013

Dot Torture Drill … Dot Torture Tatget

This is a great marksmanship drill that came from David Blinder at personaldefensetraining.com. (HT: pistol-training.com)

Start at 3 yards. You have to get all 50 hits to pass. Once you can shoot the whole drill without a single miss, either increase the distance or add time pressure. For instance, try to finish the entire drill in under 5 minutes while maintaining 100% accuracy.

Dot Torture Target

(click on the target to bring up the full-size version which you can then print out)

  • Dot 1 – Draw and fire one string of 5 rounds for best group. One hole if possible, total 5 rounds.
  • Dot 2 – Draw and fire 1 shot, holster and repeat X4, total 5 rounds.
  • Dots 3 & 4 – Draw and fire 1 shot on #3, then 1 shot on #4, holster and repeat X3, total 8 rounds.
  • Dot 5 – Draw and fire string of 5 rounds, strong hand only, total 5 rounds.
  • Dots 6 & 7 – Draw and fire 2 shots on #6, then 2 on #7, holster, repeat X4, total 16 rounds.
  • Dot 8 – From ready or retention, fire five shots, weak hand only, total 5 rounds.
  • Dots 9 & 10 – Draw and fire 1 shot on #9, speed reload, fire 1 shot on #10, holster and repeat X3, total 6 rounds.

Remember: training with firearms is an inherently dangerous activity. Be sure to follow all safety protocols when using firearms or practicing these drills. These drills are provided for information purposes only. Use at your own risk.

Date September 13, 2013

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The 3 D’s: Detect, Defuse, and Defend — Tony Blauer

Date September 13, 2013

The 3 D’s: Detect, Defuse, and Defend — Tony Blauer

Date September 13, 2013

WAY OF THE GUN: 50 YD PERFORMANCE GROUPING


A good number of us practice at distances that feed our ego for success. That distance for many of us is well under 50 yards. If you want to stretch yourself, work on this drill until it becomes a new level of success for you as a shooter.

Date September 13, 2013

The Four Primary Rules of Gun Safety

 
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Date September 13, 2013

Pistol Drills from Hilton Yam

Modern Service Weapons has posted a number of helpful drills for the shooter. Check out the links below for all the details.

Drills developed by Hilton Yam founder of 10-8 Performance, LLC.

Dated but a good post from Kyle Defoor on Accuracy

Date August 30, 2013

Currently reading “T.A.P.S.: Tactical Application of Practical Shooting” by Pat McNamara

Date August 30, 2013