It has been said—to the point of becoming a cliché—that our future rests with our children. And so, in a departure from my usual ramblings about firearms, tactics and politics, this month I want to touch on a subject that is not only important, but may be crucial in the coming years—mentoring. As America continues
July 15, 1981 changed the way I would look at holsters for the rest of my life. My Dad was working the night shift for his department and was on his way home, two hours past his shift and really looking forward to being off. Dispatch notified him that there had been a fight at
When the historians look back on the first decade of this century, they are likely to call out the widespread acceptance of two things that greatly advanced the capabilities of the rifleman: the 1913 rail and the MOLLE interface. The now ubiquitous Picatinny rail has made it incredibly simple to attach, swap or individually configure
People get lost in the wild for a number of reasons. We may all have had that feeling of a sudden loss of orientation at one time or another. It doesn’t take much before the feeling of panic strikes.
Prone is the most stable of the firing positions. The closer we are to the ground, the more of our body is in contact with the ground. So far, so good—but there are problems.
Viking Tactics is one of the foremost contract trainers used by elements of our country’s special operations forces. I had been aware of VTAC’s reputation for some time, but had not been able to match up a time against one of their few annual classes that are not exclusively contracted to SOF units.