Doing the Double-Tap in Mozambique

It was known far and wide by savvy shooters (as in shooters with savoir-faire) as The Mozambique Drill, and was probably the most influential combat training drill of all time. Then the language-killers got in the act, politically corrected the phrase, sucked all the juice out of it and bestowed upon the famous firing sequence the inspiring title of “failure-to-stop” or simply “failure” drill in their manner of communicating like a rookie cop writing out a shoplifting report.

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Get a Grip!: A Complete Guide To Knife Grips

Any time you use a hand-held weapon, the grip you take on that weapon is a major determining factor in how effectively you can use it. If you can’t hold a weapon well, you have little hope of employing it well. Over the years, much has been written about knife fighting grips and their significance

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Way of the Gun: The Zen of International Tactical Training Seminars

Another beautiful, balmy Friday dawns on southern California as Scott Reitz, head instructor and co-founder of International Tactical Training Seminars (ITTS), begins his lecture. It’s a typical February day in California at the Angeles Shooting Range, located just north of Los Angeles in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Warm sunshine, a light breeze,

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International School of Tactical Medicine: The Best Medicine In The Worst Places

As all tactical officers know, you perform as you train—and that is exactly what takes place at the nation’s premier program for training tactical medical personnel. The concept of providing on-scene advanced life support during tactical operations by trained medical professionals has become integrated into today’s elite law enforcement tactical units nationwide.

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Feed the Puppy: Tac Pro Primary Shotgun Class

Bill Davison’s calls to “feed the puppy,” along with the deep booms of a 12-gauge shotgun and lead striking steel, make up the distinctive sounds of the jungle run during the Primary Shotgun Class at Tac Pro Shooting Center.

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Yavapai Firearms Academy Close-Range Pistol Tactics: Think More and Shoot Less

Anyone who has trained with Louis Awerbuck knows that he’s a “thinking man’s warrior.” It is always interesting to get Mr. Awerbuck’s perspective on a combative topic or the flavor-of-the-month gun tactic or gear, because he will always have an opinion and you know that it will be well thought-out. It may not be the way you feel about it, but you will admit that it is a way that is definitely viable—and you might even change your mind.

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BORTAC: United States Border Patrol Tactical Unit

The U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit, known by the acronym BORTAC, is the international special operations force of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). BORTAC and its specialist operators carry out some of the most demanding and dangerous missions that fall under the jurisdiction of CBP. These missions

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Self-Training Myths: Deadly Drawbacks

No one is born being able to shoot, and those described as being naturally instinctive shooters are, in reality, just very talented people who pay attention to basics. Wild Bill Hickock did not exit the birth canal as a proficient killer. That he had the mean gene imbedded is without question. However, the mechanics necessary

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