Wounded Warrior: Magpul Dynamics Carbine 1

My days of not shooting because I’m in a wheelchair are over. Recently Magpul Dynamics (the training arm of Magpul Industries) conducted their Dynamic Carbine 1 course in Houston, Texas. Chris Costa and Travis Haley were the course instructors and I was one of their students.

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Know Your Target: Tips, Truisms, and Myths

Targets are one of the least understood and misapplied tools in the trainer’s toolbox. Used correctly, targets can assist the shooter in reaching a specific training objective more quickly and efficiently. Targets can range from random household or office excess such as paper plates or index cards through traditional NRA competition targets and into exotic

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Robot Warrior: Northern Lights Tactical TRACS

As you hastily turn the corner, a nasty three-round burst misses your ankles and thighs by only inches, and you are reminded that this is no ordinary range session. Back to cover, you properly “pie” the corner and deliver half a dozen rounds center mass back into your aggressor. The exercise controller signals, “Terminate exercise.”

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Down and Dirty: 224,000 Rounds In 12 Days

In a recent 12-day span here at Tactical Response (TR), we had 22 students attend the following courses: Fighting Rifle, High Risk Civilian Contractor, and High Risk Civilian Contractor Medical course. I decided to document the things that went wrong as we pushed men and machines through 12 very harsh days of training.

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What it Really Takes to Hit: Point Shooting Debate Continues

What will it take for you to hit and stop your assailant in a deadly force encounter? Will the assailant be under the influence of extreme rage or drugs and hard to stop? Will one shot drop the suspect or will it take an entire magazine—or more? What will that encounter look like? Will it be at close range, 50 feet or even farther?

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Sub-Gun Certification Made Easy

I’ve had a few things happen the last few years that made me feel old age coming on. Settling down and getting married was one; the birth of my son was another. Neither, however, made me feel as old as asking several of my SWAT guys what, if any, training they have completed with the

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