• 8:35

    The advantages of training with a sub-caliber rifle have long been advocated by experts. Highly recommended is a rifle that can be set up just like your work or self-defense rifle, as all the manipulations are the same but using less expensive ammunition. Those repetitions will pay big dividends on the range or, more importantly,

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  • 7:33

    Training on a three-dimensional target has to be very specific, because a lot more cost, setup time, effort and energy go into training on a 3D target as opposed to a standard two-dimensional target. One of the most useful things we can do with a 3D target is study the angles we’re going to shoot

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  • 4:52

    Finding the correct blend of speed and accuracy when shooting is important whether you are shooting a qualification course, a competition, or protecting your life and those of your loved ones. Retired Supervisory Federal Agent Ken Trice developed this drill to help you gauge your progress from medium distance to bad-breath range.

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  • 3:46

    Brian Canova of E.A.G. Tactical discusses developments in rifle slings over the years. He also demonstrates some of the ways an adjustable two-point sling is better than a one-point.

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  • 8:31

    If you carry a gun for self-defense, you should also carry an individual first aid kit (IFAK). One of the leading causes of death is bleeding out, making a tourniquet the most important item in your IFAK. Knowing how to apply the tourniquet is also critical. Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics demonstrates how to

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  • Ballistic Gelatin 101
    5:27

    Jeff Hoffman, President of Black Hills Ammunition describes the intricacies of what goes into ballistic gelatin tests. Since some tests are inferior in nature and do not provide quantifiable results, he also describes what you should be looking for when viewing videos and photographs involving ballistic gelatin tests.

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  • 3:28

    Legendary trainer Ken Hackathorn demonstrates the BFM Drill, which combines three popular shooting-skill drills: the Bill Drill, the Fast Drill, and the Mozambique Drill. The BFM Drill requires thinking while shooting. This makes it a valuable drill, as that’s what we have to do in a real-world shooting.

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  • 3:06

    One of the main advantages of the AR-15/M4 platform is it is a light, handy rifle. And while a bipod is great for the range, it adds weight and makes the rifle less manageable in the field. In this video, the differences between shooting with a bipod and shooting from an improvised rest, such as

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  • Breacher Up!
    4:47

    S.W.A.T. Magazine cameras visited MUTC, one of America’s most unique training installations, to capture some equally exceptional breaching methods shared by instructor Bryan Hillis of Alexander Global Strategies. His three-day Manual/Mechanical, Ballistic and Thermal Breaching class gives law enforcement students a graduate-level education in forced entry. Read more about the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center and

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