Last week, I was fortunate enough to get to train with Bill Rapier again. For those that may not know, Rapier is a retired Nayy SEAL and the owner and lead instructor of Amercian Tactical Shooting Instruction, LLC. Back in 2017, both Robert and I attended his Integrated Combatives course in Pennsylvania. I didn’t make […]
Something that a fellow blogger and reader of the blog mentioned on our Facebook page got my brain in gear again… in response to my recent updated carbine set up article, he posed a statement and question regarding choice of optic and reasonable expectations of use contrasted with typical training environments. This isn’t so much […]
Although not one of the most popular, one of the most consistently viewed posts on this blog is the carbine setup article that I wrote back in 2015. To my mind, this speaks to the undeniable popularity of the AR-15. Given the continued assault on our rights and renewed efforts to legislate a ban on […]
Ever since I had a very positive experience with Green Ops in the spring of 2017, I had been eager to take another course with them. I was most interested in following up the Carbine I course I had taken with, naturally, Carbine II, but was unable to make it later in 2017. I believe […]
New for this year, Kyle Defoor has begun to offer one day carbine classes held either immediately before or after his regular two day classes. Fortunately, one such single day class was scheduled within easy driving distance for me. Seeing that it was on one of my normal days off, I jumped at the chance […]
A full weekend spent learning Defensive Carbine from Defense Techniques Academy.
This will be a short one, I think. I have been communicating with John in recent days about the most recent school shooting (Parkland, Florida). We have been talking less about the incident itself and more about the aftermath. Something about the reaction to this one seems different than all of the others. We try […]