Reviews

Trauma Medicine with Caleb Causey 2017 3×3 Review

Trauma Medicine with Caleb Causey 2017 3×3 Review

| April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics kicked off my final day at Rangemaster with his lecture on Trauma Care. This was the third time I’ve watched Caleb give this lecture, and I’ve enjoyed watching it evolve and a learn something different each time. Here’s my 3×3 review, which discusses the top 3 things covered in […]

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Violent Criminal Actors with William Aprill 2017 3×3 Review

Violent Criminal Actors with William Aprill 2017 3×3 Review

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mr. William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting taught my third and final class of Day 2 of the Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference held at the DARC Training Facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Aprill gave his excellent “Violent Criminal Actors” lecture, which I heard before at another conference. We also hosted William last December […]

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Multiple Opponents with Paul Sharp Rangemaster 2017 3×3 Review

Multiple Opponents with Paul Sharp Rangemaster 2017 3×3 Review

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

My second class of day 2 at the 2017 Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference was with Paul Sharp of Sharp Defense. This was the second time I’ve trained with Paul; the first time was in his recoil management class at last year’s Rangemaster. I really like Paul’s no-nonsense, down to earth demeanor. I also like his teaching […]

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Terrorist Bombers with Greg Ellifritz Rangemaster 2017 3×3 Review

Terrorist Bombers with Greg Ellifritz Rangemaster 2017 3×3 Review

| March 29, 2017 | 7 Comments

My first class of day 2 at the 2017 Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference was with Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training. I like Greg a ton, and he was one of the important motivators for me to start carrying a fixed blade on my body midline. If you don’t already, check his Web site for […]

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Street Encounter Skills with John Murphy Rangemaster 2017 3×3 Review

Street Encounter Skills with John Murphy Rangemaster 2017 3×3 Review

| March 28, 2017 | 1 Comments

My third class at the 2017 Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference was with John Murphy of FPF Training. I had attended several classes with Mr. Murphy the last two times I went to Rangemaster. I liked him as a person, and after attending his lecture I like him as a presenter. It was difficult to summarize a […]

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Keep Your Piece with Fletch Fuller Rangemaster 2017 3×3 Review

Keep Your Piece with Fletch Fuller Rangemaster 2017 3×3 Review

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

My second class at the 2017 Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference was with Fletch Fuller of ReadyUp Tactical. I met Mr. Fuller at Rangemaster last year — he taught a unit on folding knives for self defense. I enjoyed his teaching style. This year, Mr. Fuller taught a unit on handgun retention, and I enjoyed […]

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Update on the Raven Concealment ModuLoader Pocket Shield by Chris Fry

Update on the Raven Concealment ModuLoader Pocket Shield by Chris Fry

| February 23, 2017 | 3 Comments

I’ve been using the Raven Concealment ModuLoader Pocket Shield mounting system designed by Chris Fry (MDTS) for almost a year now. For quite some time I just carried the mid-sized TDI KA-BAR knife on it. About a month ago I added a custom made Kydex sheath made by Hawaiian Punch Industries for my ASP Key […]

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EverBrite 6-pack LED Headlamp for Trauma Kits Review

EverBrite 6-pack LED Headlamp for Trauma Kits Review

| January 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Low light trauma care is a real possibility, especially considering that most violent encounters happen in (some) darkness, and that the power may be out during/after a terrorist incident. The more trauma care training I take, the more I believe it’s critical to have both hands free during an emergency. In low light trauma care […]

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William Aprill’s UNTHINKABLE 3×3 Review

William Aprill’s UNTHINKABLE 3×3 Review

| December 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

We spend a lot of time training for The Fight™. We fixate on weaponry, gear, accessories, draw stroke, trigger press, sight picture, grappling, low light, etc etc etc. And we should! All of those things are important. We spend a lot less time training for the “pre-encounter” and “post-encounter” phases. Pre-encounter could be how to carry […]

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The Glock Pistol as C-PDW: An Example

The Glock Pistol as C-PDW: An Example

| December 5, 2016 | 13 Comments

This is a guest article from CR Williams, firearms instructor and author of several books on self-defense and firearms use (see our reviews of his book Facing the Active Shooter and Gunfighting, and Other Thoughts About Doing Violence). You can follow him at In Shadow In Light — Shepherd There has recently been a fair […]

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