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Self Reliance Training: Novice Students

Self Reliance Training: Novice Students

| September 15, 2017 | 4 Comments

This is Part Three of a four part series on what I think students should take (and in rough priority) based on how long they have been living a self reliant lifestyle. If you haven’t already, please read Part One (overview) and Part Two (what should new students take first). Brief Students who have acquired a broad […]

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Self Reliance Training: What Should New Students Take First?

Self Reliance Training: What Should New Students Take First?

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is Part Two of a four part series on what I think students should take (and in rough priority) based on how long they have been living a self reliant lifestyle. If you haven’t already, please read Part One. Brief People new to self reliance training, especially those who are unsure if they want […]

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Force on Force: A Cup of Coffee

Force on Force: A Cup of Coffee

On February 25th of this year, I attended the Mass Murder and Terrorist Incident force on force class put on by QSI Training. The scenarios in this course were all based on real events, from mass stabbings to terrorist bombings. I was asked to meet a “colleague” who wanted to discuss his tech startup. This scenario […]

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Developing Force on Force Training Programs with Erik Pakieser 2017 3×3 Review

Developing Force on Force Training Programs with Erik Pakieser 2017 3×3 Review

| April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Erik Pakieser gave his lecture “Developing Force on Force Training Programs” twice at the 2017 Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference, and I was pleased to attend the second session. I was present for one of Erik’s first force on force classes. It was held in a gym. We did a lot of the same types […]

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Force on Force Personal Training Equipment

Force on Force Personal Training Equipment

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I did my first force on force training I carried a G19, a G26, and a box cutter. All of my formal, adult self defense training at the time was with firearms. I knew very little, and as such my options — and FoF gear — were limited. In the last six years, I’ve […]

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Armed Response to Active Shooter Scenario Force on Force 25 February 2017

Armed Response to Active Shooter Scenario Force on Force 25 February 2017

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some of our most popular content is about how to respond to active murders / terrorists, how to avoid being mistaken as a bad guy by law enforcement / armed defenders, and how to discern who is a bad guy versus another good guy responding to an attack. People who want to help officers in […]

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Force on Force Counter Ambush TDI Kabar Knife and MDTS Raven Concealment PocketShield 21 Jan 2017

Force on Force Counter Ambush TDI Kabar Knife and MDTS Raven Concealment PocketShield 21 Jan 2017

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve written about the PocketShield, created by Chris Fry of MDTS Training, made and sold by Raven Concealment. I’ve been carrying the KA-BAR TDI knife in my right pocket for almost a year (here are my current thoughts, and a little history). I’ve been able to deploy the TDI knife a few times during force […]

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Tailgunner 2 on 1 Scenario Force on Force 21 January 2017

Tailgunner 2 on 1 Scenario Force on Force 21 January 2017

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last month we had the opportunity to do some force on force scenario based training with QSI Training. One of my scenarios seemed simple: go to the convenience store and buy a soda. Of course, they are never as simple as they seem. I wound up being involved in a strong arm robbery. The armed […]

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All Roads Lead to Shivworks

All Roads Lead to Shivworks

| January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

My wife and I put our deposits in for the Shivworks ECQC class being held in Minnesota in June of 2017. That means we’re less than five months away from grunting, sweating, bleeding, stabbing, and shooting alongside 14 other people. And the FiST helmets. Ah, the FiST helmets. I’m also coming off a particularly “carefree” […]

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Force on Force: Tailgunner, 2017

Force on Force: Tailgunner, 2017

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over two years ago, I wrote about the dangers of “tailgunners,” hidden helpers of violent criminal actors who serve as lookouts for interfering law enforcement and “good guys.” Last Saturday I attended a force on force scenario training class held by QSI Training. One student had a tailgunner scenario, and unfortunately it followed the several […]

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