Training & Techniques

Timberwolf Aftermarket Glock 19 Frame After 2000 Rounds

Timberwolf Aftermarket Glock 19 Frame After 2000 Rounds

| July 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

In late April of this year, one of our Glock 19s was damaged during a training exercise. The pistol was set up for a failure to extract (sometimes called a “double feed”). Two live rounds were used for this drill. I have done this drill well over 200 times over the last six years, and […]

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Advanced class registration for the SBS community

Advanced class registration for the SBS community

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are extremely pleased to bring three high quality personal safety instructors to the Minneapolis, Minnesota area this fall and winter. We are giving SBS readers an advanced, private registration opportunity for our 2017 visiting instructor program. Starting today, you will be able to register ahead of the general public for: September 09/10 – Cecil […]

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Giving Myself the Finger: Trapped Finger in a Full Speed Disarm

Giving Myself the Finger: Trapped Finger in a Full Speed Disarm

| July 12, 2017 | 1 Comments

I’ve attended over a dozen classes on weapon disarms and/or weapon retention. When the handgun trainers come out, we are always cautioned to not put our fingers on the slide, or in the trigger guards. The concern is that the handgun will rotate during the disarm so quickly and violently that it will cause damage […]

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First ECQC Panic Simulator: Airdyne Stationary Bike

First ECQC Panic Simulator: Airdyne Stationary Bike

In May this year, I tore down my video studio and put up a home gym: squat cage, bench, Olympic weights, kettlebells, dumbbells, etc. Last month I bought a used Airdyne stationary bike for $100 on Craigslist. The bike is at least 20 years old, and still works like a champ. The Airdyne has a […]

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Keep Moving, Whenever You Are

Keep Moving, Whenever You Are

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m not sure why this picture was taken. It may have been for my original blog project, maybe about appendix carrying a 1911. I do know it was taken in 2009. There’s a lot going on in this picture, a lot that I would consider “wrong” today and I am sure is going to generate […]

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Glad for My Toolbox: Car Evolution Minnesota ECQC 2017

Glad for My Toolbox: Car Evolution Minnesota ECQC 2017

| June 19, 2017 | 1 Comments

One of the things that polarize personal safety instructors is the phrase, “another tool for the toolbox.” Instructors that use this phrase believe that it’s important to have more than one way of doing something. They may believe this due to teaching several different types of people with different capabilities, needs, or circumstances. They may […]

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Honeywell UVEX S8500 Bionic Face Shield Airsoft Test

Honeywell UVEX S8500 Bionic Face Shield Airsoft Test

I’ve been doing force on force training since 2010. I’ve always used to forms of head protection: either a paintball mask for Airsoft-based training, or a FIST helmet for combatives + Simunitions work. Both have protected my noggin well over the years, but they share two common problems. The first problem is that they greatly obscure […]

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Road to ECQC: The Week Before D-Day

Road to ECQC: The Week Before D-Day

My videos, posts, and reviews of the Shivworks Extreme Close Quarters Concepts course by Craig Douglas are some of my most popular content. Unfortunately for me, the video where I get shot in the groin 7 times is the most popular and most shared. 😉 Since I took my first ECQC in 2015, my friends, training […]

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Armed Response to Active Shooter Scenario Force on Force 11 March 2017

Armed Response to Active Shooter Scenario Force on Force 11 March 2017

This February I participated in the Mass Murderer and Terrorist Incidents force on force scenario class offered by QSI Training. In one scenario, I stopped an active shooter, only to be intercepted by a responding “officer” played by a QSI instructor. I moved when the instructor yelled “POLICE! DON’T MO-” and was shot at medium range […]

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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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