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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 | 0 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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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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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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That’s What She Said: LSD – Long Slow Distance

That’s What She Said: LSD – Long Slow Distance

| March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve always enjoyed cardio based training. For the last 20 years I’ve tried to stay active at least a few times a week. When I worked retail or at an office I ran on my lunch hour or used the analog stairmasters conveniently located at the ends of hallways. Recently I joined a gym and […]

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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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