Tag: training

That’s What She Said: The Freshette Saves the Day

That’s What She Said: The Freshette Saves the Day

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

I saw a video of a competition shooter using the Freshette in early April of this year. She liked it because it was an easy way to keep her gear stable while using the porta-potty at events. I was curious enough to check it out. The Freshette website says: The world-renowned Freshette, the original urinary […]

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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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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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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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