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Home Defense: Basic One-Man Building Clearing

Room clearing is a reality of urban warfare. The unique environment and hazards presented by manmade structures has resulted in a plethora of evolving tactics and techniques. The general consensus is that room clearing and CQB should always be conducted... Continue Reading →

DIY Strongman implement: Heavy Sandbag

I've been using Strongman movements and routines for some time now as a supplement to my powerlifting, endurance and boxing training. Strongman has a lot of benefits, and there's a lot of literature elsewhere on the topic. For me, however,... Continue Reading →

9mm vs. .40 Caliber: The FBI’s decision to switch back to 9mm pistols and ammo is based on studies of wound ballistics and shooter performance.

(Originally posted at http://www.policemag.com, 22 JAN 2016) By Sidney Vail, MD At the end of October, the FBI announced that it was planning to swap out the .40 S&W pistols and ammunition now used by its agents and replace them... Continue Reading →

Analysis: ISIS Child Soldier Training Video

One must not underestimate the enemy. This video has a great deal of shock value to it, but it is also a valuable tool to assessing the development of tactics and techniques employed by ISIS. It is also worth noting... Continue Reading →

Travis Haley on Holster Placement

I've always run my holster at either a straight cant or a 15° forward cant. I was having a problem drawing my duty weapon efficiently because the gun was positioned directly on my hip, at the 3 o'clock. When I... Continue Reading →

Addressing the Active Shooter

A little while ago I wrote about finding cover and concealment in an urban environment, and I wanted to follow up on that. I’ve thought a great deal about some of the more practical problems facing the armed citizen, and... Continue Reading →

Are You “Working Out” Or Are You “Training?”

January 28, 2017 by Marty Skovlund, Jr This article first appeared in The Havok Journal on 26 March 2014. _____ I recently read two articles recently that provoked some thoughts on the way we approach fitness in the military. One... Continue Reading →

A Word of Comfort and Caution

I haven’t posted in a while, because I don’t feel that I could add anything to the unadulterated stew of rage that is the Internet. Inauguration Day was markedly less violent then I had feared, which was encouraging. There are... Continue Reading →

Work Out with Towels

“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” — Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy It’s also the most massively useful tool you have in your house to improve grip strength. Combatives... Continue Reading →

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