Training

Accurately Shooting Through Barriers

When we fire a high powered rifle cartridge, our bullets trajectory(path) will experience three distinct phases. They are Nutation , Sleep, and Precession.  To best illustrate the three phases of trajectory think of a child’s toy top.  When spun it starts out wobbly(Nutation), then stabilizes and spins cleanly on its axis(Sleep), and finally begins to…

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A Guest Rant

There is a level of frustration that every Leader deals with. For the Military, particularly Combat Arms, this frustration changes over time and position. This post is from a Senior Leader who has the credentials to speak on this and hopefully many more subjects. Enjoy-Ash Hess  

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A Month With the Mantis X

About a six weeks ago a friend gave me a good talk through on the Mantis X system. Following that conversation, I decided to secure one and give it a try. I hadn’t really watched the videos or read up on the device. Upon doing research I didn’t find much besides the marketing ads. That…

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The Tale of Two Scopes

Same shooter, same ammo, same gun, 2 different scopes, 2 different shot group size. What caused the groups to spread? If the only thing that has changed is the scope we have to look at what mechanically has gone wrong to make two distinct shot groups. Assuming that the scope and rings have been properly…

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Warrior Industries Edition Rifle

Liberty Hill Tactical Warrior Industries Edition Awhile back, I approached Russell of Liberty Hill Tactical about doing a rifle built to my requirements. This rifle would be a showcase gun for Warrior Industries, LLC, and Liberty Hill Tactical. I laid out some specific things the rifle would have to have and can do. Russell took…

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On Personal Training Objectives and Strategies

“While we all want to be prepared to fend off an invasion of the Mongolian horde of rabid zombies, the fact of the matter is that the vast majority of us will never face a threat deadlier than the neighbor’s aggressive dachshund. By no means does that mean we shouldn’t train for the unlikely lethal encounter, but spending time and money on CQB courses, active shooter response courses and the like shouldn’t be the first priority for the average citizen. The average citizen would be well served to look at defensive handgun, carbine operator, or shotgun courses, as these will be the skills most likely needed.”

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