The old sniper adage goes "scopes do not enhance your marksmanship, they magnify your errors.” Although a pistol red dot sight (RDS) does not provide magnification, it similarly will amplify your mistakes. Despite increasing RDS adoption among tactical, competitive, and self-defense shooters, our training approaches have...

One of the most important ass chewings I received in the military was at Robin Sage. During the final phase of tactical training in the Q-Course, I experienced a case of senioritis that impacted my performance. As the patrol leader for a routine ambush mission,...

In no particular order, here are our most notable observations from the Americans we trained with this year. 1. GRAVITATE TOWARDS YOUR WEAKNESSES The greatest display of heart this year was at our tactical marksmanship courses. These classes place a large emphasis on athleticism with a firearm,...

(originally posted to Soldier Systems Daily on May 27th) By his 20th iteration, an Afghan guerrilla with minimal marksmanship training was shooting the 2x2x2 exercise just as efficiently as Instagram tactical celebrities. Only an hour earlier had we discussed some key points of marksmanship, then I...

I return for a second episode on the Squad Room and talk with Garrett about law enforcement training culture and how to properly integrate military tactics. We also discuss the importance of purposeful stress induced exercises and the history of "range theatrics" in that their first documented...

The crew over at Breach Bang Clear wrote us a review of "High Threat Environment Vehicle Tactics" from the perspective of law enforcement.   "Almost weekly, we are reminded of the dangers law enforcement officers face on the streets. Coordinated gang members, active shooters, and ISIL sympathizers have...