In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a final rule to reduce ejection deaths caused during vehicle rollovers. These “ejection mitigation” safety standards resulted in a variety of proposed solutions by special interests groups and automotive manufacturers. One idea favored the installation of...

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,...

The greatest lie sold to students of any sport is that buying gear always correlates with improving performance. Whether golf clubs or carbines, routinely individuals will “upgrade” a piece of hardware that already functions without issues. Although it’s natural to want to tinker with firearms,...

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...

Spoiler Alert: There is a lot of ego in the tactical industry. A car full of shooters can barely agree where to eat lunch at, let alone which fighting techniques are superior. The ego involved with the craft of tactical marksmanship is unavoidable, but necessary. Shooting...

Opportunity Costs in Regards to Tactical Training There is no such thing as a free lunch. Regardless of the political, social, or economic context of our actions, there is a give and take associated with everything. Economists define this as opportunity costs, which are the potential...