Friday, October 28, 2011

Back in unfriendly territory

I am working out of the area for the next couple months but will be putting on some more courses in late January and February. I will continue to put up posts as my schedule and internet stability allows.....

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gunfight Concepts Carbine course


Held a two day Carbine course this last weekend in the Willamette Valley. Weather was good and the students were great. 20 total hours of advanced carbine work and everyone was thoroughly exhausted. My thanks to all who made it out.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pretty much sums it up...

  "When things look bad, and it looks like you're not going to make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad dog mean. Cause if you lose your head and you give up, then you neither live nor win, that's just the way it is."
-- Josey Wales

Upcoming Course


Will have two days of Carbine courses this weekend (15 & 16 OCT). Courses will be held at a private range near Lyons Oregon (about 20 miles east of Salem, 80 miles west of Sisters). This will be a Gunfight Concepts course covering:

* fundamental reinforcement
* engaging multiple threats
* positional shooting problems
* malfunctions galore
* use of cover
* stress based scenarios
* and much more........

 For more information, check the Gunfight Concepts Carbine section on the "Courses" page. Please contact me to reserve your spot right away as class size will be limited and this will likely be the last course until February.
One day will be the normal $200, but if you attend both days there will be a discounted rate of $375.

Lodging is available in nearby Stayton if needed.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Equipment Review - Wilson TTU AR/M4 Trigger


I have been meaning to publish a review on the TTU for a while now; so, here it is....

  The TTU (Tactical Trigger Unit) by Wilson Combat, is a modular drop in replacement for any AR/M4 platform  carbine. Being a self contained unit, it is extremely easy to install as compared to a standard trigger group which has several small parts to contend with. The build quality on the TTU is clean and robust, being made from CNC machined and EDM cut hardened tool steel.
   The install process was very straightforward and painless; removed the stock trigger group, dropped in the TTU and replaced the two pins......done.
   There are a few different variants of the TTU to choose from. I opted for the single-stage 4 pound trigger. There is also a two-stage, a three-gun and a MIL/LE variant with a slightly heavier 5.5 pound trigger pull.
   I have, to date, put around 5000 rounds downrange with the TTU and have truly enjoyed its consistent and crisp pull and reset. In fact, crisp really doesn't even begin to describe the break on this amazing trigger.....you really have to try it.
   All in all, though being a bit skeptical about a "drop-in" anything, I have been nothing but impressed with this offering from Wilson Combat and would fully recommend it to anyone looking for a better trigger option.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Gunfight Concepts course

Ran a Gunfight Concepts Pistol course yesterday. Had a great time; weather was good, students had their game faces on and we were all exhausted by the end of the night shoot.
My thanks to all that came out...  

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thought for the evening...


" Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession."
   --George Washington 


  This could be applied to the political front just as well as the two-way shooting range...

Intruder...

   Interesting piece from Backdoor Survival discussing a subject that weighs on everyone's mind from time to time....
   My solution? Decide NOW so you don't have that emotional hurtle to contend with when you are in the middle of a crisis....

   Check it out here    could-you-shoot-someone

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Another Heinlein goody for ya

" An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."
   --Robert Heinlein

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Did you Dry Practice today?

If not, you're wrong.

Shooting marksmanship can largely be broken down into two fundamental concepts:

1) Sight picture/ Sight alignment
2) Trigger manipulation

This accounts for, in my opinion, 95% of shot accuracy. With this in mind, you should be dry practicing everyday. Clear your weapon, pick a spot to aim at (in a safe direction, of course) and try to achieve ten perfect presses in a row. If you screw one up (ie, detect any movement in your sight alignment as the "shot" breaks), you start over from one.
    Understand that this, in and of itself, will not make you a perfect shooter. Your mind needs to experience the report of the weapon, your body needs to feel the recoil, your eyes need to become accustomed to tracking the sight during it's cycle, etc, etc.....but dry practice is an oft overlooked tool that will help anyone tighten up their shot group.

So do it.....

Everyday.....

Always remember...

   "Weapons compound man's power to achieve; they amplify the capabilities of both the good man and the bad, and to exactly the same degree, having no will of their own. Thus we must regard them as servants, not masters - and good servants to good men. Without them, man is diminished, and his opportunities to fulfill his destiny are lessened. An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it."
   -- Col. Jeff Cooper

Monday, October 3, 2011

Thought for the evening...



" Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
     -- James Madison