Course Review: Brushbeater's RTO courses

 It's been a spell since I posted, as 2021 has been a busy year for me so far. I have been fielding a lot of courses and developing some new ones, so check the Calendar page often for new courses.   I wanted to drop a quick review of Brushbeater's RTO course as I had the opportunity to attend in June.  As an instructor, I feel it is important to periodically seek out courses as a student to both continue professional development and to gain insight/perspective in teaching modalities, so when a couple of my clients suggested I join them at the Brushbeater RTO/ARTO/SIGINT course last month, I jumped at the chance. This was actually three courses held back to back to back, namely the two day RTO (Radio Telephone Operator), the ARTO (Advanced Radio Telephone Operator) and the SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) course.  The primary focus of the coursework was, of course, centered around radios; a subject that I definitely needed some refresher training on.    Let me start by saying that

CQB / Home Defense Level One in West Texas

   We will be having a CQB/Home Defense course in west Texas DEC 4-6. This popular course is a mix of live fire training, classroom, vehicles and SIM training guns.  Fee is $750. Course description can be found on the Courses page. We may also be having a Hard Target Traveler course on DEC 3 at the same location. Fee is $275. If interested, contact us at   or   ** Class is already half full, so don't hesitate...        

Mr. Scheuer asks the Question

Image A short read worth your time. Michael Scheuer was head of the Bin Laden Task Force at the Agency. I had the privilege of joining one of his briefs and found him to be a straight shooter and a breath of fresh air within that particular organization. His books are also worthy of a read; especially "Marching to Hell".

Lesson for the day....

Read up on Danny Roxo (1933-1976). There will be a test on this material....coming soon to a town near you. BLM=ZANLA, ANTIFA=FRELIMO Be like Danny....

Course review Night Ops/CQB/Vehicle

Course review is posted up on the Course reviews page for the recent course in Spokane. Contact us if you are interested in scheduling a course in your area.....things are not getting any safer out there.

Upcoming Course - Night Operations / CQB July 9-12

CSG Night Operations / CQB - July 9-12, Spokane, WA This will be a hybrid course, combining aspects of our Nights Ops course with our CQB Level One and Vehicle/Mobility Ops. Cost $900 Day one will be live fire, day two, three & four will be SIMS/UTMs. This course will focus on weapon flows and close quarters drills with carbine/pistol, setting up your NVG/NODs and IR aiming systems, setting up your vehicle for night operations, CQB one & two man drills with force on force excercises, fighting in and around structures, fighting in and around vehicles, TCCC considerations and an FTX. To register or for any inquiries, contact:     -or-       Gear Requirements * Note taking material * Ballistic goggles & glasses * Gloves * IFAK/BOK * Large cover shirt (should fit over armor or mag pouches) * AR/M4 style carbine (AK style is okay as well) w/optic and/or iron sights * Six carbine mags * Semi-auto pistol (.380cal

Tactical Skills Q & A -or- Be Good at Everything or Die (repost)

In the interest of spreading useful information regarding tactics/training I wanted to relay this conversation I had with some folks from the tactical community a while back. I was asked several pointed questions which I do my best to answer below: Question 1: Of all the various training disciplines available, which one should be top of the training list right now in light of world events? Rifle training? Land Navigation? Communications? Patrolling , etc... Answer: Well, there are definitely some sacred cows on that list. It of course kind of depends on where you are as an individual with regard to the various skillsets, but lets assume you are a competent shooter with some basic fieldcraft under your belt....I would put information gathering on top. You could also label it Intel/Comms if you wanted. Why? 1. Intelligence drives the fight. Without it, you are just a bunch of armed guys in the woods. 2. Everyone can do it. Your 75 year old aunt can do it, your