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On 23 March 2016, 5th Special Forces Group brought back a piece of history by switching back to their original crest worn during the Vietnam Era. The Group’s Commander, Col. Leahy, noted that they change was designed to honor the 786 Special Forces soldiers killed during Vietnam. 2016 also marks […]
“We must depend in every time of national peril, in the future as in the past, not upon a standing army, nor yet upon a reserve army, but upon a citizenry trained and accustomed to arms. We should encourage such training and make it a means of discipline, which our […]
Back in the day, the predecessor to the Ranger Panties, Silkies, whatever you want to call them, was arguably UDT shorts. Everyone had some short shorts back then because they weren’t offended by knee caps and thighs like we are now. Back then men showed off those lightly bronzed hams and […]
Our military is fat, out of shape and our leaders seem to think it’s ok. This trend is following society’s trend with almost 1 in 3 adults being too fat to serve. As our ranks gain weight, their physical fitness standards are beginning to lower. Recently the US Navy changed […]
So when last we met, we discussed setting up optics and iron sights on your rifle. This week, let’s talk about lights. I personally believe that lights are essential for any rifle used for self-defense or law enforcement. While they can have drawbacks (improper use can alert your adversary to […]
Every year we receive thousands of customer emails, some encouraging, some from upset customers and some are from some fairly interesting individuals. We wanted to share a few of our all time favorites. We have left out the customer’s email and name for their own privacy. This email was […]
Setting up your rifle is a very personal affair, much like setting up your gear. With today’s accessories available for the AR and AK platforms, the sky is pretty much the limit, barring agency resrictions. In the end, your rifle’s setup needs to be effective and efficient for you. As […]
In January of 2010, I was sitting in my room in the Hotel Caribe, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti sipping on a Coke. Haiti hadn’t experienced an earthquake in over 50 years, and all the risk assessments my team had done prior to our arrival had indicated that the greatest danger to us […]
Continuing in the theme of military concepts in civilian life from our last blog entry, this post is about communications. I think I can honestly say that in military operations, communications is always one of the top items critiqued during an after action review. Even if all objectives were met, […]
Pineland is a fictitious country located in North Carolina, developed by the United States Army Special Forces Command to train Special Forces, Psyops and Civil Affairs in unconventional warfare. The basic scenario of Pineland is that the government has been overthrown through a violent coup and US forces are now […]
When traveling to unfamiliar areas, whether it be a new city within the United States or traveling abroad, it’s important to travel smart in order to not present yourself as an easy target. The main topic to keep in mind when traveling: Blend in. We’ve all been there, walking around […]
With the current outrageous prices of ammunition and limited range time available to LE and Military entities, it is now more important than ever to find new, innovative ideas to increase your marksmanship without burning thousands of dollars at the range. Here are a few ideas our staff has developed […]
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1. Friendly fire – isn’t. 2. Recoilless rifles – aren’t. 3. Suppressive fires – won’t. 4. You are not Superman; Marines and fighter pilots take note. 5. A sucking chest wound is Nature’s way of telling you to slow down. 6. If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid. […]