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Navy SEALs – The Untold Story

November 23rd, 2014

PBS recently aired a special on the history of the US Navy SEALs. There’s some great stuff in there.

You can watch the whole thing here:

Defense Logistics Agency – FireStopper

November 23rd, 2014

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DLA FireStopper

Coming Spring 2015 – “Tomorrow War” from J.L. Bourne

November 23rd, 2014



In this riveting, ultra-realistic novel from J.L. Bourne, a man struggles to survive after the US infrastructure collapses and martial law engulfs the streets of America.

In the not-too-distant future, during an unacknowledged mission inside the Syrian border, a government operative unwittingly triggers an incredible event that alters the course of society. A terrible weapon has been unleashed—a weapon that, left to run its course, will destroy the moral fabric of humanity.

In the midst of crisis, the population struggles to survive in a world short on vital resources. Inflation cripples the US economy and post-war armored military vehicles patrol the streets.

One man stands up to push back the overwhelming wave of tyranny triggered by the onset of nationwide martial law. How can he possibly succeed against a high tech and tyrannical enemy that is hell-bent on ripping liberty from the pages of future history?

From the author and military expert who brought readers the riveting horror series DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON, TOMORROW WAR is a compelling account of an alternate dystopian America located just down the tracks of oblivion.

Coming Spring 2015
Gallery Books
Simon & Schuster

Ferro Concepts – ABP Sale

November 23rd, 2014

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Ferro Concepts is holding a sale on their ABP – Assault Back Panel. Use code NOV17 during checkout. Sale ends Monday, November 24th.

Shadow End

November 23rd, 2014

Shadow End from Adam Taylor on Vimeo.

The MC-130P Combat Shadows have been retired from AFSOC service. This video was produced for the end party. Although they were a relic from a short lived Rescue/SOF amalgamation, their capability will be missed.

Training Mask – Elevation Training Mask

November 22nd, 2014

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Training Mask

Training Mask is the brand name for a line of masks developed to simulate high altitude training by oxygen restriction. Using Training Mask leads to increased lung capacity, increased oxygen efficiency, increased stamina, and more. Training Mask has found use with SOF, Soldiers, and Marines, and is even carried by the Marine Corps Exchange. For more information, check out the capability statement .pdf above.

Gunfighter Moment – Frank Proctor

November 22nd, 2014

Exercises vs Drills

In my classes one of the first thing I talk about is the fact that I use exercises during training and not drills. Here’s why. Most times when folks go to the range and shoot drills they do the same thing over and over again at the same pace and may or may not reach and end state that they want. For example a shooter goes out and does some Bill Drills from the holster. 50 times they draw the gun and shoot is 6 times in 2 seconds. They miss shots all the way to runs numbers 47-50. Does this mean they trained themselves to get a pistol out of the holster and get 6 hits in 2 seconds or that they trained themselves to fail for 46 attempts? I have done a whole lot of range sessions where I worked this sort of method and what I think I did was train myself to fail then eventually get it right. For example when I was training a lot for USPSA I would set up and run stages. I would bomb the stage a few times then start making magic happen. Guess what happened in matches? Most times I would bomb the first couple stages them settle down and do well. It’s hard to win against strong competition that way.

So here’s my exercise analogy. If you had a goal of benching 400 pounds would you walk into a gym,put 400 pounds on the bar and start doing 400 pound bench press drills? Not for long! My thoughts now are invest your training time, be very analytical about what’s happening when you shoot and identify then attack the things you need to work on to be the shooter you want to be.

-Frank Proctor


Frank Proctor has served over 18 years in the military, the last 11 of those in US Army Special Forces. During his multiple combat tours in Afghanistan & Iraq he had the privilege to serve with and learn from many seasoned veteran Special Forces Operators so their combined years of knowledge and experience has helped him to become a better operator & instructor. While serving as an instructor at the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course he was drawn to competitive shooting. He has since earned the USPSA Grand Master ranking in the Limited Division and Master ranking in the IDPA Stock Service Pistol division. He learned a great deal from shooting in competition and this has helped him to become to become a better tactical shooter. Frank is one of the few individuals able to bring the experiences of U.S. Army Special Forces, Competitive Shooting, and veteran Instructor to every class.

All this experience combines to make Frank Proctor a well-rounded shooter and instructor capable of helping you to achieve your goal of becoming a better shooter.

Gunfighter Moment is a weekly feature brought to you by Alias Training & Security Services. Each week Alias brings us a different Trainer and in turn they offer some words of wisdom.

TNVC – CORE Survival HEL-STAR 6 Strobe

November 22nd, 2014

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TNVC is currently running a promotion with CORE Survival to kick off the release of the new HEL-STAR 6 LE Strobe. Pre-order the HEL-STAR 6 LE by 11/30/14 and receive 10% off MSRP.

The HEL-STAR 6 LE Strobe is a purpose-built helmet mounted LED light intended for airborne/MFF, tactical, and other military operations. The HEL-STAR 6 combines features of the HEL-STAR 4 and HEL-STAR 5 into a multi-functional marker light with a compact design, enhanced omni-directional visibility, easy battery replacement, and waterproofness to 130′ sea water.

The HEL-STAR 6 can be switched between two operating modes and four user-defined functions, which can be selected from virtually any combination of White, four different color options, and IR, in either flashing or steady. The HEL-STAR 6 also exceeds the FAA’s 3 statute mile visibility requirement.

Note To Drive By Commentors

November 22nd, 2014

Don’t attempt to create a new profile to talk smack about an article, give an asinine name, and then come back repeatedly entering comments that will never be approved to complain that your original BS comment wasn’t approved.

Or you can, either way, I can do this all day.

Law Enforcement Coin Collection – Police & Deputy Coins On Kickstarter

November 21st, 2014


Coins For Anything has launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a series of 8 coins celebrating all aspects of Law Enforcement.


The coins are all 2-sided with detailed artistic designs, and many of the coins feature 3D imagery and bold colors.