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Gunfighter Moment – Pat McNamara

October 25th, 2014

I recently started to re-incorporate ‘Calling Your Shot’ drills into my Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM) curriculum.

Knowing where the sites are when the hammer falls is not only good marksmanship training but a liability concern and a tactical necessity. We must know whether the shot is good or not, before the rounds impacts the target.

One should perform this drill at a distance where he cannot see the impact of the round register on the paper target. So,…50-100 yards.

One should also reduce the amount of stability in one’s shooting platform to increase his wobble area. There for, prone position is out. Use an alternate position like sitting, kneeling or standing.

Use a marksmanship data book or a simple notebook with your target drawn in it. Fire five rounds. After each round, annotate on your drawn target where you believe that round hit your target.

After the five round group, compare your note pad to your target. Your notes and target do not have to be an exact match. For example; if you called two high, two low and one left, and if your target’s feedback mirrors your notes, you have succeeded in this drill.

Patrick McNamara
SGM, US Army (Ret)

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Patrick McNamara spent twenty-two years in the United States Army in a myriad of special operations units. When he worked in the premier Special Missions Unit, he became an impeccable marksman, shooting with accurate, lethal results and tactical effectiveness. McNamara has trained tactical applications of shooting to people of all levels of marksmanship, from varsity level soldiers, and police officers who work the streets to civilians with little to no time behind the trigger.

His military experience quickly taught him that there is more to tactical marksmanship than merely squeezing the trigger. Utilizing his years of experience, McNamara developed a training methodology that is safe, effective and combat relevant and encourages a continuous thought process. This methodology teaches how to maintain safety at all times and choose targets that force accountability, as well as provides courses covering several categories, including individual, collective, on line and standards.

While serving as his Unit’s Marksmanship NCO, he developed his own marksmanship club with NRA, CMP, and USPSA affiliations. Mac ran monthly IPSC matches and ran semi annual military marksmanship championships to encourage marksmanship fundamentals and competitiveness throughout the Army.

He retired from the Army’s premier hostage rescue unit as a Sergeant Major and is the author of T.A.P.S. (Tactical Application of Practical Shooting). He also served as the Principle of TMACS Inc.

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.

Chase Tactical Is Now The North American Distributor For Warrior Assault Systems

October 25th, 2014

Chase Tactical has announced they are now the North American distributor for Warrior Assault Systems. The full release can be read below:

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Warrior Assault Systems & Chase Tactical are happy to announce that Chase Tactical will now be the North American distributors for Warrior Assault Systems. As Warrior Assault Systems continues to expand in the U.S. market it’s ready to bring their products to a much larger scale of dealers in the U.S. Warrior Assault Systems is a UK company whose products are all made from Genuine US Mil Spec Materials, Crye MultiCam and Murdock Webbing.

With the new changes, Chase Tactical has implemented their own Direct Dealer Network which is in place and ready to go. Those interested or looking to carry the Warrior Assault Systems brand are asked to contact Chase Tactical at Support@ChaseTactical.com.

chasetactical.com

FN Herstal – New Sea deFNder Remote Weapon Station To Be Unveiled At EURONAVAL 2014

October 24th, 2014

Today, FN Herstal announced they will be launching their new Sea deFNder Remote Weapon Station at the upcoming EURONAVAL exhibition in Paris, October 27th through 31st. The full release can be read below:

(McLean, VA – October 24, 2014) The EURONAVAL exhibition in Paris, October 27 to 31, 2014, will be the backdrop for the launch of the new Sea deFNder® Remote Weapon Station (RWS). This is the third model in the deFNder® range, produced by a world’s leading firearms manufacturer, FN Herstal. Engineered for use by naval forces and coastguards, it follows the innovative deFNder® Light and the deFNder® Medium into global service.

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The Sea deFNder® provides naval ships and coastguards with the advantage of superior firepower in any scenario. This includes territorial waters surveillance, self-defense, anti-piracy, anti-terrorism and the interception of drug or people smugglers. Its high modularity allows the Sea deFNder® to be mounted on a wide variety of naval vessels, from speed boats and patrollers right up to frigates and destroyers.

The Sea deFNder® RWS’ versatility extends to the weapons it can house. Its universal cradle can hold any machine gun from FN MINIMI® 5.56 up to .50 cal in the range (.50 cal is either the FN M2HB-QCB™ or FN Herstal’s exclusive FN M3R™ that offers an outstanding firing rate of 1,100 RPM). The Sea deFNder® can also be equipped with 40 mm AGLs for additional firepower.

The Sea deFNder® shares many features of the deFNder® Medium used on land based vehicles. This includes its sight module (CCD + IR uncooled or cooled), one-hand or game pad control handle and ammo box capacity. In addition, the Sea deFNder® has special specifications for naval applications:

• Specific surface treatment

• Improved water tightness and water flow

• Specific environmental qualification based on maritime standards

• Specific 2-axis gyroscopic stabilization dedicated to naval application

Prior to its official unveiling, an order has already been placed for a number of Sea deFNder® Remote Weapon Stations. This brings the total number of units ordered across the deFNder® range to over 1,300 for both land and sea based applications.

The Sea deFNder® is the latest example of constant innovation in weapons development by FN Herstal, which has a history dating back 125 years. Its exceptional service packages include everything its customers require for rapid deployment of its Sea deFNder®. This includes associated weapon(s), ammunition, technical documentation, technical support, operator and maintenance training, and installation of the RWS onto the vessel.

For more information on FN Herstal’s state-of-the-art product line and services, visit us at the EURONAVAL exhibition in Paris from October 27 to 31, 2014 (Stand no. E27).

www.fnherstal.com

TNVC – LDI DBAL-PL Class 1 IR Laser

October 24th, 2014

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TNVC has just released the new Laser Devices / Steiner LDI DBAL-PL Class 1 IR Laser – Dual Beam Aiming Laser. A multi-functional pistol aiming laser, the DBAL-PL attaches to any pistol with an underbarrel M1913 Picatinny rail, and features four outputs:

- Infared laser pointer
- Infared LED illuminator
- Green/Red visible laser pointer
- LED white light

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The DBAL-PL is housed in a hard anodized, machined 6061 T-6 aluminum body, waterproof up to 5 meters. Two buttons are present on an angled rearward-facing surfacing, located for quick access and easy to manipulate with or without gloves. One button, marked “VIS”, activates the visible laser and 400 lumen white light. The other button, marked “IR”, activates the infared laser and illuminator. The infared illuminator is largely effective out to 50 yards and visible to almost 100 yards, taking into consideration that the unit is designed for a pistol which will rarely be employed past 25 yards.

The DBAL-PL is powered by two CR123 batteries, and features a general runtime of 1.75 hours.

tnvc.com/shop/ldi-dbal-pl-class-1-ir-laser

ISOF Support Initiative On Indiegogo

October 24th, 2014

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There is currently a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to provide ISOF soldiers with basic equipment including:

- Gloves
- Flashlights
- GPS devices
- Eye protection
- Hearing protection
- Medical supplies

All donation will go towards supplying ISOF units with basic supplies and equipment, and shipping and operation costs. No restricted items will be purchased or sent.

You can check it out here: www.indiegogo.com/projects/special-operations-support-initiative

Forces Focus – 24 Hours In AFSOC

October 24th, 2014

20$Bandit – Micro Kit

October 24th, 2014

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The Micro Kit is a smaller scale model of the already compact Mini Kit MK-7 pouch. Made from 1000D ballistic nylon, the Micro Kit was created to carry the bare minimum EDC items when cargo or BDU pants aren’t an option. Sized to fit inside a standard blue jean back pocket, it can be considered a real ‘gray man’ inclined piece of kit. The external field loop panel allows for ID or morale patches.

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The quick access clam shell opening can accommodate either a Samsung Galaxy 5 or iPhone 4, 5, or 6, while allowing for manipulation of the phone through the clear plastic window. Modularity is key with the Micro Kit, as through its retention straps and pockets it can carry all manner of EDC items:

- Micro multi tools
- Knives
- Pens
- Cash
- Credit cards and IDs
- Micro first aid kits
- Micro SERE kits
- Etc.

Available for pre-order on 20$Bandit’s website. The first 100 Micro Kits are running for a special introductory “early bird” price.

Made in the USA by HonorPoint USA.

www.20dollarbandit.com

Tactical Tailor – Concealed Carry Messenger Bag

October 24th, 2014

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Constructed from 500D Cordura Nylon, the Concealed Carry Messenger Bag features Hypalon accents, as well as airmesh lining on the bag and shoulder pad.

An accessory pouch and removable holster come standard with the Messenger Bag. Three internal compartments are lined with loop material so that users can rearrange the accessory pouch and holster to their preference, as well as further customize the bag with hook pouches and other accessories.

Available in all Black, or Black with Charcoal, Typhon, Ranger Green, or Wolf Grey accents.

www.tacticaltailor.com/concealedcarrymessengerbag.aspx

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Mk 32 Punisher Pack

October 24th, 2014

This week’s Friday Focus looks at a very specialized product from FirstSpear, the Punisher Pack. Designed to carry the 40mm Mk 32 MGL issued to the Marines and SOCOM.

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As you can see, in addition to the 6/12 platform technology, you can carry a rifle or shotgun down the side of the pack. FirstSpear makes a 6/12 SixPack 40mm grenade holder that will keep you covered for reloads.

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Available in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and MultiCam.

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www.first-spear.com

LA Police Gear – Wellco E163 USMC RAT Temperate Weather Combat Boots Closeout

October 24th, 2014

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LA Police Gear has obtained a run of first quality, Made in the USA Wellco E163 USMC RAT Temperate Weather Combat Boots. Originally produced for a contract that was no longer needed, LAPG is selling them at closeout prices – 81% off MSRP.

In addition to the already low price, Soldier Systems Daily readers can use coupon code SolSysWellco for an additional $5 off, with no limit on the number of pairs purchasable. The coupon expires on 10/24/2014 at midnight PST.

www.lapolicegear.com/co-wellco-e163-usmc-rat-boots.html