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Special Forces Association Revokes “Dual Survival” Star Joe Teti’s Membership

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014


SSD received word earlier today that the Special Forces Association has revoked the membership of Joe Teti. The star of Discovery Channel’s “Dual Survival” served in the US Marine Corps as well as in the Army National Guard’s 19th SFG(A).

This isn’t something that is taken lightly. Revocation of membership has only happened 10 times in the Association’s history. It is our understanding that Teti’s membership was revoked pursuant to Paragraph VII.c. of the SFA’s constitution. His SFA membership cannot be reinstated.


Mr Teti’s background has long been a point of contention. There are numerous websites that detail the inconsistencies surrounding his service record and public claims. We welcome SSD readers to provide relevant links in the comments.

“AK vs AR”: The Musical

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014


Ok, so it’s not really a musical, but “AK vs AR” is a magazine. I’m not quite sure how well my favorite internet kerfuffle is going to translate unto the printed page. After all, where will you post your comments regarding your favorite platform? Who will be there to listen to you pontificate on your experience with you favored platform? Let’s face it, a magazine based on everyone’s Internet straw man doesn’t sound like much fun at all. But, there are some cool articles in this special interest publication including a head to head competition with the AK and AR conducted by some very righteous dudes.

What’s next, “9mm vs .45?”

NSSC This Week – SMA Chandler Visits Natick

Friday, September 26th, 2014


Check out the lasted issue of “NSSC This Week“. It covers SMA Raymond Chandler’s recent visit to Natick Soldier Systems Center.

NRA Life Of Duty – Defending Our America Episode 12

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014


Defending Our America sponsored by Sig Sauer
Episode 12: “Who Are The Bad Guys?”
As millions of combat troops return home and influence domestic police forces, the militarization trend has drawn criticism—but is it fair?

Frag Out! Issue 2 Polish Edition Is Now Available – International Edition Will Soon Follow

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Frag Out Issue 1

Issue 2 of the Polish edition of Frag Out!, the “Tactical & Tacticool” magazine, is now currently available in digital format on the web. This second issue features stories on the MSBS assault rifle, B&T APC, Eurosatory 2014, WB Electronics PERAD, TCCC – Combat Medicine, AK basic training, and more. The English international edition will soon follow.

You can read Frag Out! here:

End Of Negotiation

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

End of Negotiation from BLUR MEDIA on Vimeo.

End of Negotiation is a visual concept video that was produced by Blur Media in association with HHK (Hestehovkompaniet). Check it out, it’s pretty cool.

Applied Ballistics Re-Releases Accuracy And Precision For Long Range Shooting

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Popular Long-Range Ballistics Book Re-Released in eBook and Hardcopy

Cedar Springs, MI – Applied Ballistics, LLC proudly re-released one of Bryan Litz’s first comprehensive books on long-range ballistics, Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting, in both eBook and hardcopy. With the amount of credible information available on long range shooting, explaining how to correct trajectories for drop, wind deflection, etc.; this book takes it a step further as Litz discusses how various uncertainties affect hit percentage.

Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting is the manual that lays the groundwork for understanding hit percentages of long-range rifle fire; the discussion centers around probability. “Given different sets of environmental and shooter related uncertainties, what are the ‘chances’ of hitting a target at a certain range?”

A method for calculating hit percentage is presented and used in a number of scenarios, in which Litz explores things like: the effect of range uncertainty, wind uncertainty, muzzle velocity and rifle precision on hit percentage for different size targets at various ranges. The two basic applications of this method are:
1. To determine your chances of hitting a certain target at a certain range with your specific rifle and uncertainties.
2. To research which variables affect hit percentage most for your intended target, so you can design an optimal rifle and ammo system for your application.

While based heavily in statistical calculations, the conclusions of many analyses agree well with the experience of knowledgeable shooters. Several live fire tests are presented throughout, which serve to validate the method as well.

“Ballistics commonly focuses on generating an accurate fire solution which is important, but there’s much more to learn and apply from the science of accuracy,” stated Litz. “A lot of analysis is presented in the book, which demonstrates valuable principles, but those analysis are static. The Applied Ballistics Analytics software is a program which allows you to calculate hit percentages for your specific rifle and target scenarios using the same method as the calculations in the book. Armed with the knowledge in the book, and the AB Analytics software, you’re empowered with a realistic understanding of your hit probability on any target, and what things you can do to improve it.”

Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting is written in the same, easy to understand language that made Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting such an enjoyable and effective book for shooters of all capabilities. Long range shooting can be incredibly technical, and Litz communicates these complex scenarios into terms that allow most average shooters to master the subject with little difficulty.

Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting is available now on Amazon Kindle for $27.99 (Accuracy and Precision on Kindle) and through the Applied Ballistics Store in hardcover for $39.95 (Accuracy and Precision in Hardcover).

As part of the current re-release of this title, Applied Ballistics is offering the book, Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting for free with the purchase of the AB Analytics software. This offer is exclusively available through the Applied Ballistics web store (AB Analytics).

American Gunfighter Episode 2 – Tom Spooner, Northern Red – Presented by BCM

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The second episode of American Gunfighter is now live. Presented by Bravo Company Manufacturing, each episode of American Gunfighter features a different instructor from the BCM Gunfighter program. These instructors speak about how they got to where they are and what drives them to do what they do. This episode profiles Tom Spooner of Northern Red. His profile can be read below:

American Gunfighter

Tom has dedicated his adult life to serving our country. Starting as a private in the 82nd Airborne and culminating in 10 years at 1st SFOD-D. As an Operator Tom spent 40 months in combat, conducting over 1300 direct action missions. Tom’s experience base includes Hostage Rescue, Kill/Capture and Helo based vehicle interdictions. He served as both an Assault Team leader and Sniper Team Leader in combat. Tom’s extensive experience in executing missions that were often opposed by the enemies most hardened fighters created his passion for teaching the application of marksmanship and tactics in real world scenarios.

EJ Snyder Featured In American Survival Guide

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Who remembers American Survival Guide from the 1980s? It enjoyed a long run thanks to the survivalist movement that had sprung up. When the economy improved in the 90s, it was gone but it has found a new lease on life due to the rise of the prepper community.


You may have heard of EJ Snyder from his two appearances on the Discovery Channel show “Naked and Afraid” as well as other TV appearances. Some of you may know him from his 25 years of military service as he retired as a Sergeant Major from the US Army.


In the latest issue of American Survival Guide, EJ shares his top 10 tips for staying alive. He isn’t all Hollywood. EJ is an instructor at the US Army’s SERE school at Ft Bragg. While it might be old hat for some, it’s worth a read.

The Official SSD Response to the Washington Times’ Latest Article on the US Army’s Halted Individual Carbine Program

Thursday, August 21st, 2014


Our official response to the Washington Times article entitled “Army quits tests after competing rifle outperforms M4A1 carbine”?


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