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Guerrilla Approach – Gunfighter Training Courses Trailer

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Guerrilla Approach has produced a trailer for their new Gunfighter Training Series.

Tired of the same training? Sign up for a real challenge.

Will Petty Joins 88 Tactical Cadre

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Tekamah, NE–31 AUG 15–88 Tactical Group

88 Tactical, a Nebraska based training organization, is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Will Petty to the ranks of its nationally recognized instructor cadre. Petty, a longtime Law Enforcement Officer, has served both in patrol and a number of specialized assignments. Petty will be conducting courses not just at 88 Tactical’s range and lodge facility but elsewhere across the country and abroad. Most will be focused on (though not limited to) the unique challenges of Vehicle Close Quarters Battle — shooting in, around or through vehicles, including low- and no-light classes and instructor development programs like the one he recently established for the NYPD.

Says 88 Tactical’s Founder and HMFIC Shea Degan, “Since Thrasher (88 Tactical COO and serving 18Z Trevor Thrasher) and I first began our program we’ve worked to ensure everything we do is reality- and behavior based. All our classes, in fact our entire instructional ethos, is predicated on adrenalized, asymmetrical scenarios. William’s emphasis on contextual reality is a perfect extension of this. Nothing Will teaches is ‘square range based.’ He despises range lore for the institutional tradition it is. We are [expletive deleted] excited to have him.”

Petty began his LE career in New Mexico, eventually moving to Texas and spent 2-years on contract with the Critical National Infrastructure Authority in Abu Dhabi as a Counter Terrorism instructor for certain specialized units of the United Arab Emirates and other places. He’s been a rangemaster, defensive tactics instructor, ERT member and departmental competition shooting team member. Petty, who remains a Texas Tactical Police Officers Association instructor and serving reserve officer, joins an all-star roster of notable and internationally experienced instructors. Among them are former SF medic, combat diver and PSC contractor Nick Nowatney, former FBI Hostage Rescue Team Leader and DoJ Counter Terror expert Mike Sackett, veteran LEO and former counter-piracy PSC contractor Tim Fullmer, USAF SERE legend and Midwest School of Bushcraft Terry Barney and many more.

You can take a look at some of what Petty will be instructing for 88 Tactical here in this video trailer:

Defoor Performance 2016 Training Schedule Is Live

Friday, August 28th, 2015


Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Darley Days – DFND

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

DFND is a new company on the Berry compliant tactical clothing scene but the men behind it bring over 25 years of experince to the brand. They’ve got a lot of offerings already but after a brief discussion, we decided to introduce their compression technology first. DFND currently offers three lines of compression, Recovery, Elite and Active.


Above, is the Active Compression S/S Shirt. Made from 70D medical grade, circular knit, breathable compression for 360 degree muscle containment. It is Moisture Wicking, Anti Bacterial and offers UPF 50+ Sun Protection. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.

RE Factor Introduces Targets

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

RE Factor Tactical has released two new targets.

Kill Zone Target

A collaboration with Max Ordinate Academy, the Kill Zone Target is a variation of the standard IPSC Target modified with an overlay of the basic human anatomy.

IQ Target

3″ shapes with colors and alphanumeric designators offer shooters and instructors a wide range of target designation options.

Both targets are available in packs of 10, 25, 50 or 100.

Dynamis Alliance – Combative Pistol 1 Course

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015


Dynamis Alliance is holding an upcoming Combative Pistol 1 course. The course is scenario heavy, and is designed to bridge the gap between unarmed combat and extreme close quarters pistol. The course is taking place September 25th through 27th, and is being hosted by Monderno in Kalispell, Montana.

Paul Howe : Combat Mindset – Dealing With Negative Thoughts

Monday, August 24th, 2015

MSG Paul Howe (USA, Ret) is a special operations veteran and owner of Combat Shooting And Tactics. When Paul talks, I listen.

To see Paul Howe’s entire presentation visit,

Train With The Panteao Instructors At The Panteao Facility In SC

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Columbia, SC, August 17, 2015 – Panteao is happy to announce that starting in September, we will be offering training classes at our Swansea, South Carolina facility. These classes will be taught by the same Panteao instructors that appear in our instructional videos. This will give you the opportunity to not only train with one of the instructors in person, you may also end up appearing in an upcoming Panteao video.

The facility is a 15 minute drive from the Columbia Airport (CAE) and 90 minutes from either the Charlotte (CLT) or Charleston (CHS) airports. Access is easy from I-95, I-20, I-77, and I-26.

For more information about the classes currently scheduled, visit the Panteao website at:

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Triple Aught Design – CORE

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

CORE is Triple Aught Design’s training arm, consisting of multiple unique training experiences that you won’t find elsewhere.


Take for example Field Forecasting, Disaster Dentistry and Edged Weapons Overview.  Diverse as they are, the titles are straight forward and give you a good idea of what skills you are going to pick up.   But I’m intrigued by an offering named Becoming Oddysseus which promises to be an in depth course in Red Teaming.  

Sure, Edged Weapon training is quite common, but this one is from ShivWorks.  There’s nothing average about that, and once you get into the various course descriptions you realize that rare opportunities like these are worth a trip to San Francisco.