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Corps Strength – Get Out In It

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

No doubt this has been a harsh winter, for snow and cold, one of the worst in many years. Now obviously the northern states, especially the northeast has taken the brunt of it, with cold weather records being broken almost daily. The fact is it’s been a cold year all over the country, even down here in the Florida Panhandle. Morning temps for the past few months here routinely have been in the low 30’s, and with the wind coming off the ocean, it’s pretty nippy. This is my favorite time to run, 0 dark thirty, cold as hell and windy. Just something about it motivates me and (after I get going) a great workout.

However if you listen to most people around here, the thought of doing anything out in the cold is equivalent to low crawling through broken glass. No way, not happening. The attitude is unless it’s perfect weather out, I’ll hit the gym. This speaks to something that I’ve noticed as a society in recent years, that we’ve kind of fallen into this “Goldilocks” syndrome, where everything has to be “just right.” It just seems that now-a-days many people seem hyper sensitive to outdoor weather and indoor temps also. My students here at the school house will complain in a hot second if the temp in the classroom is just a few degrees above or below ideal.

With that, it seems people are sick more than they used to be. Here at my work there is always something going around, someone is always coughing, or going to the doctor for something and then always returning with a big jar of meds. My own personal opinion on this is that people spend far too much time in climate controlled “bubbles.” Far fewer people work out of doors and much less recreation and sports are played outside also. Seems that life itself has moved indoors? We go from the AC in our home, to AC in our cars, to the AC in the office, etc. It seems that we can’t function in anything but this sterile environment. The same goes for gyms. Which not only have to be climate controlled, but also have more alcohol wipes and hand sanitizer than an Ebola crisis center? At times they seem more like a hospital than a gym. I think all of this has lead to a weakening of immune systems, both the physical and mental aspect of our ability to deal with anything less than perfect conditions. That is a issue, as the world isn’t always the perfect place.

As a counter to this I think we all spend enough time shining a chair with our ass and need to get outside as much as possible, and that especially goes for exercising. I have ran and done other workouts in extremes of both hot and cold, and if you prepare yourself properly (clothing, hydration, etc) you can have a great workout, IMO much better than indoors, both physically and attitude wise. So don’t let a little snow or cold scare you, “get out in it” when you can. Like your mom used to tell you, go outside and play. Its good for you. Take care and be safe.

Semper Fi

MGunz
Corps Strength

New Courses from HSP for 2015

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

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26 STS Gets New Workout Facility

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Samson Equipment did one heckuva job on this new workout facility for AFSOC’s newest Special Tactics Squadron. The new workout facility was built in an aircraft hangar and offers quite a robust capability.

Activated April 24th, 2014 at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, the 26th STS consists of personnel in the combat control, pararescue, tactical air control party and special operations weather careerfields as well as from 18 combat mission support Air Force Specialty Codes.

Dr Bego Man Gel Targets from Dr Kote

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

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Dr. Bego Man was made for simple, affordable, and different type of target shooting. Each order comes with TWO Dr. Bego Man targets which includes a stand for easy setup. Available in two formulations.

FBI Certified 10% Gelatin: $45.00
NATO Certified 20% Gelatin: $60.00

www.doctorkote.com

Han Solo in Carbonite Gel Target coming soon.

ADS Inc Presents – Human Performance Equipment & Capabilities Vol 2

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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Unity Tactical Joins TNVC At Telluric Group For Night Defender Class And Product Development

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

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Magpul Dynamics Transforms Into Magpul CORE

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Magpul Core

In 2007, Magpul Industries launched Magpul Dynamics, a firearms training division focused on the development of firearms manipulation skills. Over the last seven years through firearms courses and media projects, Magpul Dynamics changed the nature of the firearms training world at a fundamental level.

Over recent years, with a new staff, Magpul Dynamics focused inwards a bit. We still held a number of training courses, but we engaged in more skill development and general outreach to our end users. We immersed ourselves in the product development process, contributing to over 50 innovative new offerings throughout this past year. Perhaps most importantly, we focused on Magpul’s foundations and how to best present that face to the world as we move forward.

In addition to assisting in the development of new products, we will also be working on a number of media projects, articles, and social media efforts to promote those core values and to renew and develop the relationship with our customers and end users. Firearms training will continue to be a topic, of course, and we will still hold training courses. You will also see a variety of additional subjects from our staff, including adventure, fieldcraft, fitness, competition, hunting, and others, all with an emphasis on personal responsibility and celebrating individual liberties. In addition to our crew, you may also see some additional faces from around this industry and even outside it.

Along with new staff and new emphasis, is a new name that better captures the evolved mission. -Magpul Core.

We look forward to sharing our foundational values, our principles, in both education and adventure with what we consider to be the center of our efforts—our customers.

Magpul Core
Cody, Caylen, Aaron, Jon, Jimmmy, Jared, Jake, and Duane

Solkoa Introduces Medical Training at SHOT Show

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

We are entering new territory. Since 2001, deployed troops have, for the most part, enjoyed a great deal of forward deployed support infrastructure, including a vast medical apparatus with different levels of care available almost at your fingertips. As we draw down forces in forward areas, that medical support takes longer and longer to access as it moves farther and farther away from the operational space. For example, small units deployed to AFRICOM can literally be days away from definitive care due to the tyranny of distance across that vast continent with MEDEVAC requiring vehicle transit and airlift.

Solkoa recognizes these changes and is expanding over 10 years of specialized instruction experience into prolonged field care in austere environments. For some, this will be “back to the future”, reclaiming capabilities that existed in the SOF community before the current conflict. But it’s much more than that. Huge strides have been made in medical care over the past decade. Solkoa will show you how to go beyond TCCC and integrate these capabilities into the new reality of advanced remote field care.

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If you’re at SHOT Show and want to know more about training opportunities or their full line of survival products, stop by booth #32513.

www.solkoa.com

DIY Thermal Targets

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

PEO-Soldier turned us on to this article in PS – The Preventive Maintenance Monthly on how to make your own thermal targets.

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ADS Inc’s Sales Team Trains With Leupold and Knight’s Armament Corp

Monday, January 5th, 2015

I recently had a rare opportunity to participate alongside members of ADS Inc’s Sales Team in new equipment training of products from Leupold Optics and Knight’s Armament Corp at Special Operations Veteran Jim Smith’s Spartan Tactical just west of Fort Worth, Texas. It was unseasonably cold and wet that week but we made the best of it, combining classroom, pistol, carbine and SR-25 range sessions as well as a little practical application during a night shoot in search of wild hogs.

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Jim has a great facility at Spartan Tactical with a variety of ranges with targets in excess of 1000m.

Classroom instruction was focused on optics, shooting theory and product info. Because the group had a variety of experience levels, hands on instruction started out with carbine basics with optics and ramped up to the point where the participants where engaging targets at 900m once we switched to the SR-25s.

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Everything we did focused on the practical application of various Leupold optics, even during the day two handgun session. The event gave me a much better appreciation of Leupold’s lineup and I know that the ADS folks I accompanied gained a lot of confidence in their use and picked up some new understanding of customer requirements. They also got to take terminology and theory and apply them first hand to successfully engaging targets.

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ADS Inc has been working with vendors for years to offer updates to enhance existing systems, new components and turnkey solutions to enhance the lethality of their customers. In fact, the new Weapons & Optics catalog is available for order where you can check them out.

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Leupold is going to release some VERY cool new products at SHOT Show (can’t show them just yet). The ADS team is well acquainted with these items and can help agencies and units with placing orders. We’ve already shown you a couple of other new products from Knight’s (Anti-Cant Device, Improved 45 Degree 200-600m Offset Rear Sight and Bipod) and those are available through ADS Inc as well.

www.ADSinc.com