Archive for the ‘Training’ Category

SureFire Field Notes – Bill Blowers

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

SureFire Field Notes is a multi-segment informational video series with tips and techniques from subject matter experts of all backgrounds. In this episode, Bill Blowers of Tap-Rack Tactical discusses his setup for running a ballistic shield.

MDM 17 – SureFire Blank Safety Device For M4 Now Available

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Designed for use with the M4A1’s standard flash hider, this new Blank Safety Device is now on contract. It is seen below in Blue Next to the current model. It is sandwiched between the Mini Suppressor and the SOCOM Suppressor. As you can see, the BSDs replicate the size and weight of a suppressor.

Part number SF-BSD-556-M4.

Mission Spec – Customize Mission Spec Targets With Your Logo

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Have you been thinking about carrying Mission Spec’s RTCA1319 targets in your shop, online retail spot, or including them with your training curriculum? What if they could also feature your logo and branding? Mission Spec has made their RTCA1319 targets available for customization by adding 3rd party branding when a minimum order quantity has been reached, at no extra charge.

Tactical Advantage, a retailer in south Overland Park, KS has had their logo added to this target for resale.

Tactical Advantage, a retailer in south Overland Park, KS has had their logo added to this target for resale.

Wholesale and dealer pricing is available. Ordered targets can be glue-bound along the top edge, like the original RTCA target (100-packs), at any quantity desired.

These customized targets can be resold to your end-user customers or given away with purchases. The result is your logo on the range and in front of shooters.

For information contact your Mission Spec sales rep or use the contact form on the website.

Original RTCA1319 product: 13×19”, 70# stock. Fundamentals training target.×19-rtca1319

CTOMS – TRACE Systems Training

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Weight of equipment is often the deciding factor to determine if it is carried on an operation or not. Traditionally, rope systems are only carried when the primary mission requires them. Contingency requirements often aren’t justification enough for the extra gear. Not bringing certain equipment alters mission capability and limits the versatility of a team, including increasing risk. This leaves teams to solve high angle and confined space access, egress and rescue problems with improvisation, often without success or at extreme risk. Sometimes capabilities need to be discrete. Sometimes they need to be fast, simple and efficient. And they should always be safe.

Traditional rope systems are heavy and complex. We’ve set out to change all that. TRACE Systems is the world’s smallest and lightest comprehensive capability micro-rope system.

We are offering a 3-day course, which includes the following content exclusively with TRACE Systems:
TRACE Systems anchoring principals and systems;
Rappelling, single and two person loads;
Lowering systems;
Hauling systems;
Guiding lines;
Bridging/high lines (w/ reeve);
Single & two rescuer systems operations; and
Given enough interest early on, we can add an additional day of climbing systems. Please note your interest when registering.

This course is ideal for professionals interested in lightening their load while maintaining high angle capabilities and acceptable safety factors. Ideal for tactical team high angle operations, SAR, covert insertion, marine interdiction, and anywhere equipment weight and bulk in a high angle environment is a concern.

Who: Military, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, etc. (the system is not for recreational use)
Where: Los Angeles, CA, LASD SEB
When October 4 to 6, 2017 0800 – 1700
Cost: $500 USD
Equipment Rental Fee: $75 USD
Booking: email

Canadian Army – FORCE Combat

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

This video explains the Canadian Army’s FORCE Combat battle fitness evaluation.

NTOA Announces New Advanced Response Police Officer Course

Friday, September 1st, 2017

In response to recent critical incidents, the NTOA designed its latest course to meet the needs of officers who might not be assigned to tactical teams, but still require advanced skills.

Doylestown, Pa. (August 2017) – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is pleased to announce its newest course, Advanced Response Police Officer, to its impressive roster of continuing education and training resources. In the wake of recent critical incidents, today’s law enforcement officer needs to be more prepared than ever. The Advanced Response Police Officer course was designed to meet the needs of officers who might not be assigned to a tactical team, but who still require advanced skills to respond appropriately before a tactical team arriving. This is a 40-hour (five-day) course, comprised of 10 classroom and 30 practical hours.

Photo courtesy of Laura Fogarty.

The Advanced Response Police Officer course is designed to provide officers with enhanced training, skills, and techniques to survive ambush and unexpected threat situations. Focusing on practical application of skills learned, this course is conducted primarily in the field or on the range. It is designed for any police officer wanting to enhance his or her survivability in any environment. Topics include the use of various pieces of equipment, tactical movement, tactical combat casualty care, live fire drills, scenario-based decision-making, rescues and counter-ambush tactics.

Upon completion of the course, attendees will be familiar with the fundamentals of tactical movement, ballistic shield operations, mechanical breaching, interior building clearing tactics for two- and three-man teams, tactical movement in open air and urban environments, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), officer/citizen down rescues and counter-ambush survival tactics.

To learn more about hosting a class at your agency, please visit

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

Northern Red – 2018 Open Enrollment Schedule

Friday, September 1st, 2017


Northern Red has just released their 2018 open enrollment schedule. View the full schedule and sign up at

The Capability – An Original BCM Production

Thursday, August 31st, 2017


The Capability is a brand new series from Bravo Company, directed by Jon Chang of American Gunfighter and Black Powder Red Earth fame. You can view the first episode by clicking the image above.

Check out the official release at