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Colonial Shooting Academy Announces Matt Jacques As Director Of Tactical Training

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

How You Train Matters. That’s Why Colonial Shooting Academy Is Happy To Welcome Matt Jacques To The Richmond, VA Team

Richmond, VA, June 19, 2018 – Colonial Shooting Academy has added a heavy-hitter to their tactical training division. Matt Jacques has been hired as Colonial Shooting Academy’s Director of Tactical Training, and has added a handful of new courses to their civilian course lineup. Matt is a retired Police Detective and Marine Corps veteran. Matt spent part of his military enlistment within HMX-1, The Presidential Helicopter Squadron, served within the Military Police MOS (Military Occupational Specialty), and after his military service, continued in civilian Law Enforcement.

Matt served with two Virginia Law Enforcement agencies and filled several billets. During his tenure, he served assignments as a Basic Academy Recruit Instructor, Field Training Officer, undercover detective within the Special Problems Unit, as well as a founding Special Deputy of the U.S. Marshal Capital Area Fugitive Task Force for the Washington D.C. U.S. Marshal’s Office.

Matt served several years on a large Northern Virginia Police Department SWAT team as an entry team member and later was selected and served as a Sniper team member until his retirement, due to a line of duty incident. After his retirement, Matt was hired as the Senior Manager of Weapons for FNH USA. He was involved in the FN SPR Precision Rifle program; FN Belt fed Weapons section and the SOCOM SCAR program. Matt was tasked with the user evaluations and New Equipment Training (NET) for SOCOM and the SCAR family of weapons. Matt left FNH USA and returned to training Law Enforcement as a Firearms Instructor for The US Department of State Firearms Training Unit within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Matt was tasked with firearms training of Federal Agents for Diplomatic Security both stateside and worldwide.

“We’re excited to have Matt onboard at Colonial Shooting Academy. He is a welcomed addition to our team and has really brought a robustness and focus to our Tactical Training division here in Richmond,“ said Reese Haller, Education & Training Director at Colonial Shooting Academy. “Colonial Shooting Academy has an excellent facility that I am excited to utilize. Having the Shoot House and the Tactical Range at my disposal really allows for creativity and effective training. The more safe, educated and responsible gun owners out there, the better. Let’s not forget that shooting is also extremely fun,” said Matt Jacques. “This perspective is perfectly in- line with our philosophy at Colonial Shooting Academy (RVA), combine that with Matt’s background and we should have a winning combination,” said General Manager Thomas Lacy. If you are interested in meeting Matt Jacques, Colonial Shooting Academy’s newest team member, come to the Richmond location at 6020 W. Broad Street, 23230 this Saturday from 3:30pm – 5:00pm. Learn more about Colonial Shooting Academy’s new classes on their website: www.colonialshooting.com/rva/train-with-matt-jacques.

Rockwell Tactical Group Launches New Membership Program

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Membership Perks Help Students Train Hard All Year Long


Hershey, PAJune 19, 2018Rockwell Tactical Group (RTG) announces the launch of its new membership program. The Rockwell Tactical Group Membership offers members discounts on live-fire classes, repeated classes and other perks to make training more accessible and help students train hard year-round.


“Even with the best training, there’s no substitute for repetition. Getting to the range to train once or twice a year isn’t enough. The RTG membership is set up to help students get more reps without breaking the bank,” said Jared Ross, owner, Rockwell Tactical Group. “We’ve created A-Team and B-Team memberships. By becoming a part of the team students will get discounts on classes, so they can train more often and reach their goals.”


A-Team and B-Team RTG members receive discounts on pistol, carbine, and shotgun live-fire classes, one free seminar each year, first notification for new products and events, a $100 annual discount with Midwest and exclusive membership swag. A-Team members also receive 50% off repeated classes and one new shooter pass each year.


Learn more and sign up to become an RTG Member at: rockwelltactical.com/membership-1/


Follow Rockwell Tactical Group on Instagram @rockwelltactical and on Facebook @rockwelltacticalgroup to learn more about available classes and how to register.

Kit Badger – Kit Badger Anatomy Targets

Saturday, June 9th, 2018


Ivan of Kit Badger saw the commercial offerings for firearm targets, and felt he could do better. So, he came up with the Kit Badger Anatomy Targets, or KBATs. KBATs are designed to be flexible in application, with appropriate anatomical dimensions, and a design that reads well within 50 yards. The target set consists of both a head sheet and thoracic cavity sheet, which can either be used stand-alone or in tandem to spruce up a standard target silhouette, especially useful during ‘failure drills’, when transitioning the proper vertical distance between the head and chest is paramount.

Kit Badger Anatomy Targets can either be downloaded as a .pdf at the link below, or ordered on Kit Badger’s webstore, or through Amazon.


The New Rockwell Tactical Group Website Goes Live

Thursday, May 31st, 2018


Hershey, PAMay 31, 2018 – Today Rockwell Tactical Group (RTG) launched the all-new RockwellTactical.com. The site has been completely redone and offers students an easy way to sign up for classes. Rockwell Tactical has grown significantly over the past 12-months, adding new courses and capabilities across the country. The new site is the next step in the evolution of RTG.

“Our company continues to grow, so I’m very happy to say we now have a website that can keep pace with everything going on at RTG,” said Jared Ross, owner, Rockwell Tactical Group.  “We hope our students will find the site helpful as they learn about our training options and sign up for classes.”

The new RTG newsletter has also launched, full of tips and insights from Jared and the other RTG trainers to consider while training at a local range in between classes. Go to the RTG newsletter page of the website to sign-up.

Rockwell Tactical Group is Pennsylvania’s top training group recognized nationwide for its principle-based firearms training capabilities and instructor knowledge and experience.

Follow Rockwell Tactical Group on Instagram @rockwelltactical and on Facebook @rockwelltacticalgroup to keep pace with everything going on at RTG.

New Viking Tactics Training Video Available From Panteao

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Columbia, SC, May 18, 2018 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce the release via online streaming of Make Ready with Viking Tactics: Pistol 1.5 with Kyle Lamb & Chili Palmer.

This video gives the shooter the needed expertise to use your pistol in a confrontational situation. This video is designed for shooters who are comfortable handling their weapon but would like to push beyond their current limits. Topics covered include pistol positions, grip, trigger finger, weapon retention, the fighting stance, refining the draw, using a red dot, driving the gun, mindset, malfunction drills, barricade work, drawing from concealment, shooting around vehicles, shooting from distance, and drills like the Pistol Half & Half, Tri-Lambda, Zig-Zag, and much more.

Sergeant Major (retired) Kyle Lamb, the Founder and President of Viking Tactics, spent over 21 years in the United States Army, with over 15 of that in Special Operations SMU. He has participated in many conflicts including Desert Storm, Bosnia, Iraq, as well as in the battle made famous by the movie Black Hawk Down in Mogadishu, Somalia. Craig “Chili” Palmer, a VTAC instructor, served 25 years in the U.S. Army as Special Operations where he served with Kyle and gained knowledge of firearms and tactics from over 13 deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.

The video can be watched online via a PC or Mac, on a smartphone or tablet using the Panteao Make Ready Android and iTunes apps, or on your television on the Panteao Make Ready channel on either Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV. For more information on how to stream the Panteao videos, visit: panteao.com/streaming-video-ways-to-watch

The Digital Download and DVD versions of the video will be available May 30th. For more information on this video and to watch the trailer, visit Panteao at: panteao.com/product/vtac-pistol-1-5.

Proposed US Army Rifle Qualification Course of Fire and Standard Changes

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Circle Dog Productions has released this unofficial look at the proposed changes to the Army rifle qualification. It is a challenging course of fire. Don’t be caught unaware. This may take effect as early as this summer.

US Army Soldiers Outshoot Marines at Sniper Course

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. – Every Marine is a rifleman but soldiers stole the shooting awards from recent students of the Scout Sniper Course 1-18 who graduated at Camp Geiger on Marine Corps Air Station New River, April 13.

The SSC normally only teaches Marines, but among the graduates of Course 1-18 were two soldiers who became the “high shooter” and “high stalker” of the class.

Army Sgt. Clinton Scanlon, left, stands next to Army Sgt. Bryce Fox, right, after graduating the Scout Sniper Course at Camp Geiger on Marine Corps Air Station New River, April 13. The graduating class of 1-18 hosted the two Soldiers who became the course’s “high shooter” and “high stalker.” Scanlon and Fox are Soldiers from the 2d Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Madrigal)

“Sgt. [Clinton] Scanlon and Sgt. [Bryce] Fox were both previous Army sniper graduates and we had an expectation that they would at least be familiar with the skills that we teach in this course,” said Staff Sgt. Craig Chandler, acting chief instructor, SSC 1-18. “They were both extremely easy to work with and they shared their knowledge with the other students in the class who aren’t as familiar. Some of the things that were different to them that they had to adapt to was that they don’t shoot the M40A6. They shoot the M2010 and they don’t shoot known marksmanship.”

Although the Soldiers had to adapt to the way Marine snipers operated, it didn’t stop them from being the best in the class.

“I scored the highest point average on the ten graded stalks we do,” said Fox. “Stalking is when you put grass, leaves and any natural vegetation around you on your body and then you sneak up [on a target] using individual movement techniques. You take a shot without being seen and then you shoot again. The [instructors] do a walking sequence to try and lock on you. If you don’t get found, you pass.”

Scanlon graduated the class as “high shooter” for scoring the best overall score on the rifle ranges.

“We did go through U.S. Army Sniper School so I think we definitely had a leg up on some of the fresh Marines right out of the fleet,” said Scanlon. “It was clear that everyone here knew what they were doing and the instructors were able to get the guys here shooting very well.”

Both soldiers enjoyed working alongside Marines and look forward to future opportunities to train together.

“It was a great course that has all the information to get a sniper going in any community, Army or Navy,” said Scanlon. “After this, I’d like to attend one of the advanced Marine Corps Sniper courses, but for now I’m going to go back to my unit to get my guys trained up on the things I learned here.”

Story by Cpl. Juan Madrigal

SureFire Field Notes Ep 25, Light Discipline with Travis Haley

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

SureFire Field Notes is a multi-segment informational video series with tips and techniques from subject matter experts of all backgrounds. In this episode, Travis Haley of Haley Strategic Partners discusses light discipline.

Travis Haley is a veteran Force Reconnaissance Marine with 15 years of dedicated real world experience including: combat tours in Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. After leaving the military, Mr Haley served as a special operations and security contractor before partnering with Magpul as founder and CEO of their training division, Magpul Dynamics. Mr Haley also served as CEO of the parent company, Magpul Industries, before breaking off to form the endeavor that would become Haley Strategic Partners.