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Vigilant Security Services – Weapons Operational Manuals

Monday, November 3rd, 2014


In the same vein as his handbooks done under Blackheart International, Erik Lawrence has drafted a number of weapons manuals detailing the operational use of some of the most popular foreign and domestic weapons systems currently in use today. You’ll see some excellent content from Mike Pannone as well. In particular, the carbine manual was written completely by Mike.

Many of them can be purchased on Amazon here.

Panteao Productions – Critical Space Combative Pistol With Dave Spaulding

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Columbia, SC, October 28, 2014 – Panteao Productions announces the release of the fourth instructional video from Dave Spaulding: Critical Space Combative Pistol.

Critical Space Combative Pistol teaches you the drills and techniques you need to be better prepared for carrying a firearm for self-defense. Dave Spaulding is a professional firearms instructor with 36 years of experience in Law Enforcement and Federal Security including patrol, crime scene investigations, court security, violent and property crime investigations, undercover/surveillance operations, SWAT, training and dignitary protection. In this video, Dave reviews essential combative pistolcraft skills, skills standards, proper combat draw, point shooting versus sighted fire, one hand shooting, one hand manipulation drills, up close movement, shoot to ground drill, unconventional shooting positions, seated shooting, contact shooting, and more.

Critical Space Combative Pistol will be available streaming to Panteao subscribers on November 10th and on DVD the following week.

Dave Spaulding - Panteao Productions

New Survival Video Series From Panteao – Make Ready To Survive

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

I am super stoked about this new series of videos. They have lined up some serious talent and each title will give you a variety of expert points of view on the subject at hand.

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Columbia, SC, October 22, 2014 – Panteao Productions is proud to announce the upcoming launch of the Make Ready to Survive instructional video series. This line of instructional videos is a departure for Panteao from the firearms training videos the company is known for producing.

“This was a pretty large undertaking for us. In order to get the shots we needed, our crew filmed on location in the everglades of FL, the back country of Ohio, the mountains of Colorado, and eastern Texas. Five instructors were selected to teach the series based on their background and life experiences. Each brought something different to the table and combined makes for one heck of a learning experience,” said John Tormey, Director of the Make Ready to Survive Series.

Fernando Coelho, president of Panteao Productions, added, “We received a tremendous amount of support from manufacturers and suppliers when we told them about the survival series. It was with their help that we were able to make this series possible. We originally thought we would have content for three videos. When we were finished filming we ended up with thirteen different titles in the series.”

Instead of reality show entertainment like the current television shows on prepping and doomsday survival, the Make Ready to Survive videos are a true tutorial to help you and your family. Whether you live in the heart of the city, on the outskirts in a quiet neighborhood, or out on a farm, the Make Ready to Survive videos show you techniques that are critical for survival, review gear and supplies to have on hand, and all aspects of proper planning. Most importantly, the videos will bring you piece of mind.

The instructors in the series include former US Army Delta Operator Paul Howe, Dave Canterbury from the Pathfinder Self Reliance School, US Army Special Forces Green Beret Kyle Harth, disaster preparedness consultant and author Jim Cobb, and NE MacDougald, who started his career in Vietnam with the 519th Military Intelligence Bn (MACV), and today is an author and consultant.

The video series will debut both on DVD and HD streaming video in December with three titles from the series. Then additional titles will be released each month from January through April of 2015. More info on the survival series can be found on the Panteao website at:

JTAC Simulator – Close Air Solutions

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

UK-based Close Air Solutions has been experimenting with the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality device for use in JTAC training. In this video, consultant Daniel Meeks wanted to try out the use of Head Mounted Displays for role players in Close Air Support scenarios. They used the Oculus Rift with MetaVR’s VRSG (Virtual Reality Scene Generator) for the aircrews but it can be used by the JTAC as well. As Oculus Rift decreases latency, it’s going to become a great tool for training and simulation.

Close Air Solutions has a developmental simulator called iCASS (Immersive Close Air Support Simulator). It’s a lower cost solution for countries that may want something greater than a desktop simulator and less than the full Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Training System (AJTS) dome simulator used here in the US. The software in the simulator is almost identical, however it uses a MACE/VRSG based sim. This is the software used by all the STSs, JTACQC, and soon to be all active duty ASOS’s. The ANG, as usual, is using something a little different, AAJTS.

Any JTAC will tell you, nothing beats doing the real thing like going to the range and controlling live aircraft, but the reality is that will happen less and less over the next few years for just about everyone around the world. Close Air Solutions is working on solutions that will keep a JTAC tuned up so he will get the most out of any actual range time.

The simulator is only going to get better over the next coming years as Virtual Reality consumer products come online making training very affordable and dependable. The software is continually improving as well. Meeks has suggested that omnidirectional treadmills and motion tracking will eventually be incorporated leaving a student sweaty and tired after a session in the dome, yet hopefully, smarter.

Until we get there, this video from Exercise Ample Strike 2014 in the Czech Republic shows you what is possible in the now with iCASS.

Defoor Proformance Shooting Offers 2015 Schedule

Monday, October 20th, 2014


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Sehoy Tactical

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

25,000 Acres of Unrestricted Land
440 Acre Deep Water Lake
1 Mile Airstrip with 2 Aircraft Hangars
Certified Drop and Landing Zones
2 Private and Accessible Cell Towers
Small Arms & Sniper Ranges
ATF Approved Storage
Explosives Courses (HME, Advanced EDD, etc.)
Demolitions Training Sites

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A Look At USSOCOM’s Human Performance Program from a CCT Perspective

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

In this USAF video by Andrew Arthur Breese for AIRMAN magazine, we get an inside look at USSOCOM Human Performance Program from the perspective of Combat Controller SMSgt Kenneth Huhman. I remember when he was a SrA and he was a great young man, very fit and full of potential. Well, these ensuing 15 years or so have taken their toll on him. Fortunately, the days of “take some Motrin and suck it up” are going away and sports physiology and medicine are rightfully being applied to our combat athletes. The Human Performance program is helping Special Operators like SMSgt Huhman overcome injuries and reach their full potential. Hopefully, one day soon, programs like this will be available for military personnel.

John “Shrek” McPhee Introduces Gunfighter University

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014


John McPhee aka Shrek aka Sheriff of Baghdad is a top-tier firearms trainer. Now, he’s launched an entirely new way of providing feedback to shooters. Gunfighter University utilizes analysis of video of the shooter combined with online feedback. McPhee has been using the Coach’s Eye software for several years now and has even been recognized by Coach’s Eye for his innovative methods.

But, Gunfighter U takes the whole thing to a different level. McPhee offers an affordable option for those who can’t make it to a formal class by offering individualized coaching based on the videos you provide. He’ll take a look at the mechanics of your shot (stance, presentation and grip) and recommend changes. Additionally, he continues to offer class enrollment for those so inclined.


His methodology is straight forward. It’s a three-strep process that can be accomplished virtually anywhere you can shoot your firearm and record yourself.


For more information, visit

VetLaunch – Trident Concepts’ Project Neptune

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014


Trident Concepts’ has launched a funding campaign on VetLaunch for Project Neptune, an upgraded digital version of the TACOST cards system. It is a cloud based, multiple device community environment that will allow users to track performance history, access to an in-depth training skills library, set personal goals of performance, and network with other users.

A successful crowdfunding campaign will allow Trident Concepts to tentatively release a working product by SHOT Show 2015.

UTM – RBT 7.62mm Non-Lethal Training Ammunition

Friday, August 29th, 2014

UTM 7.62

UTM has just announced their new line of 7.62mm Non-Lethal Training Ammunition. The line includes both 7.62×51 and 7.62×39, available in both loose and linked rounds, and in all four types of UTM RBT NLTA: Silent Blank Round (SBR), Battlefield Blank Round (BBR), Target Bullet Round (TBR), and Man Marker Round (MMR). According to UTM, this is the first 7.62mm Man Marker Round currently available on the market.

In conjunction with the new 7.62mm NLTA, UTM has also developed weapon conversions for the M240B, H&K 417, and FN Minimi, as well as a new UTM dedicated AK47 weapon to be revealed later.