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GTGConsult Teams with RE Factor Tactical to Introduce Baseline Target to US

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

The Danish firearms training and consulting company GTGConsult has partnered up with RE Factor Tactical to bring their Baseline Target to the US market.

The GTG Baseline Target was designed to make it easier for recreational shooters as well as professional users to be efficient on the range, minimizing time spent on pasting targets while still upholding shot accountability and the ability to score.

To accomplish this the Baseline Target has a large number of individual target zones, and a single target can be used for approx. 200-250 rounds of quality training before being discarded.

GTGConsult has compiled a good selection of drills, exercises and tests developed and by leading firearms trainers, which are all specifically supported by the Baseline Target. These ‘Drill Cards’ are available as PDF downloads via their website and more drills are added regularly.

The GTG Baseline Target is available for individual or unit purchase in the US through RE Factor Tactical.

The GTG Baseline Target is available for individual or unit purchase in Europe through GTGConsult.

5th Annual International Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Choose from 48 K-9 training classes in Las Vegas, NV, March 5, 6, 7 – 2019.

Police K-9 Magazine is hosting their 5th Annual International Police K-9 Conference for Police & Military Working Dog Handlers next month. The Police K-9 Conference brings together world-class K-9 instructors, top-notch vendors, and over 800 attendees from all over the world over a three-day period. The conference features 48 K-9 courses, including seminars and interactive K-9 demonstrations. Topics include tracking, scent training, bitework, K-9 nutrition, narcotics detection, and integrated search strategies.

Courses include:
• Hard Surface Tracking Dogs with Tobias Gustavsson of Scandinavian Working Dog Institute
• High Risk K-9 Patrol Operations and K-9 SWAT Deployment – S.K.I.D.D.S./CATS with Brad Smith of Canine Tactical Operations
• Protecting our Profession with Lt. Scott Klappenback of Special Investigations Bureau’s Highway Interdiction Team
• K–9 Stress Inoculation Prior to Deployments with Rodney Spicer of Gold Coast K9
• Terms, Data, & Concepts that Every Explosives Detection Canine Handler Should Know with Kevin Good of Battelle
• And many more!
• For a comprehensive look at the schedule, visit the Police K-9 Conference Full Line-Up.

The vendor hall will house 62 top-notch vendors over a two-day period featuring the latest in K-9 technology and equipment, including apparel, communications and nutrition. See a list of 2019 Exhibitors here.

Our host hotel suites are available for only $67/night at the Tuscany Suites & Casinos. Book your room by Monday, Feb. 11 for the $67/night group rate. Hotel information here.

For more information on Police K-9 Cop Magazine, visit www.policek9magazine.com or call (270) 534-0500. Register today and receive 16 hours of continuing law enforcement K-9 education.

Arc’teryx Alpine Academy: July 4-7, 2019

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

The annual Arc’teryx Alpine Academy In Chamonix, French Alps is one of the most fantastic mountaineering clinics available. The downside? It’s during ISPO.

Over a period of four days, you’ll have access to 40 guided clinics, and more than 30 athletes. Immerse yourself into the 2019 Arc’teryx Alpine Academy, advance your mountain skills and share knowledge with like-minded people from all over the world.

It doesn’t matter if you are a novice or expert, you will learn from mountain guides and world-class athletes including Nina Caprez (climber), Will Gadd (ice climber) and Ines Papert (ice climber/alpinist), Adam Campbell (runner) and skiers Thibaud Duchosal and Stian Hagen.

This year you can chose from a set of 40 different guided clinics for all types of mountain activities, skill levels and budgets.

• Mountaineering
• Climbing, ice climbing & bouldering
• Hiking
• Trail Running
• Ski-alpinism
• Photography
• Safety

There are also several educational clinics including Glaciology & Permafrost, Flora & Fauna, Bolts & Belays or Trail Maintenance. For everyone who wants to learn about, support and give back to the mountain environment and local community.

• March 7, 2019: All clinic details online
• March 20, 2019, 15:00 CET: Registration opens…First in, first served! – Clinics usually get sold out within the day.
• April 17, 2019, 15:00 CET: 2nd Chance to register


SureFire Field Notes Ep 40 – Getting on the Gun with Michael Baccellieri

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Michael Baccellieri discusses how to properly mount a precision rifle in the prone position.

Michael “Buck” Baccellieri grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he started his military career at age 17.  He joined the Army National Guard while still in high school, attending basic and AIT, and spent three years as an infantry rifleman. Upon completing a deployment to the Middle East, he cross-decked to the Marine Corps, where he spent four years as an infantryman, assault climber, CWSS swimmer, and Scout in an STA platoon. Baccellieri later returned to the Army National Guard, taking up a slot in a sniper section and, after completing sniper school, moving on to the role of sniper team leader. He finished his career as an instructor at the Fort Chaffee sniper schoolhouse in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Baccellieri now works for Leupold & Stevens, Inc., as the lead optics and firearms instructor for all military/LE training. He fills his time between classes by performing military business development for the Oregon-based company.

Combat Medic Training Integrates Sense of Touch

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Jan. 22, 2019 (Orlando, FL) Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS), an innovative provider of global workforce training services and solutions, works with HaptX, a visionary haptic technology firm, to provide enhanced military medical virtual reality training.

ECS has enhanced its Tactical Combat Casualty Care Simulation (TC3Sim) medical trainer to incorporate a sense of touch in training scenarios to improve realism and training by using the HaptX Gloves Development Kit an industrial-grade product for advanced simulation in virtual reality. HaptX Gloves enable users to experience virtual simulations with realistic touch feedback and natural interaction for the first time. This unique transformational training debuted at the Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), and subsequently, has been enhanced with even more realism that will be showcased at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) January 26-30, 2019.

Shane Taber, ECS vice president of operations/Orlando, explains: “Previously, VR training focused on learning through visual and auditory cues. The sense of touch has been missing, and by integrating the HaptX Gloves, Warfighters shift their perspective from the typical Virtual Reality interaction that uses a controller to click and interact, to more of a human-based physical approach of actually grasping an object or reaching out and touching a button with your finger. A medic can bandage a wound or administer CPR, perform highly tactile procedures, and immediately see and hear the effect; feel the weight, the sensation, or movement of that action. We are excited to enhance the medical teams’ performance and improve their quality of training to allow trainees to learn more quickly and effectively with the integration of touch.” 

David Fahr, ECS software engineer adds: “We received amazing reactions at I/ITSEC. Military service members, corporate leaders, and others said this unique training experience was unlike anything they had experienced before. Incorporating this feedback, we improved on the items used and overall flow of the scenarios to allow interactions to happen in an easier manner and for a more fluid experience in training scenarios. In the future, ECS plans to add a tutorial scenario to introduce users to the experience and haptic feedback.”

ECS plans to continue researching and testing these technologies to continue improving relevant, innovative, and fully-supported capabilities for the U.S. Army Research Lab. Their plan will also demonstrate the capabilities of haptic technology to fill existing gaps in skills training and further the understanding of the perception of touch as a component of virtual training.

HaptX Gloves feature 130 tactile actuators that provide realistic touch across the hand and fingertips. Built with HaptX’s patented microfluidic technology, HaptX Gloves also deliver powerful force feedback and motion tracking with sub-millimeter precision. The gloves are usually combined with a VR headset to provide a complete training experience.


SHOT Show 19 – Mantis X-10

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

The upcoming Mantis X-10 is not only smaller and lighter than the current model (seen mounted), it will also provide recoil and holster draw analysis as well as the standard shot analysis Mantis is known for.

Look for the Mantis X-10 in March.

SHOT Show 19 – Ops-Core Force-On-Force Mandible

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Shipping on April, the Force-On-Force Mandible from Ops-Core incorporates a removable mesh neck skirt. Additionally, the mandible itself connects via the ARC rail and is adjustable fire and aft as well as up and down.

It stops up to the 7.62 UTM round at 375 FPS but you’ll still feel the hit.


Phokus Research Group, Inc Announces New Wound CLUB and Wound Tube

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

San Diego, Ca. — Phokus Research Group, Inc., has announced the arrival of the new Wound CLUB, and Wound Tube. These two products will join the future award-winning Wound Cube. All three of their unique task trainers: Wound Cube, Wound Tube, and Wound CLUB utilize a see-through technology which accelerates the students understanding of proper wound packing and tourniquet application. The entire product line makes for effective hands on training during TCCC, TECC, TEMS, PHTLS, and STOP the BLEED classes. All products are built in the United States at Phokus’s San Diego, Ca. factory.

The Wound Club is a 2 in 1 – Junctional (axillary) and Upper Arm wound simulator with five realistic wound patterns designed into a semi-transparent silicone cube and tube combo. Our hyper realistic bleeding system makes this training device ideal for mastering basic bleeding control. Tourniquet training is easily accomplished between the Silicone Cube (Junctional) and the Silicone Tube (Upper Arm). Included in the Upper Arm is a realistic Brachial Artery and an anatomically correct Humerus Bone.

• 2 in 1 Training Device – Junctional (axillary) and Upper Arm Trainer
• Cube = Shoulder (Wound Packing Trainer)
• Tube = Upper Arm (Tourniquet, Wound Packing, and Pressure Dressing Trainer)
• Semi-transparent
• 4x Gunshot Wounds – Narrow, Small, Large, X-Large
• 1x Large Laceration
• Hyper Realistic Blood Flow
• Realistic Tissue Loss
• Realistic Tissue Density
• Anatomically Correct Humerus Bone
• Realistic Brachial Artery
• Compact Design (No wasted space)
• Durably built
• Affordable

The Wound Tube is an Upper Arm wound simulator with one realistic gunshot wound designed into a semi-transparent silicone tube. Our hyper realistic bleeding system makes this training device ideal for mastering basic bleeding control and tourniquet application. Included in the Upper Arm is a realistic Brachial Artery and an anatomically correct Humerus Bone.

• Upper Arm Trainer
• Tube = Upper Arm (Tourniquet, Wound Packing, and Pressure Dressing Trainer)
• Semi-transparent
• 1x Gunshot Wounds – X-Large
• 1x Large Laceration
• Hyper Realistic Blood Flow
• Realistic Tissue Loss
• Realistic Tissue Density
• Anatomically Correct Humerus Bone
• Realistic Brachial Artery
• Compact Design (No wasted space)
• Durably built

SHOT Show attendees can see firsthand these future award-winning products.

• ADS – Booth #20415 (All Phokus Products)

• Tactical Medical Solutions – Booth #6508 (Wound Simulation, and SSAVIE Products Only)

Both models are designed, machined, and assembled in the United States and backed by Phokus’s legendary Full Lifetime Guarantee.

For more information on Phokus® products, please visit us at phokusresearch.com