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Dan Brokos Even Stipples His Carbine’s Pistol Grip

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

I had a chance to check out one of Dan Brokos’ (SGM, USA Ret) during last week’s USASOC Sniper Comp. Naturally, the Troy Industries carbine was outfitted with his new accessory line, but something struck me. He relies on a stippled GI pistol grip.

Whiskey 5: Lead Faucet Tactical

Saturday, July 29th, 2017


Lead Faucet Tactical (LFT) is a training and tactical gear company located in Pinehurst, NC operating throughout the United States. LFT was founded by SGM(R) Daniel Brokos. Brokos has 26 years of service and 21 years in the SF community. A vast majority of Brokos SF time has been with Crisis Response Force that specializing in DA and the skills of advanced marksmanship and CQB. Brokos has had only 2 breaks from being operational. He has served as the NCOIC for SF advanced marksmanship and CQB course and as the Company SGM for the SF sniper course and aforementioned Advanced marksmanship/CQB course. Brokos and all his Instructors were Senior Leaders somewhere throughout the SOF community.

Lead Faucet Tactical (LFT) offers relevant and realistic gunfighting in a variety of courses focusing around fighting with your carbine and pistol day and night. They offer several shooting and CQB courses for LE, Military and Civilians to increase shooting performance or as Brokos puts it “Take the thinking out of fighting”.

LFT has teamed up with Troy Industries and Moser Machine Works for weapon accessories. LFT will be offering several Carbine and Pistol accessories developed over years of experience. Brokos says there was several times he was handed the wrong piece of kit for the job, and wants to make sure guys have good relevant accessories.


Brokos is the creator of the “Brokos Belt “currently sold by TYR Tactical, VTAC and 5:11. LFT has a couple unique options for this belt coming out, as well as some interesting fabric technology in there 2 Carbine slings. LFT has teamed up with Tom Fuller of Armageddon Gear for these tactical products.

Brokos will also be contributing as a free-lance writer for The Enthusiasts Network and Iain Harrison. Look for articles in upcoming issues of Recoil, Recoil concealment and Recoil Off-grid. Also look for training videos on Recoil TV.

LFT was founded in May 2017 by Dan Brokos, training is up and running, products available Nov 2017.


LFT HQ’s will be based out of Pinehurst, NC. It’s a small shop for receiving and packaging of products. Its HQs should be easily recognized by the trail of brass leading into the door. It will be an occasional stop for Brokos to check emails, drink a beer and tell the LFT assistant “Juice to do her job. LFT primary HQs will be on a range somewhere throughout the US.

LFT Mission Statement: impart others with relevant knowledge revolving around the employment of your weapons in a variety of realistic training venues.

Brokos believes deployments and combat count but experience and being an Instructor in the military is more tangible than deployments alone. The fact Brokos has Taught and wrote POIs for over 208 Green Berets a year; for several years is the foundation of LFT. Brokos believes since he is retired and will miss the SF mission sets and training, he wants to share and impart on others. He believes the knowledge gained in shooting and CQB from himself, peers and subordinates over the past 26 years has a place in LFT library. The end goal for LFT is for Brokos to pass along his experience and knowledge primarily through training courses, products, articles in recoil line of magazines, and training videos for recoil TV. As Brokos says, “everything is a rehearsal for something.”







TYR Tactical Urban Gunfighter Course Supports Missouri Law Enforcement

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Recently, I had the opportunity to observe portions of a special training course presented by TYR Tactical for members of the Missouri Law Enforcement community. The lead instructor was Dan Brokos. He’s still on active duty, but has done some work for Viking Tactics over the past few years. You may have also heard of the Brokos Belt which was created by him. He’s very knowledgeable and very approachable.

It’s important to note that this is not an open enrollment course but rather presented at no cost to LE by TYR Tactical. Consequently, I’m not going to get into the details about what went on during the training. Instead, I’ll stick to generalities. Additionally, all of these men are currently on the job and I want to respect that. However, I will tell you that the training was hosted at the Camden County Sheriff’s Office Firing Range near Lake of the Ozarks. It’s beautiful country and a well maintained range complex, but with it situated in a bowl, the temps were in the upper 90s.

After a quick discussion about his background, along with that of his AI (I should be introducing him to all of you soon), Brokos went over range safety and particularly how it related to the upcoming two days of training. Day one was carbine and day two was pistol in the morning, with an afternoon wrapup of mixed pistol and carbine work. Dan Brokos will tell you that there’s no one way to do things, although he concentrates on sharing his 26 years of military experience and those proven techniques which have been honed by US SOF over the past 15 years. There are no fads here or questionable tactics. Everything he teaches has been validated on the two-way range. &

Interestingly, the attendees came from several agencies, with different backgrounds, and varying degrees of experience. Most were armed with .223 AR-15 type weapons from a variety of manufacturers, with one agency’s officers outfitted with MP-5s. Pistols were primarily GLOCKs with a mixture of .40 and 9mm. Naturally, their equipment was just as varied. As an aside, fallout from the Ferguson situation continues to set in. For example, there’s a push in Missouri, at least at the state level, to transition SWAT from MultiCam and OD to Black because it is less militaristic.

Next, Brooks talked about the advantages of a 50m zero and the class dove right in, getting it quickly out of the way. Next up was barricades. Brokos demonstrated each event and then had the students run through before introducing a competitive element, whether individual or team races against one another or the clock. While time is a factor, hits in the A-zone are what counts. He also insists students shoot from both strong and weak sides and reinforces effective use of barricades as shooting platforms in his drills.

One point I’ll share is that Brokos puts students in shooting positions, particularly during the vehicle phase, which will require most to shoot with one eye closed. Those same positions, which are variations of ‘brokeback’, require the student to consider how to best stabilize the weapon, be it carbine or pistol. His focus is on offensive action, delivering effective fire, and maneuver. Maneuver, that means moving.

Technically, the Urban Gunfighter Course is an extension of TYR’s Innovate or Die Tour. This means, in addition to the training, TYR brought out their mobile showroom to the range. This was great for several reasons. First off, it was hot and humid, so the showroom was a great spot to cool off during lunch. Second, it allowed students to check out the latest gear and ask questions of David Rice, a recently retired LEO and head of LE sales at TYR.

For those of you unfamiliar, the TYR Tactical Mobile Showroom is a custom 44’ trailer, designed to travel across the country for customer outreach. For the first time, customers have a hands-on experiences with TYR Tactical Pouches, Body Armor, Belts, Revere K9 Products and Huron Clothing and Packs. They also get a chance to view products before their release and provide feedback on existing products.

For upcoming TYR Tactical Innovate or Die Tour dates and locations visit: www.tyrtactical.com/news/details/tyr-tactical-innovate-or-die-tour-texas

Want to setup a tour stop or class for your department? Contact TYR’s Innovate or Die Tour Coordinator, Josh Jones. josh@tyrtactical.com or call TYR Tactical HQ at 623-240-1400.

You Never Know Where They Are Going To Show Up

Thursday, December 18th, 2014


Perhaps emblazoned on the chest of this barrel chested freedom fighter?