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Gunfighter Moment – Larry Vickers

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

I often say you can learn more about shooting in one day on the range with quality instruction than you will learn in a month reading about it online. The process of zeroing your rifle is a perfect example; the skills and knowledge you gain from actually doing it, instead of reading about it, are immeasurable. You will also learn very quickly with quality range time that a) many of the techniques you might think are valid are actually stupid and b) a whole lot of the gear you might buy and think is cool is trash. Get some training before you go out and waste a bunch of money on equipment that is solely designed to separate neophytes from their money.

LAV out.

Larry Vickers
Vickers Tactical Inc.
Host of TacTV

Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD-Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related TV shows on the Sportsman Channel with the latest being TacTV of which Bravo Company is a presenting sponsor. Larry Vickers special operations background is one of the most unique in the industry today; he has been directly or indirectly involved in the some of the most significant special operations missions of the last quarter century. During Operation Just Cause he participated in Operation Acid Gambit – the rescue of Kurt Muse from Modelo Prison in Panama City, Panama. As a tactics and marksmanship instructor on active duty he helped train special operations personnel that later captured Saddam Hussein and eliminated his sons Uday and Qusay Hussein. In addition he was directly involved in the design and development of the HK416 for Tier One SOF use which was used by Naval Special Warfare personnel to kill Osama Bin Laden. Larry Vickers has developed various small arms accessories with the most notable being his signature sling manufactured by Blue Force Gear and Glock accessories made by Tangodown. In addition he has maintained strong relationships with premium companies within the tactical firearms industry such as BCM, Aimpoint, Black Hills Ammunition, Wilson Combat and Schmidt & Bender.

With over 300,000 subscribers, his Youtube channel features a new firearms video every Friday. 

Larry Vickers travels the country conducting combat marksmanship classes for law abiding civilians, law enforcement and military and works with Aztec Training Services to coordinate classes to best meet the needs of the students attending the class.

Gunfighter Moment is a weekly feature brought to you by Bravo Company USA. Bravo Company is home of the Gunfighters, and each week they bring us a different trainer to offer some words of wisdom.

Will There Be A Plum Lipsey’s/Vickers Glock?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Larry Vickers recently posted this photo he found on the internet to demonstrate what might be in a future limited edition Lipsey’s/Vickers Tactical Glock.  


He offered this explanation:

Ok so one idea that kicked around for a future Lipseys -Vickers Glock is a plum frame; the idea behind this is ( as the story goes) when the Soviets first tried to make black polymer for the AK it came out funky and more plum. Since the Glock is the AK of pistols a nice dark plum frame would be cool on a future run. We are thinking to match the Magpul plum to make everyone happy; it’s not as dark plum as some of the Soviet stuff but is darker than other shades of plum in the AK market. This pic is a frame that has been painted to match but I include it for your consideration; the pic is not mine as I found it on the internet. 

TangoDown / Vickers Tactical Glock – 43 Slide Racker

Friday, October 14th, 2016

TangoDown is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Vickers Tactical lineup! Announcing the GSR-02 Slide Racker for the popular single stack 9mm Glock™ 43.

Just like its predecessors, the GSR-02 has small serrated wings at the slide’s end. This feature allows for positive cycling against your belt, holster, or heel quickly when you’re restricted to a single hand. The GSR-02 is also an outstanding upgrade for those who struggle with arthritis, have smaller hands, or reduced hand strength. The GSR-02 is large enough to provide advantage, but still small enough to be unnoticed in concealed carry holsters.

-Tough, stainless steel & injection molded glass reinforced nylon construction
-Subtle, extended ‘Wing’ shape with serrations makes for easy slide cycling, even under stress
-Installs in minutes, without any weapon modifications

MSRP: $18.95

Visit www.TangoDown.com for more information on the GSR-02.

LIPSEY’S AND VICKERS TACTICAL DELIVER THE TRIFECTA OF EXCLUSIVE GLOCK PISTOLS

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

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Baton Rouge, La.—Lipsey’s, a nationally renowned firearms distributor, and combat veteran Larry Vickers, the face of the tactical firearms industry, have launched the third iteration of the popular “Vicker’s GLOCK.”

Beginning immediately, Lipsey’s is selling LAV serialized RTF2 framed GLOCK 17 and GLOCK 19 pistols in classic black. They come equipped with Wilson Combat sights, which now include an all new gold bead front. In addition, Larry Vickers again taps Tango Down to produce the extended mag release, slide catch, magazine base plates, grip plug with integral disassembly tool and allen wrench for rear sight adjustment.

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This new Vickers Tactical Lipsey’s Exclusive GLOCK bolsters the tactical color triangle that also includes grey and flat dark earth with some added extras. Larry Vickers had this to say about this latest venture, “The most requested color for the Vickers GLOCKs from Lipsey’s is black by a wide margin. After careful consideration, we decided to mount a gold bead front sight with an otherwise black pistol. The combination is striking to say the least.”

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This third rendition of Lipsey’s Exclusive Vickers GLOCKs continues to be the distributor’s centerpiece of tactical offerings. Vice President and Product Development Manager Jason Cloessner was as eager to add classic black to the fold. “The LAV GLOCK series is one of our most requested products. Adding classic black to the lineup greatly enhanced the tactical color options that the Vickers GLOCK community was more than ready to support.”

Located in Baton Rouge, Lipsey’s was originally formed as a wholesale hunting and fishing distributor in 1953. Today, the company leads the firearms industry in the collaboration and distribution of exclusive firearms. An authority in NFA regulations, Lipsey’s also offers a robust line of silencers, short barrel rifles and accessories. With a committed focus on relationships, Lipsey’s provides value and innovation to federally licensed dealers and the industry’s top manufacturers.

www.lipseys.com

Lipsey’s Guns to Launch Latest Vickers Edition GLOCKS on 15 September

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Lipsey’s Guns will be hosting Larry Vickers on their Facebook page this Thursday, 15 September, during a Live session to announce their latest special edition GLOCKs. Pre-orders will commence during the broadcast. Below is a photo of the last two Vickers edition GLOCKs from Lipsey’s. They featured RTF-2 frames in Grey and were outfitted with Vickers Tactical aftermarket components.

Gunfighter Moment – Larry Vickers

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

I recently returned from a trip to Switzerland and after shooting with some friends I was once again reminded of two things; the AR-15/M4 and Glock handguns absolutely dominate in terms of sheer numbers being used each and everyday on ranges around the world. They are by far the most popular of their type and we live in the best time ever for both weapons. As you can guess I use and recommend BCM carbines as my first choice and for Glocks check out my Vickers Tactical editions available exclusively thru Lipseys. It’s in everyone’s best interest to know these two firearms as they are the industry benchmarks and will be for some time to come.

Be safe and shoot straight.

LAV out.

Larry Vickers
Vickers Tactical Inc.
Host of TacTV

Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD-Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related TV shows on the Sportsman Channel with the latest being TacTV of which Bravo Company is a presenting sponsor. Larry Vickers special operations background is one of the most unique in the industry today; he has been directly or indirectly involved in the some of the most significant special operations missions of the last quarter century. During Operation Just Cause he participated in Operation Acid Gambit – the rescue of Kurt Muse from Modelo Prison in Panama City, Panama. As a tactics and marksmanship instructor on active duty he helped train special operations personnel that later captured Saddam Hussein and eliminated his sons Uday and Qusay Hussein. In addition he was directly involved in the design and development of the HK416 for Tier One SOF use which was used by Naval Special Warfare personnel to kill Osama Bin Laden. Larry Vickers has developed various small arms accessories with the most notable being his signature sling manufactured by Blue Force Gear and Glock accessories made by Tangodown. In addition he has maintained strong relationships with premium companies within the tactical firearms industry such as BCM, Aimpoint, Black Hills Ammunition, Wilson Combat and Schmidt & Bender.

With over 300,000 subscribers, his Youtube channel features a new firearms video every Friday. 

Larry Vickers travels the country conducting combat marksmanship classes for law abiding civilians, law enforcement and military and works with Aztec Training Services to coordinate classes to best meet the needs of the students attending the class.

Gunfighter Moment is a weekly feature brought to you by Bravo Company USA. Bravo Company is home of the Gunfighters, and each week they bring us a different trainer to offer some words of wisdom.

Vickers Tactical – Inside The AK-47

Monday, August 8th, 2016

In a follow-up to the popular ‘Inside The AK-74’ video, Larry Vickers shows off slow motion footage of the AK-47 in action, specifically a Bulgarian Type 3 AK.

www.vickerstactical.com

Gunfighter Moment – Larry Vickers

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

In your firearms training always have realistic accuracy standards. Remember that accuracy will generally suffer in the real world for reasons beyond your control as well as the unpredictable nature of most encounters. If you train for minimum accuracy standards on the range expect even less when bullets start going both ways.”

-Larry Vickers
MSG, US Army (Ret)

Larry Vickers is a decorated US Army Special Forces veteran and national pistol champion. Mr. Vickers has nearly two decades of special operations experience (1st SFOD-D), much of which was spent as his unit’s Primary Firearms Instructor. In addition to his special operations accomplishments, his competitive shooting has yielded a 10th and 9th place finish in the 1993 and 1994 USPSA Limited Nationals as well as a 1st place finish in CDP class at the 2001 IDPA Mid-Winter Nationals at Smith & Wesson. Mr. Vickers is a founding member of IDPA. In addition to being a highly experienced operator and national pistol champion, Mr. Vickers is also one of the premier 1911 pistolsmiths in the country and his work has been featured in several firearms publications and on the cover of American Handgunner. In addition to all this, Mr. Vickers has served as a consultant and technical expert to the firearms industry. Mr. Vickers is featured on two new firearms, tactics, and accessories focused T.V. shows called Tactical Impact and Tactical Arms.

www.VickersTactical.com