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Archive for June, 2014

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up – The Alps

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Reeder on Mer de Glace

It’s Dave Reeder of Recoil magazine sporting a KCRF T-shirt as he negotiates the glacier of the Mer de Glace in Chamonix, France during the recent Arc’teryx LEAF Media Camp.

TacJobs – PMCI Magazine Seeks US Correspondent

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

PMCI Magazine is looking for experienced, time served PSD team members for upcoming issue of our magazine. We are after somebody who can write articles based on experiences they have had in hostile environments. You will contribute to a Bi-monthly magazine helping obtain a presence in the US. It is all self-employed and you will be paid for the articles your write. This is not an overnight millionaire task but contributing to a magazine for all team member new and old read and learn about PSD work.

Contact Dan

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Happy Armed Forces Day, UK!

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

I know a certain group of very patriotic young lasses from the United Kingdom who share our sentiment in wishing you well on this sixth Armed Forces Day!

UK Armed Forces Day

Thank you to the Hot Shots Calendar models for doing so much for Allied morale!

Freedom Hill Gear – C.B.A. Shirt

Saturday, June 28th, 2014


Do you always provide the ammo when you take a few friends along for a day at the range? Well, Freedom Hill’s C.B.A. shirt lets everyone know that nobody shoots for free. Printed on the back is a Live Free or Die snake design. The shirts are 5.3 oz Cotton Gildan.

Available in Black and O.D. Green.

About the Company

Freedom Hill Gear was established in 2013 in Gilsum, New Hampshire after the owner won the right to retain a firearms range on his property. Freedom Hill Gear focuses on education of firearms use in New Hampshire, providing basic and advanced training, along with NH-themed merchandise. Later this Summer, they will be hosting a couple of classes by Rob Pincus and DRF Training.

Gunfighter Moment – Mike Pannone

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

The educated shooter is invariably the best shooter he or she can be, or at a minimum is on the right track for success. I often hear people in classes or read on the internet comments about how this drill or that one is “not realistic” or “would be meaningless in a real threat situation”. The problem is they don’t understand the difference between a drill and a scenario.

The definition of a drill as per Merriam-Webster is “a physical or mental exercise aimed at perfecting facility and skill especially by regular practice”. I articulate it in my classes as “the exercise of a component skill or technique for refinement and evaluation.” A scenario as per Merriam-Webster is “a sequence of events especially when imagined”. In classes, I define it as “a situation created to evaluate judgment and the selection and application of component skills or techniques.” A drill tests a technique and a scenario evaluates both judgment and the application of techniques. How you assemble a certain sequence of techniques is called tactics. Don’t confuse drills with tactics.

In summary, selected techniques are used to create and employ tactics within the guidelines of established principles of a given system or doctrine.

Training is science and without a logical approach it is sabotaged from the start. Be smart and train smart. That’s how the best at any skill have gotten there!

– Mike Pannone


Mike Pannone retired from the Army’s premier assault force (1st SFOD-D) after an explosive breaching injury. A year after his retirement America was attacked on 9/11 and he returned to help serve his country as the head marksmanship instructor at the Federal Air Marshals training course and then moved to help stand up the FAMS Seattle field office. In 2003 he left the FAMS to serve as a PSD detail member and then a detail leader for the State Department during 2003 and 2004 in Baghdad and Tikrit.

In 2005 he served as a ground combat advisor of the Joint Counter IED Task Force and participated on combat operations with various units in Al Anbar province. Upon returning he gave IED awareness briefings to departing units and helped stand up a pre-Iraq surge rifle course with the Asymmetric Warfare Group as a lead instructor. With that experience as well as a career of special operations service in Marine Reconnaissance, Army Special Forces and JSOC to draw from he moved to the private sector teaching planning, leadership, marksmanship and tactics as well as authoring and co-authoring several books such as The M4 Handbook, AK Handbook and Tactical Pistol shooting. Mike also consults for several major rifle and accessory manufacturers to help them field the best possible equipment to the warfighter, law enforcement officer and upstanding civilian end user. He is considered a subject matter expert on the AR based Stoner platform in all its derivatives.

Gunfighter Moment is a weekly feature brought to you by Alias Training & Security Services. Each week Alias brings us a different Trainer and in turn they offer some words of wisdom.

MOTUS World – Guest Artist Series T-Shirts

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

MOTUS Guest Shirts

MOTUS World is doing a limited edition single run of four guest artist t-shirts. The MOTUS Coffee House, Judge MOTUS, Gi Mo, and MOTUS National Park designs are all printed on 4.3 oz 60/40 Cotton Poly blend t-shrits with athletic fit, sizes S-XXL. Each design is specific to the color shown.

Pre-ordering ends tonight at 2359 PST, so if you’re eying one of these designs this is the last chance to get a hold of them. Orders will start shipping July 15th.

Strike Industries – Cookie Cutter Comp

Friday, June 27th, 2014


Strike Industries’ Cookie Cutter Comp is a single chamber muzzle break with a large surface area which expels gas on both the right and left sides, minimizing recoil and compensating muzzle rise. Constructed from steel, it features a heavy-duty parkerized finish. Its unique design also allows it to function as a glass breaker.

Sneak Peak – New Glock 42 Parts From TangoDown

Friday, June 27th, 2014

TangoDown is currently working on parts for the Glock 42. Additional information will be available soon, but for now check out these sneak peak pics.

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