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Gunfighter Moment – Larry Vickers

Misinformation overload; I hate to sound like a broken record but once again I must say be careful what you read and take as gospel from the Internet. Every single day I read something posted as if it is gospel handed down by Moses himself and it is dead ass wrong in regards to firearms and their use. Attending a class by an established instructor like those listed by Alias will teach you more than you will learn in a year of researching on the Internet. Be careful and consider the source before you listen to a keyboard commando on the World Wide Web.

-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.

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

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 us some words of wisdom.

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11 Responses to “Gunfighter Moment – Larry Vickers

  1. your a broken record I like to listen to – post away


  2. Geoff says:

    When you post these, could you give us an example of what you’re hearing. Certainly not all of them take away from the content of your classes and could be useful to the masses.

  3. Chuck says:

    Seriously. With the release of the ALG mount for the Glock, suddenly everyone’s an expert. Well said. Keep it rolling sir.

  4. A perfect example is the common myth that either a) you don’t need to lube your weapon or b) overlubrication of small arms is a major issue

    Both are completely false and worse yet actually draw attention away from the real issues at hand

    You have to lube your weapons – period

    Running a gun too dry is FAR worse than running it too wet

    These lubrication myths still exist and are repeated daily – the Internet makes this worse

    • forrest says:

      I absolutely have nowhere near the experience that you do, but I’ve never run into a single issue with over lubrication. Not with firearms, alcohol, or women. Well, maybe a couple of times with alcohol and women.

      I am not going to dump an entire bottle of CLP into an AR and expect good things to happen, but is it really that big of a deal? (honest question.) Under lubrication I get. Dirt and grime can get into an action and cause tight fitting parts to bind if there isn’t enough space for them to move, that’s simple physics. But I’ve never really heard any horror stories about putting too much on a firearm.

    • Concrete example of this very thing:

      I’ve been having repeated problems with my Glock 42 and the very first bit of wisdom I got was to “run it dry/without lubrication.” Why? Because Glocks don’t really need any lubrication.

      True story.

      • Larry says:

        Glock 42 = 380. I have friends that have 380’s from various gun makers. ALL of them have problems. Mostly extraction/feeding issues. The are VERY ammo picky.

        Add to that the Glock 42 is a gen 1 380. Many will thank you for beta testing the 42 and making their Gen 3’s good to go.