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SureFire Field Notes Ep. 17, Violence of Action with John Chapman

SureFire Field Notes is a multi-segment informational video series with tips and techniques from subject matter experts of all backgrounds. In this episode, John “Chappy” Chapman of Forge Tactical discusses the importance of violence of action in CQB.

Born and raised in the tiny suburbs of Sacramento, California, John Chapman (Chappy) joined the Navy at 18. After an enlistment served on the USS Memphis, Chappy returned home to Northern California and embarked on a law enforcement career while attending college. After 16 years of service spanning 4 agencies, with service in Patrol, SWAT, Investigations, Training and Administration, Chappy left full time Police service and began training police officers full time in 2008. A police firearms and tactics instructor since 1994, Chappy founded LMS Defense as a part time private venture in 2006; and with the help of an amazing team built LMS into a full time venture by 2008. After serving in Iraq as security specialist, Chappy returned to LMS full time and spent the next 5 years servicing domestic and international police and government training requirements, and consulting SWAT teams in Procedural Issues and Equipment Acquisition. In 2009, Chappy also became a part time adjunct instructor for EAG Tactical, working for his mentor and friend, Pat Rogers. It was through Pat’s mentorship and guidance that Chappy developed his skills as a teacher to the level of becoming a BCM Gunfighter. Best known as a SWAT and Night Vision Instructor, Chappy continues to teach, now exclusively for Forge Tactical. He also maintains his police commission, and serves as an Auxiliary Police Officer with the Alliance, Ohio Police Department, where he serves as a SRT Team Leader.


5 Responses to “SureFire Field Notes Ep. 17, Violence of Action with John Chapman”

  1. Jordan says:

    “I am no fan of moving fast.”

    No shit, fatty.

    • Buckaroomedic says:

      Dang, not cool.

    • Snake McViperface says:

      From a law enforcement perspective (my only frame of reference): Unless there is a hostage at-risk situation or active shooter happening, there will be no running through the house / structure. The fact that I can lactate bbq sauce from my nipples is beside the point. One just doesn’t need to go running in to a gunfight. Get there the smart way and be safe – work the angles and watch your buddy’s back. If there is a bad actor in there, he/she will either have to fight or surrender; either way, you have the time and the support to do what is needed.

      • J-Jron says:

        Priorities of life…is dope/evidence worth a dynamic entry and moving balls to the wall in a structure?

        • Ranger Rick says:

          A gram, or a kilo or a ton is not worth a drop of a friendly when slow and smooth cam do the job.