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Hide and Seek: Stalking With US Marine Scout Sniper Course Students

Saturday, August 15th, 2020

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. —

U.S. Marines with the Scout Sniper Course 2-20, Reconnaissance Training Company, Advanced Infantry Battalion, School of Infantry – West, participated in a stalking and infiltration course in the Romeo Training Area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, July 26.

The Marines started at a designated grid point then moved forward by various means toward two observers. The objective was to close with a target, fire two shots and then exfiltrate from the training area. The trick is the Marines had to do it all without being detected by the observers. To help them in that, the Marines applied camouflage paint and built their own ghillie suits.

“The most important part of this exercise, in my opinion, is learning how to properly utilize camouflage,” said U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Steven O’keefe, an instructor with the Scout Sniper Course. “The Marines must also learn to utilize the things in front and around them.”

Some challenges that add to the difficulty of stalking exercises are the different types and height of vegetation in the area, route selection, size of the area and the time of day.

 “The most important part of this exercise, in my opinion, is learning how to properly utilize camouflage.”

Staff Sgt. Steven O’keefe, Scout Sniper Course instructor

Camp Pendleton has over 25 stalking lanes for sniper training. The training areas differ by vegetation, size of the area and terrain.

Prior to this training the students participated in land navigation, classes on the basic infantry skills, live-fire exercises and other stalking lanes.

“The hardest part for me was moving to the final firing point without being detected,” said Lance Cpl. Norman Ballard a student with the Scout Sniper Course. “The vegetation in this lane is also taller, so that makes the final firing point difficult to find in this lane.”

The class started with over 20 Marines and is now expecting to graduate 14 when the 12-week course ends in late August. Between now and then, the Marines will conduct more ranges and stalking lanes, before finally ending with a culminating event that puts all the skills and knowledge they’ve gained from the course to the test.

By LCpl Drake Nickels

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

SOLGW – Loyal 9 – Leave Your Ego At Home. Train.

Friday, August 14th, 2020

Leave your ego at home. Train. Drills with Sage Dynamics (Aaron Cowan), Green Ops Inc (Michael Green), and Veil Solutions (Chris Woomer).

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SOLGW – Loyal 9 – Chuck Pressburg – Talks about No Fail Rifle

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

SGM Chuck Pressburg (USA, Ret) talks about Outcomes Based Training and breaks down the need to predict how weapon orientation effects your ability to predict point of impact.

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Fieldcraft Mobility To Offer Tactical Horsemanship Course

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Fieldcraft Mobility will be offering a tactical horsemanship course starting in October.

This will be a basic riding program in the first phase of Fieldcraft Mobility’s new mounted mobility section. This course includes basic horsemanship and riding as well as tactical movement considerations. It combines lessons learned from modern mounted combat operations, TTPs, and backcountry riding techniques to give students the ability to utilize an effective non-standard mobility platforms in a bug out scenario.

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Primary & Secondary Training Summit 2020

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Primary & Secondary Training Summit 2020

Sept 5, 6, 7 Logan Utah

Instructor Roster and Block Descriptions

(changes may occur):

Chad Albrecht – Lecture: Learn about how to navigate the world of AR15s. Everything from hobby to professional use standards and how to select them. Includes micro armorer and upkeep.

Bill Blowers – Range: Diagnostic Pistol: Learn ways to improve using refinement through focused drills and documentation. 300 rounds pistol

Darryl Bolke – Lecture: Training Habits of Highly Successful Gunfighters – Range: Backups/Snubbies: Many people carry a snubby or backup, but how many train with them? Increase your effectiveness using these compact weapons with this block of instruction. 200 rounds pistol

Varg Freeborn – lecture: criminal mindset/violence of mind: discuss common misconceptions about criminals and their capabilities. What are they looking for and how do you react?

Chuck Haggard – lecture: Understanding low light and maximizing your light. – Range: Backups/Snubbies: Many people carry a snubby or backup, but how many train with them? Increase your effectiveness using these compact weapons with this block of instruction. 200 rounds pistol

Scott Jedlinski– Range: RDS Life: Learn methods to hone your red dot pistol performance. 300 rounds pistol

Matt Little – Range: Staccato 2011: Try out the new Staccato 201, learn how to use 2011s more effectively, or use your own pistol and learn how to be more efficient. 250 rounds pistol

Mike Mihalski – lecture: Learn about how to navigate the world of AR15s. Everything from a hobby to professional use standards and how to select them. Includes micro armorer and upkeep.

Chuck Pressburg– lecture: NVG/IR use – Range: No Fail Pistol: Focusing on absolute performance melding shooter and weapon. 200 rounds pistol

Jared Reston – Range: 300y Carbine: Patrol rifle or special purpose rifle, you need the skills to engage at distances beyond your pistol. 250 rounds rifle

Mark Smith – Range: Sooner Versus Faster: Faster for most means to rush, in this block Mark teaches methods to maximize efficiency which translates to faster times (pistol or carbine). 300 rounds pistol or rifle

The focus is professional development. Each instructor focuses on their specialty.

Days one and two start early and end late. They are broken into separate blocks with multiple courses and lectures running simultaneously along with large scale lectures during meal breaks. Day three consists of competition and graded practicals as well as lectures.

Round counts and weapon/equipment needs will be dependent on blocks taken. After signing up for the individual courses you will know how many rounds you will need.

Designated vendor areas and vendor event sponsoring available. Additionally, there are opportunities for vendor demos. This will require vendor registration. Qualifying vendors will have access to a dedicated 25y range for demo purposes and reserved space near that specific range.

Participate in the raffle where several courses from participating instructors, as well as various other items from participating companies that will be available to win. All registered participants have one entry. Additional entries will be available for purchase.

More info can be found at: primaryandsecondary.com/primary-secondary-training-summit-2020

To register: primaryandsecondary.com/store/Training-Competition-Events-c42788867

BCM The Capability III – Fieldcraft Survival

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

August 11, 2020 – Fieldcraft Survival Founder Mike Glover conducts a close reconnaissance and surveillance field exercise patrolling into a semi-permissive area, establishing a hide, collecting intelligence on a select target group and then engaging that force.

Fieldcraft Survival Founder Mike Glover conducts a close reconnaissance and surveillance field exercise patrolling into a semi-permissive area, establishing a hide, collecting intelligence on a select target group and then engaging that force.

Fieldcraft Survival exists to prepare both professionals and citizens for worst case scenarios through education, training, and equipment development. The Company’s instructors are all combat veterans drawn from US Army Special Forces, MARSOC, Navy SEAL teams, and law enforcement counter-narcotics units with years of experience under their belts.

Learn more about Fieldcraft Survival at www.fieldcraftsurvival.com

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Slip Line Rifle Drill from Mission Spec

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Mission Spec has released another shooting drill. This one is called the Slip Line Rifle Drill.

IR.Tools Releases Powered Thermal Targets

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

CROFTON, MD – June 29, 2020 – Established in 2006, IR.Tools, a leading provider of IR (infrared) protection for the Military and Law Enforcement, first offered a ¾” infrared patch sewn on every military uniform in the United States. Shortly after, they became a leading provider for infrared technology, with passive infrared patches, markers, and shooting targets for night vision and thermal image operations all over the world. Tom Boyer, owner and lead engineer, jumped at the opportunity to add powered targets to his suite of high contrast passive shooting targets.

“We now provide our optics customers a one stop shop for all their thermal targets. Passive or Powered we will service them with a premium thermal target.”
—Tom Boyer, Owner, IR. Tools

This new powered thermal target heated with proprietary Fabroc® technology is nearly indestructible. Constructed with a rubber like material, it has no wires to short circuit from bullet penetration.  Powering up on a 12 or 24-volt battery, the integrity of this lightweight, heat-efficient target remains intact for over 500 rounds, with a consistent thermal image and no flaring to disrupt training exercises.

What makes this thermal shooting target so unique is its durability. Fort Bragg, NC, has been shooting at the same Fabroc™ targets for 9-years. And IR.Tools aims to provide this stand-out IR target to the military, special forces, law enforcement, hunters, and recreational sportsmen alike.

“The unmatched number of shots it takes while maintaining a clear, realistic image to shoot is incredible.”
— Range Manger Fort Bragg

Not only are these powered thermal targets necessary for training, but they are easy to use. Their longevity means they are cost-effective. Now you can have a safe powered thermal target that lasts during some of the more complex training options, such as shoot, no-shoot scenarios.

You can purchase the powered thermal shooting target for an MSRP of $60.00 – $90.00 at INV PRO TECH Tools.