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‘American Gun’ – A New Book by Chris Kyle Coming in May 2013

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Pre-order your copy of “American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms” by former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle who was tragically killed earlier this month. In this book co-authored with William Doyle, the book makes the argument that America has been shaped by the gun as the authors use various firearms as a backdrop to discuss our Nation’s history.

American Gun

The 10 Guns that shaped America – The American long Rifle (aka the Kentucky Rifle): used to open the American frontier and by soldiers in the American Revolution; The Spencer Repeater: designed during the Civil War, this first repeating rifle cut reload time by 80%; The Colt Single Action Army (aka Colt .4 5): the handgun that defined the Old West, used by Buffalo Bill, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, Doc Holliday, and other iconic gunslingers; The Winchester 1873 Rifle: the Gun that Won the West was a staple in the late nineteenth-century Indian Wars and a favorite a prop in countless Westerns; The 1903 Springfield: designed at the request of Teddy Roosevelt, this superior rifle gave U.S. forces an edge during WWI; The M1911 Army Pistol: the official U.S. Army sidearm from 1911 to 1985, the King of Combat Pistols is still used by today’s elite Special Forces units. The American Machine Gun: including the Browning Automatic Rifle and the Thompson Sub-machine Gun, the Gun that Made the ’20s Roar, was the weapon of choice for lawmen and gangsters during the Prohibition era, including Machine-Gun Kelly, Elliot Ness, Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, John Dillinger, and others; The M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle: the Gun that Saved the World, used by U.S. forces again Nazis and the Japanese during WW II; The American Police Handgun: from the .3 8 Special revolver to the Glock pistol, this chapter is a tour through police firearms history; The M16 Assault Rifle: made famous during Vietnam, this platform is still the standard used by U.S. military weapons including the H&K M4, the firearm that killed Osama bin Laden.


Sentinel: Become the Agent in Charge of Your Own Protection Detail

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Pat McNamara retired after 22 years of Army service from the Army’s premier hostage rescue unit as a Sergeant Major and is also the author of T.A.P.S. (Tactical Application of Practical Shooting). He is a renowned tactical trainer, leading TMACS, Inc. His services are available through Alias Training & Security Services.


Anything can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Wouldn’t you rather know that you had done everything in your power to have prepared yourself for that moment when something goes wrong? None of us plan to fail, but we may fail to plan.

In Sentinel, author Patrick McNamara provides an instructional guide filled with survival techniques for the family. Drawing from his background as a special-operations agent for twenty-two years, McNamara discusses the importance of being the protector of the family and provides a host of techniques, strategies, and procedures to ensure safety. He offers simple steps for being better prepared for power blackouts, home invasions, and attacks on the street and more. From your home to your vehicle and beyond, McNamara discusses how to plan for contingencies.

Sentinel provides the information necessary to help you take charge of your own domain and be able to count on yourself to protect your own life and the lives of those close to you.

Available in Kindle or Paperback editions from www.amazon.com

Black Powder Red Earth V3 Available – Get Yours

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Black Powder Red Earth is a great series of graphic novels. They’ve combined a well researched story line with art that reflects the environment, both physically and politically, that the characters find themselves in. Described as, “Special operations contractors, backed by Saudi petrodollars, wage a war of ruthless intrigue and clandestine violence against Iranian proxies and agents in the post-Iraq state, Basran,” it’s believable. And that makes it worth the read.

Black Powder Red Earth V3 is now available through Amazon.

“Navy SEAL Tips: Fundamentals of Marksmanship” by Brandon Webb

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Navy SEAL Brandon Webb has just released a new ebook (kindle) entitled “Navy SEAL Tips: Fundamentals of Marksmanship.” It is one of three titles in his new “Navy SEAL Tips” series. As many of you know, Brandon is the Editor of SOFREP.com and the author of the bestselling autobiography, “The Red Circle.” The information was inspired by the recent, tragic events in Aurora, CO and are an expansion of the article Brandon published on SOFREP on the issue. It’s important to note that these aren’t full length books but rather short guides, laden with tips. From what I understand, Brandon plans a full library of these handbooks covering a wide range of topics.

The full line of handbooks includes –

Navy SEAL Tips:

How To Survive an Active Shooter

Marksmanship Fundamentals

Becoming A SEAL Sniper

Tactical Bible Stories: Personal Security Tips from the Bible

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

The Bible is the most widely read book in the history of man. It is full of examples of tactics, concepts, and ideas that are still used and taught by modern security professionals. “Tactical Bible Stories” takes a stereotype-busting approach to personal security and uses Bible stories as illustrations to make them fun and easy for anyone to understand, remember, and apply.

-Was David’s sling a wise choice for his fight with Goliath? Why?
-How did Jesus show us the importance of keeping our distance?
-Did Gideon’s minuscule army make sense tactically? Why?

Tactical Bible Stories is written very simply for those who aren’t self-defense experts or tactical aficionados.

Tactical Bible Stories is being officially released on Tuesday, June 5th and for the entire day, the ebook will be free and the paperback will be available at cost. The book has already received rave reviews from both law enforcement officers and firearms instructors for its simple, conversational style and practical advice from a unique perspective. The author believes that this book will make a huge difference in people’s lives and he wants to get it into the hands of as many people as possible.

Pick up the book for free on Amazon.com on Tuesday, June 5th at amzn.to/tacbible

The Activity – A Graphic Novel

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

The evolution of global conflict necessitates the development of special operations to rise and meet the call. Such is the center of THE ACTIVITY, a monthly comic book series from premier publisher Image Comics (who brought us THE WALKING DEAD). Written by Nathan Edmondson and illustrated by Mitch Gerads, the story follows a Direct Action Special Operations team through a series of adventures. The first collected volume is in stores June 6.

I’ve read every issue so it was great to be introduced to Nathan Edmondson by a mutual friend. He has been learning about the gear and how it works in order to improve the authenticity of the work. While it is fiction after all, look for some very cool stuff popping up later this year.

“The Activity: Volume 1” is available through Amazon or our local comic book dealer.

Black Powder Red Earth Vol 3

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Volume 3 of the groundbreaking graphic novel series “Black Powder, Red Earth” is now available. The story follows several factions and their hired guns in a near future Iraq, dominated by foreign intrigue. An amazing amount of research went into the development of this story and the future it takes place in.

Get yours at Amazon.com.

BHI Introduces Weapon Handbook Series as eBooks

Friday, May 25th, 2012

We’ve literally mentioned every one of these invaluable handbooks in the past and are glad to say that the Blackheart International weapon handbooks, part of the Blackheart International Training family of Operator’s Guide Series weapon manuals covering NATO and non-Standard (former Soviet-Bloc) weapons, are now available in digital format for all conventional digital reader devices.

The Operational Guide Handbooks are written by former US special operations personnel and current subject matter experts. These publications are not filled with “nice-to-know” but only “need-to-know” information, and can be used as a guide for classes prior to range operations, or as a quick reference when on the range.

These handbooks give the “what” and “how” as well as the “why” necessary to teach the proper operation and employment of the weapons. Currently available books cover the AR-15, M16/M4, AK47/AKM/AK74, Glock pistol and HK 416 rifle. Areas covered include ballistics, malfunctions, maintenance, sight adjustment of commonly used optics, zeroing, battlefield recovery and more. Topics include:
• background/specifications of the weapon
• instruction on operation
• disassembly and assembly procedures
• proper firing procedures
• malfunction/misfire procedures
• body mechanics
• training tips and more

The digital versions of the Operation Guide Handbooks are available for instant download through Amazon.com. The spiral-bound print versions can also be purchased through Amazon.com, or directly from Blackheart International at www.bhigear.com.