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Costa Sportin FirstSpear

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Chris Costa shared these two images of himself wearing a FirstSpear 6/12 Standhogg Plate Carrier. For those of you who are saying to yourself, “Screw Costa, what about ME?” please understand that he is wearing a pre-production demonstration sample and not a final product. Those will be available later this quarter.


Costa Launches Full Website

Monday, December 12th, 2011

As we reported last month, Chris Costa has established his own school and now there is a fully featured website to tell you all about it.

Chis Costa explains his training philosophy on the site:

Costa Ludus conducts training for the game of life, where the knowledge and skills learned in training may one day translate over to the streets or battlefield, determining life or death. We train others with the understanding that life is bigger than us. We understand the sacrifices that others make on a daily basis for our freedoms – that is why we take training so seriously.

The site does a great job of going over the various courses offered by Costa Ludus and offers a training schedule allowing you to register directly for each training iteration. Another handy feature is that the schedule offers links directly to host venues for course registrations not handled by Costa.

However, one of the most interesting sections of the website is entitled “Syndicate.” It covers the firearms and gear that Chris relies on and many fans will pour over this page looking for the items they have seen him use in classes.

Finally, they’ve got some pretty cool shirts in both long and short sleeve versions.

Overall, it’s a great looking site and certainly worth your time to explore, so head on over.


Costa Ludus

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Sometimes you have to just sit on a good story until it’s time. About a week-and-a-half ago we posted an article about Chris Costa running a couple of courses solo for Falcon Ops Group. We had to play it off that it seemed “interesting” that he was doing it. The reality is that we knew he was leaving Magpul Dynamics to do his own thing somewhere around the beginning of the year.

Yesterday, Magpul Industries announced Chris Costa’s departure:

Chris Costa to Branch Out On His Own in 2012

Since 2007, Magpul Dynamics has trained thousands of professional and civilian shooters, and reached countless more through a comprehensive collection of instructional DVDs. With an emphasis on real world techniques, consistency, and efficiency, Magpul Dynamics has brought tactical instruction to the forefront of the shooting community. The application of these philosophies to high quality multimedia productions has helped propel the entire firearms training industry to new heights, garnering the attention of a larger audience than ever before.

The entire instructor cadre has been instrumental in the success of these endeavors, not the least of which has been Chris Costa. Chris will be moving on in early 2012 to pursue new projects within the industry, including his own training company. Magpul will continue to explore future opportunities to work with Chris, and looks forward to these projects. It has been a privilege to work with Chris for the last five years, and Magpul wishes him the best of luck in the future. The fundamentals of Reality, Consistency, and Efficiency that Chris helped instill are central to the entire Magpul Dynamics instructor cadre, and will continue to drive their training philosophy and mindset.

He will be moving on to run Costa Ludus. Ludus is the Latin word used in ancient Rome for a training school of Gladiators.

Updated: While the word Ludus is used to refer to a “gladiator school,” in Latin it is also used to refer to a school for learning the basics of a craft.

Military Times Gear Scout spoke to Costa about his new venture.