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Costa on the Line with Hollywood

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Chris Costa with Falcon Ops Group‘s Hollywood shooting the HE02 drill. Video by Dynamite Marketing and Advertising.

Costa Fires the FERFRANS Special Operations Assault Rifle

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

On a recent visit with Falcon Operations Group, Chris Costa fires the FERFRANS Special Operations Assault Rifle (SOAR). The Rate Reduction System really shines in full auto fire as you can see here below.

In a nutshell the heart of the FERFRANS line of weapons is the Delayed Sear Activation System which is a mechanical device that reduces the cyclic rate of full-auto fire of the M16 / M4A1 type rifles from 850-900 rpm to 550-680 rpm. Military Morons has covered FERFRANS in the past. The coverage is about three-quarters of the way down the page.


Costa Adding Second Carbine Course with Falcon Ops Group

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Chris Costa is considering adding a second Carbine course to his lineup with Falcon Ops Group. The dates are set at 2-4 Jan but at this point they haven’t finalized whether it will be a Carbine I or II class. If you are interested, head over to falconops.net and let them know your opinion. These will be Costa’s first courses after leaving Magpul Dynamics.

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.


We Didn’t Know He Did That

Friday, October 28th, 2011

We ran across an interesting tidbit online recently. Falcon Ops Group is hosting trainer Chris Costa for a 3-day Advanced Carbine as well as a 3-day Advanced Pistol. This is Chris Costa on his lonesome and not Magpul Dynamics although Falcon does state that this isn’t something he normally does. Interesting…