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MARSOC Advanced Sniper Training

Friday, March 27th, 2015

I’ve been to this training site before. Jim Smith’s Spartan Tactical is an excellent facility made for precision marksmanship.

KAC to Offer Rail Mounted Anti-Cant Device

Monday, December 15th, 2014

I recently had an opportunity to spend some time with Leupold and Knight’s Armament Corp during new product training for ADS Inc‘s SOCOM team at Spartan Ranch near Fort Worth, Texas. I’ve shown this photo to exhibit KAC’s new Improved 45 Degree 200-600m Offset Rear Sight. Naturally, several readers had a “Squirrel!” moment, asking for information on the cool bubble level. You asked and so shall you receive.


There’s really not a lot to say about the KAC Rail Mounted Anti-Cant Device. It does what it’s designed to do, assist the shooter in preventing rifle cant. It’s Mil-Std 1913 compatible and mounts directly to the rail behind and below the optic, securing with a flat tip bolt.


As you can see, they’ve eliminated any sharp edges.


Make sure you stop by Knight’s booth at SHOT Show to get a first hand look at the Anti-Cant Device as well as their other new products.


KAC’s Improved 45 Degree 200-600m Offset Rear Sight

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014


During a recent range trip to West Texas’s Spartan Tactical along with Leupold and Knight’s Armament, I got a chance to see a few new items demonstrated by KAC’s Jack Luba and Kevin Boland.


You may have already read about the new bipod, so this time I’ll mention the Improved 45 Degree 200-600m Offset Rear Sight mounted to the SR-25 above.


Notice it is called an “Improved” model. That’s because while the actual sight itself remains unchanged, they’ve improved the base. The two main changes are that it’s now ambidextrous, and attaches with 1/8 hex rather than the screw, previously used.


Make sure you stop by Knight’s booth at SHOT Show to get a first hand look at this sight.


Vertx / Jim Smith Training Seminar Giveaway

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014


Vertx is giving away 6 all-expenses-paid slots to a three-day training event at Spartan Tactical with Vertx Pro Staffer Jim Smith from October 23-26, 2014. The contest is open to active duty Law Enforcement or Military service members and nomination is based on the following criteria:

1. Selfless Service
2. Commitment to Community and Fellow Officers
3. Professionalism
4. Integrity
5. Tactical Proficiency

If you know of someone who fits these criteria, you can nominate them at the following address:


Spartan Tactical

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Spartan Tactical is owned and operated by decorated combat veteran Jim Smith. Jim is a former US Army Special Ops Operator and has more than 25 years of tactical firearms instruction experience. Jim was the primary sniper in Blackhawk ‘Super 61’ during the “Blackhawk Down” incident in Mogadishu, Somalia for which he was awarded the Sliver Star and Purple Heart. He is a certified FBI Combatives Instructor, Federal Firearms Instructor and a SOTIC Certified Sniper Instructor. Jim and his team have trained numerous US military units and foreign military units along with both state and federal law enforcement agencies. However, due to the drawdown in deployments, Spartan Tactical is adapting with the market and introducing civilian training and hunting courses.

This video is an example of a 3-day long-range precision shooting course hosted by Grey Group Training. As you can imagine, this is Jim’s forte and it will give you an idea of the level of instruction Spartan Tactical provides. Regardless of the type of training, the courses consist of classes followed by demonstrations, training and practice.

Additionally, Spartan Tactical has its own range complex, located on a 17 square-mile ranch in a remote area of Texas that boasts similar terrain to Africa or Afghanistan.