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Steve Reichert Training – SRT Ballistics Course

Friday, August 14th, 2015


The SRT ballistics course is a full 8+ hour course that immerses the student in every aspect of bullets in flight. This course is a very intense and in depth dive into what very few people fully understand. The instructor for this course is Dr. Lyman Hazelton.

Dr. Hazelton has served as a faculty research scientist at the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Science of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His work as a Project Scientist and acting Principal Investigator, he led a team from MIT and the NASA Ames Research Laboratory to create a computer system to provide astronauts with AI based scientific assistance, the “PI-in-a-Box” experiment. The experiment successfully flew on SLS-2 (STS-58).

Following this mission, he headed the design team for the onboard science computer system (hardware and software) for the Chandra X-ray Observatory CCD Imaging Spectrometer. Dr. Hazelton has done previous work in lasers, holography, spectroscopy, and plasma physics. He has fifteen published scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has delivered numerous presentations at national scientific meetings. His “PI-in-a-Box” project won a NASA Presidential Commercial Space Act Award and he has received personal certificates of recognition from NASA and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. He holds an Interdepartmental (dual) doctorate of philosophy in Aeronautics and Astronautics and in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Semper Fidelis Health & Wellness – Steve Reichert Charitable Shooting Event

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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Last Week, Steve Reichert organized a charitable shooting event for the Semper Fidelis Health & Wellness Organization. Ten combat wounded Marines & Soldiers spent two days and nights on the range, going through the SRT Pistol Employment Course where they practiced skills necessary to employ their pistols under stress from concealed positions both day and night. Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer was also able to break away from his busy schedule to join the group.

The event was sponsored by the following companies and individuals, who donated:

• Heckler & Koch – P30 pistols and a sizable donation to SFHW
• Remington – provided 9mm ammunition
• Strongside Holsters – pistol/mag holsters
• High Speed Gear – dump pouches, belts, and TACO’s
• Trigger Time – hosted the class on their range
• Lloyd Wainscott – captured the event on video
• InForce – APL’s and 6VT lights
• NOLATAC – medical kit

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Skallywag Tactical – “Spin Drift” Steve Reichert Signature Blade

Friday, March 28th, 2014

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The “Spin Drift” is a knife co-developed by Steve Reichert and Skallywag Tactical. CNC machined from D2 tool steel, the blade is heat treated to 1880F then cooled to -300F. Steve Reichert’s signature is then laser etched into the blade, after which it is coated in Black Ion Bond, leaving a rugged non-reflective flat grey/black coating.

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The scales are Black linen Mircarta, CNC milled with a cross hatch texture for improved grip.

The “Spin Drift” comes with a Kydex sheath from Survival Sheath Systems. It features attached loops for on-the-belt carry.

New Armor Carriers From ArmorWorks

Monday, October 7th, 2013

When I visited the ArmorWorks booth at Modern Day Marine I ran into Steve Reichert who showed me a few new armor carrier designs that he had a hand in helping develop. In the photo below you can see all of the carriers.

(Photo: Steve Reichert)

And here are some additional shots:


This is a full on assault carrier in AOR 2.


This low viz model was intended to be worn under a shirt or jacket and has an interesting take on magazine carriage. As you can see it utilizes elastic pouches right into the vest. Additionally, they’ve developed a set of belt mounted mag carriers.


You may notice that these carriers also offer the capability to integrate chest rigs such as the D3 Chest Rig from Haley Strategic Partners.


As you can see, the simple, streamlined design of the concealable vest means that chest rigs can also be worn with their integral webbing.


Word is that these should hit the street this Fall.

Steve Reichert And Dakota Meyer – Riflemans Course

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013


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Awhile back we told you that Craig Sawyer and Steve Reichert were going to provide training together. Now, Steve is working with Medal Of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer. The course is being held at a facility in Maysville that is well laid out. It’s very nice and only about 25 minutes from Jacksonville, NC.

Are you tired of attending Tac-T-Cool carbine courses where you dump inordinate amounts of rounds into a piece of paper at stone throwing distances? Have you ever wanted to actually employ the principals of rifle marksmanship to accurately put rounds on a target hundreds of yards away? If you’re one of the many great Americans out there who have the will and desire to become the best at everything you do then this course is for you. During the SRT Rifleman’s course you will acquire the rifle marksmanship principals that will allow you to accurately and effectively engage multiple targets from 50-500 yards and beyond. You will find yourself being constantly pushed by our staff to make every shot count, and make every shot a learning experience! Remember, there is no such thing as “advanced” shooters… just shooters who can apply the basic marksmanship principals quickly and effectively. That being said if you never really master the marksmanship principals in the first place how can you expect tp effectively employ them under stress when lives are on the line?

The course is being held Maysville, NC, November 2nd – 3rd, 2013.

Craig Sawyer and Steve Reichert Join Forces

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


Craig “Sawman” Sawyer and Steve Reichert have joined forces to offer several training opportunities across the country. Look for an upcoming course next month at Cow Town Range in Arizona.

Steve Reichert on the 2815 Meter Shot

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Former Marine Steve Reichert posted his take on the recent claims that two Australian Snipers made a 2815 meter shot within seconds of each other on his Facebook wall. He isn’t saying it was impossible, but rather letting the science speak.

I recently came across a news article stating that two Australian Defense Force snipers had killed a Taliban “commander” at a distance of 2815 meters. They were using a Barrett M82A1. I thought the story was a little fishy; after all trying to get positive ID on a person at said distance is extremely hard with conventional optical devices. The question stuck in my mind… was the shot even possible? Let’s look at the math involved, after all physics don’t lie.

•Rifle: M82A1
•Ammunition: Unknown, let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and use a plug in a match grade 750 grain Lapua @ say 2700fps
•Scope: Unknown, let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and use a S&B 5-25×56 PM II/LP/MTC/LT
•Scope base: Unknown, let’s give them the advantage and use a base with 30 MOA built in
•Zero Distance: Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and use 900 meters
•Altitude: Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and use 5000ft MSL

If the rifle didn’t have a 30 MOA base, and was zeroed at 100m like most sniper rifles are, then you would need a total come-up of 67.85 mils (233.25 MOA). That’s a lot of mils, and most scopes do not have half that adjustment range. Suppose that they did have a 30 MOA base on the rifle… and they were only interested in making an extremely long shot, so they zeroed at 900 meters. Doing this would drop the total come-up’s required to hit at 2815m by a little over 7 mils, to 60.29 mils (207.26 MOA). Now subtract the 30 MOA ramp angle and you get the actual remaining, real scope come-up of 51.56 mils (177.26 MOA). This is still outside the available travel of most scopes. The S&B 5-25×56 lists only 26 mils of total elevation travel, so it would most likely be impossible to dial on enough elevation to make a shot at 2815m. This would mean they would have to hold…. But in order to see the target they would have to power the scope down. The FOV specification for the S&B is 5.3 meters at 100 meters with the scope at minimum magnification and 1.5 meters at 100 meters with it at maximum magnification. Field of view is all the way across the scope, so the maximum hold you can accomplish optically; going all the way from center to the rim is half of these values. So, at minimum magnification we can hold up to 0.5 x 5.3 / 100 = 0.0265 radian or 26.5 mils all the way to the rim. At maximum magnification this is 0.5 x 1.5 / 100 = 0.0075 radian or 7.5 mils. As stated earlier, since the scope has a maximum vertical adjustment of 26 mils and the shot requires a total of 67.85 mils, the optical hold required would be 41.85 mils. Even at minimum magnification, the available field of view would only allow about 63 percent of the required hold. At maximum magnification, it would only allow about 18 percent of the required angle.

Bottom line: Using the gear they more than likely had, and assuming they had smoking hot match grade rounds, the best optics and ramped scope bases… it’s highly unlikely this shot was pulled off…

Special thanks to Dr Lyman R. Hazelton at Empyreal Sciences for his contribution to this article.

Semper Fi

Steve Reichert Wears Kitanica

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

I get questions from people all of the time about Kitanica. Usually, the questions revolve around who wears them. Well I can tell you one guy who wears Kitanica. Steve Reichert, American badass, that’s who.


Here’s Steve wearing a Kitanica Mk I in Coyote.