Posts Tagged ‘Tac TV’

Daniel Defense Torture Test II Premiers Tonight on TAC-TV

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Tonight is the premier of TAC-TV’s Torture Test II episode where LAV puts the Daniel Defense DDM4v1 through its paces.

Baselining everything off of last year’s show, they did some crazy stuff to that gun and I was on hand to witness it. Sure, it’s beyond mil=spec but Daniel Defense volunteered for it and was willing to live with the consequences whatever they may be. They froze it, shot it, buried it, drug it behind a truck and blew it up. To find out how it fared, make sure to watch TAC-TV tonight for the premier.

Daniel Defense Torture Test II – Coming Soon from TAC-TV

Friday, December 14th, 2012

In October, I was asked to witness the straight on excess that was the Daniel Defense Torture Test II for TAC-TV. Host Larry Vickers did some outrageous stuff to a DDM4v1. They baselined everything off of last year’s show, but brought it up a notch (or two). Here’s a taste.

This montage gives a taste of everything that went down over those few days. They froze it, shot it, buried it, drug it behind a truck and blew it up. To find out how it fared, make sure to watch TAC-TV.

Torture Test II Preview – What Happens When You Shoot a DDM4 v1 with Buckshot?

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

This December, Larry Vickers, host of TAC-TV, puts the Daniel Defense V1 through another series of brutal tests. I was fortunate enough to be on hand for these trials and I’m looking forward to seeing how it all comes together on screen. I was amazed at the stuff the TAC-TV crew came up with. Last year’s first Torture Test seems mild after what I witnessed.

Last time they shot a carbine with birdshot and it kept running like a clock. For Torture Test II, they decided to turn it up a notch and use buckshot. The question is, what does buckshot do to a DDM4? To find out, catch the two-part series next month on Sportsman Channel.


Canipe Correspondence – Behind the Scenes at Tac TV

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Most shooters are familiar with Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical. In addition to being a retired Army Special Forces soldier and member of our Nation’s most elite Special Operations unit for over 15 years, Larry is an extremely successful tactical trainer, industry consultant, product designer, firearms expert, and gunsmith.

Some readers may not be familiar with Larry’s latest project, Tac TV. Following the success of his previous show Tactical Arms, Tac TV is a 30-minute weekly show on The Sportsman Channel highlighting various weapons, tactics, and products relevant to the tactical professional or enthusiast. Recently, SSD was lucky enough to attend filming of a new episode of Tac TV in Apex, NC. LAV and guest host Clint Lynch were doing a special on the .300 AAC Blackout cartridge. With this round’s explosion in popularity (for good reason), Tac TV puts the .300BLK through it’s paces along side the venerable M4 and AK47. Look for this episode in October or November, just in time to decide on that new .300BLK rifle for Christmas.

Obviously LAV is the host and star of the show, but he is supported by a full production staff and special guest SMEs who come from varied backgrounds within the Special Operations community and tactical industry. On this season you can see decorated Navy SEAL and Centurion Arms founder Monty LeClaire, LAV’s fellow IDPA founders Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson, “Super” Dave Harrington, and numerous other experts passing their experience and expertise with viewers around the country.

Tac TV isn’t your usual YouTube firearms show in front of a webcam, it’s a fully staffed and supported television production for network TV. Filmed in HD on the same state-of-the-art equipment as major Hollywood titles, Silent R Productions its tremendous effort and skill into every scene, and it shows on screen. Tac TV makes full use of high-speed cameras, hi-tech audio capturing equipment, and Silent R’s tremendous production expertise to bring the best firearms show on TV.

If you have DISH network check out The Sportsman Channel, but if not, don’t fear. Tac TV recently went live with a fully featured web site allowing you to view all of Tac TV’s televised content as well. In addition to the televised episodes steaming on-demand, the web site offer additional content that is exclusive to the web site and opportunities to win thousands of dollars in prizes to include a custom Larry Vickers-built 1911 pistol. While you’re there, check out the Tac TV web store and Larry’s shooting challenge.

If you’re tired of watching shows about hacks building spray-painted AKs or shows about catty menopausal rich girls with your wife, check out Tac TV. You’ll be getting the best info out there from one of the most qualified experts in the industry. Special thanks to LAV, Eric, Cameron, Matt, and Jordan for having us out to check out the filming, and to Daniel Defense for providing all the ammo and rifles I burned up on the set.


Jon Canipe served on Active Duty with the US Army as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant at 5th SFG(A) and was a Senior Instructor at the JFKSWCS, training SFQC students in planning, unconventional warfare, small unit tactics, CQB, and advanced marksmanship. He is a veteran of multiple combat tours, and still serves in the Army National Guard’s 20th SFG(A) in addition to working as an industry consultant and small arms instructor.

TAC-TV Episode 4 Preview – MOH Warfighter

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Starting May 14, TAC-TV will air back to back episodes on the Sportsman Channel and extended versions on TAC-TV.com with an inside look at the new Medal of Honor Warfighter game. LAV takes the developers and creative team to the range to get hands on time with guns from the game. Then the TAC-TV crew gets a behind the scenes look at the work going into making this the most authentic military shooter ever made. Using Tier 1 operators as consultants and partnering with premium firearm industry partners like LBT, Mechanix Wear, McMillan, SureFire, Trijicon, and LaRue Tactical.

TAC-TV Launches

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

The long anticipated launch of TAC-TV has finally arrived. Hosted by US Army Special Operations Veteran Larry Vickers, TAC-TV not only provides access to the series of the same name in an extended format, but also includes the Daniel Defense Vickers Tactical training videos. All-in-all, there’s 10 hours of HD content. Additionally, they’re adding Hackathorn content and they’ve planned hours and hours of behind the scenes and other surprises as well as user submitted videos. My cable system hasn’t carried any of LAV’s previous series so it’s great to finally get access to full shows. One other thing I really like about the site is that registration is simple and you can even log in with your Facebook account.

And while access to the video content is pretty cool all on its own, there’s also the TAC-TV giveaway. In honor of the 1911 (One of Larry’s favorites) and its 101 years of service, TAC-TV is doing an unprecedented membership event. In the 101 days from launch they will be giving away a great deal of prizes as members progressively reaches certain levels. Everything from a DDM4 V7 to the ‘moon rock’; the 10,000th member will win a Custom Vickers 1911. TAC-TV they will film the making of the pistol and the winner will be presented the gun on television.


The very first prize is a DDM4 V7 for being the 100th person to sign up for a full year. Any bets as to how long it will take for that prize to be claimed?

After the jump, checkout the full giveaway list. It’s both impressive and extensive.


Why Quality Firearms Instruction is Right for You

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Written by LAV, the host of Tac TV for the Sportsman Channel Blog, is a great primer for those interested in taking their first firearms training course. It might also be a sanity check for those who have taken a class or two from some of the less-than-stellar “trainers” taking people’s money. It’s well worth your time to go and read it.