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Trident Concepts – TACOST – SIRT 1

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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Trident Concepts has just released a new set of TACOST cards focusing on the SIRT Training Pistol.

Developed by Jeff Gonzales, TRICON’s TACOST (TAsk, COnditions & STandards) card set offers four different firearms training groups: marksmanship, speed, baseline, and dry fire, with 13 training exercises per group. These are kind of like training decks for other sports with different exercises or drills in this case on each card. The drills are clearly explained with information including range, rounds fired, point penalties, and a basic explanation. Additionally, the deck includes Legend and Safety Rules cards. In a pinch, the cards can also function as a full deck of playing cards, as they’re marked with all four suits and 13 ranks.

www.tridentconcepts.com/product/tacost-sirt-1

Gunfighter Moment – Jeff Gonzales

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

If you are serious about carrying concealed and you are still using clips to secure the holster to your body consider this. Everything works until it doesn’t!

For a while now I have been posting observations about clip style holsters, which predominately seem to be inside the waistband or IWB. Many of the users clip it to their waistband and load up without a second thought. How many have done their own serious gear validation or proofing to really determine if they are truly good to go. Because if more did, they might discover as soon as things get physical with an opponent or they have to perform light physical activity things change. Your body is responding to the physical demands and it’s composition changes to a certain degree. Is it reasonable to expect a slight bit of exertion in a fight? Do you see yourself moving aggressively, possible even tussling with your opponent to stay on your feet or worse have to fight from the ground?

These are the test grounds that need serious attention to discover clips suck! I use to think the exception was metal style clips. They typically were made of spring steel and gripped a little better than their plastic cousins. After witnessing a few guns fall to the ground in recent classes because the holster separated from the shooter I am thinking even they are not good enough for everyday carry. I see that term thrown out a lot, everyday carry or EDC. I’m not really sure I have the same definition as the average person who chooses to carry concealed. Mine comes with an acknowledgment a fight could be around the corner, one where I will have to give 200 seconds of surgical violence and pure aggression.

Part of the reason we carry concealed is personal protection, there are others, but that seems to be the most common response when asked. When I ask how someone might expect to protect themselves, under what conditions, a common response is the subject of a criminal act such as a robbery/mugging. If you continue down this train of logic you figure out you are being ambushed, surprised being a big component and as such are reacting to the threat. Do you think you will have the advantage of going to guns right away or will you need to create time and space. If you need to create time and space I’m betting it is going to involve some physicality and there is where we see the problem with clips on holsters. The ability of that clip to securely hold the pistol on your body is suspect big time.

Don’t be that guy who wasted all those training hours because their holster wouldn’t stay on their body when it counted.

– Jeff Gonzales
Trident Concepts, LLC

Jeff Gonzales of Trident Concepts, LLC is a decorated and respected U.S. Navy SEAL who has worked in a variety of environments and capacities throughout the globe. He specializes in personal protection tactics and training for armed and unarmed conflicts. His motto is “Concepts that meet reality”. Jeff’s goal is not simply to train you, but to better prepare you for the worst-case scenario.

Gunfighter Moment is a weekly feature brought to you by Alias Training & Security Services. Each week Alias brings us a different Trainer and in turn, they offer some words of wisdom.

Trident Concepts And Monkey Edge Team With Strider Knives To Produce The TRICON Model Fixed Blade Knife

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Today, Monkey Edge announced the availability of the Trident Concepts fixed blade knife, which is designed and manufactured by Strider Knives. The full release can be read below:

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No nonsense, bulletproof, functional fixed blade that embodies the TRICON™ methodology

Mesa, AZ – November 21, 2014 – Monkey Edge announced the immediate availability of the Trident Concepts (TRICON) fixed blade knife designed and manufactured in the USA by Strider Knives. The TRICON model fixed blade was conceived with the goal of producing a simple and streamlined design to facilitate a wide variety of carry options. Whether mounted to a plate carrier, or concealed carried carry in plain clothes, the TRICON fixed blade provides the user with a simple, easy to deploy, defense option.

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The genesis of the project:
“While attending a Trident Concepts course, Jeff Gonzales (TRICON founder) and I had a conversation about edged weapons and it turned out nothing out there completely met his needs. I figured I could leverage our excellent relationship with Strider Knives to produce a new model that fit the profile Jeff was looking for,” explained Monkey Edge principal Brady Miller. Eventually, those cocktail napkin sketches turned into prototypes that were then further refined based on Jeff’s feedback. “I was well aware of Strider’s ability to put out top shelf hard use gear so working with them on this project was a natural fit. I am thrilled at how it turned out. The Strider team did an amazing job,” said Jeff.

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Why the TRICON is a fixed blade:
Jeff Gonzales explains the effectiveness of the fixed blade: “Folding knives are great and I carry one every day. However, when speed is critical and most times it is, you won’t beat a fixed blade for deployment and access to the vitals”. The concept of the TRICON was to produce a fixed blade that the user could carry literally everywhere. It can go from being mounted to your plate carrier or chest rig to plainclothes concealed carry.

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Built in the USA for hard use:
Like all Strider knives, the TRICON fixed blade is made in the USA at Strider’s Escondido, CA facility and comes with Strider’s lifetime warranty. Crafted from premium Crucible CPM S30V stainless steel. The full tang grip is flanked with textured G10 scales that provide a sure grip and are virtually indestructible. The TRICON fixed blade is shipped with a kydex sheath and Bawidamann Blades PUP mounting system. The PUP mount ships with hardware that allows it to be adapted to PALS/MOLLE platforms or belt carry. Additional sheath and mounting options are in development and will be offered at a later date. The first run of the Strider Knives TRICON fixed blade is available now exclusively in several blade finishes at Monkey Edge (monkeyedge.com/TRICON) beginning today at the price of $250.00.

VetLaunch – Trident Concepts’ Project Neptune

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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Trident Concepts’ has launched a funding campaign on VetLaunch for Project Neptune, an upgraded digital version of the TACOST cards system. It is a cloud based, multiple device community environment that will allow users to track performance history, access to an in-depth training skills library, set personal goals of performance, and network with other users.

A successful crowdfunding campaign will allow Trident Concepts to tentatively release a working product by SHOT Show 2015.

campaigns.vetlaunchusa.com/campaigns/trident-concepts-project-neptune

TACOST Rifle Card Set From TRICON Now Available

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Two weeks ago, we posted a sneak peak of the Rifle drill expansion for the TACOST card set from TRICON. Now, the set is fully available for purchase on the TRICON website.

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Developed by Jeff Gonzales, TRICON’s TACOST (TAsk, COnditions & STandards) card set offers four different rifle training groups: marksmanship, speed, baseline, and dry fire, with 13 training exercises per group. These are kind of like training decks for other sports with different exercises or drills in this case on each card. The drills are clearly explained with information including range, rounds fired, point penalties, and a basic explanation. Additionally, the deck includes Legend and Safety Rules cards. In a pinch, the cards can also function as a full deck of playing cards, as they’re marked with all four suits and 13 ranks.

www.tridentconcepts.com/product/tacost-rifle/?utm_source=TACOST+Rifle+1+is+here

Sneak Peak – TACOST Rifle Card Set From TRICON

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Last year, we wrote about Trident Concepts’ TACOST (TAsk, COnditions, & STandards) card set, a series of firearms training drills based around a standard 52 card playing deck. Since the introduction of TACOST, only pistol drills have been available, however TRICON has now expanded the line to include rifle drills. Although the new set isn’t yet available on TRICON’s website, they did send a deck for us to check out.

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Developed by Jeff Gonzales, TRICON’s TACOST (TAsk, COnditions & STandards) card set offers four different rifle training groups: marksmanship, speed, baseline, and dry fire, with 13 training exercises per group. These are kind of like training decks for other sports with different exercises or drills in this case on each card. The drills are clearly explained with information including range, rounds fired, point penalties, and a basic explanation. Additionally, the deck includes Legend and Safety Rules cards. In a pinch, the cards can also function as a full deck of playing cards, as they’re marked with all four suits and 13 ranks.

Available soon from Trident Concepts – www.tridentconcepts.com/tacost-training-program

TRICON ProCarry Pistol

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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Trident Concepts is now taking orders for their ProCarry Pistol package. The ProCarry requires the customer to supply their own Glock 19 or 23, Gen I, II, or III (Gen IV to be considered) to be sent in for custom work. The following modifications are made to the Glock as part of the package:

Slide work:

Bull-nose front of slide
Engrave TRICON logo on slide
PolyT2 in Gun Metal Grey the slide
NP3 all metal internals
Fit and install KKM Match grade barrel
Install Triicon HD sights
Install TRICON cover plate
Install Wolff full length guide rod and spring

Frame work:

Light textured grip
Front strap reduction
Medium grip modifications
Install Ghost Ranger disconnector
Install TangoDown magazine release
Install TangoDown slide stop
Install Pearce Grip frame plug

Additionally, the purchaser receives a custom IWB scabbard holster and IWB magazine pouch, included in the price. Turn around time is 6 weeks or less from the time the pistol is received.

This order form is also required for the order – when filling it out, put “TRICON ProCarry Glock Package” in the description box.

For further information on the ProCarry, including price and where to ship the pistol, contact Trident Concepts through their website www.tridentconcepts.com.

Trident Concepts Brings Up A Good Point About IWB Holsters

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Trident Concepts frontman Jeff Gonzalez is a great guy and makes some excellent points on his corporate blog. This is one I thought we should share with our readers. I asked Jeff and thankfully he agreed.

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We just finished up another great Concealed Carry Tactics class and we saw a lot of inside the waist band holsters that used a “clip” to secure the holster. If you have something that is essential then you are going to want something more secure.

We have seen a fair amount of these holsters slip out during the draw forcing the shooter to strip the holster during the draw stroke. It happens enough times that we take notice of it and try to work to improve their security. If you do run a clip style holster then I strongly suggest you consider practicing a few draw strokes where you purposely set up the holster to slip off your pants forcing you to strip it off. That is the best way to plan for that contingency…actually the best way is to avoid using it altogether, but they are popular.

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