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From Breach Bang Clear:
A few weeks ago I attended Haley Strategic Partner’s Adaptive Carbine One course at Arrowhead Firearms Training in Victoria, Texas. The amount of information I received over the duration of three days was extremely valuable. It was applicable not only just to carbine manipulation, but also to other weapon systems and even my perspective on everyday life as an armed citizen. I thought it would be helpful to evaluate the course in the context of my personal background and training experiences thus far.
That might sound odd, but it actually makes quite a bit of sense. Utah concealed carry permits are recognized in 31 states, so a permit carrier can cross most state lines without too much concern for variable state gun laws. It’s a bit ironic considering that Illinois is the only state that doesn’t permit concealed carry, but where there’s a will there’s a way. Illinois citizens can still prepare for trips abroad into concealed carry-friendly states.
Paul Howe Pro-Tip: Muzzle Caps
Register here for the camps.
Open to kids 12-18.
July 10-15: Pistol class
July 21-26: Rifle class
Tips from MSG Paul Howe USA (Ret) – CSAT
2012 Training Courses and NEW Website
Dear Friends and Fellow Firearm Enthusiasts
I have created a very simple website to announce On Target Training Firearm classes, which will help us share what we are doing and expedite registration.
Here is a preview for 2012:
March 31st – Introduction to Handguns
A course which will include the firearms and ammunition. This is for people who have never fired before, or for people who want to try a variety of handguns and calibers, and get more comfortable. It is ideal for spouses and youth who want to learn in a comfortable no-stress environment.
April 21 – Defensive Pistol Skills
This one-day seminar will cover the following skills sets vital for self-defense, concealed carry, and action pistol shooting events (IDPA or USPSA): rapid drawing from a holster and target acquisition, quick placement of multiple hits on a target, rapid placement of hits on multiple targets, use of cover – moving to cover and firing from cover, use of movement – while drawing, moving to cover, and while firing, and techniques for smooth and rapid reloads. We will end the course with shooting mini-scenarios applicable to self-defense situations or an action pistol match, in which all of the skills practiced during the day will be utilized.
June 2 – Practical Carbine
This course is designed for rifle students interested in mastering accuracy and speed on both paper and reactive steel targerts using a variety of positions and movement.
Drills range from focusing on traditional rifle positions and accuracy to firing on the move, firing on steel from distance behind cover, adverse firing positions, decision making and reactive drills.
Students at all skill levels benefit from taking this course to improve their accuracy and speed. The day will end with challenging field courses designed to use the skills practiced during the day, and will make use of the rolling wooded terrain on this property.
Tips from MSG Paul Howe USA (Ret) – CSAT
Two years ago, in the summer of 2006, I attended my first training class taught by MSG Paul Howe, USA Retired. Howe taught proper rifle shooting positions, transition drills, and laid out a baseline of skillsets that every rifleman should be able to perform on demand. Howe expertly taught the fundamentals of basic rifle shooting in addition to briefing the class on weapon maintenance, gear placement and preparing for medical emergencies. I took so much away from the class, that I immediately started looking forward to my next training class with Howe.
In 2006, Paul Howe operated under Triple Canopy’s training division, but now he is on his own and works out of his CSAT (Combat Shooting and Tactics) facility in Nacogdoches, TX. The CSAT facility has on-site lodging for up to 24 students, a classroom, and an extensive range facility.
Bolt Gun vs. Gas Gun for LE Operations
By Paul Howe
I’ve have started to teach Urban Marksman (Sniper) courses to Law Enforcement personnel and wanted to address the issue of whether to use a Bolt Action Rifle (Bolt Gun) or Semi-Automatic Rifle (Gas Gun) for law enforcement applications. I think both have their pros and cons, but I want to go over them with you. Here are a few topics I wish to discuss:
- Training Time
- Courses of Fire
While assigned to Special Operations in the 90’s, I served two years as a sniper. In the “old days,” I used a bolt action platform which fired a .300 Winchester Magnum cartridge and a gas operated platform, the .308 M1A magazine fed rifle. Since that time, a variety of both bolt and gas guns have hit the markets, from custom makers to major manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »
Lone Star Medics put on its 2-Day Medicine X Class at Quail Creek Shooting Range this weekend. This “medicine under fire” class features classroom instruction and scenario based live-fire drills where students have the opportunity to put what they have learned into action under the stress of simulated real-world situations. The event was hosted by ITS Tactical and co-sponsored by Lone Star Amory and XS Sights.
Above, instructor Andrew Brady demonstrates one possible solution to a problem presented class participants. Your buddy “Randy” , seen prostrate in the background, has been injured during a violent robbery. What do you do?
After neutralizing the immediate threats, ITS Tactical’s Bryan Black drags Randy off the “X” and behind cover.
A momentary lapse in tactical awareness earns this student a penalty, a gunshot wound to his left calf. Now he has two patients, Randy and himself.
Books and videos are great tools for learning but nothing can replace hands on adrenalin-packed live training, And just as important as the getting-your-hands-dirty part is the critical eye of an experienced “been there” instructor and the after action debrief.
For more information on classes contact Caleb Causey at Lone Star Medics.
See more photos and info at ITStactical.com.
Combat Shooting and Tactics Scrambler drill.
From: Lone Star Medics
Lone Star Medics: A Field and Tactical Medicine Training Company
Our goal is to teach individuals how to manage life threatening injuries until professional help is available. Lone Star Medics will teach you the tools to combat that feeling of helplessness when a loved one or friend is severely injured.
We teach individuals how to save someone’s life during those extremely critical moments while EMS (Emergency Medical Services) is responding to your emergency.
While most urban fire departments and ambulance services try to respond to an emergency in less than 10 minutes; during that time an injured person can become very critically unstable. That’s where your training with Lone Star Medics becomes a reality. The skills that you have learned will save the life of a loved one, a co-worker, yourself, or even a total stranger. As Caleb learned in the Army; “you train as you fight, and you fight as you’ve trained.” With that mentality, Lone Star Medics has created courses on first aid and emergency medicine for the non-professional rescuer in mind. These courses are not designed to teach someone how to be the medic but rather how to perform aggressive first aid to those that may not live before professional rescuers arrive.