Friday, 12 January 2018

This is why we can't have nice things...

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Whiskey Delta Gulf is an ‘all the lumens’ sort of place. We like as much light as we can carry in our pockets, on our rigs and, most certainly, on our weapons. The innovation, from old D cell MagLights taped to MP5s a la Pogoda Troop era to the modern eye searing models we use today, has been amazing. This year, especially, is proving to be a pinnacle year for those in the light fight as tactical light companies are all releasing more formidable and ground-breaking product.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Myths in Tactical Medicine

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to protect the guilty

There are a few common myths within First Aid and Tactical Trauma Care that will not go away. Worse yet, they are dogmatically propagated Ad Populum with significant evidence to the contrary. Ad Populum is Latin for "argument to the people". It is the erroneous reasoning that presumes that a proposition is true because of its popularity: "If many believe so, it is so." This is epidemic in the Internet Age especially in the tactical community.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Fightin’ Lights with Bill Blowers

Bill Blowers of Tap-Rack-Tactical published this article on weapon lights on social media. With his permission, I am reposting it here. I highly recommend bookmarking their page and following there social media. Bill is dropping knowledge bombs almost daily. 

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Actual video of a Knowledge Bomb dropping

Over the years I have been fortunate to be in a position where I had a decent equipment budget with which to try new products. The above picture shows some of the recent lights I am happy with, albeit for different reasons. There is no perfect light, and suffice to say that over time there have really been just two work horse manufacturers that have been dropped, thrown, used as impact weapons, and stopped forward momentum by getting slammed into door frames that I was trying to gracefully go through.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Violence of Action

Speed, Surprise and Violence of Action are generally accepted principles of CQB and interior combat. Different schools of thought place emphasis on different principles to satisfy their doctrine. Personally, I have always thought that Violence of Action is the most misunderstood aspect.

"The mindset that you must cultivate
if you are going to fight inside a structure
is that of a hunter."
- John Chapman



Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Howard-Leight Impact Sport - Electronic Ear Pro



Howard-Leight Impact Sport are a popular electronic earmuff style hearing protection available at most outdoor retailers. I purchased my set approximately five years ago at the Bass Pro in Vaughan, Ontario. I have been using them exclusively as my primary hearing protection since then.