Monday, 25 February 2013

Interview with Earl Green, Phase Line Green Tactical

While I was travelling in Ontario, Whiskey Delta Gulf introduced me to a long time friend, Earl Green, from Phase Line Green Tactical. I had heard of Earl Green from other tactical operators prior to meeting with him. This was a great opportunity to pick his brain and to share on the blog.

Monday, 18 February 2013

The Gunfighter’s Guide to Medical Kit, Part 2

In The Gunfighter’s Guide to Medical Kit, Part 1, we looked at the personal tourniquet and its storage plus requirements for a rescue hook. In Part 2, we will discuss the IFAK, its placement , marking and requirements, some possible loadouts and other equipment required for the individual tactical operator in the field. 

Where ever you deploy, Whatever the gig,
you will need a basic level of medical kit

Monday, 11 February 2013

The Gunfighter’s Guide to Medical Kit, Part One

With some consistency, I am proffered with well-meaning advice from gunfighters on how to set up my fighting rig. This advice would be right on the money, if my primary role is kicking in doors and making friends. Not to say, I haven’t picked a few tidbits on efficiency.  I am a tactical medic. Like the sapper or signaler,  my gear setup bears some resemblance to the gunfighter but with specific differences based on our primary role. Nevertheless, there is a basic minimum of medical gear common to all; whether gunfighter, medic, sapper or signaler.  

This is the first of two part article on the basic minimum medical gear we should all be carrying into harm’s way. This doctrine has been complied from my experiences as a medic and infanteer from deployments and training venues, as an operator, student and instructor.This information should be of particular interest to LEO tactical officers for both their daily carry and active shooter/raid kit.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Interview with Darren Cole, One Shot Tactical Supply

Darren Cole of OSTS filling a customer's
order from the online store

I was travelling to Ontario for the first time in many years and took the opportunity to visit an old friend; Darren Cole. As the president of One Shot Tactical Supply, he has brought his company from the basement of a farm house to an online store to a large retail outlet servicing civilian shooters, military units, and police agencies in Canada.