Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Counterfeit Tourniquets

Coming to a Major Police Force near you....

Use only CoTCCC or CCCWG approved gear.
Beware of counterfeit medical gear

Monday, 27 May 2013

CTOMS FrontLine with 3 Magazine Shingle

No more leg bags...

Last deployment, I used a CTOMS FrontLine with 3 Magazine Shingle as my first line treatment pouch. A vest mounted low profile combination magazine and first line medical pouch.

Traditionally, Medics and Tactical First Responders have used a leg bag as their first line medical treatment pouch. Defence RD Canada released a study stating that any gear strapped to the legs of a provider increase fatigue and increase energy expended by a whopping 15%. Per Leg! That is a significant percentage of increase that needs to be addressed. Tactical operations and tactical medical incidents are exhausting enough without fighting your gear. Besides, I have never really like subloads or strapping on my legs. 

Monday, 20 May 2013

US PALM: AK Attack Rack V2


 I own a VZ-58. In Canada, we cannot own AK variants other than the Czech version. This is unfortunate but the VZ-58 is an accurate, reliable, workhorse that provides some transferable skills to the AK platform. The Afghan Uniform Police are issued VZ-58 along with the Hungarian AMD-65. So, when deployed as an Afghan Police mentor a few years ago, the skills were quite handy.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Make Ready with John Chapman: CQB Shooting Fundamentals

“Evil confronts us when we least expect it; often at very close distances” Chappy

Panteao Productions and John Chapman have very recently released: Make Ready with John Chapman: CQB Shooting Fundamentals in DVD format. Panteao Production produces both documentary and instructional videos. The instructional video series is named “Make Ready”. They provide one-on-one instruction, rather than the sometimes distracting filming of a course that some companies use. Purchasing a ‘Make Ready” video is like owning the didactic/theory portion of a course for you to review at any time. The videos are available in DVD and internet streaming format; soon to be released in iOS and Android platforms.

Monday, 6 May 2013

UpLULA and LULA Magazine Loader and Unloader

Well, I was wrong. When it came to devices used to load or unload weapon magazines, I thought the thumb was king. I had done multiple deployments with no fancy tool. Initial loading of magazines was simple. They were loaded from ten round stripper clips facilitated with the issue magazine charger. Weekly, I would perform magazine maintenance when I did my routine weapon maintenance. This entailed unloading three hundred plus 5.56mm and fifty six 9mm rounds, inspecting and cleaning all magazines and reloading the magazines.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Emergency Preparedness Week

May 5-11, 2013 is Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada. It is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May organized by Public Safety Canada.

  3. GET A KIT

For more information click here:  Emergency Preparedness in Canada or download Your Emergency Preparedness Guide.

Take care out there.