I know I have earned a little reputation for be a Glock hater or basher. I guess it is somewhat earned, but the reason for my past protests was based on experience. Now it is about time that I get back in the Glock game and record my experiences. Its time that I prove or disprove my own claims and fears on video and here on my blog with a record of this pistols performance.
When it comes to certain things like body armor, you need to be a bit selective about the type you choose. When I went through selecting my armor, I went through many days and even weeks pondering, planning, and plotting. Thankfully I already had experience with various types of body armor from simple low profile plate carriers to full coverage ballistic vests that turn you into a fat turtle. When I finally made my choice, I chose the Spartan Armor Systems Level 3+ Swimmers cut steel plates. In short, when it comes to balance, these plates seemed to hit the spot for me and my needs.
Let's face it, 90% of you are not dry firing the way you are supposed to, or you have no idea how to even do it in a way that will help progress your skills on the flat range. That is fine, because it is understandable that dry firing is boring and almost like watching paint dry. However, I think that there is a way to use lasers to make it fun and engaging by actually SHOWING you when you are hitting and missing. There is a reason many people like myself are promoting the use of laser trainers to enhance your training and practice.
Many professionals will tell you that gloves are an essential piece to your list of PPE. They protect your hands from burns, scuffs, and allow a more secure hold on your weapons, and so on. Flight gloves, also known as flight liners or pilot gloves, have been a shooters favorite for decades. This is very understandable. Pentagon is a company out of Europe that specializes is producing tactical gear to include this version of the old school flight glove.
Most people critique ALICE LBE gear for being old, outdated, and primative compared to more modern load bearing options. I would agree that we have systems out there that will carry more and will weigh less. However, the ALICE LBE system was not just some impulsive design, but was the culmination of years or research, testing, and investment. Even after the ALICE system was put into service, there were constant changes to improve this belt and suspenders method of carrying all your fighting gear. In the end, it was replaced by MOLLE, and now the surplus market is being flooded with it's successor. So what use could ALICE gear have for us?
With the idea of protecting ourselves as private citizens gaining more popularity, there seems to be a growing trend for people that are seeking training as well. Training classes are filling up and people are investing in learning how to shoot properly. However, there are those out there who are taking their firearms training to the next level and are seeking training in team and squad tactics much like what military and law enforcement would learn. Is it beneficial for these people as civilians to dress up and practice raiding buildings, laying ambushes, and conducting patrols?
I will admit that I am one of the worst when it comes to making a concerted effort to practice with just one hand. However, recent injuries from over-training mixed with a strong desire to continue my advancement of skill with a pistol have led me to training with at least one hand. I found it to be quite rewarding. Let me break down how this can do wonders for you in practice and on the range.
If there was one book that I could name as the best book to educate experienced shooters on their pistol-craft, it would be this book. This book is all about how one can go about using a pistol in order to survive in combat. This book clearly states that it is for the experienced shooters looking to up their game with a pistol in a serious way through expanding their knowledge. The idea behind the book is that the author sees CQB with a pistol as a science, and he does a great job of educating the reader on this fine science.
When it comes to being able to shoot, it is nice to be able to stand there and put your rounds on target when you need to. However, your ability to apply effective marksmanship while using cover and after quick movement in or out of different shooting positions is even better. This is a real test of a shooters' agility and discipline. The SAS developed this test decades ago and ended up sharing it with the author of the book 'Rattenkrieg' where it was well described, as well as many other tests and drills for aspiring shooters. This is a test for those who dare to put their body and ego to the test.
The idea of the bullpup sounds nice on paper, but is hardly easy to carry out in practice in terms of making one reliable and completely accepted. Bullpup rifles often get a bad reputation due to a few perceived disadvantages displayed by certain bullpup designs used in history, and even today. I am going to look at a few bullpup designs to understand why people often feel that the bullpup has no place in a modern military or battlefield with current rifle fighting techniques.
Do It Rite
Alaska-Based Youtube Vlogger, Retired Marine, Firearm and Gear Tester.