PTS 090 - Knowledge Bombs With Steve Fisher Of Sentinel Concepts

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 91 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically Tactical show is a slightly more practical approach to the firearms lifestyle. This show features a round table discussion about guns, gear, and shooting with some of the best firearms instructors, shooters and figures in the firearms industry. On this episode we discuss a variety of topics that cover home defense, firearms training, problem solving, and how to become better defensive individuals. Show Notes

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Main Segment

2016 Schedule

Student AAR

Pushing the envelope

Face Shooting

Optics placement

Lights, Lights, and more lights

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PTS 076 - AAR MDFI YSINTG and Foundation Handgun

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 76 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically Tactical show is a slightly more practical approach to the firearms lifestyle. This show features a round table discussion about guns, gear, and shooting with some of the best firearms instructors, shooters and figures in the firearms industry. On this episode we will be discussing our recent trip to MDFI's training classes You Suck Its Not The Gun (YSINTG) and Foundation Handgun and giving an After Action Report on the classes. Find out more information on MDFI Here:

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http://www.instagram.com/michigantrainer

Show Notes

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https://www.facebook.com/practicallytactical/posts/885978764782294

Practically Tactical On Target New Episode: PTO 026 – Review: OC Custom Triggers

No Operators Report Main Segment Media From MDFI Classes

 

 

 

 

AAR's from fellow students:

Doug

YSINTG AAR Location: Centerline Date: June 6, 2015 Here is a short AAR (first one ever so forgive me if it sucks) Some background: I have had no formal training with pistols and had only really shot at ranges or just plinking on my parent’s “back 40.” I have had my CPL for several years and can honestly say that, at first, I didn’t carry much. Recently, I have had my family’s situation change and now I carry as much as feasibly possible. With that renewed requirement to carry, I need to get better with a pistol so I am more confident in my abilities. Heading in to class: As I am preparing for class, I have been seriously considering changing my carry gun. I currently carry a Ruger SR9c (from here on out it will be know as the “Little Ruger that Could.”) I have noticed that most people seem to carry Glocks or M&Ps. I really don’t like jumping on bandwagons but I keep thinking that having a vast majority of people carrying the same gun must mean something. Class Goals: 1. Determine if the Little Ruger that Could will continue to be my carry gun 2. Become more confident/competent in my pistol shooting abilities. Results: The class was very simple in theory but in reality it was tough for me. I had trouble turning off my brain and it really showed in my shot groupings. This was glaringly obvious to me in the 4 shrinking circles drill. At 1.5 yards I was ok the first go around. I had all but 1 of my rounds hit the black dot. Not bad. Then I moved back to 3 yards and it looked like I was shooting from the hip. I was missing by 2 inches. I gave myself a good ass chewing and stepped back up to the 1.5 yard mark for the third go around. I forced myself to focus, turn off the outside world, and SLOW down. All 4 rounds took out the dots and more specifically, I took out the little numbers in the center of the little dots. That proved to me that if I turn off my head, I am a pretty good shot and the Little Ruger that Could is a pretty good gun. Final Thought: I realized that I am my own worst enemy when shooting. I know the fundamentals and know how to execute them, but my head gets in the way and I don’t do what I know is correct. I need to do the drills I learned over and over to beat that focus and action into my head. It will take time but will be time well spent. The Little Ruger that Could performed well. I was pleased to learn that if used correctly, it will do the job well. The only issue I found is the grips. I was shooting good groupings during the drills until I put sunscreen on. The greasiness of the sunscreen really impacted my grip on the gun, which hurt my groupings. Once I was able to wash my hands, the groupings got better. I am now looking for ways to improve my grips so they don’t get slippery when wet (sorry Bon Jovi). I looked at the potential of stippling the Ruger but decided to order something called Talon Grips. They were recommended by a friend and if they don’t work I will go the stippling route. Thought it smart to try the Talon Grips first because you can’t undo stippling.

Nate

AAR MDFI YSINTG June 6, 2015 Centerline

Gear: Glock 26 w/ 10-8 FO and 10-8 Rear, Phlster AIWB holster, Kytex mag carrier

Background: I purchased my first pistol roughly 3 years ago and only began seriously heading to the range 6 months ago. I have jumped from a CM9, PPQ, P226, VP9 and finally ended up back on Glocks. I don’t think that I ever spent enough time on a certain pistol to learn the nuances let alone shoot it proficiently. I have never had professional instruction or handgun class. I recently purchased a Glock 19 but shot the 26 in class as I carry it the most.

Expectations: I hoped to improve my accuracy and pick up good habits and training cues.

Synopsis: We started the class easily enough, what I thought would be easy, shooting a small black dot on piece of copy paper. It was stressed that there “was no time limit” yet I seemed to fire off my shots like I usually do and my results indicated that. My typical grouping of several good shots, followed by the transition of left and low (in this instance left and high). I know then that it was going to be a challenging day and hoped my final paper was going to have one ragged hole right on the dot. Pistol shooting has to be mostly mental.

We proceeded to shoot a number of drills from as close as 1.5 yards up to 7 yards. Keith and Trek reiterated that there was no time limit and to be accountable for every shot, and that each shot was a new one ( That little guy? I wouldn’t worry about that little guy.) Front sight focus was imperative on the drills shooting the small black targets. Even though they said slow down, I just wanted to go fast! We also worked on drills to improve trigger control and to diagnose the dreaded flinch(which I do). I can dry fire at my house but I only flinch when the gun is loaded. Snap caps proved this point. Towards the second half of the class, we put the sight alignment and trigger control aspects together. I still rushed shots, but could now tell what I was doing wrong and began to correct it. I have shot better, but if you can’t shoot on command, how good are you? We did another dot drill to see if we improved. My grouping moved more centerline and shrunk a “little bit”. Not as good as I had hoped but left with a strategy to get better.

Instructors: Keth and Trek are great instructors. They knew their stuff but also were laid back and made for a fun learning environment. They stressed safety was paramount and that it was an EGO free zone. We had a variety of shooters of varying skill levels. They took the act of shooting a pistol accurately and broke it down into two simple parts. Trek proved this by shooting his 19 inverted and making two back to back hits on the walk back drill.

Final Thoughts: The biggest thing that I learned that jumping from gun to gun and wasting time and money on different sights was just that, a waste. There were students shooting stock Glocks and shooting the lights out. Other were shooting DS/SA and doing just as well. Strip all that other stuff away and its sight alignment + trigger control.

I thought the 10-8 FO was very bright outdoors and easy to pick up. I wish I would have used my 19 at least for a portion of the class to try it out. I also noticed that as class went on and it got hotter that my grip was sweaty and I had to readjust. Talons or SMB in the future.

I would definitely recommend anyone to take this class and then go back every year or every other year to focus on the basics.

 

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Well as always guys and gals, thank you for tuning in and listening to us, as we greatly appreciate you guys and we’ll see you next week for another episode of Practically Tactical!

PTS 051 - Force On Force Training With Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 51 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically Tactical Show features a round table discussion about guns, gear, and shooting with some of the best firearms instructors and figures in the firearms industry. On this episode we will be talking about Force On

Force with Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics.

Sage Dynamics on the interwebz:

https://www.facebook.com/sagedynamics

http://instagram.com/sagedynamics

https://www.youtube.com/user/SageDynamics

http://sagedynamics.blogspot.com/

https://twitter.com/sagedynamics

 

Link to the Slow is Smooth and Smooth is Face topic we discussed at opening.

Main Segment

  1. Aaron’s History
    1. Pre Sage Dynamics
  2. About Sage Dynamics
    1. Location
    2. Philosophy
    3. Classes Offered
      1. Do you travel?
  3. Force on Force
    1. Who teaches is as important as taking it?
    2. How to tell when someone is ready for it?
      1. How important is it to make sure you have the skills for FOF?
      2. What training/prereqs are required?
    3. What Is it?
      1. Why do we do this?
      2. How is it done?
      3. Gear/Ammo?
        1. Simunitions?
    4. How is it properly done?
    5. Types of situations?
      1. Training in no shoot situations just as important?
    6. How to evaluate what you learned?
    7. How to incorporate the training into daily life and repeatable trainings

 

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Segment: Live Audience Questions

In this segment we will be fielding questions from our Live YouTube audience. Want to get your questions answered live? Visit practacpodcast.com for upcoming episodes and times! Also, feel free to email nick@firearmsradio.tv with your question!

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PTS 036 - Navy Seal Rich Graham with Trident Fitness Tactical

Retired Navy Seal Rich Graham with Trident Fitness Tactical talks about his journey before and after SEALs and his Full Spectrum Warrior program.   

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 35 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically Tactical Show features a round table discussion about guns, gear, and shooting. Tonight’s show we are talking with former Navy Seal and owner of Trident Fitness Tactical, Rich Graham.

 

Guest:

Rich Graham of Trident Fitness Tactical

http://instagram.com/trifitkb/

https://twitter.com/TriFitKB

https://www.youtube.com/user/vonhelmet?feature=watch

https://www.facebook.com/TridentFitness

 

Show Announcements:

IG Giveaway Soon - Follow us @PracticallyTactical

Thank you to the listeners for the feedback:

HookOp

James&Jewell

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Main Segment

Part 1 - History

Who/What/When/Why/Where Stuff Here

Growing Up. Around Guns?

Goal A Navy Seal?

Part 2 - SEALs

Do I need to get Don Shipley In here bro to verify? :)

Part 3 - Trident

What made you start Trident?

What is a full spectrum warrior?

What is your philosophy?

Part 4 - Training

Thinking THEN Shooting

Muzzle Drill

Scanning/Checks

Part 5 - Charity

Operationrestoredwarrior.org

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Well as always guys and gals, thank you for tuning in and listening to us, as we greatly appreciate you guys and we’ll see you next week for another episode of Practically Tactical!

 

PTS 034 - Rob Pincus of I.C.E. Training and Personal Defense Network

Instructor Rob Pincus joins the show to talk about his history in firearms, his training philosophy, and his recommendations for classes and how to train for people into firearms. Special co-host Jesse from Forest City Tactical. Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 34 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically Tactical Show features a round table discussion about guns, gear, and shooting with some of the brightest minds and best looking beards in the firearms industry.

Guests:

Rob Pincus

  • I.C.E. Training
  • Personal Defense Network

Jesse from Forest City Tactical

 

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Main Segment

Rob’s History: Director of Valhalla, 2007 Awarded best range, during this time were the exclusive source of training for 10th special forces division Close Quarters Counter Ambush training

Part 1- Homeless By choice

Personal Defense Network

I.C.E.

Tennis bag Carry

Part 2

Training Philosophy

To be a great teacher, you have to be a great student?

Part 3

After the basics what next: Force on Force, handgun 2?

Favorite Drills to push one’s self in pistol training?

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It is now that time for….Whose Gun Like is it anyways!

Whose Gun Line is it Anyways...where the questions are made up and the points don’t matter. The games we’re going to be playing tonight with Rob are: Rapid Fire and modified Double Tap

So for our first game of the night we’re going to play, RAPID FIRE. The rules of this segment are simple: I will ask you a series of questions and you answer yes or no..there are no explanations allowed...simply a yes or no. Here we go, are you ready?

Rob:

  • Is 9mm better than .40S&W and 45 ACP?
  • Is the Springfield Line of handguns better than the Glock line?
  • Is the AR15 better than the AK47/74?
  • Is firearm precision more important than speed?
  • Is a rifle better for home defense than a handgun?

Double Tap:

It is time for...Double Tap...Kinda.. So instead of having a question that is answered with a YES or NO, you will answer these questions with the first answer that pops in your head. You are still not allowed to explain...just the first answer that comes to mind…Ready?

  • What is your favorite handgun?
  • What is your favorite rifle?
  • What is your favorite handgun?
  • What is your favorite caliber?
  • Name a trainer that you look up to?
  • If you had to pick one, would it be an SBR or a Suppressed Rifle?
  • If you could build an AR in any caliber other than 5.56, what caliber would it be?
  • What is your most wanted handgun to shoot that you haven’t yet?
  • What is your most wanted rifle to shoot that you haven’t yet?

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Segment: Live Audience Questions

In this segment we will be fielding questions from our Live YouTube audience. Want to get your questions answered live? Visit practacpodcast.com for upcoming episodes and times! Also, feel free to email nick@firearmsradio.tv with your question!

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Gear Segment:

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Rob: Defend Yourself: A Comprehensive Security Plan for the Armed Homeowner 

Nick: Breakthrough Cleaner

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So let’s move on to our last segment of the show. This is the part of the show where it’s time to start wrapping up another episode of Practically Tactical.  

Thank you so much for coming onto our show this week. So let’s take some time now to discuss what we have coming up with each of us in the near future and where you can find us on the mysterious interwebs...

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Well as always guys and gals, thank you for tuning in and listening to us, as we greatly appreciate you guys and we'll see you next week for another episode of Practically Tactical!

PTS 012 - VigilantSpectre and TacDaddy

Practically TacticalIn this episode we talk to the man who breaks everything on YouTube, VigilantSpectre. We also TacDaddy who is our special co-host this episode. In this episode we talk about Asymmetric Solutions, Florida Firearms Training, Shot Show, Defensive Options, and Glock 42.

Practically Tactical - Episode 12

Date: January 22, 2013

Start Time: 7PM CST

Length: Until we are done

Hosts: HandGunNewbie, WalkerArmory

Special Guest: VigilantSpectre

“Special” Co-Host: TheTacDaddy

OPENING:

Good evening YouTube and welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 12! Practically Tactical is a LIVE show where we talk about guns, gear and shooting.

Tonight our special guest will be VigilantSpectre Operations from YouTube! Tonight joining us as a “special” co-host will also be TheTacDaddy!

Links to our guest and panel channels and social media are all below in the description, so please be sure to check them out! Be sure to put your questions into the chat or the G+ Q&A app as we will have an entire dedicated segment to audience questions during the show.

HGN’s Segment - Who is your TacDaddy, and what does he do?

Let’s start the show with a segment we call,

In this segment we will learn a little bit about our “special” co-host and our guest for tonight’s show.

  • TacDaddy can you tell us about your background?

    • Did you grow up around guns?

    • How did you get into firearms?

    • Tacdaddy.com?

    • Plug Coupon For Florida FireArms

  • VSO, in the real world I understand that you did some contract work for some entities within our government?

    • Can you share with us a little bit about you?

    • Were you born with the natural talent of breaking stuff?

WA’s Segment -Top Gun

Alright guys lets move on to our segment called Top Gun. During this segment we will talk about firearms training and tactics. We will also discuss the training we have taken, what we have learned, and how they are incorporated them into our daily lives. Talk to me Goose!

 

VSO...recently you guys went and did some training with asymmetric solutions if I’m not mistaken...can you tell us a little about them and what ya’ll did?

What classes did you take?

Learn anything new?

What would be the purpose of getting this type of training? http://www.asymmetricsolutionsusa.com/civilian/

TacDaddy you did some training with the Florida Firearms training at the OkeeChobee? This was your first time getting any training correct? What was your experience with them like?

`What kind of training did you do/classes you took?

Being your first time taking a training course was is better/worse than you expected it to be?

Would you recommend that people go seek out some type of training like this why or why not?

http://floridafirearmstraining.com/Okee_Training.html

HGN- You’ve actually recently taken a basic pistol course with Cory and Erika at range time...how was your experience with them?

What is the importance of taking a training class like you did vs. learning the way of the gun from the youtube gun experts that everyone else is online?

Anything else cool at range time? New friends?

HGN’s Segment -The HangOver

Let’s move on to our next segment called, The Hang Over. The cure isn’t more cowbell or the hair of the dog, but it is talking about a previous event! Obviously the big happening was SHOT SHOW. For everyone that wasn’t following everyone on the panel, VSO, TacDaddy, and myself were at shot show.

So, lets start with TacDaddy, then we will move on to VSO. TD, what stood out to you at Shot show?

How about you VSO?

TD, any product or company really not meet expectations or let you down?

Anything for you VSO? (I am assuming this is where your Glock Hate Comes in...lol)

 

WA’s Segment: Rapid Fire

Alright guys that sound means it’s time to move on to our next segment, RAPID FIRE. The rules of this segment are simple: I will ask you a series of questions and you answer yes or no..there are no explanations allowed...simply a yes or no. Here we go.

VSO - you are up first...are you ready?

TacDaddy now it’s your turn...are you ready? TD: “Special” Co-Host Segment: Special Guests Segment:

This is our segment where we let our “special guest” talk, or something. Take it away TD!

 

HGN’s Segment: Statler and Waldorf Segment:

Moving on to our audience input segment called Statler and Waldorf, In this segment we field audience questions for our panel.

 

HGN’s Segment: ITS CLOSING TIME

Its closing time! That means it is time to start ending the show. We will end the show by talking about some big things that are coming up with us. (WA one liner)

 

HGN: VSO What is coming up with you guys? Any exciting new stuff coming out?