PTS 087 - Sentinel Concepts Home Defense AAR

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 87 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 roundAlliance Shoot House Photo Courtesy Of JW Ramp 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 are recording and discussing our AAR for the Sentinel Concepts Home Defense Shoot House Class, Ben’s love of Bingo Halls and girls named Kevin, how J.W. is like the Harry Potter Of The Photography world, if harry potter was at a photography school, and finally, Jesse and I didn’t get kicked out of an Apple Bees during a Shoot House Class and we met Jake the neverland pirate at a bingo hall.

Sentinel Concepts Home Defense Teaser Video

Steve Fisher Of Sentinel Concepts: SentinelConcepts.com

Panel:

Nick

Jesse From Forest City Tactical

Ben from Hardline Tactical Training

J.W. Ramp from the AR15 Podcast

 

Show Notes

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Three Videos With Steve Fisher

Main Segment

Discuss the Facility and Thank the staff

http://alliancepolicetraining.com/

Gear We Used

This is not a shooting program but a decision making or problem solving course.

  • Class Room Segment
  • What Is Home Defense
  • Discuss At The House
  • Dry Run At The House
  • 1st Day Runs
  • 9 Total Runs
  • 3 Night Runs

Talking points:

  • Zones
  • Containers
  • Inputs:
  • Visual, Audible, and Emotions
  • All Those Inputs Lead To The Output Of The Gun
  • controlling emotions
  • Empty House Run
  • Emotional Control Or You Are Going To Mess Up
  • Simplicity
  • All Techniques You Do During The Day, Should Work At Night
  • rounding edges
  • Final thoughts

OMG JW MADE A SHOOTHOUSE VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrU0MEX4Scc

ARP w/ Fisher: http://www.ar15podcast.com/129/

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PTS 086 - Selecting A Helmet With Iron Forged Concepts

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 86 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically Tactical show is a slightly more11821772_1652930864924928_566404818_n 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 helmets with Zach from Iron Forged Concepts. Links To Website & Social Media:

IronForgedConcepts.Com

Facebook.com/IronForgedConcepts

Instagram.com/IronForgedConcepts

Show Notes

Training Video

Main Segment

  • Zach Intro
  • Discuss Iron Forged Concepts
  • Why do we need a helmet?
  • What uses?
  • How to pick the right type of helmet?
  • Bump vs Ballistic
  • How to setup the helmet
  • Accessories

Helmet Videos

 

Photos

This is what you call an #epic mail call! In preparing for the show this Wednesday with @ironforgedconcepts, he sent over some helmets to inspect and try out for this coming weekend's @sentinel_cncpts Home Defense Shoot House Class. If this picture doesn't show you how badass his work is, let me tell you it is amazing! Sent over a ballistic Arma-Core, @teamwendy1 bump helmet, and a OpsCorr Fast bump helmet, all of which are equipped with @msasafety MSA Sordin ear pro setup on S.A.R.A.s. If you aren't following @ironforgedconcepts, go do it now! If you want to learn more about helmets, check the YouTube link in the bio to view the channel and get the link for the show that broadcasts live this Wednesday. #helmets #igguns #igmilitia #armor #rifleholics #sickguns #dailybadass #weaponsdaily #gunsdaily #guns #gunporn #gunfanatics #gunpictures #gunsofinstagram #teamwendy #opscore #armacore

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YouTube Questions

Militaristics

one option I'd like to hear about is what is a package a non-operator like me can get into to run a PVS14 and ear pro on, bump helmet is fine. nothing fancy just equipment I wont regret buying

Gregg Campbell

yeah Nick can you go over the ballistic value of the caps again ?

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PTS 085 - Lumens, Mindset, and More With Matt Landfair

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 85 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically Tactical show is a slightly more practical approach to the firearms lifestyle. This show featuresx300u 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 Lumens, Mindset, and More With Matt Landfair. The topics of discussion on this show come from articles written by Matt:

http://monderno.com/training/mindset/

http://www.breachbangclear.com/?p=23664

http://www.breachbangclear.com/stop-blinding-yourself/

FB Groups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PrimarySecondary/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NoviceSecondary/

http://primaryandsecondary.com/forum/

 

Show Notes

Main Segment

 

Back Story:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/24/elderly-man-was-being-beaten-in-a-parking-lot-but-it-all-came-to-grinding-halt-after-they-noticed-a-concealed-carry-holder/

 

Mindset

Gene said he didn’t have it in mind to pull the trigger, and made sure to keep his finger away from it during the altercation.”

 

Dangers of Carrying Not To Use

Why?

Lack Training?

“Shaking”

Condition White

Liability

Arming The Bad Guy

Mindset

What should it be?

How Should “Train” Mindset?

Lifestyle?

 

Emotions

Emotion is soft and cuddly. It's comfortable. It's reassuring.

Why Emotions Suck And Don’t Belong

 

YouTube Questions

 

Momentary switch and twist constant on ... or On/Off switch single output flashlight?

 

DG switch? Good option or best option?

 

Does TiN coating your barrel make you "OAF" or a "BAMF", as the kids say?

 

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PTS 084 - Competition AR15s with Craig Outzen

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 84 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 Competition AR15s in 3Gun with Craig Outzen. Mor Information On Craig:

https://www.facebook.com/3GunConcepts

http://www.instagram.com/3GunConcepts

 

Show Notes

Sentinel Concepts Class

MDFI Classes

 

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

 

What role does the ar15 play in 3 Gun?

How is it used?

What is generally shot?

Generally, how does the shotgun A course work?

  • AR15
  • Barrel
  • 16 or 18”
  • Match Grade?
  • Fluted?
  • What Barrel Material?
  • CHF, Cut, or Button?
  • Cmp Barrels / Breaks
  • Handguard
  • Trigger
  • BCG
  • Optics/Sights
  • what is your zero
  • do you adjust?Mil
  • Bullets

 

YouTube Questions:

  • Militaristics
    • other question, what zero does he use for 223? I use a 50-225 zero with my AR and 55-62 gr so i can keep a +/- 2.5" hit zone out just past 200 yds with no hold over/under to worry about
  • Militaristics
    • does that sort of zero work for competition work out to 200 or does he zero at 100 and use a reticle for hold over?
  • Victor Gold
    • As a competitor shooting for several years consecutively, how do you maintain your focus and drive?  How do you balance all the other demands of life with your match schedule?  What kps you coming back
  • Kc Pratt
    • Can Craig explain where he sets the power on his U.S. Optic scope according to the rifle targets he's shooting in a stage? Like 50yrd to 150 to 250yrd...
  • Militaristics
    • does he use a JP captive buffer system?
  • EveryDay Carrying
    • Does Craig always run the same optic?
  • Militaristics
    • question, does he use any sort of low mass operating systems in his AR15's and why or why not

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PTS 083 - Crisis On The Border with MDFI

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 83 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The PracticallyTrek On The US/Mexico Border Fence 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 the crisis on the US/Mexico border with Trek from MDFI with a special co-host of Scott from Modern Samurai Project. Brian Terry Foundation: http://honorbrianterry.com/

Arizona Border Recon Links:

arizonaborderrecon.org

youtube.com/user/ArizonaBorderRecon

facebook.com/ArizonaBorderRecon

If you would like to help support the AZBR, they can use the following:

  • Fuel
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Night Vision (expensive, they know!)
  • IR Markers,
  • Ammo
  • Gatorade
  • First Aid Supplies

MDFI Links:

TrainMDFI.com

Remembrance Project: http://www.theremembranceproject.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"When working in low light environments your weapon lights are attempting to mimic the sun. If you don't have as many lumens as the sun, you don't have enough!!!" William Petty @temple_indexing_mofo _______________________________________________ I found this to be gospel when working in the dark during the @michigantrainer Home Defense class. The dark is not your friend, it makes a bad situation worse. 200 lumens was like a lighter in a white walled house with small rooms. Furniture and corners just ate the light, and momentary light was almost impossible. The shoot house gave the training a realism you just can't get on a flat range. Tomorrow night at 8pm central on @practicallytactical YouTube channel. Nick, myself, and Kasey (another MDFI alumni) will be doing a full AAR on our experience at The Site training facility. Check @practicallytactical page to find the link. ________________________________________________ #firearmstraining #mdfi #allthelumens #knowledgebomb #lowlight #homedefense #training #mirelancefedia #concealedcarry #problemsolving #KnowledgeIsYourBestWeapon

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PTS 080 - What Is A Responsible Gun Owner Part 3

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 80 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically Tactical show is a slightly more 11420774_932511973488170_1818224050_npractical 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 What Is A Responsible Gun Owner with Trek from MDFI. Find out more about MDFI at www.trainmdfi.com.

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Main Segment

What is a responsible gun owner?

Is A Responsible Gun Owner A Responsibly Armed Citizen?

Open Carry vs Concealed Carry

  1. The interviewee idea of responsible
  2. Irresponsible things we see everyday (not gun related)
  3. What is a responsible gun owner?
  4. What things do we see people do w guns that is irresponsible
  5. In the open carry vs concealed carry debate, why are open carriers called out so often?
  6. Why are concealed carriers not often considered irresponsible (even though we know a lot are)?
  7. What can all gun owners do to be ambassadors to gun ownership regardless of how they carry?

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PTS 079 - What Is A Responsible Gun Owner Part 2

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 79 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically Tactical show is a slightly more 11420774_932511973488170_1818224050_npractical 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 What Is A Responsible Gun Owner with Jeff Bloovman of Armed Dynamics. Find out more about Jeff at: http://www.armeddynamics.com

 

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Main Segment

What is a responsible gun owner?

Is A Responsible Gun Owner A Responsibly Armed Citizen?

Open Carry vs Concealed Carry

  1. The interviewee idea of responsible
  2. Irresponsible things we see everyday (not gun related)
  3. What is a responsible gun owner?
  4. What things do we see people do w guns that is irresponsible
  5. In the open carry vs concealed carry debate, why are open carriers called out so often?
  6. Why are concealed carriers not often considered irresponsible (even though we know a lot are)?
  7. What can all gun owners do to be ambassadors to gun ownership regardless of how they carry?

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PTS 078 - What Is A Responsible Gun Owner Part 1

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 78 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically Tactical show is a slightly more 11420774_932511973488170_1818224050_npractical 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. For more information on the show, links to our guests, guns and gear we discuss, please visit www.practacpodcast.com/078 On this episode we will be discussing What Is A Responsible Gun Owner with:

 

Steve of Tactiholics:

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

https://www.facebook.com/tactiholics?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tactiholics/

https://instagram.com/tactiholics/

Ben of Hardline Tactical

https://www.facebook.com/hardlinetacticaltraining

Scott of Modern Samurai Project

https://www.facebook.com/modernsamuraiproject

Kevin of Bravo One Resque:

http://www.youtube.com/bravo1resq

http://www.b1r.org

 

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Main Segment

What is a responsible gun owner?

Is A Responsible Gun Owner A Responsibly Armed Citizen?

Open Carry vs Concealed Carry

  1. The interviewee idea of responsible
  2. Irresponsible things we see everyday (not gun related)
  3. Ask- what is a responsible gun owner (allow answers)
  4. What things do we see people do w guns that is irresponsible
  5. In the open carry vs concealed carry debate, why are open carriers called out so often?
  6. Why are concealed carriers not often considered irresponsible (even though we know a lot are)?
  7. What can all gun owners do to be ambassadors to gun ownership regardless of how they carry?

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PTS 077 - Handguns With Craig Outzen of 3Gun Nation

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 77 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically Tactical show is a slightly more 11358121_1600232436898060_2037366272_npractical 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. For more information on the show, links to our guests, guns and gear we discuss, please visit http://www.practacpodcast.com/077 On this episode we will be discussing 3 Gun handguns with Craig Outzen, shooter in 3 Gun Nation,  of 3 Gun Concepts.

Craig Outzen

https://www.facebook.com/3GunConcepts

http://www.instagram.com/3GunConcepts

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Main Segment

What role does the handgun play in 3 Gun?

How is it used?

What is generally shot?

Generally, how does the shotgun course work?

The Handgun

  • Barrel
  • Sights
  • Trigger
  • Stipple?
  • Slide Work?
  • Coatings?
  • Holsters
  • Mag base plates
  • Cmp Barrels / Breaks
  • mag well

 

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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:

http://www.trainmdfi.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/MDFI/121937080814

http://www.instagram.com/michigantrainer

Show Notes

Feedback On A Patreon

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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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PTS 075 - Introduction To Plate Carriers

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 75 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically Tactical show is a slightly more practical approach to the firearms lifestyle. The 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 are discussing topic of Intro to Plate Carriers with two guys who wore them for a living, Jesse from ForestCityTactical and Jarhead6 of YouTube Operator Fame! Check out Jarhead6 On YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Jarhead6Videos

Check Out Forest City Tactical For All Your Holster Needs:

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PreShow Notes

My Apology

Operator’s Report

  1. AR680
    1. AR500 Armor® Lightweight 10” x 12” Level III+ ALSC Body Armor

Main Segment

  • What Does a Plate Carrier Do
  • You Need To Know What The Goal Is Before Buying Right?
  • Steel vs ceramic vs soft

Talking points:

  • Our set ups
  • Different styles
  • (First spear strandhog/skd stt, Mayflower APC, pig, lbt, tt fight light , crye jpc,  banshee) ("minimalist" ar500, us palm, skd brigandine, plate minus bfg, s&s precision plate frame, crye airlite)
  • Best value
  • Goals
  • Philosophy of use
  • Setting it up for success
  • How awesome airsoft is
  • You don't need everything the military needs.

Gear We Discuss In The Show:

The Grey Ghost Gear PC I Just Bought In Kryptek Highlander: http://www.greyghostgear.com/product-p/0007.htm

D3 Chest Rig: http://www.haleystrategic.com/d3cr/

Strandhögg MBAV Cut Plate Carrier: www.first-spear.com/product.php?productid=17615

PIG Plate Carrier: http://www.skdtac.com/PIG-Plate-Carrier-p/pig.502.htm

Mayflower Plate Carrier: http://www.mayflower-rc.org/store/7016/63/Assault-Plate-Carrier.html

Banshee Plate Carrier: http://www.skdtac.com/Shellback-Banshee-Plate-Carrier-p/shb.125.htm

Please Check out The Gun And Gear Review Podcast here on the firearms radio network and be sure to check out all the shows on the firearms radio network by visiting firearmsradio.tv/itunes.

Sentinel Concepts Classes Jesse and I will be attending in Alliance, Ohio June 27 & 28:

Critical Handgun Employment: http://sentinelconcepts.com/event/critical-handgun-employment-che-3/

Critical Carbine Employment: http://sentinelconcepts.com/event/critical-carbine-employment-cce-2/

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PTS 074 - My EDC With Jeff Bloovman Of Armed Dynamics

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 74 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 wrap up our EDC Series with Jeff Bloovman of Armed Dynamics as we discuss my EDC with Jeff.My EDC Please check out Jeff at these links below: http://www.armeddynamics.com https://www.youtube.com/user/ArmedDynamicsLLC https://www.facebook.com/pages/Armed-Dynamics-LLC/309896179030608

Show Notes

None

Main Segment

My EDC

Belt - Tuff Products EZ Feed Ranger Cobra Belt

http://www.tuffproducts.com/TUFF_E_D_C_Ez_Feed_Cobra_Ranger_Belt_p/9011.htm

Wallet - Leatherneck Tactical IMOD

http://www.leathernecktactical.com/shop-now.html

Holster - Prototype IWB Light Holster

http://www.forestcitytactical.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=75

Mag Carrier - Prototype IWB Magazine Holster

http://www.forestcitytactical.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=81

Kershaw CQC-8K - Weak Side

http://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/cqc-8k

Kershaw Leek - Strong Side

http://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/leek

OR

Kershaw Cyro

http://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/cryo

 

Main Gun

Glock 17

Stippled

Trigger Guard Undercut

Magwell Cut

Video Of Jesse and Myself Doing All The Stippling And Other Work

Trigger

OC Custom Triggers

http://www.occustomtriggers.com/SMOOTH-Gen-1-3-171922232426-273132333435-GLSP00357.htm Video Showing Install and Overview of The OC Custom Trigger

Sights

Frank Proctor Y-Notch Sights

http://www.wayofthegun.us/proctor-y-notch-pistol-sight-set-for-glock-pistols/

Weaponlight - Streamlight TLR-1

http://www.streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=80

Ammo -Hornady Critical Duty 135 grain

http://www.hornady.com/store/9MM-135-gr-FlexLock-Critical-DUTY/

Pocket Light

http://www.streamlight.com/en-us/product/product.html?pid=159

 

Backup Gun

Glock 42

Stippled By Sweaty Muddy Bloody

http://www.smbguns.com

Slide Serrations by ATEi

http://www.ateiguns.com

Holster - Forest City Tactical Sheepdogg

http://www.forestcitytactical.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=75

Ammo - Hornady Critical Defense 95gr

http://www.hornady.com/store/380-Auto-90-gr-Critical-Defense/

Magazine Extension - Ghost +2

http://www.ghostinc.com/product/GHO_42_MINIMED/G42-MAGAZINE-EXTENSION-DEVICE.html

 

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PTS 073 – Fifth EDC Show with MDFI

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 73 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 are on the second show of our April EDC series with Jesse, Steve, Jeff, Garrett, and Al. They will be discussing their EDC with ep5firearms instructors Trek and Keith from MDFI. On the panel for this week's show:

Keith and Trek from MDFI: http://www.trainmdfi.com

Forest City Tactical http://www.forestcitytactical.com <- Use Code PRACTAC10 At ForestCityTactical.com To get 10% Off Your Order! http://www.instagram.com/forestcitytactical

Steve Michigan Arms https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNqM27fJzeqllofTxpu9wtA http://michigan-arms.com/

Jeff - Raven Outdoors https://www.youtube.com/user/ravenoutdoors http://www.semiontarget.wordpress.com

Derp - High Capacity TV https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqrMjQVZCpGxlfVDhv89XFA https://www.instagram.com/HighCapacityTV

Show Notes

None

Main Segment

Quick Intros for everyone

  • What You Carry
  • Where You Carry (environments)
  • Why you carry what you Carry
  • Strengths/Weaknesses of Setup

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PTS 072 – Fourth EDC Show with Solo Defense

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 72 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 edc4shooting with some of the best firearms instructors, shooters and figures in the firearms industry. On this episode we continue our April EDC series with Steve, Josh, and Scott. They will be discussing their EDC with firearms instructor Aaron from Solo Defense.  

Show Notes

None

Main Segment

Quick Intros for everyone

  • What You Carry
  • Where You Carry (environments)
  • Why you carry what you Carry
  • Strengths/Weaknesses of Setup

Promo Codes:

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PTS 071 - Third EDC Show with NOLATAC

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 71 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 are on the third show of our April EDC series with Rob, Stefan, Jonathan, Tyson and Jeremy. They will be discussing their EDC with firearms instructor Brannon LeBouef from NOLATAC.

NOLATAC YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NOLATAC

https://www.facebook.com/NOLATAC

Panelists: Peyton from Guns 111th: https://www.youtube.com/user/GunsOfThe111th

Jeremy from DoctorKote LLC: http://www.doctorkote.com/

 

Main Segment

Quick Intros for everyone

  • What You Carry
  • Where You Carry (environments)
  • Why you carry what you Carry
  • Strengths/Weaknesses of Setup

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PTS 070 - Second EDC Show with Sage Dynamics

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 70 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practicallyedc2 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 we are on the second show of our April EDC series with Christian, Bill, William, and Ben. They will be discussing their EDC with firearms instructor Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics.

(I had some audio issues, so I apologize for the low quality audio of the podcast)

http://www.sagedynamics.org

http://www.instagram.com/sagedynamics

Main Segment

  • What You Carry
  • Where You Carry (environments)
  • Why you carry what you Carry
  • Strengths/Weaknesses of Setup

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PTS 068 - First EDC Show with Armed Dynamics

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 68 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically11084755_1583339248603057_859557885_n 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 begin our April EDC listener series with 4 panelists Brian, Jared, TJ, and another Brian. They will be discussing their EDC with firearms instructor Jeff Bloovman of Armed Dynamics.

Show Notes

Attending Two MDFI Classes In June

You Suck Its Not The Gun

http://trainmdfi.com/event-registration/?ee=58

Foundation Handgun

http://trainmdfi.com/event-registration/?ee=62

Main Segment

Quick Intros for everyone

  • What You Carry
  • Where You Carry (environments)
  • Why you carry what you Carry
  • Strengths/Weaknesses of Setup

Discussed Gear:

Tac Med Solutions Ankle Med Kit

Sabre Red Spitfire

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PTS 067 - Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts and Travel EDC

Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 67 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically Tactical show is a slightly more practical approach to the firearms lifestyle. The 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 are just chatting with Steve Fisher from Sentinel Concepts. Operator’s Report

  1. Beretta APX

Main Segment

Raven Concealment MODULOADER POCKET SHIELD

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