Saturday, 21 October 2017

FAKE Combat Application Tourniquets




BOLO: FAKE Combat Application Tourniquets have been spotted at a Canadian Forces Combat First Aid (CFA) course! It was local contamination only by a misguided soldier who purchased it from Amazon. Canadian Armed Forces members should use only medical supplies issued by the Royal Canada Medical Service (RCMS).


In Canada, if you are in need of personal medical supplies; I trust CTOMS for my family's first aid gear and supplies. 

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Shooting vs Gunfighting

Whiskey Delta Gulf on a Tactical Advisory Group
Tactical Pistol course over a decade ago

"Don't you teach 'em knife fighting. Teach 'em to kill. That way, they meet some sonofabitch who studied knife-fighting; they send his soul to hell." -SPARTAN, 2004

Monday, 21 August 2017

Barricade Work with Angstadt Arms UDP9





Just a brief highlight reel of some barricade work this weekend using my new Angstadt Arms UDP-9.

My carbine game needs work and this new pistol calibre carbine will definitely help me work on it.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Monday, 7 August 2017

Survival Communications for the Prepared Citizen


Survival Communications for the Prepared Citizen is produced by The Survival Summit. This production company and survival blog produces a whole series of high quality, relevant, preparedness training videos which are available in DVD, internet streaming or downloadable format.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017

The Diagnostic Check & Weapon Transitions


Diagnostic checking during a weapon transition is wasted time. Some people call it a chamber check but that can be confused verification of weapon status. 

Diagnostic check: (verb) the act of reflexively canting a weapon that does not fire to the left and inspecting the bolt or slide position to diagnose the stoppage.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Land Navigation - What To Do When GPS Fails




Land Navigation - What To Do When GPS Fails is produced by The Survival Summit. This production company and survival blog  produces a whole series of high quality, relevant, preparedness training videos which are available in DVD or downloadable format.

Monday, 6 March 2017

SJ Hardware Benelli M4 +1 Magazine Tube Extension


A few months ago, I received a gift basket of shotgun parts for my Benelli M4 Tactical from SJ Hardware. For the sake of clarity, I will disclose that I have known the owner of SJ Hardware for over a decade and consider him a friend. Additionally, the product was provided to me free of charge with the promise I would be honest in my assessments. As my regular readers know, friendship is not a free pass on this blog. This is the fourth in a series of articles assessing this collection of aftermarket accessories.


 SJ Hardware Benelli M4 +1 Magazine Tube Extension



Monday, 27 February 2017

SJ Hardware 12 Gauge Magazine Tube Clamp +3 Slot Rail



A few months ago, I received a gift basket of shotgun parts for my Benelli M4 Tactical from SJ Hardware. For the sake of clarity, I will disclose that I have known the owner of SJ Hardware for over a decade and consider him a friend. Additionally, the product was provided to me free of charge with the promise I would be honest in my assessments. As my regular readers know, friendship is not a free pass on this blog. This is the third in a series of articles assessing this collection of aftermarket accessories.

SJ Hardware 12 Gauge Magazine Tube Clamp +3 Slot Rail

Monday, 20 February 2017

SJ Hardware Benelli M4 Combat Charging Handle


A few months ago, I received a gift basket of shotgun parts for my Benelli M4 Tactical from SJ Hardware. For the sake of clarity, I will disclose that I have known the owner of  SJ Hardware for over a decade and consider him a friend. Additionally, the product was provided to me free of charge with the promise I would be honest in my assessments. As my regular reader know, friendship is not a free pass on this blog. This is the second in a series of articles assessing this collection of aftermarket accessories.

Benelli M4 Combat Charging Handle

Monday, 13 February 2017

SJ Hardware Benelli M4 Jumbo Safety



A few months ago, I received a gift basket of shotgun parts for my Benelli M4 Tactical from SJ Hardware. For the sake of clarity, I will disclose that I have known the owner of  SJ Hardware for over a decade and consider him a friend. Additionally, the product was provided to me free of charge with the promise I would be honest in my assessments. As my regular reader know, friendship is not a free pass on this blog. This will be the first in a series of articles assessing this collection of aftermarket accessories.

Benelli M4 Jumbo Safety

Friday, 10 February 2017

Improvised MOLLE Drop Panel



A few years ago, a very good friend of mine showed me this trick. I thought it was an excellent example of ingenuity and improvisation that should be shared. I stumbled across the pictures on my computer this week and decided to finally write a blog about this improvised MOLLE Drop Panel.

Monday, 9 January 2017

The Pelican 1920, Gen2 vs Gen 3.


Quite a few months ago, I picked up a Pelican 1920 Generation 2 at Mountain Equipment Co-op. This new incarnation was long awaited upgrade to the 1910-20 series of pocket flashlight making the family more competitive with other choices on the market. Both the 1910 and the 1920 Generation 2 were released in Spring of 2014. I finally got around to picking one up in May of 2016.