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  • WATCH: This Gun Instructor’s Skills Will Blow You Away (Video)

    05/21/2014 7:35:33 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-21-2014 | Top Clip
    The founder of Spartan 360 Tactical Defense is a man simply known as “Instructor Zero.” He holds classes that will teach you everything you need to know about how to properly use your firearm in almost any situation. In this awesome video he demonstrates speed and accuracy in ways we've never seen. His draw speed is lightning quick, like the characters in the “Call of Duty” video games. He also never misses a shot, even when he’s firing backward and using a mirror as a visual guide.WATCH:
  • Advise Tactical Scope M1-A

    06/08/2013 11:47:49 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 17 replies
    Self | June *, 2013 | Self
    I want to get a tactical scope for my M1-A to fill out a collection of several U.S. military rifles beginning with an 03-mark1. I am looking for one that most closely approximates what snipers currently use. I have narrowed my interest down to Leopold and Nightforce. It looks like I have to spend about $2,000. The technology part of the Nightforce website talks a really good story, but at the high end wouldn’t Leopold take the same care? Does anyone know which scope maker has the greatest presence in the military market? In terms of accessories I have a...
  • Self Defense Inside the Home: Avoiding over-penetration -

    02/27/2013 8:30:21 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 54 replies
    decisions… it seems like when it comes to defending your family there is a lot of them. Caliber, type, make, model, ammunition, stopping power, capacity, training, and the omnipresent legal repercussions—self-defense is a hailstorm of life or death choices and another one of these (and one often neglected) is over-penetration. Shooting Through Walls Situation and terrain determine tactics and nowhere is this more evident than when firing a gun inside a closed environment like your home. Accordingly, a self-defense minded gun owner needs to first take into account where he lives (a suburban house, a farm, a studio apartment etc.)...
  • Will Sen. Tom Coburn Buy Off on the "Schumer Sell-Out"?

    02/25/2013 12:42:37 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 9 replies
    Gon Owners of Americia ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | GOA Staff
    Anti-gun Sen. Charles Schumer's staff is leaking out to the press the Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is "on the verge" of caving in and agreeing to a ban on private gun sales -- and requiring virtually every American to get the government's approval before exercising their constitutional right to become a gun owner. According to The Washington Post (2/23/13), the remaining sticking point is Coburn's reluctance to require a 4473 for every private transaction. Were this to occur, ATF's practice of going into gun stores and copying all the 4473's -- a practice which has been documented by GOA --...
  • What Happens if Your Bug Out Gun Breaks?

    02/25/2013 9:03:30 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 55 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | David LaPell
    Over the last few years, I’ve seen a lot of ink spilled about the one—that is the ultimate, end of the world, SHTF, need no other, bug out bag firearm that will carry you and yours at the end of days. These articles usually go into great detail as to the how’s, what’s, and why’s of the caliber, model, and make for that ideal, one and done gun but I’ve seen precious little written about one very important issue that could turn your uber-pistol into a good looking paperweight. What if it breaks? Recently I had one of my Smith...
  • YouTube Video -- Most Tactical Loadout... EVER!!!

    07/31/2011 11:24:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/30/11
    Okay, this looks like some genuine good natured fun. So, please don't get too mad at me if it isn't; I don't have audio on this computer. Watch the video RIGHT HERE
  • Obama says no regrets, but admits tactical errors

    10/17/2010 12:37:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/7/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama admitted having made tactical errors but stood by his accomplishments Sunday in an interview weeks ahead of crucial midterm elections. Obama confessed to the The New York Times that during his first 20 months in office he had probably not focused enough on public relations, which, like it or not, is an all-important part of the job. "Given how much stuff was coming at us, we probably spent much more time trying to get the policy right than trying to get the politics right," he was quoted as saying in a lengthy magazine...
  • ISAF, SCR Address Military ROE and Tactical Directives

    07/11/2010 2:31:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 4+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Senior Airman Tania Reid, USAF
    KABUL, Afghanistan (July 11) - “Our strategic imperative to reduce civilian causalities has not, and will not change,” said German Army Brig. Gen. Josef Blotz, International Security Assistance Force spokesman, at a weekly operational update press conference held at the Government Media and Information Center today. Blotz and Dominic Medley, Senior Civilian Representative spokesman addressed the issues against the military rules of engagement in Afghanistan and the tactical directives used to implement them. “We have been very clear that our partnership with the Afghan government is a counterinsurgency, or COIN campaign,” said Blotz. “At the center of this is that...
  • Tactical team dominates exploitation efforts

    08/21/2009 4:44:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 329+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq | Senior Airman Alyssa Miles, USAF
    Air Force Document Media Exploitation team members triage evidence taken from captured enemies, Aug. 21. The DOMEX mission is to exploit information from captured enemy documents, electronic media and cell phones. The team's work contributes to theater and national intelligence efforts in support of targeting and detainee operations, force protection and criminal prosecution. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Johnny Saldivar. VICTORY BASE COMPLEX — The job of more than 60 Airmen on the Tactical Documentation and Media Exploitation Brigade Support Team here can be summed up in their unique motto, "You check their pulse, we'll check their pockets."The DOMEX mission is...
  • Tactical Maintenance Team Keeps Security Forces Rolling

    04/30/2009 6:30:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 261+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. John Gordinier, USAF
    Staff Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron tactical mobile maintenance team vehicle-maintenance craftsman, fabricates a metal mud flap bracket for a vehicle on April 22. Photo by Staff Sgt. John Gordinier. JOINT BASE BALAD — Security Forces Airmen in the 532nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron here constantly go outside the wire to perform missions, and they rely on protection from Mine Resistant Ambush Protection vehicles to get them through the mission and back to base safely. "Every morning and afternoon as ground combat patrols get ready to leave here, 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron tactical mobile maintenance team...
  • Iraqi Army Brigade Receives Sensitive Site Exploitation, Tactical Training

    04/03/2009 4:17:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 231+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. Patrick Dunn, USA
    Second Lt. Mohammed, an Iraqi Army platoon leader assigned to 3rd Battalion, 40th Iraqi Army Brigade, coaches his Soldiers through a room clearing exercise during a three-day joint training exercise with their American counterparts from 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division on Forward Operating Base Cedar, Iraq. Photo by 1st Lt. Patrick Dunn. FORWARD OPERATING BASE CEDAR — Iraqi Army (IA) Soldiers here recently underwent three days of intense training overseen by their U.S. counterparts. The 40th IA Brigade Soldiers were instructed by U.S. 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers on various tactical formations, including entering...
  • MOSSBERG 590A1 TACTICAL SHOTGUNS

    12/28/2008 3:19:57 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 150 replies · 13,465+ views
    Guns & Ammo ^ | Dec. 19, 2009 | Press Release
    Tactical Shotguns now available to general public. North Haven, CT (January 2009)—From U.S. Service men and women around the world to law enforcement agencies across the country, Mossberg shotguns have experienced nearly four decades of combat and combat readiness in the hands of armed forces world-wide. Enjoying a long-standing relationship with the U.S. armed forces, Mossberg is the manufacturer of the only 12 gauge pump action shotgun ever to pass the stringent U.S. Military Mil-Spec 3443 standard. Now, for 2009 Mossberg will make available select 590A1 models to the general public. All models will come standard with heavy-walled barrels, metal...
  • Bin Laden son Saad hiding in Iran, not Syria

    08/13/2006 11:52:03 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies · 820+ views
    Tehran, Aug. 13: One of Osama bin Laden’s sons, Saad, together with a number of top Al Qaeda commanders, including Seif al Adel, are hiding in Iran and are not in Syria as reported by several Western papers this week, a well informed source said. The source, a top Iranian intelligence official until a few months ago, said Al Qaeda and members of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, the Pasdaran, are negotiating coordinated actions against the United States and Israel. The Al Qaeda members had been living for the past four years in a neighbourhood in northern Tehran under the surveillance...
  • Tactical Operations Center Tracks Troops

    07/24/2006 4:31:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 410+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Nikki Prodromos
      Tactical Operations Center Tracks Troops Soldiers process countless pieces of information to ensure ‘boots on the ground’ units can accomplish mission. By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nikki Prodromos 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TIKRIT, Iraq, July 24, 2006 -- The tactical operations center, or “TOC,” is the “nerve center” in the anatomy of any successful military unit. Tactical operations centers, such as the one at the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, have a very big job tracking seven combat battalions and two support battalions, a total of approximately 3,700 boots on the ground, spread over miles...
  • Tactical Ops Center Runs 24/7

    07/14/2006 4:27:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 502+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Jason Dangel
    Tactical Ops Center Runs 24/7 Joint Command Post provides real-time data so commanders can make critical decisions rapidly. By U.S. Army Pfc. Jason Dangel 4th Brigade Combat Team BAGHDAD, July 14, 2006 -- The brain, defined as a part of the spine and central nervous system, is responsible for controlling all functions in the human body. Just like the human brain, the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry DivisionÂ’s Tactical Operation Center operates 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. The TOC, or command post, manages all operations within the brigade combat team. It is where all brigade staff sections come together...
  • Afghan Police Open Tactical Training Facility

    04/21/2006 6:20:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 212+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Combined Security Transition Command–Afghanistan
    Afghan Police Open Tactical Training Facility The facility allows Afghan National Police cadets to train to respond to domestic violence, apprehension of an insurgent, a hostage situation or when contraband is expected in the home. By Combined Security Transition Command–Afghanistan ABUL, Afghanistan, April 21, 2006 — The Afghan National Police took a major step toward advance training with the opening of the Brummet Tactical Training House at the Central Training Center April 18. This opening reflects the progress being made by the Afghan National Police.During a ribbon cutting ceremony, Afghan Brig. Gen. Khadadad Aga, Central Training Center commander, inaugurated...
  • Iraqis Take Lead in Tactical Ops With Up-Armored Vehicles

    04/11/2006 4:47:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 318+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Kristin Kemplin, USA
    BAGHDAD, April 11, 2006 – The 6th Iraqi Army Division's military police frequently patrol the streets of Baghdad in light-utility vehicles that offer no more protection than a standard pickup truck. But thanks to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, MPs are getting a new, professional look this year. The 6th Iraqi Army Division's military police company received four Polish army vehicles in March as part of an initiative by the Iraqi Defense Ministry to provide updated equipment to soldiers. The Dzik-3s are a huge upgrade from the light utility vehicles the MPs have used since the start of the...
  • Tactical recon paying dividends with TARS

    03/28/2006 5:15:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 339+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. John S. Hutcheson
    3/28/2006 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- A little-known capability here is paying big dividends for warfighters on the ground. Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron are using the Theater Airborne Reconnaissance System, or TARS pod, to provide high-quality still imagery to ground commanders to help them achieve their tactical objectives. The TARS pod, mounted on the centerline of the F-16, contains a sophisticated photographic system that records high-resolution images which can be exploited by users on the ground within hours of landing. Because the pod is mounted on the centerline, the aircraft...
  • New Glock Tactical Light

    11/11/2005 5:35:08 PM PST · by Eaker · 117 replies · 1,405+ views
    Me ^ | 11-11-05 | Tom Eaker
    I have mounted a new tactical light to my Glock but I don't really know how to secure it properly. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Please look at the pictures and offer better ideas than a rubber band if you have any. Thanks, Eaker
  • Mini-plane Newest Addition to Unmanned Family

    10/17/2005 5:59:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 923+ views
    TransFormation DoD ^ | Oct 17, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Bernadette L. Ainsworth
    Sgt. Richard Skinner, Tactical Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle project trainer, Fort Belvoir, Va., launches the TACMAV by hand. The newest UAV is the smallest in the UAV family with a body length and wing span of 21 inches. U.S. Marine Corps photo Mini-plane Newest Addition to Unmanned Family The Tactical Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle can be stored in a 22-inch long, five-inch diameter tube and placed on a soldier’s backpack. By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bernadette L. Ainsworth / Multinational Corps Public Affairs Office CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, Oct. 17, 2005 – The Army recently began using an unmanned aerial...
  • Paul Williams details 'American Hiroshima'

    09/04/2005 3:05:03 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 90 replies · 3,370+ views
    worldnetdaily ^ | September 3, 2005 | Ryan Mauro
    Paul Williams details 'American Hiroshima' Al-Qaida plotting nuclear attack with weapons already in U.S. Posted: September 3, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern Paul L. Williams is a former consultant to the FBI on organized crime and terrorism. Since then, he has become an award-winning investigative journalist and written several books. In his new book, "The Al Qaeda Connection," he claims Osama bin Laden has obtained nuclear weapons and smuggled them into the U.S. through Mexico for use in a plot known as "American Hiroshima." By Ryan Mauro © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Ryan Mauro: Much has been written about the "American Hiroshima" report. How did you...
  • China has right to restore territorial integrity - Putin

    03/18/2005 5:12:30 PM PST · by familyop · 57 replies · 976+ views
    Interfax ^ | 18MAR05 | Interfax
    PARIS. March 18 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed Russia's support for the idea of China's territorial integrity. "The Soviet Union and Russia have always been in favor of China's territorial integrity. We have not changed our position and think that China has a right to fully restore its territorial integrity. We understand the Chinese authorities' efforts to resolve this problem," Putin told a press conference in Paris on Friday. "We assume this problem will be resolved by peaceful methods," Putin said.
  • Future JTRS work put on hold (Boeing steps in it again)

    02/22/2005 9:07:45 AM PST · by ladtx · 11 replies · 685+ views
    Federal Computer Week ^ | 20 Feb 2005 | Frank Tiboni
    DOD officials await April tests to determine future of software radio BY Frank Tiboni Published on Feb. 21, 2005 More Related Links FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Amid concerns that the innovative Joint Tactical Radio System may be behind schedule and over budget, Defense Department officials are considering a wholesale change in the system's delivery. Pentagon officials are considering asking JTRS' prime contractor, Boeing, to build and deliver a part of the system for ground vehicles and rotary-wing aircraft. The change comes after Boeing officials notified DOD in December that they would need more time and money to finish the job....
  • PAC-3 Missile Program Advances On Separate Fronts, Officials Say

    11/20/2004 6:50:15 AM PST · by Paul Ross · 3 replies · 618+ views
    Aviation Week & Space Technology ^ | 11/19/04 | Marc Selinger
    PAC-3 Missile Program Advances On Separate Fronts, Officials Say By Marc Selinger 11/19/2004 08:55:36 AM The U.S. Army's Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile program has achieved significant progress on two key fronts, Army officials said Nov. 18.The Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE), which aims to make several improvements to the PAC-3 missile, successfully completed its preliminary design review (PDR) the week of Nov. 8-12, said Col. John Vaughn, the Army's lower-tier air and missile defense project manager. There were "no major issues" during the PDR, which will be followed by one more review, the critical design review, in late summer...
  • F/A-22 Ups and Downs; the Tacair Debate; [Brian's Military Ping List]

    05/31/2004 5:34:13 PM PDT · by VaBthang4 · 275 replies · 583+ views
    Raptor Ready for Prime Time At a March 22 review of the F/A-22 program, the Defense Acquisition Board found no reason that USAF should not proceed with initial operational test and evaluation (IOT &E) for its new stealthy fighter. The DAB, which is chaired by acting Pentagon acquisition, technology, and logistics chief Michael W. Wynne, appeared satisfied with the aircraft’s progress despite earlier claims by some members that the Air Force was moving too quickly into IOT&E. The board met to review whether the F/A-22’s avionics had met the level of stability that was mandated for entry into IOT&E. The...
  • On War #34: Learning From Uncle Abe

    09/17/2003 2:44:14 PM PDT · by Chapita · 8 replies · 300+ views
    Free Congress Foundation ^ | September 17, 2003 | William S. Lind
    One of the reasons the North won the Civil War is that President Lincoln was willing to sack incompetent generals and President Davis was not. Some recent remarks by the American commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, suggest that it is time for President Bush to emulate Mr. Lincoln. According to the Sept. 7 Cleveland Plain Dealer, during Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld's recent visit to Iraq, General Sanchez said, "There is no risk at the tactical, operational or strategic level... A platoon out of any one of my battalions could defeat the threat, readily." The first of these statements...
  • Submarine USS COLUMBUS Launches Tomahawks in West Coast Tests

    05/27/2003 2:03:19 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 12 replies · 458+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 5/27/2003 4:45:00 PM | Sandra Schroeder
    PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) -- Two successful test launches of U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missiles were conducted in late May from USS Columbus (SSN 762), a Los Angeles-class attack submarine underway in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California. In the first test event, the (inert) Block III missile flew a fully guided 575-nautical mile flight at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Pacific test range. Seconds after launch from the submarine’s torpedo tube launch system, the Tomahawk missile transitioned to cruise flight, utilizing global positioning satellite navigation to a target impact site on the NAVAIR land range....
  • Tactical Tomahawk Completes Penetration Testing

    05/20/2003 5:29:32 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 5 replies · 276+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 5/20/2003 | Sandra Schroeder
    PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) -- The Navy’s next generation of Tomahawk Cruise Missile, the Tactical Tomahawk, took flight May 16 at the White Sands Missile Test Range, N.M., in the final phase of a Defense Threat Reduction Agency sponsored advanced concept technology demonstration (ACTD). This was the second of two demonstration test flights of the Tactical Tomahawk configured with a live penetration warhead and completes the scheduled ACTD testing effort. Additionally, today marked the sixth successful test flight for Tactical Tomahawk. Similar to its previous penetration test flight in March 2003, the Tactical Tomahawk was launched vertically from a ground...
  • Israel Successfully Test 4 Arrow Interceptor Missiles

    01/05/2003 3:28:22 PM PST · by Paul Ross · 6 replies · 235+ views
    Ha'aretz Daily ^ | 1/5/03 | Amos Harel & Amnon Barizilai
    w w w . h a a r e t z d a i l y . c o m Israel successfully test-launches 4 Arrow interceptor missiles The Israel Air Force on Sunday successfully launched four Arrow interceptor missiles nearly simultaneously from a base in the center of the country. The approximately $10 million test launching was the first time Israel fired more than one Arrow missile in the same attempt. The attempt was meant to test the missile launcher's ability to dispatch four missiles - one of them armed with a warhead - to different targets. Security sources...
  • Tactical Tomahawk Soars Through Second Contractor Test Flight

    11/18/2002 5:03:44 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 5 replies · 257+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 18 Nov. 2002 | Sandra Schroeder
    CHINA LAKE, Calif. (NNS) -- The highest standard in warfare technology was demonstrated recently in the second contractor flight test of the Tactical Tomahawk cruise missile at the Naval Air System Command (NAVAIR) western test range complex in Southern California. This flight marked the successful completion of the Tactical Tomahawk contractor flight-testing phase and paves the way for entry into formal government technical evaluation. The missile was launched vertically from a fixed underwater launcher, demonstrating its operational submerged launch capability. The missile broached the ocean's surface and successfully demonstrated shroud separation, rocket motor firing/separation and deployment of fins, inlet duct...
  • Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System Successfully Launches Missile At-Sea

    10/24/2002 3:53:25 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 4 replies · 292+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 10/24/2002 3:45:00 PM | Sandra Schroeder
    CHINA LAKE, Calif. (NNS) -- A U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missile was launched Oct. 16 from USS Stethem (DDG 63), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer underway in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California. The Block III missile flew a fully guided 565-mile flight at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) western test range complex. Seconds after launch from the ship’s vertical launch system, the Tomahawk missile transitioned to cruise flight, utilizing global positioning satellite navigation to a target on the range. The test was part of the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) technical evaluation process. TTWCS...
  • Tactical French Forces Flies To Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

    10/01/2002 8:02:55 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 265+ views
    Tuesday, 1 October, 2002, 14:12 GMT 15:12 UK Tactical French force flies to Abidjan French troops have been evacuating Westerners France is setting up a tactical base in Ivory Coast to provide logistical support to the Ivorian government as it tries to put down a rebellion by sections of the army. About 70 officers and men are flying to an existing French military base near the country's main city, Abidjan. France treats Africans like children They will provide transport, radio sets and rations to the Ivorian army, in what a BBC correspondent says is a significant escalation of the role...