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Sparrows Lock Picks Night School

Night School by Sparrows Lock Picks is pretty awesome…  It is pretty much a turn key set (see what I did there?) to get you started with lockpicking.  It comes with everything you need, lock picks, tension wrenches and practice locks, all in a zippered case.  But the  cutaway locks […]

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Next Level Equipment

So…   I finally pulled the trigger on some new equipment.  I am really excited to take the quality of my videos to the next level with this gear.  I have been using a GoPro Hero 4 Black and a lapel microphone this whole time.  And editing on iMovie… Moving forward […]

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Rifle Press Check

I will say, I am not a fan of doing a press check on my rifle.  But there is perhaps a time and place for them.  Here is how to preform a press check on your AR-15 / M-4 type rifle…

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Deliberately Loading Your Rifle

While loading your rifle seems kind of mundane, it is important all the same.  When we load our rifle deliberately, with purpose, we can accomplish a couple of things.  1. We map good movements for ourselves, creating muscle memory.  2. We load in such a way that works day or […]

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Plate Placement for Body Armor

The first time I ever got issued Hard Plates for my body armor, I was in the Marine Corps, back on the flight deck in 2001 in the Arabian Sea…  Looking back at my time in the service, with a Police Department, as well as security contracting overseas, I’ve seen […]

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Why We Train

People have a lot of reasons for why they train.  Why they seek out knowledge and continue down the path of learning martial skills.  (Be they martial arts, proficiency with firearms or throwing knives – which my boys love.)  At the heart of it for me is a sense of […]

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Pack Tips from TacBike

Recently I was fortunate enough to have Simon from TacBike (on Instagram) pay me a visit.  He is awesome, visiting form Australia, over here on a North American motorcycle tour.  During our visit, when we weren’t out shooting, he showed me the way he rigged up his backpack when he […]

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The Whisperlite International and Gasoline

The Whisperlite International Stove by MSR (Mountain Safety Research) is a multi-fuel stove.  If you are like me, you bought this stove thinking how cool it is that you can find fuel anywhere, and promptly never used it’s multi-fuel feature… As I have begun backpacking more, I have also gotten […]

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Achieving Goals

Goals…   Sometimes we set them, some times they fade away and sometimes we achieve them.  A long while back I jotted down some goals in a little green memorandum book.  Flipping back through it I found that list.  Turns out I have made some decent progress on it.  Most recently, […]

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Zeroing a Pistol Mounted Optic

In this video I go over the process for zeroing your pistol mounted red-dot optic.  In my case, a Trijicon RMR 06 mounted on my Glock 17.  It is pretty straight forward, but there are few tips to make the process easier.

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