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Archive for the ‘After Action Reports’ Category

STI Duty One 9mm 1911 Review

Posted by JFranz On May 17, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

STI Duty One 5.0 9mm 1911 I had the opportunity to take my new pistol to the range yesterday and run some rounds through it. The STI Duty One came highly recommended by Ken Hackathorn when he was here last month, and I was able to find one for around $1300 brand new in the  [ Read More ]

AAR: Basic Carbine 4/1/12

Posted by JFranz On April 30, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

April 1st 2012, The day started off overcasted with a little chill in the air for me nice short sleeve weather. Instructors Jeff Franz & Steve Sellers were of course at there best with knowledge and gear tips to do show and tell with. We all (8 of us) got to our shooting bay for  [ Read More ]

Training with Hackathorn

Posted by JFranz On April 30, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

We had an outstanding weekend training with the great Ken Hackathorn at his 2-day advanced pistol class in Elkin, NC.  I had the pleasure of hosting Ken at my home during the class, and the conversations and insight away from the range were as valuable and informative as the class itself.  Thanks to Ken and  [ Read More ]

T.A.P.S. Rifle/Pistol Pat “Mac” McNamara September 28 and 29, 2013 Elkin, NC   A few years ago, I was in Pat “Mac” McNamara’s first ever open enrollment T.A.P.S. 2-Day rifle/pistol class, and it most certainly left an indelible mark on me as a shooter and an instructor.  As Mac states in his opening brief, this  [ Read More ]

AAR: Dark Angel Medical Tactical Aid

Posted by JFranz On August 12, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

  “You’ll save far more lives with a good medical kit and knowledge than with a gun.”          -Kelly H. Dark Angel Medical Tactical Aid Course August 10 and 11, 2013 Monroe, NC The above quote was spoken to me several years ago by a good friend and mentor, and it has always stuck with me.   [ Read More ]

DCNC Handgun Retention AAR

Posted by JFranz On August 2, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

DCNC Handgun Retention July 28, 2013 East Cost Fighter Gym, Charlotte, NC   Give recent high profile cases in the news, and given the consideration of multiple reports or videos of physical altercations involving deadly force or armed combatants, a quality course that covers techniques and tactics for retaining a firearm when locked in hand  [ Read More ]

AAR: Kyle Defoor 2-Day Handgun

Posted by JFranz On June 28, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

“Be a feeder, not a receiver.  There are no victims, only volunteers.”                                                                                      -Kyle Defoor   Kyle Defoor 2-Day Handgun June 22 and 23 Walnut Grove 3-Gun Range Bostic, NC   I had the privilege and the pleasure of hosting and attending Kyle Defoor’s 2-Day handgun class.  Kyle doesn’t like to use the word “advanced”  [ Read More ]

AAR: Pat McNamara T.A.P.S.

Posted by JFranz On May 19, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

AAR: Tactical Application of Practical Shooting (T.A.P.S.) Rifle/Pistol Instructor: Patrick McNamara Date: 5 and 6 February, 2011 Location: Trigger Time, Carthage, NC “There is more to tactical marksmanship than squeezing the trigger.” – Pat McNamara When this class announcement was first posted in the usual places, I received calls from others in the training and  [ Read More ]

TTE Applied CQB class

Posted by JFranz On February 18, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Had a great time and learned a great deal hosting the TTE Applied CQB class in Bostic, NC this past weekend.  Kelly is a CSAT instructor, and the the ciriculum was developed by Paul Howe.  The class certainly shows the importance of subconscious, near perfect marksmanship and weapons manipulation and handling in a high-stress, overwhelming  [ Read More ]

“Many shooters overlook night shooting because they think it is too inconvenient, too difficult, or just not as much fun as shooting in the daylight.  I will have to let you in on a little secret.  Bad things happen at night!  Most engagements take place during hours of limited visibility.”   -Kyle E. Lamb Defensive Concepts  [ Read More ]