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  1. On Nov 1-2, Saturday-Sunday, we will conduct our...

    On Nov 1-2, Saturday-Sunday, we will conduct our last class for 2014 at Wilmington, Ohio. This is a bit northeast of Cincinnati at a very nice gun club’s range and classroom.
    This will be a...
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    LLando, You are exactly describing the...

    LLando,

    You are exactly describing the curriculum of Southnarc's Managing Unknown Contacts course work. MUC is a must do class for anyone serious about self defense.
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    I was at the range a few minutes today. I lined...

    I was at the range a few minutes today. I lined up 3 one gallon jugs of water from Wal-Mart and placed in front of them a folded lightweight cotton windbreaker. The jacket was light cotton with a...
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    GJM- Agreed, it's not a fun read. There is some...

    GJM- Agreed, it's not a fun read. There is some good stuff there, though.
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    New book, Left of Bang

    I just read Left of Bang last night. This is a new book on "Combat Profiling" , by Patrick Van Horne and Jason Riley. For some of us here there was nothing earth shattering or brand new. There was,...
  6. NH Shooter- please email me at...

    NH Shooter- please email me at rangemaster.tom@gmail.com . I have two classes in your area in 2015. I'll get you the details.

    As for time elapsed in shootings there is simply no way to tell unless...
  7. Tom, thanks for taking the time to respond. ...

    Tom, thanks for taking the time to respond.

    1) your data base of student shootings is fascinating. Is the detail available anywhere, and if not, have you considered compiling this information,...
  8. I have known Ken Hackathorn since the mid-1970s...

    I have known Ken Hackathorn since the mid-1970s and have trained with him on numerous occasions. I can attest that as of last September the following quote is pretty much verbatim what he says in...
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    Sorry, duplication.

    Sorry, duplication.
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    Here is the info on the Tactical Conference....

    Here is the info on the Tactical Conference. There is no better bang for your buck and you can sample the training of two dozen instructors from all over the country.

    The 13th annual Tactical...
  11. Last call for our last road class of 2014.

    Last call for our last road class of 2014.
  12. No. You are thinking of the NTI, most likely....

    No. You are thinking of the NTI, most likely. That was mostly subjective scoring.
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    I recently came across a couple of boxes of the...

    I recently came across a couple of boxes of the new Winchester 38 special 130 grain "Defend" jacketed hollowpoint ammunition. This is a standard pressure load, so I was interested in how it might...
  14. Dr. No really nailed it in post number 128. The...

    Dr. No really nailed it in post number 128. The main advantage of shooting in competition is familiarity and skill with your equipment. The goal is to automate your responses with equipment so that...
  15. Last call. Registration cuts off at 6pm tomorrow...

    Last call. Registration cuts off at 6pm tomorrow (Wed).
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    I ordered some of the 20 ga #1 buck we discussed...

    I ordered some of the 20 ga #1 buck we discussed earlier. I'll pattern it and report the results.
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    Sotex- In theory the Rio #1 buck load would be...

    Sotex-

    In theory the Rio #1 buck load would be good, but I would have to pattern some.

    GJM- Agreed on the 20ga Brenneke. A .60 caliber bullet is serious stuff.
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    I'm not a fan of the 20 gauge with buckshot. The...

    I'm not a fan of the 20 gauge with buckshot. The only readily available load is #3 buck, which is a bit light and may not penetrate enough. It also tends to pattern horribly.

    Most folks wind up...
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    Federal Gold Match are about as reliable as any...

    Federal Gold Match are about as reliable as any cartridge ever made. Used by zillions of bullseye and PPC competitors over the years.
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    HOTEL LIST: The Police Academy is in an area...

    HOTEL LIST:

    The Police Academy is in an area that would be politely described as "depressed". There are no hotels in the immediate vicinity of the Academy that we could recommend. You have two...
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    Tactical Conference 2015

    Tactical Conference 2015

    The annual Tactical Conference will be held in Memphis, Tennessee, on February 20-22, 2015. That is Friday through Sunday with three full days of training, competition and...
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    Establishing a Dominance Paradigm

    ESTABLISHING A DOMINANCE PARADIGM
    Concepts for Enhancing Performance and Resilience
    Course length: Three days or 30+ hours
    Instructors: Tom Givens, Dr. William Aprill, Craig Douglas...
  23. Last call. This is a nice private range and we...

    Last call. This is a nice private range and we have some very good folks signed up. This is the only instructor development course in Oklahoma this year.
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    LL- No. Just a very worn G35.

    LL- No. Just a very worn G35.
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    I've been carrying the one Tony made for my G35...

    I've been carrying the one Tony made for my G35 for a couple of months now. I am EXTREMELY pleased with it. Most comfortable kydex IWB I have tried and very fast.I really like the lack of excess...
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