by member 28 on 2017-03-17
Israel’s Hebrew Hammer is here to stay
Written by Winston Behle
For years the M4 honorably served as Israel’s battle rifle. When the time came to choose between the TAVOR® and the M4, it was only fair the IDF pitted the bullpup against its predecessor in a series of punishing tests. Between November 2001 and March 2002, two brigades evaluated the rifles in every imaginable scenario, condition and combat situation to determine which would come out on top. They specifically watched for Mean Rounds Between Failures (MRBF), accuracy and retention of zero using various sights, human ergonomics during extended periods of use (including marches as long as 37 miles), speed and accuracy of sighting in daytime and nighttime with iron sights, magnified and night vision optics and lasers, use with the M203 grenade launcher, and maintenance-relevant issues.
When the dust settled the TAVOR® emerged triumphant, besting the M4 and earning the right to become the standard issue rifle of the IDF. (more…)
by member 28 on 2017-02-23
Having a tourniquet and the skill to use it effectively is, I think, necessary in a world where terrorism happens such as ours. Knowing what is true and what is mythological is critical!
5 myths about Tourniquets — Trauma Monkeyshttp://www.traumamonkeys.com/blog/2014/11/9/5-myths-about-tourniquetsThis is a dangerous and antiquated approach to trauma. There is an overwhelming amount of substantiated data that dispel this myth. If you’re attending a class and that’s what you are being told, contact us at Trauma Monkeys ASAP and we will find a course in your area that is teaching the current protocols.
by member 28 on 2017-02-22
This article is to provide some insight to basic Defensive Shooting skills. Let’s first start with the shooting stance or as I often refer to it as the “anchor point.” This is the position from which you want to begin and end a fight. It should be a stance that allows for a stable, mobile, and balanced fighting platform. This anchor point (stance) should not fall apart under stress and capitalize on Gross Motor Skills and not rely on the ever diminishing fine motor skills which will deteriorate under life and death conditions.
Your performance of any task will suffer during body alarm and the massive adrenaline dump that brings with it the hormone cortisol and many others. You must learn the basics well. In order to produce accurate hits with a handgun, you need to do all of the following: grip and hold the handgun securely; maintain a stable and balanced stance; aim the handgun properly and maintain good aim for follow-up shots; control the handgun’s recoil; and operate the trigger in as controlled a manner as possible. (more…)
by member 28 on 2017-02-22
The wounding patterns of blast injuries are well known to any military medic who has served recently on operations, with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) constituting a significant proportion of the casualties on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Sadly the IED threat is no longer confined to war zones, with a series of high profile, mass-casualty IED terror events occurring in places of mass gathering in first-world countries in recent years.
Terrorists have come to favour explosives because of their proven ability to inflict mass casualties, cause fear and disruption in the community and attract media interest (ANZCTC 2016).
Recent mass-casualty events of international significance include the Boston Marathon bombing of April 2013, the Charlie Hebdo shootings of January 2015 and the November attacks in Paris the same year. More recently we have seen the airport bombings in Brussels and Istanbul, and once again another mass-casualty terrorist attack in France when a truck bomb exploded on 14 July 2016, killing 84 people and injuring in excess of 300 more. (more…)
by member 28 on 2017-02-08
Center Axis Relock (CAR) is a shooting system primarily intended for close quarters battle invented by Paul Castle.
The CAR system features a bladed stance (the shooter’s weak-side shoulder facing the target), a close-to-body firearm hold, and sighted or non-sighted fire as the situation dictates. This differs from other shooting styles such as the Weaver which feature a more squared stance (i.e. facing the target more squarely) with the pistol held squarely in front of the face and some form of sighted fire.
The CAR system is primarily intended for handgun shooting although it can also be used with long guns, batons, tasers and OC sprays. (more…)
by member 28 on 2017-02-02
Friction between Switzerland and the European Union over the bloc’s plans to tighten gun control following a rise in militant attacks could turn into another serious snag in ties already tested by Swiss efforts to curb immigration.
The proposed directive, which applies to non-EU member Switzerland only because it is part of Europe’s Schengen open border system, has raised hackles among the Swiss, who resent intervention from Brussels.
Christoph Blocher, a leading voice of the Swiss right and a eurosceptic, says Switzerland should consider abandoning Europe’s Schengen system of passport-free travel if the Swiss people rejected the proposed measures in a referendum. (more…)
by member 28 on 2017-01-18
You want very robust boots you can rely on? Then you need the Meindl Army Pro! Because the feet are very important in combat!
Higher ankle protection than the Army Gore. Full grain leather uppers with soft cuff and tongue lining. Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex® lining. Meindl double density Multigrip sole unit.
Very robust and comfortable boots.
This boot is completely made of leather and can therefore be maintained very well.