Reviewing Head Shots

When drilling on “Head Shots” in relation to STOPPING a Bad Guy IMMEDIATELY, it is VERY Important to understand BRAIN ANATOMY.

Here are two articles on the subject I highly recommend you re-read:

 

Don’t Forget to Drill on Head Shots

Are You Good Enough to Take a Head Shot When Everything is On the Line?

 

 

 

 

AK Corner: PSA AK-104 Facts and Review

(FYI: I found this guy’s YT channel by complete accident and just a disclaimer, I have no relationship to or with him. I just like the review.)

Since my buddy NC Scout reviewed this gun last year I have had my sights on it.

Few Things the video review covered that are worthy of Note:

  • Barrel length on AK-47/74 rifles in 7.62×39 or 5.45×39 can be shortened without a drastic loss of FPS unlike AR-Patterned Rifles in 5.56. So when you go from a 16″ bbl to a 12.5″ like the one found on the PSA AK-104 you only roughly lose 100 fps (around 2200 fps). Not bad.

  • As far as accessories go I am a minimalist. I would not bother with the TDI Dogleg rail if you are running an Ultimak. Mount a solid budget friendly red dot like a Holosun or Primary Arms Mico scout style and a light mount and call it a day. (If you wanted to mount a rear optic, using a quality side rail mount would be more stable IMO than the TDI Dogleg.)

  • All the other stuff like the Charging Knob from TDI you can leave off. I *might* try the hand stop by Slate Black Industries and of course a Standard 2 Point Blue Force Gear AK Sling in Coyote Brown.

  • The only variable for me on this gun is the stock or brace. I have a few ideals but I am going to have to wait until I have the gun in my hands to make a decision. When I built my M92 I used a spacer from RFT that worked really nice with the SB-47 brace. That would be a great alternative to installing an AR adjustable brace IMO.

  • The Definitive Arms Fighter Brake Muzzle device looks decent but I will most likely run either a CNC Warrior Krink Booster or Night Brake.

Stay Tuned for Torture Test and Other Reviews of the PSA AK-104 by The Tactical Hermit.

 

Practical-Tactical: Do Weapon Mounted Lights Make You a Target?

Do Weapon Mounted Lights Make You a Target?

 

As the author points out the answer to this question is LIGHT DISCIPLINE.

If you are going to mount a light on your carry firearm, TRAINING  with that Weapon Mounted Light is imperative!

This is why I don’t agree with Massad Ayoob when he says NOT to use a Weapon Mounted Light to search.

It all comes down to training folks.

Prepare Accordingly and Train Often.

 

Hidden In Plain Sight: Camouflage & Movement From A USMC Scout Sniper

Hidden In Plain Sight: Camouflage & Movement From A USMC Scout Sniper

 

An important concept is to stop, look, listen, smell, and plan (SLLSP). When moving across long distances, the environment can cause you fatigue, taking away your stealthies. Conduct an SLLSP. Stop all movement. Look around the area. Listen to your surroundings. Smell the environment. Plan your route. The focus of SLLSP is to keep you in tune with your surroundings and to get your bearings while moving with camouflage. You must be slow and deliberate. 

 

 

 

Training Should Always Reveal Flaws

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More on Rifles

 

When we train, regardless if it is with tools (firearms, knives, sticks) or not, our training should reveal our flaws; either in actual technique, our mentality or our gear.

Revealing flaws in our gear and how we “load out” with our rigs to fight is something I can tell you from experience can not only make your life easier but also be LIFE SAVING.

In training with your rifle load out, ask yourself these questions:

  • Does my rig allow me to move quickly?

  • Does my rig allow me to reload quickly?

  • Is my rig relatively “quiet” or do I sound like a coke can filled with rocks when I move?

  • Is my rig “flexible” in all fighting Positions? (ie sitting, prone, one knee)

  • Does my rig hinder my ability to take cover?

  • Can I access my trauma/med kit quickly and easily?

The part about “Military Costume Play” is so true.

So often guys buy gear and dress themselves up and their firearms not from a practical fighting perspective, but because they are trying to look like the latest tacti-cool douchebag on the cover of Soldier of Fortune.

Remove your head from your ass and get PRACTI-COOL, NOT TACTI-COOL in your Training!

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!