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Why You SHOULD Bring a Knife to a Gunfight | Special Forces Combat Techniques | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Tactical Rifleman had a request, from a viewer, asking why I always run a fixed-blade knife on my Body Armor. Well, honesty, for the same reason I always carry a knife period. OK… So there is a little more to the story than that. We, at Tactical Rifleman, believe to superior firepower. So, the phrase “Don’t bring a Knife to a Gunfight” does follow that line of thought. However, there are exceptions to every rule. Watch the video, and you’ll understand what I’m talking about. Maybe the phrase should be “Bring a Knife AND a Gun to a Gunfight.” Same applies to concealed carry. If you can’t safely deploy your firearm, use your knife to make “Space” and then get your gun in the fight. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ The Knife that is in this video you can get on amazon http://amzn.to/2wdSnyC Can’t wait to hear everyone’s comments. Let’em Rip, and Thanks for Watching. TR. For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to Hold a Pistol | Special Forces Instruction | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Gripping or holding the pistol is one of the more important fundamentals of shooing especially if you have multiple targets. With having a good grip on the firearm you want to hold it tight enough like holding a good firm handshake with someone. You do not want to hold it like your trying to squeeze blood out of a rock. Holding it this tight will fatigue your hand faster and make you have a slight shake. When holding the gun properly with a firm grip it will help you manage the recoil better and also get the gun back on target for follow on shots if necessaryfaster. In the video I talk about holding the gun up as high as possible, this is because the closer you have the bore line of the barrel with your wrist and into your arm will help you absorb the recoil as the energy of the gun will flow in direct line from the barrel to your wrist and then in to your arms and shoulders. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men Thanks for reading the article & watching the video and if you have any direct questions can contact Pete directly at [email protected] For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 170442 Tactical Rifleman
The reason why you should train and shoot with both eyes open | Techniques | Tactical Rifleman
 
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The importance of training with both eyes open cannot be stressed enough. Karl covers the physiological reasons behind this thought process. If you are going to train for combat, train with both eyes open. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to Breach a door with a shotgun | CQB shotgunning a door | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Phil talks us through how to properly use a shorty breaching shotgun to breach a push-door. There are different schools of thought about barrel placement and orientation. T1G teaches 45 degrees in (into the door frame) and 45 degrees down (to prevent the locking mechanism from flying across the room and injuring non-combatants within the room). Other schools teach different techniques. The key is to have positive entry in the safest manner possible. If your SOF unit is currently using different techniques; please leave a comment, as I would love to discuss your current TTPs. I’m a big believer in always keeping an open mind and discussing/learning new techniques. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to Properly Kick in a Door | Breaching Techniques | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Our operators, overseas, find themselves faced with doors in every shape and size. Whether it is a hostage rescue or a hit to snatch an HVT, they need to be able to get through these doors as quickly as possible. Without getting too deep into Standard Operating Procedures (which vary by unit), we must remember the principles of CQB (Surprise/Speed/Violence of Action). Those may dictate that we choose to explosively breach a door (to stun those inside), rather than just mechanically breaching or ballistically breaching. Again, we are not getting that deep into SOPs here today. Is it a “Pull-Door” that opens in towards you? Is it a “Push-Door” that opens into the next room away from you? Is it locked? If so, can you unlock it from your side? Is it reinforced? You answer all these with your eyes as you are moving towards the door. Can you see hinges? Can you see additional dead-bolts or other reinforcement? While some commercial or government buildings do have reinforced interior doors, most residential structures have flimsy interior doors. Think of the doors in your local hospital versus the doors in your own house. Likewise, the doors our operators are facing overseas fall roughly into the same categories. 8 out of 10 can be kicked open, and the rest will need an explosive charge. Yes, some can be breached with a shotgun or ram; but reality is that most of those could have also been kicked in by a barrel chested Marine who is spun up. So, learn how to properly kick in a door. Stay away from the center. Don’t kick the knob. It may take two or three kicks, but most push doors will eventually give. Make sure you are ready, because once it pops, you may find yourself standing in the center of the “Fatal Funnel,” and you are now the Number-1 Man. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to Perform Speed and Tactical Reloads | Shooting Training Techniques | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Sid, from T1G, takes us through the definitions of Speed and Tactical Reloads. Speed: you’re out of ammo; gas that puppy up as quick as possible. Tactical: There’s a lull in the fight; gas that puppy up, but save the half full magazine for later use. Even if you only shot a few rounds, do you really want to go into the next room with a half-full gun? No. So, take a second, and put in a full mag. One thing I want to highlight, is where Sid says to conduct your reload; up, right in front of your face. It’s a “pet peeve” of mine, when shooters reload down in front of their waist. With their head down, they lose total situational awareness to their surroundings. That would seem fine in training. However, we react under stress how we have been taught; so, train as you fight. If you think you will be able to take your eyes off the bad guy to your front with the AK while you watch your reload at waist level, you are sadly mistaken. You’ll be stuck staring at him, while your body messes up a simple reload, because you have never practiced doing it correctly. Rather, again, train as you will fight under stress. Keep your head up trained on the target. Conduct that reload right in front of your face, as Sid showed in the video. You’ll be able to look through the front sight of the gun and keep constant awareness of the enemy. Did he hide behind the car to the left or behind the tree to the right? You wouldn’t know if you had been staring at your crotch, during the reload. However, with the gun up, you know where he went and have your weapon ready for when the monkey sticks his head back out. Plus, if you have any problems with your weapon, it’s already up where you can see it. It works. It’s what the pros do; and it’s why we teach it. So the next time you’re on the range and that pistol runs dry, don’t just holster up and go “admin.” Rather, treat every pause as a chance to conduct a Speed or Tactical Reload. Practice makes perfect. Proper Practice builds Proper Muscle Memory. Muscle memory builds speed, and speed wins gunfights. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 181303 Tactical Rifleman
NAVY SEAL's Tips for Surviving BUD/S | Tactical Rifleman
 
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This week on Tactical Rifleman I want to give you guys a short and sweet brief on what I think potential Navy SEAL candidates can do to get in the correct headspace to successfully survive Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, notoriously known as BUD/S. Make no mistake about it, I didn't realize this stuff when I went. It wasn't until after, when asked how I think I made it through, I realized a few mental principles that helped me through the tough spots. Believe me, that training had plenty of them. Some of these lessons were learned the hard way as my career was far from perfect. The Navy SEALs have some of the finest individuals I have ever had the honor to fight with, serve with, and learn from. With the proper mindset and maturity, maybe some of you will earn the honor of that service as well. Hoo-ya and good luck! Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 163409 Tactical Rifleman
Special Ops Emergency Ammo Resupply | Tactical Rifleman
 
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I was out at the rifle range, working with some Air Force Medical people, and they had brought about a dozen crates of good military 5.56mm ammo. Each crate has two ammo cans. Each ammo can, when opened, provides you with a number of cloth bandoliers. Each bandolier has 4 cardboard sleeves, a speed loader, and a black safety pin. Each cardboard sleeve contains 30rds of ammo on three 10rd stripper clips (for use with the speed loader). That makes for a lot of trash when you’re doing 4 hours of Failure and Box Drills out on the hot range. What prompted me to do this video was when some of the Air Force guys were saying that they had no idea what the bandoliers or the safety pin was for. It was all just trash to them. I started having flashbacks to my time in different military schools and times when seasoned soldiers took the time to explain it to Private Erickson. So, let’s share a little military history, or at least, this is how it was explained to me. You’ll know why I grab the bandoliers and safety pins at the range now, when no one else will; and you’ll never look at those ammo bandoliers the same again. Thanks for watching, TR. Help support Tactical Rifleman by becoming a patron on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TacticalRifleman or by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 86056 Tactical Rifleman
How a Navy SEAL Clears a Room | Close Quarters Combat CQC | Tactical Rifleman
 
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DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a TACTICS Video. Jason is ONLY showing tips on Foot-work; for Operators that already have mastered the basics of CQB. **** This week on Tactical Rifleman we get into a little Close Quarters Combat (CQC) tips and techniques. CQC is practiced over the course of all Special Forces careers and endless hours are spent honing these skills as it is sometimes considered the “bread and butter” of the trade. Operators work tirelessly to perfect this craft and breakdown each phase of an assault as to increase their performance from one kinetic operation to the next. In this video, former Navy SEAL and owner of Arion Risk LLC shows us a simple hack to optimize efficiency of movement into a space. Although it may seem like common sense, even the entry through a doorway is thought about and practiced. The way in which an operator initially enters a space is just as important as their action within. An operator has to be on balance through all phases of an entry in order to take a well-placed shot regardless of target position. A simple calculation of foot placement and entry procedures can be the difference between a well-aimed and balanced shot and a miss. The technique shown in this video is a testament to the detail with which Green Berets and SEALs practice their trade. So, listen up! This video will forever change the way that you enter a room and may you never be off balance again. Get the shirt Jason is wearing in the video and help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 2391595 Tactical Rifleman
How a Special Forces Medic sets up his IFAK | Individual first aid kit | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Before you ask, my personal IFAK pouch, Body Armor and War Belt are made by ATS Tactical Gear, check them out at http://atstacticalgear.com . They were kind enough to offer Tactical Rifleman viewers a 5% discount off all their products; just use promo code: tacr5 In this video we cover what I keep in the IFAK, on the back of my Gun Belt. IFAK stands for Individual First Aid Kit. Well, honestly probably because the Army didn’t want to call it a FAK. Just like they didn’t want to call the HMMWV a “Hummer” because it sounds too much like “Bummer.” I digress. As for everything inside my pouch; I would prefer that you purchase it all from North American Rescue, so there is no chance of you getting counterfeit stuff off of Amazon. I reached out to get part numbers from NAR, but they never got back to me. So, here’s at least a list with links, from Amazon, to at least get you pointed in the right direction… Soft T wide tourniquet (Keep on your kit where you can reach with both hands) http://amzn.to/2FlnytH Nasal Trumpet (you just need one, but sized to you) http://amzn.to/2ocRMr4 Chest seal http://amzn.to/2BGoKrJ 14 gauge catheter (only if you know how to treat a Tension Pneumothorax) http://amzn.to/2HybmX2 Combat gauze (nice to have) http://amzn.to/2FloOwV Kerlex (at least 2) http://amzn.to/2sFjDoF Ace wraps (at least 2 to hold kerlex in place) http://amzn.to/2CxuxMY Duck tape (3 feet rolled tight) http://amzn.to/2CxQ20e Yes, you can buy fancy “issue” IFAKs that have tons of extra items. I, personally, take them out to save room. I don’t need First Aid Graphic Cards to tell me what to do. I don’t carry rubber gloves, because if it is one of my buddies bleeding out, I’m not gonna take the time to put them on. I carry the bare minimum amount of stuff because, if you carry a ton of great gear, your medical kit would be too large and you would leave it in the vehicle or team room. My basic IFAK stays with me, and I carry extra med gear on the back of my body armor. We also carry a much larger Medic Bag in every vehicle. Ensure that you can reach your IFAK with both hands. Otherwise, try to guess which arm will get injured. Murphy is a bitch. Of Course, the dedicated unit medics or PJs carry much more medical gear in their Trauma Bags. Depending on the mission or situation, some units ever deploy with whole medical teams. It’s all about having the gear to take the most advantage of that first Golden Hour. That said, you can’t rely on that unit medic or local EMS to come save the day. Life saving starts with First Aid. That’s you, that are standing right there when it happens. So, have the gear to get it done. If you haven’t already, I encourage EVERYONE to attend a modern medical course, such as a Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course (TCCC). T1G offers these great classes. You can sign up for these at T1G.com Thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 137600 Tactical Rifleman
Conceal Carry Self Defense  | Close Combat Shooting Techniques |  Tactical Rifleman
 
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In this drill, Chad combines a strike/shoot on the first target, makes space and then point shoots the second target, and then acquires his sights and engages the third adversary. This is just one of many drills that Chad includes in these blocks of instruction. You should see his improvised weapons instruction… wow. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to Zero your Rifle | 25 meter vs 50 meter | AR Rifle | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Following military doctrine, the M-16/M-4 family of combat rifles are supposed to be zeroed on a 25 meter range. Most civilian AR rifles also come with directions in the owner's manuals to zero their iron sights at 25 meters. Why do we do this? Well, because that is what our drill sergeants have been teaching us to do for the last 30+ years. Without getting into a 20,000 word discussion that would lose half our viewers, I’ll try to keep this simple. Purpose of the “25 meter zero” is to match the “300 meter zero” on the weapon. Why 300? That distance was chosen as an optimal distance for combat shooting with an M-16. Max effective range for the Army is 460 meters. Marines train out past that. So, to hit a 300 meter target, you have to elevate the front of the gun above the target to allow gravity to drag the bullet back down into the target at 300 meters. How high do we elevate the front? We elevate the front of the rifle enough so that the bullet actually crosses the line-of-sight at 25 meters. So, if you are hitting the bull’s eye at 300 meters, you will also be hitting the bull’s eye at 25 meters. So, the military reverse engineered this, and if you zero at 25 meters, you should technically also be zeroed at 300 meters. Using this method saves the military a lot of time walking back and forth checking targets and only requires a 25 meter range as opposed to needing a 300 meter range. Did you know most Air Force bases only have a 25 meter range? Now think about a Forward Operating Base on a mountain in Afghanistan; do you think they have room inside the wire for a 300 meter range? Nope. So, it makes sense. There are dozens of other reasons for using this method of zeroing, but I don’t have time for them here. With a 25/300m zero, you can just hold on target out to 300 meters, and then dial up the rear sight 4/5/6 to match the distance out to 600 meters. Works great, in theory, if you are shooting at the middle of a 40 inch tall plastic target. I say that because, at around 175 meters, the bullet is a foot over the point of aim. Again, fine for shooting at the center of a 40 inch tall target. However, how about when you are shooting at a Skinny who is poking his head and AK-47 over a wall at 175 meters? Your target is now only 10 inches tall and your 300 meter zero has your bullet flying 12 inches high. You miss. This is why many units are switching to a 50 meter zero, when they know they are going to be engaging targets within 250 meters. If you elevate the front of the gun to hit at 200 meters, you are not raising it as much as you did to hit at 300 meters. Therefore, it no longer crosses your line-of-sight at 25 meters, but further down at 50 meters. As a 25 meter zero matches the 300 meter; likewise, the 50 meter zero matches the 200 meter mark. Since we are not elevating the front of the gun as much, we no longer shoot high 12 inches at 175 meters. As a matter of fact, the biggest reason to use a 50 meter zero is that your bullet will not rise more than 5 inches all the way out to 200 meters. It also won’t fall but 5 inches from 200 out to 220 meters. So, from 10 to 220 meters, you can just hold center of his head and you’ll hit the target. Many find this more useful than a 25 meter zero. With Pros come Cons. The downside of a 50 meter zero, is that the rear elevation knob (calibrated for 3,4,5,6oo meters with a 25 meter zero) is no longer calibrated. It still works but understand that setting it on “400” will no longer hit a 400 meter target. You’ll have to use the “5” to hit a 400 meter target (roughly). Still, as Phil explains in the video, there is still merit for choosing a 50 meter zero versus a 25 meter zero. So, educate yourself and then make the correct choice for your individual situation and mission. Remember, knowledge is still the best weapon. Strength & Honor, TR. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 53866 Tactical Rifleman
How to Shoot a Pistol | Handgun | Special Forces Fundamentals | Tactical Rifleman
 
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This week I get to have a little fun. Fact is, the “Special” in “Special Ops” is not about how much cool gear you have, or how many cool schools you get to go to. It is about mastering the basics. That includes the basic fundamentals of marksmanship. Combat Stance: Like you’re getting ready to fist-fight. Aren’t you fighting for your life? Strong-Hand Grip: Hold it high on the back strap. Support-Hand Grip: Lock your wrists, raise your strong-hand thumb and try to cover as much of the pistol grip with your support-hand as possible. Thumbs: Ensure you stack them properly (strong-hand thumb on top). We are not shooting a revolver. Both Eyes Open: This is combat shooting. So, practice what your body is going to do instinctively. Proper Sight Alignment: Both front and rear sight blade must be aligned; equal light & equal height. Breath: This is combat shooting; not the olympics. Trigger Squeeze: Smoothly roll through that trigger. Don’t slap it. Follow Through: “Did I hit? Did I get Desired Effect? Are there more threats? Master these basic fundamentals of marksmanship and you’ll make yourself a better shooter. They apply to all weapon systems. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ Thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR. For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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Assault Rifle Slings | Tactical Rifleman
 
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In this video we cover Slings that the US military uses on their Battle Rifles. Here, at Tactical Rifleman, we really do read the comments. Most of them are total jackassery; but every now and then one of you will ask a legitimate question or have a request for a video. We do our best to answer all of these. If you ask a good question and we don’t answer it; it’s probably because we have ALREADY ANSWERED the SAME QUESTION a dozen other times (often on the same video). That said, we do get questions that warrant a little more than a two sentence answer. I common question is “What kind of Sling is on your Rifle?” or “What do you think of blaa blaa blaa Sling?” So, hence, here is your “Sling” video. First, up front, I’m not gonna tell you what kind of Sling mine is (but I think it is ATS), because I hate pimping one brand over another. There are lots of great companies out there that are all putting out great gear. I don’t want to get one brand or another mad at me. All I ask is that you try to use quality gear by a reputable company. Stay away from all the counterfeit shit coming out of China. Next, I want everyone to understand that I don’t carry “this” or “that” just because it is “sexy” or politically correct. Rather, I carry what I think is the best piece of kit for the current situation. Slings are a perfect example of this. I started carrying a Leather Sling on my first M-21 sniper rifle, because that’s all I had and that was what I was taught to shoot with. I used a 2-point short black nylon sling on my M-16 because that’s what we were issued. It sucked; so we cannibalized into the first 3-point slings, and they have since continued to morph into the slings you see used today. I won't pimp single point versus multipoint slings. They all have strong points and weak points. Educate yourself and choose what works best for you in your situation. Thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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Best Gun for Home Defense | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Thanks to MGM Targets for sponsoring the Steel Targets for this video. MGM Targets is offering Tactical Rifleman viewers 10% off; just use Promo Code: TACR10. OK, I know everyone has their own opinion on “Home Defense” weapons. Well, that includes me. Now, you know I don’t mind voicing my opinion and I’m a little “long-winded”, but I ask that you bare with me. My opinion is “Go with what you know.” If you only practice with a pistol; use that pistol for home defense. If you carry a rifle for a living, then it only makes sense for you to use the same type weapon for home defense. Now you notice that I’ve mentioned a pistol and a rifle. I haven’t said shit about a shotgun. That surprises many of you, because “everyone” on the internet/TV/movies push using a shotgun for home defense. -It doesn’t go through walls like a pistol -The “Racking Sound” will scare the intruder away. -You don’t have to aim -Better in low light -The Pump Shotgun will never jam -Weapon of choice for Zombies Well, call me crazy, but to me, for Home Defense, I want: -Accuracy, so I don’t hit friendlies -Stopping power -Something that I have “Muscle-memory” with, for ease of use in hasty situations Shotguns are for breaching doors and shooting birds. I don’t want to argue here… just watch the video. You’ll see I prefer a Rifle for Home Defense. You'll notice I mention, for those that suck with a pistol, to also have a spray can of Mace... I got that little trick from a old SF Guy (Thanks Fortin). I can't take credit for that one. I’m not going to bring just a pistol to a gunfight; I’m going to bring a rifle. Now, before you comment why I carry a pistol EDC; I carry a pistol every day because I am NOT planning on getting into a gunfight. I carry the pistol just in case. Now, when that home alarm goes off; you can bet I’m coming prepared. I’ll be praying it was nothing. I’ll be praying they wont be stupid… but if they come to hurt my family, rest assured I will exercise my right to spend then next two weeks cleaning up bio-hazard from all over my walls. A good AR, with a white light and good optic… along with a quality way to secure it safely; that’s all you need. Enough said. Again, just my opinion. Let the comments and bashing begin. Thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 425052 Tactical Rifleman
How to Pit a Car | Offensive Driving Techniques | Tactical Rifleman
 
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The PIT maneuver is considered a felony on all 50 states. Most LE departments consider it “deadly force” and it is authorized and used only when direct threat to innocent civilians is imminent. Yes, it is that easy. Still, you can’t learn it by just watching a video. This is meant to be a review for those that have already had the training. If you want to learn the PIT maneuver (and other driving techniques), reach out to Chad, at T1G.com. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 33994 Tactical Rifleman
How Air Force PJ's Perform Tactical Combat Casualty Care | Medical | Tactical Rifleman
 
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When we were first contemplating making instructional youtube videos, we didn’t give a shit about being entertaining to the masses. What we wanted to do was build a place where operators, professionals, and gun-loving citizens could go to find good information on guns, gear, and training. Now, the focus is mostly on shooting skills. However, we do also cover survival, driving, breaching, and all the other great “Man-Skills” that every American should know… including Medical. As I started my life in Special Forces as an SF Medic, I have a warm spot in my heart for Trauma. That, and I like the taste of blood. This week’s video is about Tactical Combat Casualty Care, or what we call “TCCC.” Remember First Aid Class in Cub Scouts or maybe CPR class in high school? Well, TCCC is the same thing but geared towards combat wounds. Now, we didn’t have time to go into everything… Hell, that’s a solid 1 to 3 days of hands-on training. That said, we have and will continue to cover all the steps and skills that you need to know. See some of our other videos, like “How to put on a Tourniquet.” More videos to come for sure. In this video, Stooks talks us through the different phases of TCCC. Care Under Fire: Return fire & Tourniquets… Keep the red blood cells in the body. Think of it this way… if it takes you 2 minutes to fireman-carry your buddy back to the next Suburban… that’s 2 whole minutes he is bleeding out IF you don’t first apply a tourniquet. Remember, superior firepower is good preventive medicine in a gunfight. Tactical Field Care: Plug all the Holes… OK, you have fireman-carried your buddy to a semi-safe location… now, save his life. There are different acronyms that different units use… ABCs, SCABS, MARCH, SMARCH. Pick whichever you want, just don’t miss an injury or treatment. It’s not about checking the blocks on a grade sheet; it’s about treating a patient. Here’s a couple examples: ABCs Airway Breathing Circulation SCABS Security (Shoot back) Control Massive Bleeders (Tourniquets) Airway Breathing Shock CasEvac (or MedEvac): Handing your patient off for transport to a proper medical facility. Whether it is a 5-minute ambulance ride in St. Louis or a 2-hour Helicopter ride in Afghanistan, your patient better be stable. So, this is only for Combat? Nope? The laws of physics are the same whether it was a terrorist’s bullet or a Cape Buffalo’s horn. You still need to prevent further harm (to you or your patient) and you need to keep those red blood cells inside the body. Now, again, we didn’t have time to cover all the medical training you need here in this one video. If you really want to be prepared, it’s more than just buying a tourniquet and an Aid Kit. You need to invest some time and take a proper TCCC course, available at many great training centers. So, before you skip this video and and move on to the “Call of Duty 6” trailer video, you need to ask yourself if you are ready for a real trauma situation. Say you are out Holiday Shopping at the mall with your family… To hell with a terror attack; let’s say a Piper Cub airplane crash lands in the food court. 25 people, just like you, just got the snot knocked out of them by a food processor with wings. What do you do? Half the sheep will run and the other half will be filming with their damn cell phones. A few will call 911. In the 15 minutes it is going to take for the Paramedics to arrive, many of these casualties are going to bleed out. How many tourniquets could you make and apply in 15 minutes? Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ Tactical Rifleman will continue to bring you good training videos. Most will still be gun related, but we will still sneak in a few medical videos every now and then. Remember, knowledge is power, and medical knowledge can sometimes be the best tool for the job. Strength and Honor, TR. For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How To Set Up Your WAR BELT | DUTY BELT | SF Assaulter Gear | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Before you ask, my personal IFAK pouch, Body Armor and War Belt are made by ATS Tactical Gear, check them out at http://atstacticalgear.com . They were kind enough to offer Tactical Rifleman viewers a 5% discount off all their products; just use promo code: tacr5 Following our “How to Setup your Body Armor” video, we received a lot of questions about my War Belt and also some requests that we do a separate video covering my War Belt. Ask, and you will receive! The war belt in the video is made by ATS: http://atstacticalgear.com/ So, this week’s video covers how to set up your Duty Belt, currently called a “War Belt.” Assaulters have been running gun belts or duty belts for decades. These usually included just a pistol holster, spare pistol magazines and maybe a dump pouch. Fast forward, and the current trend is to move commonly used kit from your Body Armor to your Duty Belt. This does two things. First, it helps take a lot of weight off of your shoulders (where your Body Armor rides), and transfers it to your pelvic girdle. This helps cut down on a lot of the pain of being in Body Armor all night long. 38 pounds of “lightweight” kit is still 38 pounds of “lightweight” kit. Any way I can help cut down on the pain, brother, I’m willing to try it. Second, by running much of your commonly used kit on your duty belt, you can still develop and maintain that “muscle memory”, even when you’re not wearing full “battle-rattle” on the range. Whether you are just running a quick class or burning up a half hour on the range prior to the ops briefing, you can still shoot and reload from your support side, just like if you were in full kit. Also, while you are back inside the wire, and your armor is grounded in the ready room, you can still walk around the FOB with your duty belt and rifle. You aren’t expecting to get into a gunfight, but if it happened, you still have at least some ammo and medical gear. That’s better than nothing. Setting up your War Belt is just like setting up your Armor; keep it simple and carry a minimum amount of gear. (Pistol / Ammo / Med / Special Equipment) Do you need to carry flash bangs? Probably not. I carry a few because I often use them in classes with students out at T1G. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ I hope you enjoy the video and, as always, if you have a questions or comments please leave them below. Thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR. For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to survive a gunfight in a car Part 2 | Tactical Shooting Techniques | Tactical Rifleman
 
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We have had several requests for more videos about shooting in and around vehicles. So, we filmed Rob French doing a series of great videos on the subject. In this first video, Rob is going to take you through what to do when you have to shoot from within your vehicle. He covers shooting through the windshield, shooting while exiting the door, and shooting while bounding back from the vehicle. Remember, don’t shoot from a moving vehicle unless you have to. Save your ammo, and fight with your vehicle. It is your best weapon. You are not going to hit shit while your driver is running 80 MPH through back city streets evading. That way, when your vehicle finally does die, you still have plenty of ammo left. Have a plan. Rehearse your battle drills. Make sure what you are briefing really works. If it doesn’t work, change your plan. Adjust your equipment to increase the odds in your favor. Notice in the video that Rob uses several rubber bands to secure the sling on his weapon. He’s doing this so it doesn’t get hung up on the thousand little items sticking up in a real-world vehicle. Think satcom radios, GPS unit and blue force trackers. These things, along with seatbelts and gear shift levers, are just waiting to get hung up on your sling and cost you valuable time. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ Comments and questions are welcome. Please let us know what you think. Especially about the two monkeys. Thanks for watching. For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to Pick a Handgun |  What to look for | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Generally most people that are looking to buy their first firearm want to get a handgun for self-defense, after that its for hobby, sport or collecting. First thing I tell everyone is that when looking for one, is that it must be comfortable in the hand when you pick it up. If you don’t like the way it feels then you won’t want to shoot it. The important part of this is that you won’t be familiar with it when/if it ever becomes time that you have to use it. Some people want to ask about caliber sizes for the handgun and this is a very debatable subject but I say use what you can comfortably manage. Bottom line here is that shot placement is the key. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ Thanks for watching the video and if you have any direct questions for Pete you can contact him at [email protected] or check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AlansArsenal/ or website http://www.alansarsenal.com. For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ and Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to set up your Body Armor | Mag Placement | Part 3 | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Before you ask, my personal IFAK pouch, Body Armor and War Belt are made by ATS Tactical Gear, check them out at http://atstacticalgear.com . They were kind enough to offer Tactical Rifleman viewers a 5% discount off all their products; just use promo code: tacr5 In this week’s video, we cover why Karl places Rifle Magazines on both sides of his body Armor. In past videos, we covered how to setup your Body Armor… keep your kit simple, carrying only what you need. That said, we received a lot of negative comments about running magazines on both sides and others claiming that Karl couldn’t even reach half the mags on his kit. So, we covered the method to his madness here in this video. When you look at Karl’s kit in the video, it’s going to look like he’s got shit slung everywhere randomly. Trust me, there is a method to his madness. Start with priorities, ammo for example, and position those pouches to allow rapid access under any conditions. Then move on to secondary items and position pouches for them. Once you have your kit setup the way you want it; immediately go out and do PT wearing it. Go climb a wall, or better yet, go run an obstacle course. Go climb behind the steering wheel of a HUMMER. Go to the shooting range and try some transition drills. You may find that one of your pouches, while perfect standing in front of a mirror, actually interferes with you climbing or drawing your pistol. Find what works and what doesn’t. Then, fix and adjust those pouches, and try it again. Can you shoot, move, and communicate with your current gear setup? If not, fix it now; before your life depends on it. We can talk fine details all day long; what-if it to death, and never get all operators to agree. Bottom-line is 35 pounds of lightweight kit is still 35 pounds. So, keep it light, keep it simple, and only carry what you need. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ Thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR. For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ and Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to Shoot and Reload with One Hand | Strong Hand Training Technique | Tactical Rifleman
 
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This week Sid takes us through how to properly shoot using “Strong Hand” only. In a USPSA match, why would we shoot “Strong Hand Only”? Well, probably because the Stage Range Officer just read you the course description and it listed “this is a Strong Hand Only drill.” That’s fine. However, in a real world situation, why would you ever chose to shoot one handed? Probably, because you were either carrying something (like a litter) or your other arm was incapacitated. So, in either case, not only do you need to know how to shoot one handed, but you also need to know how to correct malfunctions and reload one handed. Sid does a great job explaining several methods for “Strong Hand Only” reloads. These are combat proven techniques that really work and should be practiced by anyone who carries a firearm for self-defense. You won’t see competitive shooters doing one-handed reloads in competitions. Why? Well, because of the liability issues of having novice shooters conducting dangerous fine motor skills under stress. Yes, lawyers should come right between deer and turkey seasons. Yes, these reload drills are dangerous. However, they are safer than standing there with an empty pistol during a two-way gunfight. Practice these techniques dry or with dummy rounds, until you have the drills safely mastered. Then, add them to your standard training plan, and you have these skills pushed into “muscle memory.” Train as you fight. If you want more great tips from Sid, please check out his other videos. You can also book a training class through Tier-1 Group, where Sid is a Weapons & Tactics instructor. Check them out at t1g.com Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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Best Drills for Conceal Carry | Special Forces Techniques | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Many people are super competitive when it comes to duplicating drills etc (me as well). I want to be the best I can be but not at the cost of “stacking the deck” so to speak. By that, I’m talking about the process of getting your race gun, your OWB holster, and warming up a ton prior to testing your abilities on a drill. That’s fine! I do the same thing sometimes. Let us not forget to prepare for the self defense situation though. Always give yourself a few dry runs with your set up for the day, and always run some plain clothes and concealed carry set up drills on the range when you can. The cornerstone of being a Green Beret or any other Special Operations Soldier is training and knowing the basics! As you can see, there is not much flare or pizazz to these few drills shown. Don’t be fooled though, there are many important components that are being worked that apply to many more complex drills. I suggest doing these basic drills until you have acceptable accuracy and speed (safety always first). Once you are easily executing these drills, instead of graduating to other drills, add some stressors to the mix. A few things you can add that will give you some stress and better simulate a real life threatening scenario are: time standards (shot timer), physical activity, target variations (smaller, target ID, hostage etc), or even an audience of peers watching you. After that, get some force on force training with training munitions that really puts your skills to the test in a 2 way gun fight. Remember, the flat range with no bad guys is the easiest place to execute shooting drills, you can only go so far there. Gun: Gen 3 Glock 19 stock except for Trijicon sights Holster: Made 2 Carry holster (IWB) Help support Tactical Rifleman by becoming a patron on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TacticalRifleman or by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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Stock Manipulation Drill | CQB training | Tactical Rifleman
 
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This week Rob shows us a great drill for practicing the manipulation of your rifle around a barrier, which may be a door frame or another person in front of you. We are not talking about switching shoulders from strong-side to weak-side, as you would not do that while just breaking the threshold into a new room. Rather, we reserve switching shoulders for when you need to shoot around the off-side of a barrier. This allows the shooter to keep the majority of his body behind cover. This is a valuable technique, and we will be covering it in another video. Again, in this video, we are just showing a great drill for practicing the manipulation of your rifle around a barrier. Most people on the flat range only practice “Up Drills” from the “Low Ready” position, but once they go into the shoot house many of them are running “High Ready” position. You need to practice both. So, watch the video a couple of times, and see how smooth Rob is using all three techniques (muzzle down, muzzle up, muzzle back). Then, go out to the range and run the drills yourself. The goal is to use the technique that is the fastest for each situation. While “muzzle back” might be faster on most drills, you would flag your buddy in front of you. “High Ready” may seem slower to get that good cheek weld, but it allows better position for non-lethal strikes. All have strong & weak points. So, you need to master all three techniques. Once you have all three techniques down, try running it against the Pro-Timer. Identify which technique is the fastest for you. Remember accuracy still counts. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ Thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR. For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to Choose the Best Optics | Special Forces Sniper review | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Optics are a good thing. They always have been. While they can bring a lot of capability to your particular weapon system, they can also be a liability. Think of all the materials that your rifle is made out of. You wouldn’t want your rail system made out of glass, because it would be bouncing around inside of the HUMMER or helicopter. Yet, that glass objective lens on your scope gets bounced repeatedly by the recoil impulse of your rifle. Why do I point this out? I point it out because I want everyone to also be rocking a good set of back-up Iron Sights? Well, yes, that too. However, the point I want to make here, is that you need to get good quality optics that are “bomb proof.” Unfortunately, you have to spend good money to get good optics. I don’t want to point fingers at companies or say which brands are better than others. God bless the fact that in this great country they can sue my ass for telling the truth, just because it might hurt their sales. Rather, I’ll ask you to do your homework and find out what optics have a proven track record of being reliable. Also, try to get “Mil-Spec.” Now I’m not talking about a scope that “looks” military or has the word “Tactical” in its name. There are lots of those out there that look cool, but are crap. I don’t know how many Red-Dot sights, I have been asked to do reviews on, and that just shit the bed after firing just a few rounds during harsh testing. You won’t see their reviews here on this website, because I won’t put my name behind them. That said, manufacturers, if you think you have a winner; by all means, send it to me and I’ll put it through the ringer. I like writing great product reviews. Mil-Spec optics are built to meet the strict standards put forth by our military, and our military know just how rough a Marine or Ranger private can be on a piece of kit. Does your optic need to be this tough? Well, maybe not on that bolt-action deer rifle that you only take out in the woods a couple times each fall. If that scope breaks, falling out of the tree, you only go home without a deer. However, ask yourself what your end-goal or “mission” is. Is your AR carbine for home defense? Is your AR going to be the carbine you compete with in 3-gun season? Is your rifle going to be your “go to” gun that fills all these requirements? Can you really afford to have your optic break when you need it most? Give it some thought. Decide what you need an optic for. Weigh the pros and cons of the different types of optics. Then, once you have decided what type you need, go out and get the most reliable piece of glass you can afford. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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Top 5 Combat Drills | Special Forces Training | Tactical Rifleman
 
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This week, on Tactical Rifleman, we are going to cover Karl’s favorite 5 Rifle Drills for New Shooters. Yes, there are hundreds of great drills out there. Yes, you need to practice all your critical skills, such as transitions, malfunctions, and speed reloads. However, first and foremost, new shooters need to develop muscle memory. That takes thousands (7-9k) of repetitions of the same CORRECT movements and actions. You’ll see that each of these drills builds on the drill(s) before it; so that you are continuing to push those said movements and actions into your subconscious mind. It’s like driving… the first few months, you had to think about brakes and turn signals. Now, you just drive subconsciously. That frees up the conscious mind to focus on signs, signals, and other drivers. Likewise, you need to push all these basic shooting skills into your subconscious mind. That frees up the conscious mind to focus on “Is it a Threat” and “Is it a Threat that warrants Deadly Force?” Master these drills, through lots of repetition of each. If your unit doesn’t have that much ammo, then start with dry firing, and wrap up with live fire. Once, you have mastered them, then add all your critical skills to these drills: Add Transition to Pistol Drills, every time your rifle runs dry or malfunctions Add Tactical & Speed Reloads Add Turning & Moving Drills, to these drills Use Dummy Rounds, to induce Malfunctions during these drills. Once you have mastered these five drills; we’ll give you plenty of other great shooting drills to work on. When you are ready to test; use the timed Critical Task Evaluations (CTEs) to see if you make the standard. If you don’t know them, we are going to cover them in an upcoming video, on Tactical Rifleman. Again, we know there are tons of other great rifle drills out there. I know all the Internet Ninjas are gonna start screaming how “Their Drill is Better” or how we “Obviously don’t know how to Shoot.” Yep, you guys are awesome. However, these are still Karl’s Top-5 Combat Drills for New Shooters. Thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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Shooting Drill to Fix Bad Habits | Flinching | Tactical Rifleman
 
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In this video I want to cover a couple simple training drills. First will help you determine if a student has a flinch. The second drill will help you break that flinch. Why do new shooters flinch? Well, they are scared of the gun. Not so much the recoil in their hands, but rather the overpressure concussion of that shock wave hitting them in the face. For some, maybe Daddy started them off at 10 years old shooting a double-barrel 12 gauge. For others, maybe they had poor hearing protection. Don’t laugh at them, because I can put you behind a Barrett .50cal (with the muzzle brake removed) and after a dozen rounds, your body wont be wanting you to pull the trigger either. Whatever the cause of the flinch; first you have to identify it, then you have to eliminate it. Most shooters don’t flinch when they are just dry-firing, because their subconscious mind knows that they aren’t going to get slapped in the face by a loud shock wave. Also, you can’t really see a flinch while someone is shooting live ammo. That’s where Dummy Rounds come in. They work great for surprising that shooter. They think they are going to get popped. Then, when they hit the dummy round, that you hid in their magazine, they jerk the living hell out of the firearm. Once you have identified that the shooter has a flinch; try to take away as much of the cause as possible. Use double ear pro. Use good wrap around glasses or even goggles. Use a pistol with a smaller caliber or lighter loads. A 44 magnum is not the best pistol to start out your 12 year old daughter on. One of my favorite drills for fixing a Flinch, is called “Alternating Ball & Dummy.” Every other round is a dummy round and the shooter knows it. I even remind them. My thought process is that, even though they flinch on every live round, they are not flinching on the dummy rounds. Their subconscious mind is at least seeing what “correct” looks like 50% of the time (when they are shooting the dummy rounds). After a while, they relax, and the subconscious mind begins to flow with the line that they know is correct. It works. It might take a few magazines, but it does work. So, the next time you are out at the range with a new shooter that is missing terribly; instead of just bashing them, give them some constructive criticism. Help them identify if they have a flinch. They might not even know it. Then, if they do, try my “Alternating Ball & Dummy” Drill to help them break the habit. Thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to Choose the Best Sights For Your GLOCK | Pistol Fundamentals | Tactical Rifleman
 
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This week, Karl takes us through his opinion on Glock Sight Upgrades. We all love Glocks because they run all the time. That said, the stock sights leave room for improvement. Even if you get the factory sights with tritium upgrade, the front sight still doesn’t jump out at you. So, Karl shows us a few options. Some are better for competition; some for combat. Choose what matches your mission. Yes, there are dozens of brands out there. Most are good and a few are great. However, there are also some really cheap brands out there. Stay away from those. As with all guns and gear, we tend to preach for people to drop the extra dime and go for “Mil-Spec.” If it is tough enough for the US military, it will most likely also serve you well. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ Looking forward to your comments. Strength & Honor, TR. For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 108790 Tactical Rifleman
How to set up your body armor | Special Forces Techniques | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Tactical Rifleman had a request from a viewer that we cover how to setup your Body Armor. Ask and you shall Receive. In this video I cover just the basics, because that is all you really need. Keep your kit simple, carrying only what you need. When you look at my kit in the video, it’s going to look like I’ve got shit slung everywhere randomly. Trust me, there is a method to the madness. Start with priorities, ammo for example, and position those pouches to allow rapid access under any conditions. Then move on to secondary items and position pouches for them. Once you have your kit setup the way you want it; immediately go out and do PT wearing it. Go climb a wall, or better yet, go run an obstacle course. Go climb behind the steering wheel of a HUMMER. Go to the shooting range and try some transition drills. You may find that one of your pouches, while perfect standing in front of a mirror, actually interferes with you climbing or drawing your pistol. Find what works and what doesn’t. Then, fix and adjust those pouches, and try it again. Can you shoot, move, and communicate with your current gear setup? If not, fix it now; before your life depends on it. Gear setup will vary by operator and by situation. Medics obviously carry more med gear. Commo guys obviously carry more commo gear. Breachers carry more breaching gear, and so forth. Running three mags deep on your front allows for access to a lot of ammo, but makes climbing walls a bitch. Running a slick front on your kit allows you to get low in the prone, but adds a lot of pouches sticking out on your sides. That normally isn’t an issue, until you are trying to get through narrow doorways in Afghanistan, and your sides are now too fat. Again, what is your situation? My kit evolves to match the current requirements. You’ll see SWAT guys running their radios on their backs, but SF guys run them on their sides… Why? The SWAT guys work in a purely “permissive” environment. If they need to change channels, they can ask their buddy to do it. Now, switch to the SF Operator and he may find himself in a extremely hostile environment, pinned down and alone. He may need to change freqs to talk to a QRF or MedEvac bird. He can’t rely on someone else to swap his channels, so he locates his radio on his kit so that he can reach the dials. We can talk fine details all day long; what-if it to death, and never get all operators to agree. Bottom-line is 35 pounds of lightweight kit is still 35 pounds. So, keep it light, keep it simple, and only carry what you need. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to set up your Body Armor Part 2 | THE BASICS | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Before you ask, my personal IFAK pouch, Body Armor and War Belt are made by ATS Tactical Gear, check them out at http://atstacticalgear.com . They were kind enough to offer Tactical Rifleman viewers a 5% discount off all their products; just use promo code: tacr5 Tactical Rifleman did a video several months ago on how to setup your Body Armor. In that video we covered just the basics, because that is all you really need. Keep your kit simple, carrying only what you need. This plate carrier shown in this video is made by ATS: http://atstacticalgear.com/ While many viewers liked the first video, there were several that bitched that I had too much shit on my armor. When you look at my kit in that video, it’s going to look like I’ve got shit slung everywhere randomly. That is because I was required to carry a lot of extra “special Equipment.” There were shotgun shells for when carrying a shorty breaching shotgun, and pouches for flashbangs and door charges. Trust me, there is a method to the madness. That said, I guess for the local guy at home (which needs body armor?) they just wanted to see how to set up a basic set of armor. So, that brings us to this video. We cover… again, just the basics, as that is all you really need. Once you have your kit setup the way you want it; immediately go out and do PT wearing it. Go climb a wall, or better yet, go run an obstacle course. Go climb behind the steering wheel of a HUMMER. Go to the shooting range and try some transition drills. You may find that one of your pouches, while perfect standing in front of a mirror, actually interferes with you climbing or drawing your pistol. Find what works and what doesn’t. Then, fix and adjust those pouches, and try it again. Can you shoot, move, and communicate with your current gear setup? If not, fix it now; before your life depends on it. We can talk fine details all day long; what-if it to death, and never get all operators to agree. Bottom-line is 35 pounds of lightweight kit is still 35 pounds. So, keep it light, keep it simple, and only carry what you need. Strength & Honor, TR. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ and Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to zero with EOTech | Shooting Techniques | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Here at Tactical Rifleman, we wanted a YouTube Channel where operators and civilians could go to get information on how to “Shoot, Move, and Communicate.” So, this week, we are going back to our core basics and we are going to talk about how to zero an EOTech red dot sight. EOTechs started showing up at Group in the late 90s, and are battle proven. I personally prefer a EOTech over an Aimpoint; simply because the EOTech has a smaller center dot (for fine longer distance shooting) and also has a large Circle that is easily acquired at CQB distances. Yes, there was some bad press about zero shift with massive temperature changes, but I have never had issues of zero shift. I have had several go “Dim” on me, but never lose a zero. Now, back to the video… I thought everyone knew how to zero red dots, but we have had multiple viewers ask for help; so here we are… ask and you shall receive. Whenever you are zeroing your sight, irons or optics, always try to ensure you have a stable firing position. That includes proper body position, sight alignment, and a good natural point of aim. Once you have properly mounted your EOTech (I’ve seen them mounted backwards), it should be fairly close right out of the box (on paper at 25 meters). You can also co-witness your EOTech to your Iron Sights, if you already have them zeroed. By this I mean, line up your iron sights on the bullseye and hold them on target, while your partner dials your red dot to your sight picture using the windage and elevation adjustments on the side of your EOTech. This works most of the time. Sometimes, if you are running a tall mount to clear illuminators/lasers, your EOTech’s objective lens may be slightly too high for this technique but, again, it works most of the time. Whether you zero at 25, 50, or 100 meters; I don’t care. There are pros and cons of each, and we actually cover them in a different video (25 vs 50 meter Zeros https://youtu.be/7s5v0aeENOY ). For this video we used 50 meters. Use a good zero target. You can download them for free all over the internet or design your own. Just make sure they print to scale. I like a big dark circle with a dot in the middle for zeroing red dot sights. Dim the dot till you can just barely see it. This will give you a small point of aim. We like to zero with 3-5 round groups. I actually prefer 5 round groups, as I’ll cover in a later video, but that would have added 5 more seconds to an already long YouTube video. Seriously… that’s what I get told by the film crew. Adjustments (clicks) will depend on the distance that you are shooting at. 1 click = ⅛ inch at 25 yards 1 click = ¼ inch at 50 yards 1 click = ½ inch at 100 yards Make your adjustments and repeat. Again, fire another group, mark target, and adjust the EOTech scope as needed. Too Easy. Once you are dead center, pop a few more shots just to make sure, and then you’re done, right? Close. Once you are zeroed, always try to go back out to distance and verify that your zero is correct. A 50 meter zero should put your 5.56mm AR rifle right on at 200 meters. So, if you have a long distance range, go out and double check your zero at 200 meters. You may find that you are slightly left/right or high/low. You can now make fine adjustments to your actual zero, 1 click = roughly 1 inch at 200 meters. Once done, now you know your rifle is dead on and you own the battlefield out to 220 meters. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ Thanks for watching. We have done videos for zeroing iron sights and other optics in the past, and will do more in the near future. Strength & Honor, TR. For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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Pistol fighting off your back | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Many people never learn to shoot from “less then ideal” positions. In real life, I can think several reasons that would put me on my back. Here is one method that I use for getting back up. Post one foot, lay the other flat. Post the opposite side hand and swing your flat leg through to the knee (ensure the knee is placed wide from the other foot so it gives you a wide base). You will end up in a split squat or lunge position and you simply stand from there. I prefer this method which differs from the rolling up on the hip method that allows you to keep both hands on your weapon. That method is much harder for some body types and requires some strength. Also, that method will not work in a fighting situation with someone trying to get on top of you. The method I show works for gun fighting or hand fighting and is tried and true. If you have a toddler, sit them on their butt and watch how they get up. It will be similar to what I show here. Interesting isn’t it? Help support Tactical Rifleman by becoming a patron on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TacticalRifleman or by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to Shoot Accurate When Speed Counts | The 2-A’s Pistol Drill | Tactical Rifleman
 
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This weeks video is about how to use the sight picture you HAVE to get the hits you NEED. Shooters waste time searching for the perfect sight picture...you only need an “Acceptable” sight picture to get “Adequate” hits on target. The Two A’s. We live in an imperfect world...and our handgun sights live in that world too! And, when you need them the most...they might just let you down! In the sort of situations where you need hits sooner rather than later, there are some simple solutions and some simple drills that you can use to put rounds on target with the sight picture you have. While you are doing that, you can work on getting a better picture sight and/or correcting the improper grip that caused it to start with. Help support Tactical Rifleman by becoming a patron on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TacticalRifleman or by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to Shoot While Moving | Special Forces Fundamentals | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Once we have a good grasp of the shooting fundamentals and safe manipulation of weapons, we need to introduce other complexities into our training. Moving is not only adding complexity, it is adding a necessary ingredient for survival! We cannot sit still and hope for the best when someone is sending bullets our way. Even if you never trained a day in your life, I guarantee that you will move in some manner if you hear the zing of a bullet by your head. Since that is true, we should deliberately train to move in a fashion that sets us up for success don’t you think? We want to move aggressively and also employ our weapon system accurately so we must have a method that allows for a steady sight picture. That is what we show here. Heel to toe, knees bent for shock absorber support, upper body stays as level as possible. Have fun and be safe! Help support Tactical Rifleman by becoming a patron on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TacticalRifleman or by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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Special Forces Check Drill | Transition Drill | Tactical Rifleman
 
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The “check” drill is one of my favorite drills to do on the range but it is only for those that have become safe and proficient in all of the sub-tasks involved with the drill. If you are not to that point yet, I suggest that you break down each task and deliberately train these things until you are comfortable with it (up drills, reloads, draw from holster, transition, re-holster, etc.). If you try and tackle the more complex task all at once you could develop some bad habits inadvertently. So, go at a speed that allows you to consciously acknowledge the small movements and do them right (eg. trigger finger indexed, safely holster, placement of hand on rifle when going back to rifle, efficient movement based off of your sling/equipment set up etc.). Remember that Green Berets May have advanced training but the basis of everything we do is being solid on the fundamentals! That’s it from Instructor Zee and Tactical Rifleman. Thanks for tuning in! Help support Tactical Rifleman by becoming a patron on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TacticalRifleman or by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 47043 Tactical Rifleman
Special Forces Sniper Explains the Evolution of the Bi-Pod | Techniques | Tactical Rifleman
 
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I know you viewers love exciting videos; me too. However, here at Tactical Rifleman, our goal is to give you the information to make you a better shooter or well-rounded operator. Remember, knowledge is power. So, this week we are going to talk about Bipods. While that might sound as exciting as watching grass grow; having a good bipod assists the shooter in having a stable position for making that 1,400 meter shot, which is very exciting. I personally know Kasey, from B&T, and helped him field test some of these first versions of the Atlas back in Iraq. He is a personal friend and a great American. If you look very closely at 1:53 in the video, you’ll see a dab of pink paint on the back of the bipod head, that I can’t get off. Kasey always marked versions he sent me with pink paint. Yes, there is a story behind that. Thanks Kasey. Every year, a dozen companies come out with new bipods. Most are ok, some are good. However, few continue to improve based on customer suggestions. The Atlas from B&T is one that does. Their current version of the Atlas is awesome, and I understand why it was chosen for the PSR Contract. The 5H has a bright future also. On a side note, beware of Chinese copies of the Atlas. The Chinese have always flooded the market with copies of everything. However, some of their Atlas copies are downright dangerous junk. I know of a SEAL unit that ordered real Atlas Bipods, only to have their logistics gal purchase cheap Chinese knock offs to save a little profit. Good intent, but they fell apart in minutes. Imagine having your bipod collapse right when you are squeezing the trigger during a hostage rescue. There’s a reason why we pay a little more for “Mil Spec” gear. It has got to work every time, under every condition. This year at SHOT, they busted a couple of Chinese civilians pedaling fake Atlas bipods again. I hope they crush their nuts and bolts. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ Thanks for watching, Strength & Honor, TR. For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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AK-47 Pros and Cons | History of the gun | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Sid takes us through a great introduction of the famous AK-47 Assault Rifle. He talks through it's history, uses and functionality. Everyone seems to love to at least shoot it a few times. If you haven’t tried an AK47, come down to T1G and we’ll let you try one of our full-auto versions (ours are all full-auto). Sid, and the other Weapons & Tactics instructors down at T1G, teach a lot of classes involving the AK-47. He knows what he is talking about. If you have any questions about the AK-47, you can comment below or reach out to Sid directly at T1G.com Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to Setup Your Helmet for Combat | Special Forces Technique | Tactical Rifleman
 
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We got a few comments on our “How to set up your Body Armor” video, asking about the helmet I had in the videos and how we go about setting a helmet up. Simple: Don’t weigh it down with extra crap you don’t need. Keep it simple. NVDs: Ensure your mount is tight. There’s nothing worse than having your NODs flopping around. Also, a safety note, if your helmet does not have the correct hole pattern for your new NOD mount, do NOT just drill new holes. Drilling holes in the Kevlar cuts the strings that run in every direction and weakens the entire helmet. Rather, the correct method is to drive a punch through with a press. This will cut much fewer strands and maintain the integrity of the helmet. Lights: I’ve tried all the different helmet lights, but have found that I just prefer to use a Petzl headlamp, if extra light is needed. One thing I forgot to mention: You might have noticed the IR American Flags on both sides of the helmet. These are for identifying Friend or Foe (IFF). Think about it; if you turn to look out a window, the snipers will only see your head. The flags help them identify you as a friendly. We tried small squares of IR Glint Tape, but the flags work much better. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ Thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR. Links for what was in this video Helmet http://amzn.to/2xsJOPF Mount http://amzn.to/2wEYsEF IR Strobe http://amzn.to/2fmZIoR For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ and Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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Best Affordable Mobile Steel Targets | Plate Rack in a Bucket | Tactical Rifleman
 
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MGM Targets is offering Tactical Rifleman viewers 10% off; just use Promo Code: TACR10. Check out the Plate Rack in a bucket here: https://mgmtargets.com/plate-racks-dueling-trees/steel-challenge-plate-rack Here at Tactical Rifleman, we are all about showing you tips, techniques, and new equipment to help you “Shoot, Move, and Communicate.” That includes training gear, like targets. Anyone can print decent paper targets on a standard printer. However, everyone loves to shoot steel. That includes me. Now, if you rewind a couple of decades, my A-team would often deploy overseas, to shit holes, to teach other countries to fight for themselves, so we wouldn’t have to. These countries didn’t fancy shooting ranges with steel targets. So, we would end up spending your tax payers’ money (thanks by the way) to buy piles of steel knock-down plates to deploy with. These were heavy and didn’t stack well. We always wished we had a couple plate racks, for doing “Man versus Man” competitions (good stressor), but there was no way you could fit a could large plate racks on a Air Force Pallet. At the NRA Show last year, I stopped by the MGM Booth to say “Hi” to Mike Gibson and his great family. You will not find a better group of Americans anywhere. Anyways, Mike showed me his “Plate Rack in a Bucket.” While it was designed so that any gun enthusiast could now afford a plate rack and could easily transport it; it immediately popped in my head that “these would have been great to deploy with!!!” Operators could literally toss 6 of these cans on your Deployment Pallet, and it would take up no room at all. Then, all you need is three 2 by 4s, and you can find them anywhere on the planet. So, I asked Mike if I could do a video, to help get the word out to all our war fighters out there, still going down range. Mike even offered all our Tactical Rifleman viewers (that’s you) a 10% discount; just use the promo-code: TACR10 when you go to check out. That’s good for everything on the website. What’s that?... You’re not a SOF Operator getting ready to deploy? Well, if you like to shoot, but don’t have a good local shooting range that has plate racks; then this Plate Rack in a Bucket is perfect for you too. Drive out into the woods or desert, set it up, and start shooting; much better than shooting beer bottles. These plates are Rifle-Rated Steel too. So, you can get out past 100 meters and bang away on it with your long guns too. Don’t forget to your the Promo Code TACR10, to get your 10% off. Thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 17780 Tactical Rifleman
How to Zero Aimpoint Sight | Shooting Techniques | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Here at Tactical Rifleman, we wanted a YouTube Channel where operators and civilians could go to get information on how to “Shoot, Move, and Communicate.” So, this week, we are going back to our core basics and we are going to talk about how to zero an Aimpoint red dot scope. Aimpoints are the original red dot, and have been around for 40 years. They started showing up at Group in the 90s, and are battle proven. I thought everyone knew how to zero red dots, but we have had multiple viewers ask for help; so here we are… ask and you shall receive. Whenever you are zeroing your sight, irons or optics, always try to ensure you have a stable firing position. That includes proper body position, sight alignment, and a good natural point of aim. Once you have properly mounted your Aimpoint, it should be fairly close right out of the box (on paper at 25 meters). You can also co-witness your Aimpoint to your Iron Sights, if you already have them zeroed. By this I mean, line up your iron sights on the bullseye and hold them on target, while your partner dials your red dot to your sight picture using the windage and elevation adjustments on the Aimpoint. This works most of the time. Sometimes, if you are running a tall mount to clear illuminators/lasers, your Aimpoint’s objective lens may be slightly too high for this technique but, again, it works most of the time. Whether you zero at 25, 50, or 100 meters; I don’t care. There are pros and cons of each, and we actually cover them in a different video (25 vs 50 meter Zeros). For this video we used 50 meters. Use a good zero target. You can download them for free all over the internet or design your own. Just make sure they print to scale. I like a big dark circle with a dot in the middle for zeroing red dot sights. Dim the dot till you can just barely see it. This will give you a small point of aim. We like to zero with 3-5 round groups. I actually prefer 5 round groups, as I’ll cover in a later video, but that would have added 5 more seconds to an already long YouTube video. Seriously… that’s what I get told by the film crew. Adjustments (clicks) will depend on the distance that you are shooting at. 1 click = ⅛ inch at 25 yards 1 click = ¼ inch at 50 yards 1 click = ½ inch at 100 yards Make your adjustments and repeat. Again, fire another group, mark target, and adjust the Aimpoint scope as needed. Too Easy. Once you are dead center, pop a few more shots just to make sure,and then you’re done, right? Close. Once you are zeroed, always try to go back out to distance and verify that your zero is correct. A 50 meter zero should put your 5.56mm AR rifle right on at 200 meters. So, if you have a long distance range, go out and double check your zero at 200 meters. You may find that you are slightly left/right or high/low. You can now make fine adjustments to your actual zero, 1 click = roughly 1 inch at 200 meters. Once done, now you know your rifle is dead on and you own the battlefield out to 220 meters. Thanks for watching. We’ll be doing videos for zeroing iron sights and other optics in the near future. Strength & Honor, TR. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ and Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 63415 Tactical Rifleman
How to setup your AR | Assault Rifle shooting tips | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Want to know the best way to set up your AR? You don’t have to upgrade to this year’s “latest and greatest.” I had it taught to me, year’s back, that “you don’t need a new gun until you can out-shoot the one in your hands.” Do you really need a gun that’s capable of .25 MOA groups when you (as a shooter) are only capable of shooting 2 MOA groups? Do you really need this year’s “fastest Shotgun” when you drop half the shotgun shells while loading on the move in a 3-gun competition? Master what you have. When you can outperform your gear; then you upgrade. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 503018 Tactical Rifleman
How To Survive a Vechicle Rollover | Driving Techniques | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Tier-1 Group has one of the greatest driving programs on the planet. Besides just teaching High-Speed Vehicle Dynamics, T1G also covers some really great field vehicle repairs, vehicle fighting, commandeering, and just about every other driving subject under the sun. This video, Chad takes us through what to do during a Rollover. Now, I know many of you will say that we should be focusing on NOT rolling the vehicle to begin with. That’s like saying that we don’t need Medical Training because we focus on shooting skills… Accidents happen; especially if you are pushing yourself to the edge. How do you learn where your limit is? Sometimes you have to cross that line to find it. No matter what the cause is, everyone should know what to do if they are faced with a bullet wound. Likewise, everyone should know what to do if they find themselves in a vehicle that is rolling over. It’s not hard. Watch the video and learn something new. Hopefully, you’ll never have to use it. However, if you do; hopefully you will remember what to do. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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Why you need night vision in Bug Out Bag | Prepper survival Go Bag | Tactical Rifleman
 
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I teach all my students that one of the first steps, in planning to be prepared, is assessment of your mission or situation. What are you trying to prepare for? In many cases, you’re just planning to get home. Now, that situation will change (think environment or climate) from different times of the year or different areas where you may travel. In turn, the gear that you should carry will also change. However, certain essentials stay the same (we’ll cover them in another video). One of those essentials, is the need for illumination. At a minimum, a rugged flashlight is needed. A good headlamp is another fine option, as it allows hands-free use. Both these items, for me personally, can be found in every layer of my gear and are found in all my vehicles (who doesn’t need a flashlight?). Now, I’m not big on the phrase “Bug Out Bag.” I prefer to think of it more as a “Get Home Bag” or a “What If” bag. No matter what you call it, it should be constantly tailored to the mission at hand. I like to use the stuff in the bag, replacing/updating as needed. This keeps items from expiring, and keeps the knowledge of their use fresh in my head. Remember, knowledge is a great weapon/tool. I’m a big fan of Night Vision Devices (NVDs). There’s a reason why our SOF forces own the night. Our warfighters not only have the best generations of NVDs that money can buy, but they also train with them constantly. So, it goes without saying, I like to keep good NVDs around. In my travel bag, you’ll find a monocular NVD, a few batteries, and a small head harness. I like a monocular NVD, for ease of weight/space, and the fact that I don’t lose depth perception or night vision with both eyes. Brands or manufacturers don’t matter to me, though I do tend to lean towards certain companies that I work with. My intent is not to advertise or bad-mouth particular brands. If you really want my input; contact me off-line, and I’ll point you towards a great company that will get you great deals on all NVD types. I would rather focus on you getting the best NVD that your budget can afford. Buy it, and then train with it. Take it with you… use it… find its limitations. NVDs are fun to play with. Enjoy the fruits of the money you invested. Then, when the time comes, you’ll already be familiar with how to properly employ it. You, too, can own the night. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/
Views: 21496 Tactical Rifleman
Best Mini Thermal for all Missions | FLIR Breach | Tactical Rifleman
 
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If any of you that are interested in getting a good deal on ANY Thermal, NVDs, or Laser products; we got you a Promo Code "Erickson18" from NightVisionGuys.com. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at TacticalRifleman.com Here, at Tactical Rifleman, we are all about showing you how the military “Shoots, Moves, and Communicates.” A big part of shooting and moving in the dark is being able to see. As most of our combat ops are done at night, it only makes sense for us to practice at night, using the best NVDs that the taxpayers can buy. That said, whether you are military, law enforcement, or civilian; there are certains guidelines that apply. Match the optic to the mission Thermals are NOT always better than standard IR Always get the BEST tube you or your unit can afford Batteries, batteries, batteries On this flavor, we are going to continue our series of videos about different night vision gear, including GEN-III & Thermal, and both helmet & weapon mounted versions. This third video is about the small Breach Thermal that I keep in a pouch on my War Belt. That’s right, this puppy is small enough that I carry it around on my war belt, out at the range, every day. The pouch sits on my right hip between my Leatherman and my Med Kit. It’s a sweet little thermal monocular, sized smaller than the old PVS-14s, and it’s a thermal!!!.. Yes, Thermals have disadvantages. However, I prefer to keep a little Thermal monocular handy for a number of cool reasons: It takes up very little space (same size as a flashlight) I can use it handheld or weapon mounted or even helmet mounted It can record hours of video internally, and/or take hundreds of still photos. Unlike GEN-III NVDs, I can film with this during the day It only covers one eye, allowing the other eye to respond naturally to surrounding light. It can be used for spotting day or night. It’s this last note that many people overlook. Situation… Say you are running a huge GEN-III Ghost White Phosphor Clip-On NVD on the Front of your Schmidt & Bender Day Scope, mounted on your monster 338 heavy sniper rifle; in the hide site, overwatching an enemy ISIS training camp. You’ve been living in this bush for 36 hours, and the Assault force isn’t going to hit for another 32 hours. The enemy knows they are being watched because politicians can’t keep their mouths shut; so the enemy has active security out, with roving patrols traveling all over the terrain. At 0200hrs in the morning, it’s your turn to pull security, while the rest of your sniper team does “priorities of work” (Eat/Sleep). With no moonlight, you can’t see your hand in front of your face. To look 360 around your hide site, you don’t want to pick up that big sniper rifle to pan around the flanks and rear of your bush. Instead, you pull out your trusty little Thermal monocular, and look around. Nothing can hide from you and nothing can sneak up on you. Been there done that. I was on a “Training Op” in Africa, in a hide site on security, when I panned around with my little hand held thermal. As I turned to my right, through the scope I spotted a HUGE “Bear” standing up on its hind legs holding something in front of it!!!. Wait a minute; there are no Bear in Africa. Upon closer look, it was a field mouse sitting back, eating a seed from our scrub brush bush, 10 feet away. Now, if a mouse can’t sneak up on me, then there’s no way an enemy patrol would be able to sneak up on our bush. Today, I’m a FAG (Former Action Guy), and no one is wanting to shoot at me. I still use the thermal for filming cool videos of my students. I use it for scouting for Deer & Elk. I use it for finding downed Hogs or Coyotes. I use it for checking the insulation of my windows and doors. There are lots of uses for this little puppy. Yes, I keep a GEN-III monocular in my Go Bag for driving; but I’ll still carry this little Breach with me. A good thermal brings a lot of capability to the fight, and this Breach is so small there is no reason to leave it behind. I f any of you are interested in taking a training course with any of the Tactical Rifleman team; please reach out to us at tacticalrifleman.com, where you can find course listings and other great content. Till next time; thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR. Help support Tactical Rifleman by becoming a patron on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TacticalRifleman or by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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Why You Should Practice Dry Fire Shooting | Techniques and Training | Tactical Rifleman
 
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This week, we are posting two videos. First, is Sid talking about why Dry Firing is so important; and the second video is a Dry Firing Drill we put together for you. First Video: Sid takes explains why we push dry firing. Yes, live ammo is sexier. However, dry-firing is cheaper. Plus, it allows you to see common mistakes (like trigger jerk) that you normally wouldn’t catch while a student is firing live ammo. He also covers a few different dry-fire options. Please remember, if you are dry-firing with your actual firearm, to ensure that you have no LIVE ammo mixed in with your dummy rounds. Second Video: This is a Dry Fire Drill that you can practice on in the privacy of your own home. Just pull the video up on your television set or a large monitor, and stand in front with your unloaded gear. Remember no LIVE ammo. This dry fire video covers the 9 tests that students shoot daily during the Roger’s Combat Pistol Course. You’ll need a dry-fire weapon that resets the trigger, three magazines, and a holster. If you are getting ready to attend a Roger’s Course, this will help you become familiar with the tests. Even if you aren’t; these are great practice drills. Enjoy. Strength & Honor, TR. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How to get cover Behind a Car | Tactical Combat Techniques | Tactical Rifleman
 
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In this video Rob takes us through where to hide behind a car and, more importantly, why. Everyone knows to hide behind the engine block because it provides the most cover. That big chunk of Hemi V8 will stop a lot of bullets. Easy. However, what if there are two of you hiding behind the same vehicle? The second choice should always be behind the rear wheel hub. You noticed I said ”rear wheel hub” and not “rear tire.” The solid rims will stop most bullets. The rubber wheels will not. I want that to sink in for a minute. I don’t care if you are hiding behind a fully up-armored MRAP. The enemy can still skip bullets under the vehicle and take out your legs. With no legs, now you find yourself laying on your side flat behind the vehicle where you will now catch all the bullets they are skipping under. So, front or back, it doesn’t matter. Stay behind the wheel hubs. Some schools even teach to keep your feet one in front of the other (like you’re standing on a balance beam). This keeps both feet hidden very well behind the wheel hub. I don’t care which technique you use, just ensure you are making the most of the cover you have. Strength & Honor, TR. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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NAVY SEAL Top 3 Shooting Drills | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Ok Tactical Rifleman Nation, this week I am giving my loyal viewers my Top 3 shooting drills. As we all know, shooting drills can be anywhere from super basic to ultra-complex and everything in between. Throughout my career I have honed my rifleman skills utilizing a variety of these drills. In the Teams, I would say we train both for marksmanship and instinctive fire. The 3 drills I chose are essentially a hybrid of those disciplines. I believe that zero time is ever wasted training and constantly revisiting fundamentals. Additionally, a slow and steady evolution in your shooting speed is also a must. These drills are perfect if you have confined range space but unfortunately, I don’t see them being allowed in an indoor facility. I am sure these drills are nothing my advanced marksman viewers have seen as my intention is also to reiterate to my novice shooters that there is nothing wrong with mastering the basics. On the Tactical Rifleman Team, there are hundreds of years of experience and just as many varieties of shooting drills to keep clients busy for days! But rest assured, the basics will always be revisited. Pro Tip - Always go as fast as you are able while keeping a good sight picture (my sight picture has always been lower abdomen in the case some insurgent is wearing a vest or AK mag holder and lower R or L neck area in the subclavian nerve bundle). This area right near the jugular vein is deadly and a shit show to repair in the unlikely event the victim survives. I am never opposed to a good head shot and will definitely put one there too if the savage needs more love! I hope you enjoy the video and I look forward to your comments. -Jason Help support Tactical Rifleman by becoming a patron on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TacticalRifleman or by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How Bullets skip off Surfaces | Safe Shooting Positions | Tactical Rifleman
 
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In this video Rob, from T1G, takes us through a demonstration of how bullets skip off of cars at different angles. I'm talking especially about the hood and trunk, but it applies to all surfaces of sheet metal. When a bullet hits the sheet metal at a low angle (say 10 degrees), it does not bounce and exit at the same angle (10 degrees) like when you are shooting a game of pool. Rather, the bullet pushes into the metal, creating a wave up front (like water in front of a ski). Now, once it gets built up, either the metal gives way (creating a hole where the bullet then enters the car), or the bullet deflects up and departs at a greater angle. Let me say that again: If the bullet comes in at around 10 degrees, it will either penetrate into the sheet metal or deflect at a greater angle of usually more than 30 degrees. Why does this matter in a gun fight? It matters because it may effect where you may want to seek cover. Using soft-skinned vehicles for cover is a poor choice but, if that is all you have, it is better than nothing. So, make the most of it. Try to stay behind the engine block (1st choice) then behind the wheel hubs (2nd choice), as these both stop bullets well. However, you may or may not want to get right up against the vehicle. If the enemy owns the high ground, say in second story buildings, then hunkering up to the vehicle does provide more cover; but that's not what we are talking about with this video. Here, we are talking that if you find yourself in a level gunfight, like a parking lot, you should stay off the vehicle. A bullet that skips off the hood will go right into the face of someone benching off the hood for support. However, by just staying 3 or 4 extra feet off the car, you can still shoot accurately and the car still provides cover, but a lot of the bullets that would have caught you on the hood will now pass harmlessly overhead. So, use available cover, but be smart about it. Remember, knowledge can be your best weapon. Strength & Honor, TR Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How Special Forces Snipers Communicate | Sniper Spotter Dialogue | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Proper Shooter/Spotter Dialogue equate to time saved in competition and in combat. You and your buddy can be the two best shots on the range; however, if you can’t work together as a team, you’re going to get beat every time. Tactical Rifleman got two SOF Sniper instructors to demonstrate the current technique being taught in the school house. Learn from the pros, adjust it to meet your team’s requirement, practice till it’s second nature, and you’ll be a better shooting team. Help support Tactical Rifleman by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/ For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ and Follow me on Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
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How a Navy SEAL Sets up his AR | Tactical Rifleman
 
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Hey Tactical Rifleman nation! This week on TR, I give you guys a quick tour around one of my AR setups. Save 10% on the Ryker grip featured in the video. check them out at: https://rykerusa.com/ and use code TR10 for 10% off! Now, spoiler alert... nothing on my setup is going to really blow any skirts up. I have the usual SOP setup (optic, back-up irons, flashlight, etc.) But what I have found is some great products on the market these days that can really boost your AR performance. Things such as trigger upgrades, grips, flashlights, etc. can really step up your rifle game. For my active duty heroes, I know there is only so much you can do with your service rifle but maybe this video will help you pick out a sport rifle to train with and evolve your skills to the next level. One thing I would like to point out on my setup is my new Ryker Grip. I was a little skeptical about this piece of kit but once I put some rounds downrange using this new grip, my mind was changed. The Ryker grip is one of the easiest and best upgrades I have made. I suggest you check out their product line and see for yourself. I found the target acquisition to be just a step quicker and easier on the shoulder for long days training on the range. As always, I hope this video helps you out and look forward to the comments and critique. Stay violent, my friends!! Help support Tactical Rifleman by becoming a patron on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TacticalRifleman or by purchasing one of our T-shirts, check them out at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Tacticalrifleman/men For more go to http://www.tacticalrifleman.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TacticalRifleman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tactical_rifleman/?hl=en Twitter-http://bit.ly/TACrman
Views: 568731 Tactical Rifleman

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