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FLIR Systems Awarded US Coast Guard Contract

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a contract from the United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in support of the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) Second Generation Automatic Identification System (AIS-2) program.

FN 509 Training Pistol

FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of an FN 509 Training Pistol, an inert pistol that provides law enforcement agencies and instructors a completely safe way to demonstrate the pistol’s functionality in a classroom or range setting.

Crimson Trace Releases New Laser Sight for Shockwave

Crimson Trace announces the release of the innovative Lasersaddle LS-250 red laser sight for the Mossberg Shockwave firearm. The simple-to-install Lasersaddle LS-250/G laser sight secures onto the firearm’s receiver side and upper area and operates with three distinct activation points, including one that can be accessed by left-handed users.

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Galco's DAO Revolver Holster

The Dual Action Outdoorsman holster is great for field carry whether hunting or for peace of mind in bear country. It can be worn strong side or crossdraw and employs a retention strap for security.

DeSantis Gunhide Holsters for GLOCK 45

DeSantis Gunhide introduces 29 holster fits for the GLOCK 45. These include the #001 Thumb Break Scabbard, the #002 Speed Scabbard and New York Undercover, among many more.

Team Beretta Ladies Excel

Team Beretta shooters recently achieved podium honors in 7 different events during two regional competitions. Desirae Edmunds and Zachary Kienbaum attended the 2018 Southeast Regional competition and Team Beretta captain Diane Sorantino attended the 2018 Delaware River Classic and Kolar Cup.

Remington Custom Shop Now Offering Custom 700’s in Hornady’s New 300 PRC

Remington's custom shop is now offering the Model 700 Custom North American and the Model 700 Custom Sendero chambered in 300 PRC.

Firefield To Exhibit at Great American Outdoor Show

Firefield will be attending the Great American Outdoor Show, scheduled for February 2 – 10, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Team SIG Captain Max Michel Wins at the 2018 Oilfield Classic

SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG Captain Max Michel for his performance at the 2018 Oilfield Classic held October 4th – 6th. Michel claimed another first place victory for the 2018 competitive shooting season in the Carry-Optics Division in addition to earning the “Overall Champion” award for the match.

NASGW Leadership & Caliber Award Winners

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and their trade partners, announced the winners of their annual Leadership and Caliber Awards at the NASGW Expo Awards Dinner.

Sightmark Attends the Great American Outdoor Show

Sightmark is set to leave its mark at the NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show. The show is scheduled February 2 – 10 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Pro Ears Attending NASGW

Pro Ears, an Altus Brands, LLC company, is attending the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers conference in Pittsburgh, PA, this year. Pro Ears is also sponsoring the NASGW range day, providing Pro Ears ear muffs and shooting glasses, Weapon Rack bench rests, and pistol storage during the event.

Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Partners with NationalGunTrader

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and NationalGunTrader recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance the organizations’ shared interests of advancing opportunities for hunting, recreational shooting, and other outdoor recreation.

Skill Set: Defeat in Detail

When faced with a threat, or any other dangerous situation, many people will immediately become paralyzed by what they perceive to be overwhelming “odds.” This could be from an attack involving multiple threats. Maybe a loved one is on the ground, severely injured. Regardless of the reason, you need to think about “defeating in detail.”

Building a house, or accomplishing any other complicated task, is achieved by breaking down the process into steps. You design first. A solid foundation is laid down, and then construction starts. Stopping an armed attack is the same. You examine the problem; learn the fundamentals – marksmanship, manipulations and the threat response – and practice. But, if you don’t build it “one brick at a time” it’s easy to get stalled with the immensity of the task.

Defeat in detail, or divide and conquer, is a military strategy. You break the problem down into smaller pieces, which makes it easier to solve. It involves looking for weakness that you can exploit. This is the old “retreat where they are strong and attack where they are weak” strategy. Exploiting their OODA Loop is another way to break things down. Your actions force them to react to you, and you keep the pressure on so they don’t have a chance to catch up.

You have to look at it one problem at a time. Usually the first thing to do is move. This buys you time to decide what to do next. Maybe you’re moving to create distance; they can’t cut you if you’re not close enough. Defeating in detail might mean putting hits into his pelvis, taking away his mobility. Then, if a head shot is required to stop the fight it will be much easier.

Defeating in detail definitely applies when faced with multiple threats. You can’t response to three threats at the same time. You break it down by determining which one represents the danger. This may not have anything to do with what weapon they are armed with – you’re fighting the person behind that weapon, the one who is starting to act first. Once you’ve taken that one out of the fight you determine the next priority.

Remember that there’s no such thing as a “fair” fight. It ain’t “playground” rules. You want to discover where the threat’s weakness is, and exploit that to your full advantage. The threat is actively attacking, but hasn’t seen you yet. This may not be the time to issue verbal commands, which would definitely take away your element of surprise. “Surprise” always provides an advantage.

Defeating in detail requires you to break down the problem. Every situation has a solution, and maybe it’s something you’ve never thought of before, but for that particular problem it’s the perfect answer. Search for weakness to attack. Study hard to determine what your weaknesses are so you can compensate as necessary. Regardless of what you do, always have your next action in mind, ready to apply – one brick at a time.

Tiger McKee is director of Shootrite Firearms Academy, located in northern Alabama. He is the author of The Book of Two Guns, AR-15 Skills and Drills, featured on GunTalk’s DVD, “Fighting With The 1911 and has regular columns in Gun Digest and American Handgunner.


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