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Comp-Tac's Randi Rogers Wins 6th Ladies Title IDPA Nationals
For the sixth time Team Comp-Tac's Randi Rogers won the Ladies title at the International Defensive Pistol Association's 2014 National Championship, held this past weekend in Tulsa, Okla.
Daniel Defense Makes Third Consecutive Inc. 500|5000 List
In its thirty-third annual listing of the Inc. 500/5000 list of independent entrepreneurs Daniel Defense has been ranked as number 1568. This is the company's third consecutive appearance on the list.
Action Target Concludes its 2014 Law Enforcement Training Camp
Action Target concluded its 22nd Law Enforcement Training Camp (LETC) on Friday. More than 120 law enforcement firearms instructors from locations all over the US as well as Canada, Australia and Brazil attended this year's training held at the company's headquarters in Provo, Utah.
Bryan Sikes Wins Bushnell-GA Precision PRO-AM Long Range Match
Bryan Sikes of Team Bushnell Tactical / GA Precision won yet another long range precision rifle match. His latest victory occurred at the Bushnell-GA Precision PRO-AM Long Range Match, hosted at the K&M Shooting Facility in Baker, Florida Aug 30-31, 2014.
IDFholsters.com Offers Front Line's Kydex® Holsters at 20% Off
Front Line Kydex holsters are available in a wide range of models and styles at IDFholsters.com for 20% off. This offer is available only for a limited time.

Kahr Arms
IFC, Ruger Support "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" Weekend
International Firearms Consultants, LLC and Ruger Firearms teamed up for the fourth consecutive year to provide introductory courses on Handling Handguns at New Hampshire Fish and Game's 20th Anniversary "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" Fall Weekend.
Inteliscope an Authorized Reseller of FLIR ONE
Inteliscope LLC announced it has become an authorized reseller for the FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera for iPhone with a specific emphasis in the shooting sports. FLIR ONE is available for immediate purchase on Inteliscopes.com.
Traditional Ammunition Ban to Cause Shortages, Price Spikes
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) released a new report demonstrating the negative effects that the State of California's ban on the use of traditional lead ammunition in hunting will have on hunters, the state's economy and wildlife conservation.
"Roy's Insider Tips" Explores Use of .22 Handguns at 20, 50 And 100 Yards
In the latest "Roy's Insider Tips" videos, available for viewing on FMG Publications' YouTube page, American Handgunner Editor and Publisher Roy Huntington examines the capabilities of a .22 LR handgun with two different types of ammunition and three varied target distances.
Inteliscope Launches Immersive Learning Tools
Inteliscope has coupled the power of a consumer off the shelf high-tech product (the smartphone and apps) with the rifle, to aid shooters whether in the field or at the range. These tools will assist consumers in adopting this new technological concept in the shooting sports.

Brownells
Viridian Introduces Green Laser for Glock 42
Viridian's REACTOR series lasers now includes a model for the hot-selling Glock 42. The R5-G42 is the first and only green laser for the Glock 42.
Team Blade-Tech Sweeps Trophy Table at Washington State IDPA Championship
Team BladeTech shooters Nils Jonasson, Brett Russo, Cody McKenna and Danielle Vermeulen took the wins in their respective divisions and classes at the 2014 Washington State IDPA Championships. In addition, Jonasson Nils was high overall shooter and "Enhanced Service Pistol" Division Champion.
MGM Shooter Stricklin - NSSF Rimfire Challenge Champ & Sport Ambassador
The NSSF Rimfire Challenge stopped at Parma Rod & Gun Club, Parma, Idaho on August 30, 2014 for the Idaho State shoot. Sponsored by MGM Targets and Tactical Solutions with steel targets by MGM Targets, 129 shooters competed in 10 stages with .22 rimfire rifles and .22 rimfire pistols.
Friends of NRA Announces Daniel Defense as Corporate Sponsor
The National Rifle Association is proud to announce Daniel Defense as the Exclusive Guardian Corporate Sponsor of Friends of NRA. Created in 2011, the National Corporate Sponsor program takes Friends of NRA's support of the shooting sports to a national scale.
More Area Wins for Team GLOCK on the Road to the GLOCK Sponsored USPSA Nationals
Team GLOCK Captain KC Eusebio and Tori Nonaka competed in the last remaining Area Championships where they continued to ramp up for the USPSA Nationals that will be held September 24-28, 2014, in St George, UT.
Ruger Launches Third "New Unannounced Product" Flash Sweepstakes
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces the third "New Unannounced Product"Flash Sweepstakes to correlate with another new product launching this month. No specifics, but the contest says "entrants must be eligible to possess a handgun in his or her home state.
Otis Technologies Announces New Sales Managers
Otis Technology announces the addition of three sales management professionals to support sales growth and business development in Eastern, Western, and Central U.S. Region Sales positions.
Yamaha Announces 2015 Viking SxS
The Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., 2015 Viking Side-by-Side (SxS) is rolling off the U.S. assembly line in Newnan, Georgia, just in time for fall hunting and harvest. The Viking's unique cab configuration allows for pass-through bucket seating and maximum headroom without sacrificing critical ground clearance.
Team Glock Collects Wins at IDPA Nationals, Georgia State Championships
Team GLOCK's Deon Martin brought home the Master Class win in the Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP) division shooting the G41 Gen4 at the IDPA Nationals in Oklahoma City while Tori Nonaka shot a personal best and came home with another High Lady and Classification win at the GLOCK sponsored Georgia State Championship. Meanwhile, Deon Martin earns the Master Class win with the G41 Gen4.
Lasermax Launches Dealer Rewards Program
LaserMax announces the launch of a new loyalty program to benefit shooting sports retailers. The LaserMax Dealer Rewards Program offers perks to qualifying retail locations for stocking LaserMax products.
Tomasie Wins USPSA Area 7 Limited Division Championship
Team Para USA member Travis Tomasie has won the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Area 7 Limited Division Championship.
 
Skill Set: Just Say, "Stop!"
During any dangerous situation - a car wreck, natural disaster or violent confrontation - communication is essential. You communicate with family or friends, providing information and/or instructions. "Call 911 now!" With an armed partner communication is required to time and coordinate actions. It's also a good idea, in most situations, to issue verbal commands to the threat(s). "Stop! Leave my house!" They may comply; it happens many times a year. Most people understand the need for delivering commands to the threat(s), but have problems as to when to start issuing commands and what to say.

The best way to start the conversation is with "Stop!" Whatever they are doing you want them to stop it right now. Then you can add additional information as dictated by the situation. "Don't come any closer!" If they comply that's good. Should they ignore the command then you prepare to ramp up your response.

Generally, the sooner you start telling them what to do the sooner they may comply. You see someone who looks like they may be a possible problem. They are forty feet away, but visually locked in on you and moving closer. They may want to bum a dollar; they may have more violent intentions - don't know, don't care. Telling them to stop while they are forty feet away is a lot better than waiting until they are only six feet from you.

Another advantage of issuing commands as soon as possible is that it calls attention to the bad guy. "Certain types of predators," Rory Miller states in Mediations On Violence, "are like cockroaches - they don't like light. They don't like attention." When there are other people hear someone shouting, "Stop!" they will look for the source of trouble, if only to ensure they aren't involved in it. Drawing attention to a possible threat may deter them from preceding any further.

You've issued verbal commands but the threat continues to advance, maybe at an escalated pace. Now you know there's a problem. Establishing your opponent(s) intentions early provides you with more time. More time means more options, whether that's a rapid escape and withdraw or a more aggressive response - presenting your weapon, moving, using cover and if necessary engaging with accurate hits.

When issuing verbal commands use your "outside" voice. There should be no doubt in anyone's mind that you are serious, and you want witnesses to hear you so they can testify accordingly. Keep your commands short and simple. Don't get into a discussion or debate, a common distraction tactic used by bad guys. (One guy is "explaining" his predicament while his partner is coming up behind you.) Use your time wisely. While telling them what to do start creating distance, moving to cover or closer to an exit. Keep in mind there are always exceptions to everything discussed here; every situation is unique and different.

Communication, like all other combative skills, requires practice. Work it on the range. Get a friend and role-play, but keep it realistic. Watch a movie and issue verbal commands to the threats on screen. There are a variety of ways to learn communication, but let there be no doubt, it requires practice.

Tiger McKee is director of Shootrite Firearms Academy, located in northern Alabama. He is the author of "The Book of Two Guns," writes for several firearms/tactical publications, and is featured on GunTalk's DVD, "Fighting With The 1911 - http://shootrite.org/dvd/dvd.html Website: www.shootrite.org

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