TX2Guns: Civilian Operator 101, Evolution of the Ambi Fighter

From the Archives, 2014 Ambi= (Ambidextrous): The ability to use the right and left hands EQUALLY well. Being a military history buff, I really enjoy studying the progression/evolution of tactics and weaponry in warfare through the years. One of the most applicable of these “progressions” that pertains to the CO specifically has been the development …

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TX2Guns: Let’s Talk AK Ammo for Self-Defense

Originally appeared over at The Tactical Hermit. Later re-posted on American Partisan. -NCS I get asked a TON of questions about ammo, with the most popular question being: “What is the best TYPE of ammo to use in an AK for self-defense?” My general response is typically “Whatever you have loaded at the time is …

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Training Notes: Knowing Your Trigger Reset

What are the fundamentals of solid marksmanship? Steady PositionConsistent AimConsistent Breath ControlConsistent Trigger Pull I’m willing to build on this concept…just a bit. Notice that on each of those bullet points, aside form the first one, consistency is the key. And the first one, by the way, is only achieved through consistency as well- this …

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Night Fighting: Basic Rules for Implementing NODs in a Guerrilla Column

You’ve got your column formed- the world has taken a turn for the worse, and the baddies are inbound for a raid. Fortunately, your team has the weapons they need and you agreed on a group standard with serviceable day optics and a combat load to go with it. Right on. Time to form up …

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No Encryption, No Problem: Analog Radio Operations For Guerrilla Units

Since I started the Brushbeater blog project back in late 2015, a constant question I’ve got in emails has been about communications security and very often how to use encryption over the radio. Back when I got into the civilian side of operational communications and I no longer had uncle sugar providing my equipment, I …

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