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The Home Defense AR-15 – Setting Up for Success

The home defense AR-15 has become quite popular in recent years. The AR-15 is America’s most popular rifle, and it’s easy to see why someone would choose the AR-15 for home defense. An AR-15 by itself gets you most of the way there, but there are a few accessories you should consider investing in. These […]

The Brutal Reality of the Flamethrower and the Men Who Carried It

Fire as a weapon has a very long tradition. Notably, in the 7th century AD, Greeks created Greek fire. The flamethrower truly rose to prominence during World War I, and the Germans were the first reported widespread users of flame weapons. By the time World War II came around, everyone was shooting fire at each […]

Threat Weapons – 9 Bad Guy Guns You Should Know

The world is a big place, and it’s full of guns, lots and lots of different guns. If you are a military member, certain branches of the federal government, an overseas contractor, or simply a traveler who appreciates the more dangerous parts of travel, we need to talk. Specifically, we need to talk about the […]

When point shooting in CQB is good to go

For every shooter there is a certain range that they reach their limit of proficiency at, of course this is not a constant but changes with time and practice; as skill improves, so does the distance. This point of proficiency is the furthest distance the shooter can effectively engage point targets with an almost constant […]

WATCH: Tactical thought – CQB in compressed environments

A compressed environment is perhaps one of the most dangerous and relentless setting you can deal with in CQB. It can be inside of a car, suburban terrain, a corridor or a room – the principle is simple, a tight environment without many possibilities and a quick cause-effect relationship. The main issue with compressed environments […]

Pistol training in your living room with the Laser Bullet from Hits Arms

I just received a great new product for dry firing when you cannot get to the range. Hits Arms 9MM laser bullet and it is also available in 38 Special, 7.62X39, .223/5.56 Nato, 308, 30:06 and 12 gauge at www.ahitsarms.com The two firearms that I used for my dry fire practice were a Beretta 92 […]

Shoot Better with SIRT Trainers: Laser Beams Make Everything Better

The SIRT is a useful training tool to augment live fire training exercises. The resetting trigger allows the user to “fire” the gun without having to action the slide and the shot indicating lasers provide immediate feedback for shot accuracy. SIRT is an acronym for Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger. As the name suggests, the trigger […]

Live Fire Drills for Law Enforcement Training

Live Fire Drills for Law Enforcement Training

In the following video are three different training scenarios that Loadout Room writer, Wes Nanny goes through during his firearms training sessions at the local Law Enforcement agency he works for. 1st Drill Just like running and lifting weights, it’s important to warm up before you shoot too. You should run some simple drills to […]

AMTAC Shooting: Developing the mindset of a Roman Gladiator

AMTAC Shooting: Developing the mindset of a Roman Gladiator

*Editors note: Photos and article have been shared with the permission of AMTAC Shooting.  The more I teach good Americans to protect themselves and their families, the more I am learning that mindset is something that we have to weave into every aspect of our training. Mindset is not about a talk or a formula, although both of […]