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by Eiffel
Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Gear - General Discussions
Topic: IFWA - Mainly a gear issue?
Replies: 2
Views: 7060

Re: IFWA - Mainly a gear issue?

If you train with the guys who coined the acronym IWFA, no it's not a gear issue (mostly). It is not well defined on the site you linked to and the examples of failed IFWA are not exactly examples Craig Douglas would use to explain it. It's an issue of getting all fucked up and tangled with another ...
by Eiffel
Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Random Thoughts on Counter-Ambush For Police
Replies: 1
Views: 5601

Random Thoughts on Counter-Ambush For Police

https://marcuswynne.wordpress.com/2016/ ... or-police/

This is a good article from a really interesting blog. Highly recommended reading for uniformed police officers.
by Eiffel
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: CQB Individual TTP/S
Topic: Thumb Safety Engagement in CQB Context
Replies: 12
Views: 18654

Re: Thumb Safety Engagement in CQB Context

Do you re-engage the safety if you have to sprint? I'm a civvy so I have no idea what's taught in mil or LE circles but a lot of the open-enrollment instructors seem to insist that the safety must come on if you are running and not shooting as you move. Not sure if this is one of those things that t...
by Eiffel
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: CQB Individual TTP/S
Topic: Thumb Safety Engagement in CQB Context
Replies: 12
Views: 18654

Re: Thumb Safety Engagement in CQB Context

I think it also depends on the weapons. The dinky little MP5 selector is hard as hell to reach if you have normal hands. I remember reading in Paul Howe's article that they used to have their armorers spot weld metal tabs to extend the safety switch. I also found another article from a former CAG gu...
by Eiffel
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: CQB Individual TTP/S
Topic: Thumb Safety Engagement in CQB Context
Replies: 12
Views: 18654

Thumb Safety Engagement in CQB Context

When does your rifle safety come off or go back on? I've heard some teach putting the rifle on fire at the initial entryway before entry, conducting the entry, and then putting the rifle back on safe before moving. Then as you approach the next door the rifle goes back on fire, and it repeats. I've ...
by Eiffel
Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: CQB Team TTP/S
Topic: Videos
Replies: 49
Views: 49569

Re: Videos

by Eiffel
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: CQB entry tactics / room clearing
Topic: Spot the Errors
Replies: 6
Views: 8110

Re: Spot the Errors

Sorry, it's hard to explain in text, especially when I've only read about it myself. I think it's different from the typical direct to threat method (which I know Mr. Howe has criticized in the past) in that you don't necessarily close on the threat, you just move into the room and distance yourself...
by Eiffel
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: CQB entry tactics / room clearing
Topic: Spot the Errors
Replies: 6
Views: 8110

Re: Spot the Errors

Tacticalguy, what would you recommend doing instead at 0:46? I remember reading something of Paul Howe's that suggests old SOPs were to double tap the deep targets and move onto your sector, but I think he wrote something about shooting the known threat to the ground and stepping off line to let the...
by Eiffel
Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: CQB Shooting
Topic: C-Clamp/Thumb over Bore and CQB
Replies: 7
Views: 11116

Re: C-Clamp/Thumb over Bore and CQB

Right, I just mean that if you have seen the old AMU shooting videos (for DMR work) they want students to drop their heads straight down onto the stock, with no head tilt at all. This works great at range but results in a poor stock placement for fast shooting. I don't think a little tilt is so bad.
by Eiffel
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: CQB Shooting
Topic: C-Clamp/Thumb over Bore and CQB
Replies: 7
Views: 11116

Re: C-Clamp/Thumb over Bore and CQB

In my opinion lowering and tilting the head to pick up the sights is suboptimal. However there are some absolutely blazing competitors who do this to some degree. IIRC Daniel Horner is one example.
by Eiffel
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: CQB Shooting
Topic: C-Clamp/Thumb over Bore and CQB
Replies: 7
Views: 11116

Re: C-Clamp/Thumb over Bore and CQB

I find it kind of funny that every example he's got of someone doing it wrong, they're a "competition shooter." I've never seen a decent competitor shoot with feet double shoulder width apart, or with super narrow foot placement, except when absolutely necessary. A good 3 gun or USPSA competitor is ...
by Eiffel
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: CQB entry tactics / room clearing
Topic: Horizontal Elbow Shield
Replies: 4
Views: 7324

Re: Horizontal Elbow Shield

If you don't put your hand/elbow up what are you doing? In my (admittedly limited) experience, if you have the gun in a two handed, high ready style position, the handgun gets jammed back into your chest and malfs after one round. If it's in a low ready it gets pushed down and now you're in a wrestl...
by Eiffel
Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: CQB entry tactics / room clearing
Topic: Horizontal Elbow Shield
Replies: 4
Views: 7324

Re: Horizontal Elbow Shield

I suppose that we shouldn't try to defend ourselves at all if our attackers can "switch direction on the fly." All those boxers/MMA guys/kickboxing guys with their hands up to protect themselves must not be doing it right. We should just make entry with our guns extended at the low ready and leave o...
by Eiffel
Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:08 am
Forum: CQB General Discussions
Topic: Cornering with Pistols - Switching the grip hand
Replies: 4
Views: 8241

Re: Cornering with Pistols - Switching the grip hand

I think that's Ken Good (formerly of Surefire's low light combat school, later with Strategos). You have to remember that his technique is meant also for low light fighting, and began with handheld lights, not dedicated weaponslights mounted directly at 6 o'clock. So with a conventional Harries grip...
by Eiffel
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: CQB Shooting
Topic: Miculek's training regimen
Replies: 0
Views: 11223

Miculek's training regimen



Interesting to hear about him doing 4 short sessions a day. This makes a lot of sense to me and I think similar ideas are just as applicable to dry fire.
by Eiffel
Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: CQB Shooting
Topic: Slings CQB Video
Replies: 1
Views: 6160

Re: Slings CQB Video

Not a mil or even police guy but I'm not sure I agree. If you put the sling around your neck like a necklace you can still do all of the muzzle thumping type things. If you sling it up over the shooting side shoulder and run the other end under your offside arm like many guys do, at the very least i...
by Eiffel
Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Hand to Hand Combat
Topic: MMA - Applicable for self-defense?
Replies: 3
Views: 8369

Re: MMA - Applicable for self-defense?

Never heard of a situation where throwing strong punches, good kicks and knees, and having good grapple skills would hurt you. Obviously MMA is not perfect for tactical or self defense work but it's 80% there and I think it's probably one of the best ways to train H2H skills in the US. If you are go...
by Eiffel
Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Breaching / Forced Entry
Topic: How not to Breach...
Replies: 3
Views: 6533

Re: How not to Breach...

I'm just a civvy so I don't know jack about breaching, but is it normal to use two rounds per hinge before giving the door a kick? Also, why not kick higher?
by Eiffel
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: CQB Shooting
Topic: "Crowding the Barricade"
Replies: 2
Views: 6272

Re: "Crowding the Barricade"

I've heard "crowding the cover/barricade" used to refer to any situation where you hug your cover and get too close to keep your field of view wide. I've also seen a very good argument against this dogma from Kyle Lamb, who points out that if you have to take cover behind a car and are being engaged...
by Eiffel
Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: CQB Shooting
Topic: Curing the Tactical Turtle
Replies: 7
Views: 9995

Re: Curing the Tactical Turtle

I'll just say this: If your stance and head position looks like Miculek's I won't complain about you turtling. If you go all the way like Costa or that guy from Falcon whatever Group then that's more of what I'm thinking about. I read that paper and it has nothing to do with the type of body alarm r...

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