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Name:       Camden, TNAddress:   116 Wood Ave    Camden, TN   38320     Directions: CLASS AT THE CAMDEN LOCATION IS STARTED AT THE GEAR STORE.  THE ADDRESS IS 116 Wood Ave.  THE CLASS WILL START AT 9:00 AM.  THE PHONE NUMBER IS 731-584-0702. DIRECTIONS TO THE CLASS ARE AS FOLLOWS: From I-40 take exit 126 at Hwy 641 . Go north 16 miles to the Intersection of 641 and Hwy 70 take a right.  Follow Hwy 70 E about 3 miles the Gear Store is on the left. Point of Contact: Name:         Tactical ResponsePhone:        731-584-0702  Address:     116 Wood Ave                     Camden, Tn 38320 Emergency Info: Air Evac. Phone:   1-800-247-3822 Nearest Hospital: ...

Guns and Gear of the Civilian Contractor in Iraq

NOTE: This article is the property of SWAT magazine and is posted here with their permission. It is copyrighted and may not be copied or used in any way without the permission of SWAT magazine. Guns and Gear of the Civilian Contractor in Iraq Being a Civilian Contractor providing security has to be one of the most unique occupations ever. The term “mercenary” gets thrown around quite a bit and although it may technically be correct it doesn’t adequately describe the professionalism of most of the people in the industry. Yes there are guys who are doing this purely for...

Get the most from IDPA

By: James Yeager There are two groups of people who shoot IDPA and I have no problem with either. One group are the “Gamers” who are constantly trying new guns, gear and techniques to make them faster and more likely to win. They are in it purely to win, and they do win, so they are accomplishing their goal. The other group is the “Martial Artists” who are there purely to prepare for violent confrontations. They have no need “win” the match. They feel no sense of failure after they loose because they knew they were going to loose before...

Get More From Your Training

By: James Yeager I would like to pass along some information that might make your tuition at your next firearms training class go further. This is directed toward tactical training but will most likely apply to other areas of instruction as well. The motivation for this article is watching students go through the same evolution as I did and wishing they didn’t have to climb the same costly, time consuming, frustrating, ladder. I remember my very first training class. It was very exciting and a little scary. Who were the other pistoleros? Would they laugh at me? Would they be...

Driving Out of the Kill Zone

NOTE: This article is the property of SWAT magazine and is posted here with their permission. It is copyrighted and may not be copied or used in any way without the permission of SWAT magazine. DRIVING OUT OF THE KILL ZONE Tony Scotti and James Yeager Authors A book could be written about the skills, tactics, and decision making processes necessary to successfully drive out of a Kill Zone. This article will concentrate on what has become one the most important skill sets needed to escape a vehicle ambush, the combination of reversing out of the Kill Zone and returning...

Don’t Drag Your Dry Cleaning

By: Scott Gatlin After a couple of years of picking up my own dry cleaning (shirts and pants), I recently picked up a dress for my wife. As I was walking to my truck in the parking lot, an elderly lady in a passing car rolled down her window and said, “Honey, you are dragging that dress through the puddles.” She was right, and the dress went back to the dry cleaners. As I drove home, I realized why I had dragged the dress. I had become accustomed to carrying my dry cleaning to the truck at a certain height,...

Dogmatic Doctrine

NOTE: This article is the property of SWAT magazine and is posted here with their permission. It is copyrighted and may not be copied or used in any way without the permission of SWAT magazine. Dogmatic Doctrine Here we are in the year 2008 and except for small pockets of reality we, as tactical trainers and shooters, really haven’t progressed very far in the last 20 years. What is it about us as teachers and students that cements our position? What is it about us gunmen that makes us so unwilling to change? The Earth is not flat and the...

Defending your Firearm, Your Life Depends on It

By: Tracy HightowerThe first thing we need to understand about Weapon Retention is that the best defense we have for countering a weapon grab is our brain. If we employ good mindset, awareness and sound tactics, weapon retention should never be an issue. In most instances where people have had to fight for their own weapon, they can point back to a mistake they themselves made that allowed it to happen. Whether it was because they were in condition white and allowed someone to get to close to them and attempt to remove their weapon from a holster or, when...

Choosing The Right Training Class

By: James Yeager I frequently get calls and e-mails vaguely asking, "What will I learn in this course?" The prospective student really doesn’t know what question to ask or what the right answer should be if they hear it. I have often sent people to other training schools after realizing the student wants to learn something in which my school, Tactical Response, doesn’t specialize. I am writing this to help students make a more educated decision about which course to purchase and from which school.Shooting and other defensive courses (knives, hand to hand, etc) can teach you in three distinct areas....

Boyd’s O.O.D.A Loop and How We Use It

By: Tracy A. Hightower The O.O.D.A. Loop is a process we go through hundreds if not thousands of times in a single day. It is a process that defines how we humans react to stimulus. Colonel John Boyd coined the term O.O.D.A. Loop, in the 1950’s. Colonel Boyd, known as the “Fighter Pilot who changed the Art of War”, was an F-86 pilot and commander of a fighter group during the latter part of the Korean War. He believed that when at a disadvantage a competent pilot could still overcome that disadvantage by “Attacking the Mind” of his opponent. His...