Another great day at Foxden Solutions: Today’s Training is Defensive Rifle Skills.
We learned how to transition from rifle to pistol and learn how to work in teams of two. In addition, we had more education on using a vehicle as cover and different ways of shooting from behind a vehicle. Barricade drills and shooting on the move.
It is tough to start from the 15-yard line moving to the 5-yard line while shooting, and you have to understand your holdovers from whatever you set your red dot or scope for your zero. Transitioning takes practice, from lowering and putting your rifle on safe to getting a good grip on the pistol and putting your hands together to shoot. We had some fun drills today.
If anyone wants a warm Jacket that is bomb-proof in cold and wet weather conditions- Two jackets I would recommend-
UF Pro DELTA ACE PLUS GEN.3 TACTICAL WINTER JACKET – I have this one. The High in New England was 40 degrees. Not too cold today. But the range is part of a cranberry bog, and the wind funnels into the range, and it gets pretty chilly. My jacket was overkill. I was wearing a t-shirt under my jacket and I was a little toasty.
ARC’TERYX LEAF COLD WX JACKET LT (GEN 2) – second choice on my list
I use the Lowa brand for my cold, hiking, and training.
Description of the course
Course includes :
- Firearms safety
- Marksmanship Fundamental review
- Tactical movement review
- Reload/malfunction review
- Transition to pistol
- Shooting on the move
- Cover and concealment
- Bilateral shooting
- Skill assessment
That was a very good put together traing range,we trained similar in Cambodia and Laos with my unite except it was in the jungles,looks like a comprehensive training range
Awesome pics @Buddha-In-The-Sun and that looked like some great training. Keep up the excellent work brother.
That’s AWESOME,THE ONLY THING I DID NOT SEE, WAS, OVER,WATCH BUT I, THINK THE SMOKE HAD IT ,COVERED I WISH THE BAD,GUYS, HAD SOME MORE OF THAT, TO, BE DAM, SURE ,
LOVE YA BROTHER ,Bobby Jean
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It must be extremely cold to pay that price for a jacket!
However, movement looks really slick in your cold weather gear!
Fantastic photos, nice workout!
Thankfully when it gets cold by me, I bundle up…
I would love to train where you are. I occasionally like cold weather!
Do you ever practice in the snow or wet weather?
I can practice in inclement weather as long as there’s no lightning! Mostly extreme heat and rain!
I am the guy that has the red sling. This was last year in January… That is why I spent the money on a good jacket… It was 5degrees. Lol… I am doing more cold weather training in the New year.
Take me with you! One day only!
I can survive 35 degrees on my range for a day in a t-shirt, it’s exhilarating. Wife thinks I’m nuts.
5 degrees, I’m not sure I could stop my teeth from chattering, my semi auto would soon become full auto, no matter how much I spent on foul weather gear!
I was that cold once, at the North Pole. 1983
Did you experience any changes in your weapons performance due to the cold? Was any preparatory maintenance required? I have never fired in such cold conditions.
All rifles ran fine in the cold. All you can do is think about your feet and hands being frozen. That is when mental break down/lost of concentration starts to make me do dumb shi$%.
We had 4 people quit lol- even with heaters and warner’s it was very hard to shoot/stay focus. Proper gear is key!
That sounds very demanding but also very rewarding. I suppose modern lubricants do better in the cold than I might have thought. Good stuff sir!
The course looks awesome and thanks for sharing! Always good to run your rifle in less than perfect conditions to know it will operate in those environments.
After taking this course, what are your biggest takeaways in terms of things you need to focus on more in training to improve?
I really love to see the dedication and the will to get better and to suffer because freedom is not free , I can see the dedication to be able to preform in all conditions for all situations and the price you all are paying in pain and suffering and money to be the best that you can get and and be. Just Like I could not see over watch. It’s the little things. That takes your life And training is no little thing it’s the biggest thing. The hardest thing. To try to stay prepared and ready if GOD forbid you get that two a,m call thank you all for caring enough to Go THROU all that pain and suffering in order to be prepared for any and all situations that can be right in front of you at a moment’s notice I. Have found in this world it’s the little things that will get you killed the things that you never see. Or did not pay attention to until it is too late like getting out in the extreme cold and you left your expensive jacket or you lost a glove. That can be the difference between saving lives I just wanted to tell you remember the little things that did not seem to matter and every time it’s the little things that goes wrong that is the only thing between life and death thank you for sharing your pictures with me I love to see your dedication stay safe and watch your six because never ever forget it is the little things in this world that will bring you back home safe and sound GOOD JOB SIR
My areas on what I need to improve.
Foot work while moving lateral or backwards (shooting on the move)
Adjusting my holdover as I move closer to the target
Switching to my left side
Persenting my rifle with same cheek hold
Switching from rifle to pistol
Look close at the green smoke pic… You will see a dummy that is 200lb you had to pull that to cover while your team member on the left side gives you cover. The two man communication drill. On the move, cover, reloading, out of ammo, i been hit.
The picture only shows half of the drill.
One lesson I have learned that is the most important to me… If you take down a threat you should scream l am not a threat call the police.
Noodle that .