Grady Powell, a former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, works with a cadre of instructors at Asymmetric Solutions to provide some truly top-tier training. In the upcoming July 2014 issue of TACTICAL WEAPONS, author Andre’ M. Dall’au travels to Asymmetric’s massive facility just to see what it’s all about.

Dall’au writes, “Asymmetric Solutions has a full compound of 1,800 acres in a wooded valley that includes classroom facilities, a live-fire shoothouse, several pistol and carbine ranges and even a long-distance rifle range. Asymmetric Solutions instructors are all experienced operators with backgrounds in the most elite military units; not only can they talk the talk, but they have walked the walk. There are no “keyboard heroes”—just seasoned professionals dedicated to helping shooters seeking to better themselves. Their course offerings cover a broad range of experience levels. Some courses are designed to help seasoned warriors prepare and perfect their skills, while others will warmly welcome new gun-owning civilians, both men and women, looking for help in asserting their right of self-protection and defending their own ‘castle.’

“The primary name behind Asymmetric Solutions, Grady Powell, is a familiar one that came to the public’s attention first on the NBC show Stars Earn Stripes (winning the competition for his selected charity, the USO) as well as being chosen to represent the military on the National Geographic Channel’s Ultimate Survival Alaska. He and his friend and Asymmetric Solutions coworker, Jared Ogden, successfully worked through some very tough and demanding challenges in the Alaskan forests in unforgiving weather—all under the camera’s unrelenting eye. Grady Powell, who is as nice as he seems on TV, is a former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier (a second-generation Green Beret) who served several tours in Iraq and West Africa. Jared Ogden is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a former U.S. Navy SEAL officer. He operated in both Afghanistan and the Arabian Gulf, and was awarded the Bronze Star (with a “V” for valor) while with SEAL Team One. The other great instructors at Asymmetric Solutions have equal (or better) qualifications under their belts.”

To learn more, check out the July 2014 issue of TACTICAL WEAPONS, available on newsstands and digitally May 20, 2014. To subscribe, go to

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