Tactical Weapons / Tactical Weapons November 2013
SNIPER TRAINING – Aerial Gunnery with Dillon Aero
Dillon Aero manufactures the M134D minigun and provides training in its maintenance and use to government agencies and military customers.
HOMELAND DEFENSE – SHADOW WOLVES
The name Shadow Wolves was specifically selected because Native Americans respect how the wolf hunts and captures its prey.
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LONG-RANGE TECH – TRACKINGPOINT’S HIGH-TECH XACTSYSTEM
For the most part, rifles and how they are used have remained unchanged for well over 100 years. The platforms have certainly improved, as has ammunition, scopes, sights and everything…
COMBAT LEGENDS – SIMO HAYHA: FINLAND’S “WHITE DEATH”
The Finnish/Soviet Winter War of 1939-1940 lasted barely 100 days, but in that time span, the Finnish Army, and especially one sniper, made a dramatic case for the advantages of…
UP-ARMORED: BATTLE-READY SWAT RIDES
Despite superb training, preparation and equipment, no SWAT team member relishes an assault against a barricaded suspect. Entering a structure, especially when its layout is unknown, is a scary proposition—maybe…
ADVANCED OPTICS: FRASER OPTICS’ GYRO-STABILIZED MONOLITE
Hostile targets don’t remain stationary for long if they have any desire to keep their freedom and stay alive. They move in aircraft, cars, boats and on foot, constantly endeavoring…
UNDER FIRE: Battle of the Black Sea
The Battle of the Black Sea is largely a first-person monologue of Howe’s analysis of the intricate details of the fight.
TACTICAL MEDICINE: SEAL-BORN BLOWOUT KITS
By 2007, traveling in Iraq and Afghanistan, especially on foot, had become a nightmare. It wasn’t the physical load of the weapons, ammunition or equipment that made travel especially difficult,…
GIVING ‘EM HELL: FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION
"Stanley had never mentioned any possibility that I might play Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. The idea was entirely a product of my own ambition."