Imagine this for a moment: It’s 4 AM and you’re resting quietly on your bed. Suddenly, you hear your door break open from a violent kick. You hear the muffled sounds of men on one mission: To kill you and take your valuables. What would you do in a situation like that? Normally, you might pull out a pistol or a shotgun. However, what if there are multiple targets? Would … [Read more...] about Home Defense: Why you should use an AR-15
I grew up camping. Some of my happiest childhood memories are of being curled up in a sleeping bag and a pup tent, reading comics by flashlight. I always assumed everyone grew up that way, loving and appreciating the outdoors by visiting it every now and again. So, you can imagine my shock and utter disgust when I first heard someone mention going “Glamping” and found out how … [Read more...] about Stop ‘glamping’ and get back to basics with these minimalist camping tips from a wilderness survival expert
“Man you got the life,” my client said as he stared out at the river. He walked out to the bank and started to slap the water with his rod tip, while his fly line piled up three feet in front of him. “Stop your rod tip a bit higher on the forward cast,” I said. He nodded and began to swing the rod over his head like a bull whip. “I mean hell,” he continued, “You don’t … [Read more...] about ‘Man, you got the life!’ — The truth about being a wilderness guide
I hear it all the time, “If Krav Maga is so good, why isn’t it in Mixed Martial Arts?” It isn’t a bad question. MMA showcases the best martial art styles, so if Krav Maga isn’t represented, then it must not be the heavy hitter that it markets itself to be. MMA revitalized martial arts out of its calcified traditions into the Combat Sport that it is today. In doing so, they … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: Mixed Martial Arts vs Krav Maga: Which is better?
Recently, I was a guest on a podcast. One of the hosts asked me about skills that I picked up during my career as a Combat Controller (CCT) that have transferred over into my current job as a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter. Without much time to think about it, I quickly responded to him with a boring, generic answer about mental toughness and the ability to stay … [Read more...] about Cage fighting and special operations: MMA fighter and Combat Controller speaks out
They started interrogating the policemen and just as quick as the assault, a stroke of luck occurred. They told the SAS that the two men were in a nearby villa. The unit hastily reorganized and moved toward the new objective just a short distance away. The streets remained vacant and the villa seemed unguarded. Again, with worries of the captives gone or even executed on their … [Read more...] about When the SAS defied their government to rescue their own: The rest of the story
I’ve spent the last couple of days analyzing (and firing) both the AR-10 and AR-15 to better understand the nuances between them. Specifically, I examined and measured each individual attribute like caliber, barrel length, muzzle velocity and more. In short, if you want to know the difference between the AR-10 and AR-15 (and which one is for you), then you’ll love this … [Read more...] about AR-10 vs. AR-15: What’s the difference?
19 September, 2005. Basra, Iraq. The British soldiers couldn’t believe what they were seeing. Before them, on a TV screen, sat two of their own, faces bloody from beatings, being paraded on Iraqi TV. The announcer read in Arabic that they were being charged with the murder of an Iraqi policeman; they were held in Basra, the very city where they were stationed; and they would … [Read more...] about When the SAS defied their government to rescue their own
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The Fabrique Nationale Fusil Automatique Leger (Light Automatic Rifle), or FN FAL as it is more commonly known, began life in 1946 when FN and Great Britain created a piston-operated prototype rifle that utilized the German intermediate 7.92x33mm cartridge. This new round was a first attempt at a cartridge that could do the job of both the short-range submachine gun and … [Read more...] about Before the AR-15, there was the FN FAL
Twenty years. That’s how long it took me to realize I’d done something unique, something different. I was young when I started my SEAL career at SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two (SDVT-2). I thought all the team guys at real SEAL teams must have known something I didn’t. They must have known there was no point to the SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV). The problem was, I didn’t feel … [Read more...] about SEAL Delivery Vehicles: The SEAL Teams’ secret weapon
On July 19th the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero sailing in Omani waters through the Hormuz Strait was captured by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. The move came nearly two weeks after British Royal Marines Commandos seized an Iranian supertanker, near Gibraltar, believed to be carrying oil to Syria – a contravention of European Union sanctions. Britain responded by … [Read more...] about Fleet protection and counterterrorism: European task force to deploy outside Iran