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4 posts from November 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hands on with the FS2000

by Chris Upchurch, Suarez International Director of Marketing I have to admit, it took a while for me to really warm up to the FS2000. When one came in for Gabe back in August, my first thought was ‘wow, what a space-gun looking thing’. I handled it a bit and it seemed very odd and unfamiliar. It just has such a different layout and different controls that it was way outside my previous experience. As much as we make of the difference between, say, an AK and and AR, they both use basically the same layout. By comparison a bullpup,...

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Hippy Earth Tones Camouflage (H.E.A.T. Camo)

Catchy name don't you think? No, TSD is not going to make or sell clothing. Tried that when we sold Woolrich and 5.11 and it is too much drama for what it is worth. The matter at hand arose this last weekend when we held the Small Unit Tactics class in Kingman, AZ. We had twenty guys attending. Some wore the very popular and effective Multicam camouflage. A couple of guys wore some derivatives of MARPAT, ACU, and various other "Green" camo. And we had several that were wearing civilian outdoor clothing, but in what I would term "muted earth...

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Building Trigger Finger Discipline

"Keep your finger off the trigger until you've made a conscious decision to shoot." Most of you know this rule. Simple, right? It's certainly a simple concept, and it's easy to have good trigger finger discipline in an air-conditioned square range. (I should hope so - working the trigger is mostly all you're doing!) But maintaining trigger finger discipline on command…without fail…during stressful situations is harder than most people realize. It doesn't matter how great a shooter you are – there are plenty of excellent marksmen whose trigger discipline goes in the toilet the moment they are exposed to more...

Friday, November 02, 2012


If you can avoid taking a crucial shot from standing, do so. It is the least accurate position. Nonetheless, it should be the most trained for that very reason, and because when the shot must be taken right now, as in the snap shot, the standing will be the only one you can use fast enough. And by fast enough I am not referring to a CQB shooting but rather a shot at someone 100 yards away. The goal here is not recoil control, or tight arc of target traverse, but rather seeking as much stability as possible for the...

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