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Rally Point Tactical Announces Distribution Partnership with Triumph Systems

Triumph Systems offers a number of different target products that offer something for hunters, self-defense trainers, and even just good old fashioned fun at the range. Rally Point Tactical just announced that they are now the GOVT, State , and Local market distribution partner for Triumph Targets. They offer several of the Triumph Systems products including the Pivotal Trainer, Threat Down Targets, and Pop Packs.

Triumph Systems at Rally Point Tactical

Telluric Training to Launch Daily Regimen

Telluric Training has offered their Range Drill of the Day program, delivered to your inbox, for years. Soon they will take that concept up a notch with the introduction of their Daily Regimen.

The Daily Regimen will go beyond just shooting drills to include fitness and combatives. The drills and workouts will be structured so that they can be completed in 1 hour or less. Even those of you who aren’t near Telluric Training’s facility can receive the email drills to incorporate into your own routine.

Join the Range Drill of Day to be the first to know when the Daily Regimen goes live.

Introducing the Wndsn Shot-Grouping-to-Moa Converter

Wndsn continues to round out their line of shooting calculation tools that require no batteries, minimal parts, and no electronics of any kind. Their latest tool is their Wndsn Shot-Grouping-to-Moa Converter.

From shot groupings to moa in one piece-of string operation with the Wndsn MOA Converter, making time at the range more effective.

Wndsn XPD, maker of low-tech, high-utility tools and instruments, proudly introduces the Wndsn MOA Converter designed to meet the needs of military and law enforcement, as well as gun enthusiasts and athletes. A tool for training and practice, the Wndsn MOA Converter enables the shooter to take out the guess work of calculating shot grouping MOA, eliminating mental calculation errors and increasing your success.

“What does my 1.85 inch shot grouping translate to in MOA on my 75 yard range?”

The double-sided tool provides two scales for shooting ranges up to 100 and 600 yards respectively and features twin scales for measurements both in inches and in cm for the shot grouping as well as yards and meters for the range distance. Both convert to MOA on the center scale.

With the objective of providing or enhancing “that, which can’t be improvised” in “low-probability, high-impact scenarios”, the MOA Converter expands on the Wndsn v1 Distance Meter, which did all the work except for one single calculation. Now with the newly designed line of metrology tools, you won’t need any calculation nor utilize battery power whatsoever through the use of even more elegantly baked-in trigonometry. Simply measure the shot groupings with the provided scale, then use the attached string to align the result with the distance of your range and read the resulting MOA. For hunters, enthusiasts, professionals, and athletes alike, the MOA Converter makes calculations effortless, increasing efficiency and speed while greatly decreasing error potential.

Available At:

The new line of metrology tools is available at https://store.wndsn.com/
Product page: https://store.wndsn.com/products/moa_conv_pack_01

“Identify your shooting mistakes without the need for a smartphone or other electronic and data devices”

The Wndsn XPD mission encompasses arcane science and cross-disciplinary exploration in the spirit of the age of discovery. Wndsn XPD stands for adventure, overcoming natural and man-made challenges, promoting self-reliance and mindfulness. Wndsn XPD develops and /or manufactures custom-built navigation instruments, multi-purpose tools, metrology & illumination solutions, expedition mementos, and morale patches; applying existing empirical knowledge to develop essential tools and techniques to fully experience contemporary adventures. The Wndsn XPD design philosophy strives to create accurate and meaningful, non-arbitrary designs inspired by Bauhaus architecture, obsessive about achieving non-random, iconic, strong geometric compositions. The guiding principle is to define a distinct visual language with a diverse vocabulary and grammar, across materials, media, and tools embracing simplicity, precision, clarity, and boldness. Intended function and materials dictate shape and form.

Alexander Becker
Wndsn XPD
Hasenheide 47 SFI/R
D-10967 Berlin

Morgan Timing Systems Dry-Fire Pro Timer

If you have ever tried to use a shot timer in your dry fire routine, you know it can be a little problematic. The timer’s sensor may not pick up the relatively quiet sounds of dry fire (as compared to live fire) or very sensitive timers can actually pick up the sounds of you manually cycling the slide which skews your data. The Morgan Timing Systems may have an a solution for all of those issues.

They are creating what they call a Dry-Fire Pro Timer that consists of two elements: an app for your smart phone and a replacement barrel for your handgun. The app will be used to display and record your data while the barrel actually syncs and reports data to the app. The barrel is actually recording what is happening in your dry fire cycle and, because it is installed in your firearm, it can differentiate between a firing pin/striker movement and slide movement. The barrel also serves as a safety device since it can not accept live ammunition.

The Morgan Timing Systems Dry-Fire Pro Timer is expected to retail for around $129 (for the barrel, the app is free). The initial release will likely be for Glocks only with other models following based on demand.

Check out MorganTiming.com.

Kit Badger Profile Anatomy Targets

Ivan at Kit Badger comes through again with interesting and useful content!

There are a number of great anatomy targets on the market including Sage Dyamnic’s free Vital Anatomy Targets. There are far fewer options for side profile targets of any kind, let alone those with anatomy references. That represents a real gap in your potential training options since the relative locations and the paths used to access vital anatomy can change based on the direction a person is facing.

Kit Badger just published a target (and accompanying information about that target) that is based on the Sage Dynamics Vital Anatomy Target except he has completely redrawn them with a side profile. This is a well designed target with the exterior profile of the body blocked in with bold lines but the anatomy presented with thinner, less bold lines. These thin lines harder to see at a distance so you must practice shooting to the relative positions of the anatomy rather than aiming precisely for a mark on the target.

They are free to print so you might as well print a few to keep in your range bag. Kit Badger Profile Anatomy Targets

Free Shipping on Targets at RE Factor Tactical

It’s time to stack the training targets deep! RE Factor Tactical is offering free shipping on their targets through Wednesday.

Targets at RE Factor Tactical

Protect Yourself with Your Snubnose Revolver – Grant Cunningham

You can count me in the camp that still believes that small frame, snubnose revolvers still offer unique and useful capabilities in a modern, semi-auto world. However, I can fully admit that they are a bit of a riddle – having merit for novices but also being best utilized in the hands of a practiced shooter. That riddle brings us to the same place that we should arrive regardless of the gun we choose which is a recognition of the need for training and information.

I’ve been following Grant Cunningham for a number of years. He has some of the most pragmatic commentary I’ve found regarding wheel guns (and self defense in general). His new book, “Protect Yourself With Your Snubnose Revolver,” covers an array of topics regarding the venerable snubbie ranging from its manual of arms to modifications for improved function and carry methods. The book delves into topics larger than just the titular subject by covering safety, mindset, and other broader self-defense related ideas. It also includes a number of drills to practice the skills covered in the book.

Protect Yourself with Your Snubnose Revolver is available in both paperback and Kindle formats.


It’s time to start carving out some time for PAUL-E-PALOOZA 2017 – the annual training conference to benefit the children of the late Paul E. Gomez. As usual, this year’s instructor roster is stacked and the topics will be many and varied.

So far, the instructor list looks like this:

  • Dr. Sherman House- The People’s Dentist and Medical Director of Paul-E-Palooza
  • William Aprill- Aprill Risk Consulting, ShivWorks Collective, and Training Director of Paul-E-Palooza
  • Cecil Burch- Immediate Action Combatives and ShivWorks Collective
  • Paul Sharp- Sharp Defense and ShivWorks Collective
  • Chris Fry- Modern Defensive Training Systems and ShivWorks Collective
  • Larry Lindenman- Point-Driven Training and ShivWorks Collective
  • Tom Givens- Rangemaster Firearms Training
  • Jerry Wetzel- Red Zone Threat Management
  • Robert Follis- Extreme Couture MMA
  • Caleb Causey- Lone Star Medics
  • Rob Pincus- Combat Focus Shooting and Personal Defense Network
  • Dr. Lauren Pugliese- Active Response Training
  • Greg Ellifritz- Active Response Training
  • John Hearne- Rangemaster and DVC Targets
  • Ian Wendt- Special Circumstances
  • Morgan Atwood- BFE Labs
  • Chuck Haggard- Agile/Training and Consulting
  • Andrew Branca- Law of Self Defense
  • Eli Miller- Direct Pressure, LLC and Oinkin’ Acres Farmstead
  • “Operator X”- We Could Tell You But Then We’d Have To Kill You
  • Nathan Stokes- Advantage Group Training
  • Pam Benzing- Nunya Bidness
  • Paul Carlson- Safety Solutions Academy

You can learn more by visiting the event website: PAUL-E-PALOOZA 2017

KE Arms Hard as Hell 2-Gun – 6-7 MAY 2017 St George, UT

Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range https://southernutahpracticalshootingrange.com/ and KE Arms  www.kearms.com are pleased to announce the KE Arms Hard as Hell 2-Gun Match.  The number one reason we hear people not wanting to participate in 3 Gun is the shotgun aspect.  This match eliminates the shotgun and all associated excuses; if you own an AR and a modern high cap pistol you can shoot this match and be competitive!

Brought to you by the same range and staff that have been running the Hard as Hell 3 Gun and the Red Oktober Kalashnikov match, the KE Arms Hard as Hell 2-Gun will be a 9 stage, high effort, high round count stages requiring pistol and rifle only, with dedicated ROs. Expect physical challenge, a 300 second time-out, climbing, crawling, swinging, hooting, hollering, and cow bell. Because everything needs more cowbell. For an idea of what this match about search YouTube for “Hard as Hell Mutlgun” and sit back and enjoy. We will use the KE Arms Prize Patrol to deliver fun prizes to every squad. Top 3 in competitive divisions will take home trophies and loot. Other prizes delivered randomly to who is watching the final shootoff. Oh… and we will also do the patent pending SUPS Squad Relay where all squads race as a team for prizes and pride. Sounds fun? Join us is May!

Register on PractiScore. https://practiscore.com/ke-arms-hard-as-hell-2-gun/register#

Time Plus/Points Scoring, 9 stages

Divisions: Tactical Optics, Tactical Limited, Open

Want to make the match harder compete in Trooper division and carry all your ammo and shooting supplies on foot into the range, during every stage, and hike back out at the end of the day!

Want to make it harder still? add Armored Category to your division and wear front/rear hard armor plates!

Price: $150

Round Count: 300 rifle (45 long range 200+ yards), 200 pistol

Match Rules here:

Patriot Stencils

Patriot Stencils may be just the ticket for those of you aren’t crafty enough to make your own target stencils. Their stencils can help you add some visual processing components to your training with shoot and no-shoot indicators or just spruce up a plain cardboard target with a bullseye or zombie head. Each stencil is cut from a mylar sheet so it is durable and solvent proof for cleaning. They are available separately or as a bundle.


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