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Amtac Shooting Posts 2020 Training Schedule

Bill Rapier recently posted the Amtac Shooting training schedule for 2020. If you are interested in training with Bill, you can check out the Upcoming Courses page on his website to see which courses are on his schedule. Once you are on the Upcoming Courses page, you click the individual course listings to learn more about the course and register.

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IC13 F.A.T. Airsoft Training Targets

Airsoft is interesting as an alternative to dry fire for a number of reasons. The ability to shoot projectiles inside the spaces where you actually live is one of the most attractive of those reasons… right up until it is time to pick up all those tiny pellets. The new F.A.T. series of targets from IC13 mitigate the mess with a combination of targets, stands, and a trap that catches the pellets.

From IC13:

Let’s face it, dry-fire is super boring.  While dry-fire is extremely effective, the reality is that its just not fun, and therefore we don’t do it nearly as often as we should.  The FAT (Firearms Adaptable Training) Target is a simple, convenient, and FUN way to practice your draw, trigger press, reloads, and any other firearms mechanic in your own home, with the use of an airsoft gun.  Airsoft guns are available as clones for just about every major make and model of handgun and assault rifle, making them the perfect platform to train with indoors.

The cardboard target itself is based on a “C” zone IPSC target, with printed “A” zones.  Inside the “A” zones are printed triangles (head and body) and a vertical line (body only) for segmenting.  These give you the ability to focus on the fundamentals or allow you to shoot our drills, or create your own.  The back side of the target is white, for use as “no shoots” in multiple target scenarios.

The trap portion is directly behind the “A” zones to catch BB’s from good hits, and features a door on the right side that slides open, allowing the BB’s to roll out into the trash receptacle of your choice with ease.  Add the optional FAT Challenge Cover to make it more difficult.  The Challenge Cover leaves only the printed “A” zones open.

When you’re ready to get back to the range, be sure to take some of our FAT Live Fire Targets, which feature the same scheme as the airsoft targets so you can see how you’ve improved.

Want even more?  Stage multiple targets for scenario based training, like a shoot house!

Installation is a breeze!  The trap comes bent out of the box.  Use any basic mounting solution (picture hook, drywall anchor, etc. – not included) to hang on your wall, or install on our FAT Stand.  The cardboard target has slots in it that easily mate with the trap.

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HoodRat Arts and Crafts – Upcoming Delta2Alpha Design Course

Delta2Alpha Design, one of the minds behind the Omni Sheath, has a HoodRat Arts and Crafts course coming up in Ensenada, CA on Nov 30 through Dec 1, 2019. This course is basically the method behind something like the Omni Sheath with students learning to weaponize commonly available items and carry them safely.

Course Outline:

*Omni Sheath*- in the realm of improvised weapons the least discussed, and most important topic is how to carry the item in a way that is safe and secure, while allowing for fast and consistent deployment.

*How to make and modify found Items*

*Building sheaths for different Items, and their considerations.-trainers-examples of live options – improvisations

*How to carry and deploy:

  • Where? 
  • How?
  • Why?

*Working in the entangled fight-controlling managing the threat through position-managing the threat while armed or unarmed-preventing your tool from being controlled

*Further Application-the player’s previous knowledge will be honed as well as giving some new approaches

***This course is an absolute must for those that travel***

You can register for the course by contacting the host, @mercmotorcycle, on Instagram. You can also learn more at @delta2alphadesign on Instagram.

Yankee Thunder Hang N’ Hook Target Kit

The Yankee Thunder Hang N’ Hook Target Kit is a kit that allows shooters to turn affordable and easy to work with electrical conduit into a hanging target stand. The kit consists of two junction pieces and 4 hooks for hanging gongs (or other fun stuff). The stand looks like it sets up quickly and would be completely customizable based on the lengths of conduit that you use. This could be a handy item for those of us who shoot in the backcountry.

Brute Force Training – Hunter Camo Collection

I’ve been using a Brute Force Training sandbag with great success this summer and I highly recommend them. They have a line of standard colors including Multicam but they also periodically offer special color combinations like their new Hunter Camo line that features Multicam bags with Hunter Orange webbing.

This limited colorway is available on all three sandbag sizes that Brute Force Training offers and in combinations of multiple sizes. These limited release colors often sell out relatively quickly so act fast if you want one.

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