MVT: How To Not Kill Your Team Or Family Members

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Very damned important.

You really don’t want your first experience on a dynamic range to be on Game Day.

Get training now, while you can.

Less than nine months.

Tempus fugit.

11 responses to “MVT: How To Not Kill Your Team Or Family Members

  1. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on ETC., ETC., & ETC..

  2. Not killing your team member is more important than killing the enemy.
    How do you explain later, that your dumb ass fucked that pooch?

    Tunnel vision is a natural reaction to stress. Train to overcome it. You need to be scanning at all times, back n forth, up n down. You need to be shouting out, you need to be using hand and arm signals, and making eye contact as much as possible. Once the fight has started there’s no longer any need to be quiet, they know your there. Be loud and verbal… Moving! on your left! on your right! behind you! And always keep that muzzle from sweeping your buddies, when moving, flip that damn safety on. It only takes a split second and should be an instinctive reflex because that’s how you trained – right?
    Moving as a member of a fire team is about as “cool guy” as you can get, don’t fuck it up.

  3. Max is a gifted teacher, take advantage of what he offers.

    Seriously…

  4. Look more, be aware, and (surprise) probably shoot less and make fewer mistakes.

    I know this flies in the face of those raised on Hollywood, never hunted, played video games, and performed multiple mag dumps until their barrel smoked and the bolt lugs were broken. But being noisy and breaking shit is cool…

  5. Marlo Stanfield

    The first person who sets off an IED will bring things to a screeching halt. Think you have trouble now recruiting members?     

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  6. outlawpatriot

    I’ve found that when I run live fire and movement drills, having multiple, camouflaged targets in each lane helps to slow the action down. For some reason, when it comes to shooting guns, dudes just seem to want to blast and tend to lose perspective when the targets are open and plainly visible. The hard to see targets force pauses and scanning to an extent. I’m also becoming a fan of using a whistle to control the action. It seems to focus attention better because the shooter has to llisten for patterns. Something I picked up while doing a little study of the PAVN. It sure saves the voice too. On some Monday’s I could barely talk.😉

  7. The Usual Suspect

    “This is my safety” says the super commando, while gesturing
    his trigger finger in your face .
    Bullshit !!!

    • Any trainers care to correct me about using the safety?
      Doctrine may have changed some since the 80’s.
      IMO watching that video should make anyone cringe.
      BTW those troops appeared to be members of the Rakkasans.

    • Jimmy the Saint

      Hey, it worked in Black Hawk Down (the movie version); I’m sure it’s fine for real life, too.

  8. Uncle Larry

    A guy I know had an AD inside an Alouette helicopter back in the late 1970’s. He was made to leave the country. When I go to an indoor range these days, I go on week days when they just open. I do what I have to do and get the f**k out. There seems to be a lot of bad weapon handling going on. Might be first timers with new c/c permits.