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  1. #1
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    Default Had a great time in rifle class tonight!!

    Thanks to everyone who came down, what a fun couple of hours of training!

    And thanks of course to my partner in crime, Ted Demosthenes. Ted is such a wealth of knowledge on so many subjects, I learn something every time I talk to him. And that guy is in shape! I won't share his age, but I challenge everyone to be able to perform such a perfect squatting squatting position with the rifle. I haven't done much rifle stuff with Ted so I think this is the first time I've seen him do rice-paddy prone...Excellent stuff!!

    I had some last minute cancellations so we ended up having WAY more hardware on hand than necessary, but it was a good opportunity for everyone to try different platforms. There were some AR recces and some AR pistols, an FS2000, an AUG, a few AKs, Sig 556s, an UZI and a Storm. And Ed brought down a really cool Mini-14...I had forgotten about those folding steel stocks that they had for awhile, so that was great fun to play with.

    There's only so much you can do in a couple hours, but we did quite a bit of ambidextrous work, mag changes, positional shooting, drills to build up movement and rifle handling capability, and transition to secondary weapons. For a couple hours I think we covered quite a bit, and proved once again that the rifle is a physical weapon. Good conditioning and flexibility REALLY pay off with the rifle.

    Looking forward to next time...
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    I had a great time too, and learned several rifle techniques to work on. Big thanks to Brent and Ted!

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    Rifle warmup class, NWMA dojo, Bothell, WA 31 May. Jamison, Ted, Ed, Ryan, Dan, and Brent. The NWMA dojo is a great environment for dry practice- big mirrored wall, very nicely crafted Japanese design training space.
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    Training tools. We shared, discussed, and practiced with a wide cross-section of gear, rifles and PDWs.
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    Mini-14 with factory folding stock:
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    Manipulating different rifles: Dan, Ryan, Jamison, and Ed
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    Moving while operating familiar and not so familiar weapons. Walkin', loadin', unloadin' and talkin'...
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    Different positions- everyone got a great workout as part of the class! Glad we had the tatami mats for comfort.
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    Last edited by Ted Demosthenes; 06-01-2014 at 02:46 PM.
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    Looks like a new sneakybag in attendance.

    Nice barefoot work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WinstonSmith View Post
    Looks like a new sneakybag in attendance.

    Nice barefoot work!
    Indeed. My "old" sneaky bags don't look like that lol.
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    Looks awesome. I think there is great value in this. I have a new outlook on things you can work on with dry classes after Iowa CQB .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadfoolsride View Post
    Looks awesome. I think there is great value in this. I have a new outlook on things you can work on with dry classes after Iowa CQB .
    I think I first heard something to that effect from Sonny Puzikas. He mentioned that a large amount (80+%?) of the Spetsnaz training was dry manipulations. Of course, I've heard that echoed here many times over the years as well. It doesn't have to go "bang" to be training.
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    Ted, your photography is impressive! Great pics.

    Did you use a filter, or photoshop of some sort?

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    Excellent post and photos, thanks for sharing. Good ideas for us up here in Minnesota, where outdoor ranges that allow dynamic movement are covered by snow for ~6 months out of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarGoat View Post
    Excellent post and photos, thanks for sharing. Good ideas for us up here in Minnesota, where outdoor ranges that allow dynamic movement are covered by snow for ~6 months out of the year.
    I'm a huge believer in doing short, focused dry-only classes. It allows the student to really focus on the skills rather than being distracted with live fire, safety issues, etc.
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