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Chest Rig, Plate Carrier, or Armor Carrier?

I wanted to take a second to address the difference between chest rigs, plate carriers, and armor carriers. I frequently see the terms plate carrier and chest rig being used interchangeably, and I often see armor carriers being referred to as plate carriers. So, what’s the difference?

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Samurai Drill

For anyone who has attended an RTG Pistol, or Carbine class the last couple of years, you have shot the Samurai drill.  Mr. Murr has forever influenced RTG. Please read this bit of his wisdom.

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Two is One, One is None

“OH NO! What are you gonna do now?!” I dropped the empty Glock 19 to the ground. I had no more spare magazines so it was useless. Like clockwork and to everyone’s surprise I busted out another Glock 19 from concealment…

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6 Elements to Improve Your Firearms Classes

This short article was written in response to a few different conversations I have had with some other “instructors”. Here is a short list of some things that we do at every one of our live-fire RTG classes.  If you don’t already do these in one form or another, I strongly encourage you to add them to your Standard Procedures.     

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Driving the Gun

'Driving the Gun' is a term that is often used in RTG classes.  To help clear up any confusion caused by others using the term but meaning something different, I thought I’d write this to help explain what we mean.

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Trigger Reset

Here’s what trigger reset is in a nut-shell: When you first fire your weapon, you squeeze the trigger with your finger until the round goes off. Now, slowly release the trigger until…

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Shooting Stance

The foundation of shooting is your stance. The perfect stance can only be obtained on the range or as you practice. It is important for you to continually work on your stance, so you know what right is.  

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Carry Hot or Not?

What condition should your pistol be in as you carry concealed? That question is asked at almost every 100-level class we teach. A lot of our students are surprised and a little uncomfortable when we reply, 'chambered, with the safety on.'

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Why Use Dots?

I was recently told in a passing conversation, with someone who didn’t know my background, that real combat shooters only use “tactical combat targets.” I’m not sure what that is.

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