• Paul Howe

November 2022 Training Update

GENERAL:

GOING GREEN

In the future, students need to bring a Thumb Drive of 64G or larger to class to download the class information. Instead of wasting money/time and resources on DVDs and cases, I will have a multi-port USB attached to the classroom or shop computer that allows students to do a quick transfer to their USB.


THE CSAT WAY ON FACEBOOK AND PATREON

We continue working on new video content for the Patreon Operator and Patreon Instructor. As of 1 Jan 2022, we had 170 videos on the site.


We wanted to stock the pond, so to speak, for the first year. We will slowly add content as some of the videos will take more time and resources to develop. One will be a well-rounded gym workout series targeting strength and endurance without injury.


I want to add more instructor content that will require extra live bodies to work with in shooting those videos. I look forward to the challenges.


You can visit “The CSAT Way” on FaceBook for video updates.





VOTE


We are circling the drain with democratic policies. Either vote conservative or we are going to get flushed…. Liberals do not care and what their policies lead to.

Just when you think the world cannot get a bit more insane, you have the media covering for Paul Pelosi and his Gay escort fighting it out in the Pelosi home, both in their underwear. Paul got hammered with his own tool. Imagine that….


Vote the freak show out…



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RDS PISTOL SIGHTS


Ken Hackathorn analyzes Red Dot Sights on handguns and gives the pros and cons - Masterclass EP 31 - YouTube




This is the best short (20 minutes) assessment of RDS sights. Ken tested them on six different platforms, while I only did it on one. Playing through my past combat and training missions, I would not want one on my pistol. Ken articulates many excellent points and I won’t spoil it by writing too much on it.


If you are in leadership and the organization gear queers are pushing this, watch this video first before you spend money and allocate training time to them. If your current Firearm Trainer cannot train officers with iron sights on a pistol, you might want to consider firing them.


To add a few additional points. RDS on Pistols and finding the dot are perishable skills. With that, how long should an officer at close range look for their dot before going to back up iron sights during a close-in gunfight?


Yes, they have RDS on rifles. Rifles have four anchor points, not just two. With a rifle, you have front hand, backhand, head/eye and stock. Pistols have two, and if you are into bent-arm shooting and RDS sights, you may have one.


It is an industry fad on pistols, like many of the other points that Ken addressed.


As for it being the 1% ers that will get it, I see a few more. SWAT, if they practice, will likely have the dedication to maintain their skills. You might have a patrol officer here and there that shoot them well.


For most, it will be false confidence with a weapon and a “bucket” for a holster on their hip. Money and time would be better spent on training with what they have.


In the end, I like the concept of a “snap on” RDS system for a pistol that could be added for one dimension of training and that would be for the trigger press block of instruction. I would buy a few inexpensive ones to help the “trigger snatchers” who need to refine their trigger press.



STEEL

“Be sure to check in at csattss.com for our line of Tomahawks and limited-edition blades.”


CLASS UPDATES:

Our winter calendar is out.


We are working on Instructor Development Classes in the following areas:

  • Single Person CQB

  • Two-personon CQB

  • Vehicle Tactics

  • Low Light

The concept is to take a module such as Single CQB, teach a two-day instructor class, and then have the instructors teach a one-day class to new students.


Watch for it, as it should be out shortly.


RANGES

The weather is finally changing, and the grass has stopped growing.


HUNTING

Not many pig signs, but I have seen an occasional big one dart across sniper hill.


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IN CLOSING


Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on the range.


Paul R. Howe

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