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Newer bigger guns: a force multiplier for garrison

There are many force multipliers without which life would be far less enjoyable (particularly in a war zone). Snipers. They're a huge force multiplier. Trackers. Properly employed by the brass, they're a big force multiplier. Military Working Dogs. HUGE force multiplier (and a comfort in a war zone). CAS: massive force multiplier. Try running a mission with lots of TICs without FAC, JTACs, Combat Controllers (and of course ANGLICOs) If you've ever served on the sharp end, you know how important these things can be. One thing that is very underrated here at home, in garrison, are good boobs. From a morale perspective, they are invaluable…particularly for those of us who enjoy supporting single dancing moms one dollar at a time. Look, girls are cool. Boobs are awesome. Guns are vital to a free society. Therefore girls having boobs and carrying guns are awesome cool and vital to a free…

The Duo's Take on Call of Apathy

This Call of Apathy op-ed has been making the rounds on the interwebz and some folks have asked us for our opinion (not surprising, because we have lots of opinions and we’re utterly certain EVERYONE deserves to hear them). Now, remember, opinions are like embarrassing liberal family members: almost everyone has one, and sometimes no matter what you do there’s always a chance they’ll spew vile shit at the most inopportune time. Keeping that point in mind, our opinion is this: it’s well written, at times poignant and it brings up some interesting points. We can’t swear to the validity of the writer’s background of course (and we don’t say this to impugn him, of course) so we must keep in mind it could be anyone from a veteran with an axe to grind, a genuinely salty PMC operator or a hermaphrodite in a clown suit who knows enough lingo…

HoTac….if only we were good enough

We have attended a number of different really good schools. Went to a course taught by Jim Cirillo (may he sit at the right hand of God), attended a lecture by Dave Grossman, Caliber Press Officer Survival, LAPD Advanced SWAT, all three levels of Combat Tracking from Scott-Donelan Tracking School, the USMC Combat Hunter course, JRTC Ft. Polk (where we learned Leesville is a lot like Mos Eisley), a training iteration with NYPD's ESU, a linear assault course with the FBI's HRT, BorTac's tracking course…you get the point. We've been to some cool places, and thus far have deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Ireland and Australia (and New Jersey, which was the worst place) with members of every service but the Navy. You know where we want to go though, what we really want to attend? The HoTac School For People Who Want to Shoot Good. We love the staff and…

Warrior School

I think we all know how true this is. No offense to the guys who really roll BJJ or work their ass off doing MAA. That, however, is about the same percentage of TAP OUT shirt wearers (proportionally) as the portion of the population that chooses to enlist and fight. Here’s a hint: it’s not a big number. Anyway, you keep rocking those bad ass shirts, you devastatingly lethal, ruthless TAP OUT bad ass couture allegiants (grunts: couture and allegiants). Mad Duo, Breach-Bang& CLEAR! Comms Plan Primary: Subscribe to our newsletter here or get the RSS feed. Alternate: Join us on Facebook here, check us out on Instagram here, support us on Patreon right here. Contingency: Exercise your inner perv with us on Tumblr here, follow us on Twitter here or connect on Google + here. Emergency: Activate firefly, deploy green (or brown) star cluster, get your wank sock out…

George Takei, the Rohwner Internment Camp, Allegiance and why you should give a shit

This picture was taken in the last couple Rohwner Internment Camp, where many Japanese Americans were interned in 1942—among them George Takei. Mr. Takei is currently attempting to raise funds for Allegiance, a musical-themed telling of his families experiences. “I’ve had wonderful time here in Arkansas!” said Mr. Takei. “I’m reposting this pic, taken on a journey back to Rohwer Camp in this state, where my family and I were interned in 1942. I’m glad to have new happy memories of Arkansas.” Mr. Takei is currently attempting to raise funds for the musical Allegiance, a musical-themed telling of the story of his family’s experience during this internment. “There are 7 days left in my campaign to raise funds for Allegiance, which will bring this story to the stage. I’m thrilled we’ve met our min. funding goal, but I’m shooting for 6 figures! If you can spare a few dollars, visit…

Act of Valor: the Truth According to the Duo

Opening line of the movie: “The worst thing about growing old is that other men stop seeing you as dangerous.” Great line. Great way to start out. Warning: there will be vague spoilers, and this is a long one. Get an adult beverage, some aspirin and maybe a condom before you settle in to read. You know how much the Mad Duo hates to be interrupted. So, there’s been a lot of talk about Act of Valor. No shit you says. Most everyone seems to think it’s going to be really good. I went to see it last Sunday with Kennedy, and rest assured, those people are wrong—it isn’t just really good, it’s appallingly good. It is everything you hope it’s going to be. No shit we says. What’s not to like about a flick based on real acts of valor and heroism, starring guys who hang it out there…

No Other Option by Marcus Wynne

Just a quick update, as we get ready for SHOT (well, I am. Slim is on a bender again. He went to visit some of the grunts at BAMC and hasn’t been back in a week…though I did get his pants and a half-empty bottle of “personal lubricant” in the mail). In the meantime, on the advice of a couple friends I’ve started reading No Other Option, by Marcus Wynn. It’s like an action thriller got really drunk one night and woke up really early in the morning having to piss and cracked its head pretty hard on the toilet when it puked. Then it woke up an hour or two later to stagger down to formation and PT, not quite sure what it was doing and where it was, and in a confused morning-after haze wondered if maybe it was a police/mystery thriller instead…but only for a few minutes,…

Cowboys & Aliens Review: Better Late Than Never

It's a little late for some of you, but we thought we'd post this review anyway. If you haven't seen it yet, you should consider Cowboys and Aliens. Yep, we said it Cowboys and Aliens. The name alone told us it had to be outstanding or a new monument to movie suckage. Worry not, if you have high hopes for it. This flick is outstanding. You are not only cleared hot to watch, you are hereby directed to do so. In the interest of full disclosure, we should make it clear from the outset we’re huge fans of Westerns. We like movies across the genre, from gritty films like Culpepper Cattle Company to classics like The Shootist. We went into the theater predisposed to dislike it. That was a mistake. The movie begins with a quintessential Western air. It had everything but the whistling theme from The Good, the Bad…

Tactical Tuesday: Suburban Warfighting

Hello, and happy Tactical Tuesday! Today we’re going to share something from Dave Merrill, an instructor at MilCopp Tactical LLC. It was posted originally over at M4Carbine.net and we thought it was so brilliantly erudite, so chock-full of tactical perspicacity, we just had to share it. It’s just brilliant. Swingin’ Dick Threats surround us everyday. As psychopaths and gangs of lunatics and uniformed Nazi-like girls selling cookies encroach into even the once-comfortable suburbs we have to take more and more precautions. This post is to remind us of the dangers we face each and everyday. For example: Getting the mail.   I’m only wearing a low-pro carrier with only a half-dozen mags instead of my plate carrier with more because I was only going to the mailbox. If I were going to take a trip to Target or Toys R’ Us I would have certainly donned the plate carrier. I…

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