Mossie Tactics LLC (click for Buck's website) Pistol2 Concealment and Low-Light course, June 16, 17 2012 CLICK - Mossie Tactics LLC Facebook Page
I have taken Buck's(bio, click) courses from the time he first offered them and all are uniformily outstanding!
Buck teaches fantastic courses anyway, but when you have three
students who are all accomplished marksmen, two things happen.
You work harder because we could run efficiently
through all the exercises and Buck instructs the class at a level
appropriate for our experience. I probably have my training with
a sidearm than any other platform and I was thrilled
to have learned as much as I did and got to practice techniques which I
have never gotten to either try or hadn't known about! Also, an
almost 800 round two-day course helps me evolve both my
technique as well as evolve my gear and personal setup (same good
things I took from his other classes both with sidearm, shotgun and
Steve is an incredible tactical/defense marksman who takes as many good
courses as he can and applies what he's learned. With his highly
customized Glock 9mm, he his one of the fastest, smoothest
and accurate shooters I know. Devon is active 1st Group, a great
guy and I imagine most of his training is with the M4, but naturally
skilled with the pistol. Buck has not only real-life experience
from both having been in Desert Storm with the USMC 13MEU SOC, but many
years as an LEO in two high crime areas and currently a Detective Supervisor. I was lucky to have
found someone who not only has state-of-art knowledge but is a
naturally good instructor.
Buck used a Smith and Wesson .45ACP with light, Steve, a customized
Glock 9mm and Devon, a Beretta M4. I used my old-production (no
P-rail) Sig-Sauer P229 with my Bar-Sto 9mm barrel for the class.
There would be more photos and video, but we were simply too busy.
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Buck demonstrating a drill
Note the wrist control of all of these guys!
Devon was wearing the plate carrier he'll have when deployed to Afghanistan soon
(before that he'll be getting his 'Stan legs working with 10th Mountain
for a bit - lots of admirartion for that! Thinking of it makes me
sore and tired! He'll be doing METT there)
enlarged a bit and I saw the little flash of powder from the breech of the M9
The slide and frame were moving too fast for even the high shutter speed I was using!
Taking a photo of sprials around the holes which I've never seen before.
I'm a geek so I see an image of nebulae.
Seriously, I have never seen this in all of my years of shooting!
I'm doing a presentation from concealment and failure drill (used to be commonly called
a Mozambique; two shots chest then one head) using my Sig Sauer P229 with the 9x19mmm Bar-Sto barrel
Hey?! When did I get shorter???
Our very strict RO and permanent range resident
My P229 using Blazer 9x19
I BROUGHT MY DAN WESSON .44 MAG JUST TO SEE HOW IT WOULD DO ON MULTIPLE
(THREE TARGETS, ONE FAILURE DRILL EACH) I only had enough rounds
for one reload but both Steve and Devon got to try it. this was my experiment and not a part of the class
I think that what this test told me is that although one can use the
.44Mag with quality hot loads for defense and although one can shoot
accurately and smoothly and has outstanding terminal effects on ballistic gelatin (and I've personally
seen the effects on 200-300lb Russian Boar), a good 9x19 or similar simply makes more sense for defense.
A handgun like this is not particularly concealable. 9mm is sufficient. Accurate multiple shots are much faster and one can
carry a lot more rounds. I wanted to try some of my other
handguns, but there wasn't enough time and I was exhausted.
My old Dan Wesson .44Mag, 6" ported barrel with full under lug (I have two other barrels for this as well)
This is not what we were using but is a good example
of the effect on ballistic gelatin.
Speer Gold Dot 240 gr
This is the expanded .44Mag Winchester
Steve's shot with My Dan Wesson
This is an early production (6xxx serno) Dan Wesson .44 Mag, ported and using Win 250gr PTHP (the .44mag version of Ranger)
The ammunition is hot as you can see from the videos. I was
really impressed by everyone's technique and followthrough with it!
My three target failure drill with
Dan Wesson .44 Mag, Winchester 250gr PTHP (big bore version of Ranger-T)
at the end of a ~800 rnd class using my P229 so my hands were a bit tender