Active Shooters: Patrol tasked to respond, but are they out-gunned, under-equipped, and under-trained? And what does this mean for SWAT?

By Charles Bausman & Rob Shaul Motivations behind active shooter attacks vary, but the tactics are similar. One to two active shooters, armed with semi-automatic rifles and semi-automatic pistols, select a densely populated location. Specific victims are not necessarily pre-selected, but rather a segment population is targeted based on the shooter’s selected location. Following a period […]

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Uniform Test Durability Results

By Charles Bausman The purpose of this research study is to provide the individual military consumer with mission direct data on the durability of the uniforms offered by Crye Precision, Arc’teryx LEAF, and the standard issue Army uniform given to those preparing to deploy. All uniforms tested are fire resistant models, designed specifically for wear […]

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Plate Carrier Load Bearing Study

by Charles Bausman and Liza Sarychev Background New products offered by Crye Precision and Mystery Ranch claim to redistribute the weight of a combat loaded plate carrier from the shoulder and low back to the hips. A reinforced stiff hip belt with attachments to the plate carrier is advertised to hold the plate carrier more […]

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Uniform Comparison Study: Army Combat Uniform

By Charles Bausman This week, we review the Army Combat Uniform, issued to soldiers deploying worldwide. This uniform is the baseline for the purpose of the study in comparison with the Arc’teryx LEAF and Crye Precision combat uniforms. We will test along the following criteria under identical conditions as the Crye and Arc’teryx uniforms: Fit/comfort […]

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U.S. Military Methods for Fear Inoculation

By Charles Bausman   Developing a soldier who is capable of overcoming fear is a problem that has presented itself to military organizations since the dawn of warfare. Fear is a inherently natural reaction to a life-threatening situation (combat), causing at best a less capable and decisive soldier. At worst, the soldier may endure a […]

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