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[Video] 1961 Army Special Forces: Bow & Arrow Vs. Firearms

Silent Warriors

This video from around 1961 highlights the bow and arrow skills of the “Silent Warriors” from the Army’s 19th Group Special Forces Group, based at Draper, Utah. This is before the Green Berets.

bow and arrow vs. 1961 army firearms

Penetrating Power Of The Arrow

This 2½ minute clip titled the “Silent Warriors” is from an episode of the US Army series “The Big Picture.” It discusses the potential superiority of the bow and arrow in certain tactical situations including:

  • accuracy and extremely powerful and penetrating strikes,
  • “swift silence” over long distances, and
  • not revealing position by muzzle flash or smoke.

A “penetration” challenge test against other small arms projectiles is set up at the firing range.

VIDEO Demonstration And More Details On PAGE 2

[Video] Easy Way To Pick Up & Sort Range Brass

Save Time & Money At The Range

If you’re a frequent firing range user, you know the headache of picking up the brass cartridge casings. Actually, it’s more of a backache/knee pain.

brass cartridges

Sweeping Up Spent Cartridges On The Range

I know some ranges don’t allow brass pickup, but if yours does, you may want to consider two items: the Brass Wizard cartridge case pickup tool, and the Shell Sorter baskets.

VIDEO Cartridge Pick-Up Demo On Page 2

[Video] Extreme Close-In Practice At The Firing Range

Training For Realistic Situations

When practicing with your EDC firearm at the range, you should vary both the your distances to the target and your shooting stances. Close-in threats occur within 7 yards, most a lot closer.

assailant close to you

Close-In Firing Range Practice

Whether open or concealed carry, you need to practice so you’re comfortable (and quick) responding to these “in-your-face” life or death threats.

On The NEXT PAGE: VIDEO Of Realistic Practice At The Range

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[Video] Asking For Help At the Range

If You Don’t, Know Ask …

While at the indoor range shooting pistols and an AK, the Skinny Medic and his buddy Lou noticed an older gentleman practicing next to them.

The older guy fumbled about when loading, and when he shot … well, sometimes he hit the paper target.

assisting at the gun range

Thanks For The Help

It was pretty obvious the man had never shot a pistol before. It appeared he had probably never held one. But SM and his buddy were reluctant to butt in.

VIDEO On How We Helped On Page 2