Smokeless Range Review

Smokeless Range Package

Smokeless Range

Smokeless Range Review

It is currently Summer time here in Texas, which means 100 degree weather for days. And as much as I love shooting, staying out in that heat is a beast, and indoor ranges are usually packed, loud, and have bad ventilation.  So during these summer months I spend less time outside shooting than I would like. In order to combat this I have been looking into different at home solutions. Being a big fan of airsoft and SIRT lasers I have come across the Smokeless Range by Laser-Ammo. What the Smokeless Range does that other similar products like L.A.S.R. does not, is allow you to use a projector or large screen TV. So instead of just placing a piece of paper, and pointing a camera to catch the light. This lets you practice against moving and reactive targets. Such as a Dueling Tree:

Travis Haley Adaptive Kalash – Review

Haley AK

Travis Haley – Adaptive Kalash

Adaptive Kalash

Adaptive Kalash is Travis Haley’s Instructional DVD about running the AK rifle. I watched this using Panteao’s subscription service.

Haley starts off Adaptive Kalash with a introduction on the AK platform, and maybe its just me but he seamed to start off pretty negative about it. He talks about his “respect” for the platform in one sentence and then goes on about how many women and children that it has killed over its years. “Keep a open mind” about this “battle field pick up” he likes to repeat. During this intro he says more negative things this rifle has done, as if it was the rifles doing and not its users, then he talks about anything else. Kind of a bummer way to start i think.

After he covers the four safety rules, he starts digging more into the actual AK rifle. He goes into a good overview of what to look for when you are picking one out and why they have such varying price points. It was nice to see that he likes to run a more stock AK than his tricked out ARs tend to be. He talks about looking out for crooked sights, sloppy hand-guards, different barrels, just a good overview on what to look for. I thought he would have gone more into the fact that the AK has to have a certain amount of US parts and more into the actual importing of the rifle but its understandable why he did not. I feel like here would have been a good chance to go more into its history.

Combat Lifesaver Video – John Spears

Combat Lifesaver with John Doc Spears

Combat Lifesaver with John Doc Spears

Combat Lifesaver

Still riding on my Combat Medical kick, I watched the Panteao Productions Combat Lifesaver with John “Doc” Spears. Its a new video from them and their first medical based one. How to treat trauma is one of those things to where you can never be to good at it nor can you ever get to much information. So i was glad when i finally got a chance to watch this one. NOTE: If you want more information about combat medical course stuff please view my other posts on that topic. I don’t plain on rewriting all that here, this is just a brief review.

Mr. Spears starts right into it with talking about Care Under Fire section of the TCCC and was very good about giving you locations online to where you can get the newest information. He talks about the importance of helping your self and helping others in such situations. How you need to be a fighter first (secure the area) and a medic second. He talks about the differences from civilian trauma (think car accidents) and tactical trauma (gun shots). Which really put the Trauma First Responder course and the Tactical Medic courses i have taken last year into a good perspective. He discussed how they cover the same ideas but the importance and risks of certain injuries are different. Over all the start of this video was very informative and well done.