Category Archives: Designated Marksman

Range Tools – Don’t Get Caught without Them

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU As with many of you, I’ve been on public rifle ranges where some new shooter turns up with a new rifle and scope but has no tools to mount it. Or the scope is mounted … Continue reading

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What Causes Fliers? – The Curse of the Precision Shooter

By Mark V. Lonsdale We’ve all had that four-shot one-hole group only to throw the fifth shot out of the group – what we ubiquitously call “a flier.” The same can happen in any form of bullseye target shooting or … Continue reading

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Developing Shooting Habits for Success

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU The premise for this paper is that no matter how much you shoot or how many competitions you win, the basic fundamentals of marksmanship remain the same. You never graduate from reinforcing the fundamentals, or … Continue reading

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DON’T GO UNDER GUNNED

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU So what does it mean to be under gunned? Much of this discussion is situation dependent, but in short, under gunned means that the firearm that you are carrying or selected lacks either power, range, … Continue reading

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Designated Defensive Marksman – DDM

Designated Defensive Marksman (DDM) is a term that came out of security contractor operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. While the prerequisite for DDMs was 3-4 years of sniper training and experience (military or law enforcement), it would not have been … Continue reading

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American Defense AR Patrol Rifle

Originally posted on Specialized Tactical Training Unit – STTU:
By Mark V. Lonsdale – STTU I have just begun evaluating the American Defense UIC Mod 2 so check back for progress and updates. What I can tell you is that,…

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