1st place PCC and 4th Overall out of 73 shooters at the local hoser fest.
After making a major change to AIWB carry I have realized that this is not only a lifestyle change but also a total dedication to retraining my hands. I noticed some things at my most recent pistol class that are worth sharing here.
If you have ever wondered how Bravo got started well here it is direct from the owner of Bravo Concealment.
Here's a unique look at tracking a moving target. Many thanks to Dawn of Defense for allowing me access to their range for this video.
Recently I was running an impromptu class for a couple of friends and noticed some minor trigger finger placement issues. It was a prime opportunity to show the guys that while they were following the standard safety rules of moving with their trigger finger off the trigger they were actually still placing them in an incorrect position and needed to be higher on the frame. Here's why.
Instructor Zero Pushes his limits with his support hand in this great cardio drill.
A good rule of thumb when planning your attire for training classes is: If you wouldn’t wear it out to dinner with your friends and family, you probably shouldn't wear it to class. Wearing things to class that you don't wear on the streets is just waisted training reps. Train smart, plan ahead.
What would you consider a tough holster? What kind of test would you do to challenge the durability of your inside the waistband (IWB) holster? Well SK Tactical has done the work. They ran 7 different holsters through the ringer and guess you came out on top.
I’ll be blunt and tell you that the best way to carry a pistol is AIWB. Hands down it’s the most effective way to carry, defend it from a gun grab, and the easiest to access while driving. AIWB is the new way to carry and Bravo Concealment has various options to consider in this stye.
Last year there was an incident in Dallas, TX where a Police Officer had taken cover at a pillar in front of a building and was trading shots with the bad guy. He made the fatal mistake of searching for his threat on the same side of the pillar where he'd seen him last.
We're out here today with a drill for ya this is our Match Performance Series. This is the RockStar Drill, six with the rifle, reload it, six more with the rifle, transition, get the pistol out for the final six rounds, and the par time we're looking for is ten seconds.
We know you have been waiting patiently for new gun type options. We would like to apologize for the long wait and assure you that we are constantly working around the clock to expand our holster options.
On campus, concealed carry is of utmost importance. In a setting where there is an estimated less than 1% of students that carry, most students are unknowledgeable in the world of firearms. Adding to this, most professors have a disdain for campus carry, with the rationale of, “This is my classroom and I am not comfortable with it.”
I watch people doing a lot of busy work before they load their handgun. The quick answer to the loading procedure for me is to insert a mag that I have pre verified that has enough ammo to see me through the drills. I put the mag in, rack the weapon so you pass the loaded chamber indicator and holster up that's it.
I'll give you a hypothetical; you are pulling into the Wall-Mart parking lot and you see two dudes running into the store dressed like I am. What do you do? Some of you are saying I get out of the vehicle and I give chase and I put them down. Some of you are saying I get on the gas and I leave. Each of us at one point in our lives has said I'm gonna do this and I'm gonna do that.
Bravo Concealment's very own CEO will share his EDC gear, insights, philosophy, and many other tidbits that drive Bravo Concealment to be the best. Here are a few of the responses we get on a daily basis from our most valuable source of information, you, our customers. From everyone here at Bravo Concealment Thank you!
First of, let’s understand concealment. In simple tactical terms it means being hidden from the enemy. Concealment is different than cover, which is being shielded from gun fire. When operating in the dark we are naturally concealed, unless someone has night vision.
One of the facets of training, of training like you lived setting yourself up for success is making sure that whenever possible you have an identical set of everything. I carry two 21 rounders from Magpul and a 15 rounders standard Glock OEM mag for my 19 all loaded up with hollow-point.
This is in response to a lot of the vehicle training that I've been doing in recent years. That opened my eyes to trying to find a way to distill the motions that I was doing to get into the vehicle in a very consistent manner so that I was no longer having to think about the procedure.
When you carry concealed, there is a lot of focus on "um well my firearm prints." Guys printing is not that big a deal. Unless people are like walking around eyeballing everybody. You know trying to figure our who is carrying a gun. Guys society doesn't do that.
We’ve all done it. Asked our loved one; “can you see my gun?”. When we start carrying our gun daily for the first time, we tend to be very cautious of how much our gun prints (shows outline of gun through the shirt).
This is like no other holster you have ever seen. The integrated 10 degree inward cant is built into the holster itself, hence the word “integrated”. This allows for the grip of the gun to rest closer to the body for the maximum concealment of your handgun.
But its very useful to train the transition between the stand up position and ground position. Very good drill for fitness, for aiming, for trigger. To set the finger with the upper and lower body during a dynamic action. Very very useful.
There is great power in asking for a supervisor, in a controlled voice, and standing your ground. There is even greater power in handing your tablet to said supervisor and asking them to read the regulations from their own website.
People think that fiber optic sights are fragile, I got news for you fiber optic sights are not fragile. Alright, watch.
This is a new upgrade to their DOS, Drop Out of Sight line, and it contours the entire holster to fit more closely to the body.
This is very useful drill. The next step is to do the same action. So, 1, 2, 1. Reload. Engage the plate. So, we train. Reload. So basically, remember you need to work little bit out of the box. And you work like, for example the boxer, so we don’t go to the change out of reload, the dry reload, emergency reload.
Here is the other thing with appendix carry you look more trim. Like you know, I'm a fairly big guy, but can you guys actaully tell that I have knife, two 21 round PMAGS on me, and a pistol in an appendix carry rig. This is a Drop Out of Sight from Bravo Concealment.
Instructor Zero challenges his buddies to a Dueling Tree Marathon. Can he make it to 100 consecutive shots?
Abner Miranda gives his take on what to do with your truck gun(s). Take a few minutes and see if his solution could work for your weapon(s).
Everyone knows that practice makes perfect. Mitch Barlow is here to demonstrate some of his practice drills/exercises. Click to see the first video in the new Match Performance Series.
In case you have been living under a rock, Abner Miranda explains the advantages of the new DOS-Torsion holster.
Our Iconic DOS holster is getting an upgrade and is now better than ever! Our breakthrough Torsion Technology allows the gun holster to conceal your handgun better than ever!
An emerging carry style known as appendix carry inside the waistband (AIWB). Bravo Concealment makes a great AIWB holster, the Drop Out of Sight (DOS). Here is why I like it so much.
Bravo Concealment has made finding your holster even easier. Please see the video to learn how easy it is to find the best EDC holster.
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Change the way you conceal carry... FOREVER. Bravo Concealment Gun Holsters are designed with CONCEALMENT in mind.
Not all holsters are created equal. Daniel Shaw explains why he chooses the DOS holster over all others on the market today.
We’re already seeing the signs of financial strain turning to bust. There are going to be companies closing their doors in the next few weeks, and I’m not the only one suspecting that we’re going to have a lot of empty booths at SHOT Show as companies restructure their financials in hopes of surviving.
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Carrying a weapon is like anything else that you put your mind to. I chose a modicum of discomfort so that I’m prepared should trouble come looking for me. I hope you’ll consider the SNS-UCR for your dedicated pistol mag concealment needs.
Watch the video below and see how Zero uses his Bravo Concealment holster to practice and make his reloads effortless.
As difficult as it is to say, there may come a time when you may have to get on the gas and leave an area when you see trouble coming. I decided a long time ago that if I was already in a venue and something got started I would do something about it, if possible. My training has opened my eyes and helped me temper my planned response to an attack.
Instructor Zero explains and demonstrates how important it is to train your support/guard hand.
Most think that SNS-R stands for Shoot-N-Scoot Rig. Nope, that’s just the catchy name I gave it. What those letters really stand for are Sympathetic Nervous System Rig.
The other way in which I use steel is with the aforementioned Challenge Targets 6” Pistol Plates. These are 1/4” AR500 steel and are rated for pistol use only. While this limits their use they’re actually a lot more useful, to me, than heavy static target systems.
This is how it normally goes in training. The instructor would create a malfunction and the shooter would fail to release the rifle and transition to their pistol. Why? Because they were caught in what I refer to as vapor lock. It’s an automotive term look it up.
The long awaited Inside the Waistband (IWB) light bearing holster is finally here and many are wondering what is the best way to properly conceal the DOS-L?
We pride ourselves in making sure every customer is matched with the ideal holster for their concealment needs. We promptly answer any and all questions via phone, email, or any form you choose to communicate with us.
Achieve "Maximum Concealment" with Bravo Concealment holsters.
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When I first saw the video of the DART officer being engaged at the pillar I said “that dude’s about to get...killed!” I saw it coming because I’ve trained extensively on how to work from cover.
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I want you to keep in mind that if you’re spending the money for weapons and ammo, hotel, food, time off work, wear and tear on your vehicle...why wouldn’t you spend money on good support gear?
Want the best way to conceal your holster? Try the Bravo Concealment Pancake style belt loops for maximum concealment.
When I first started shooting rifles, many years ago, red dots were very expensive. So by sheer default I learned how to shoot iron sites, quite well I might add. For those who’ve recently entered our industry, you need to understand that red dot optics are a very new thing.
Instructor Zero is pushing his personal limitations by running drills that test Muscle Memory vs. Cognitive Function.