(Click the target to download)

This is our first of a few new printable targets/drills that we will be sharing.  This comes as a direct feedback from you guys asking if we had Moat Group specific shooting drills for your Ramparts Assignments.  Here you go!

The video below should explain everything, but the key take away’s are:

Throttle Control, Breathing, Offset.  Mix that in with proper fundamentals and you should do fairly well.  Remember…this IS NOT a pass or fail drill.  This is a REPEATABLE and MEASURABLE drill.  We’ve designed it for you guys to keep your data and compare your results over time.

Hope you enjoy it and find it challenging.

GPS Battery Caddy - Question from a reader

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Had a reader ask about the battery system attached to my Garmin 62S.  It is quite simple.  Just a C123 battery caddy from Storacell and some industrial strength hook and loop Velcro from Home Depot.

“There is no such thing as being too competitive. There is committed and then there is the more committed. Next time you find yourself on the losing end of a competition, ask yourself if you are as committed to success as your competitor. Then do something about it.”
— The Moat Group

Things to consider about training

I was talking to a fan of The Moat Group blog earlier today and he made a statement that I figured was coming…”You guys must be traveling a lot, the activity on the blog has been slower.”

Yes and No. We have been traveling a bit lately but we have also had a shift in focus on Moat Group activities. The Blog is one aspect of the group. We also do consulting (business, development, and marketing) and have recently (and rather accidentally) fallen into training.

Over the last 2 months we’ve conducted a healthy amount of one on one or one on three (at most) firearms ‘clinics’. These started out as friends of the group getting together, wanting to increase their skill level and pick our brains on certain skills. Then it grew into local acquaintances wanting some instruction. Then it grew into guys willing to fly in from other states to get some personal one on one time. So even though it appears we haven’t been active through the blog, we’ve been quite active in other aspects.

The firearms trainings have been in a focused one on one format. And as a ‘non professional’ (what the industry would deem…meaning non celebrity, non endorsed, or wanna be celebrity trainer) we prefer this for many reasons. I list these reasons below to provoke some thought in your own training (for you instructors out there) and for you to think about when picking an instructor or school (for you students).

“I train Performance Shooting and I define it as: Applying the correct ratio of speed and accuracy to dynamic shooting situations with a goal of scoring maximum points in minimum time, with 100% accountability.”

Frank Proctor (Way Of The Gun).

I like this. A lot.

Slides from a presentation to a Mother’s Defensive Performance class put on by a local martial arts school.  We were guest speakers asked to share some knowledge. Slides from a presentation to a Mother’s Defensive Performance class put on by a local martial arts school.  We were guest speakers asked to share some knowledge. Slides from a presentation to a Mother’s Defensive Performance class put on by a local martial arts school.  We were guest speakers asked to share some knowledge. Slides from a presentation to a Mother’s Defensive Performance class put on by a local martial arts school.  We were guest speakers asked to share some knowledge.

Slides from a presentation to a Mother’s Defensive Performance class put on by a local martial arts school. We were guest speakers asked to share some knowledge.

1 Year Anniversary

Yesterday was our 1 Year Anniversary. This was our first post ever on this little project. Amazing to think what has been accomplished in one short year. It is all owed back to you guys, the readers and supporters of The Moat Group Blog. We don’t advertise, we don’t push our brand. We just do our thing, stay true to ourselves and hope that someone out there is listening. We have grown a tremendous amount in just 1 year. We hope to continue the growth and continue to produce material that keeps you guys coming back for more. We have a vision of where this project can go. We are learning as we travel this journey together. Hopefully you are learning, growing, and developing from the material you find here as well. Thank you all. Truly. Thank You

"What’s in your Loadout, Dude?"

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One of the most common questions asked (almost always asked by hobbiest without real world field work experience…nothing wrong with that) is….What is your “loadout” like?  What is in your “loadout”?  What’s your “loadout”?

First off…I was always taught that the term “Loadout” was what you were carrying out into the field….IE the multiple packs, med supplies, sometimes multiple clothing layers, munitions, ammo, tech, basically all your field gear that may or may not be used on specific direct action, medical, support, or surveillance applications.  It’s not always ‘Hollywood’ cool guy glitz and glamor.  Nobody wants to hear about the 3 Pelican cases filled with electronics, laptops, wires, chargers, etc…but technically that IS part of the loadout.  Will I use it all the time?  No.  But it is LOADED OUT to the field none the less.  So technically, Charmin Ultrasoft is in my loadout…does anyone make a high speed pouch for that?