Featured Matt Jacques featured on the Practical Tactical podcast David Reeder October 4, 2013 Join the Conversation RECOILweb contributor Matt Jacques was recently featured on the Practical Tactical Podcast. If you're interested in what he has to say, listen to it here. He discusses how he came to some of the opinions he has, his experiences during some of specialized operations during his career, his philosophy on training mindset and many other aspects of being a prepared, trained and educated gun owner. (Note: the Practical Tactical Podcast is worth checking on regularly, by the way, and not just because of Matt). Note: if you're interested in training with Victory First, there is a class coming up fast at the Tango Down range in West Virginia. Details are here; as of this morning there were a few slots left. Because this is the first time in many months Matt has been able to break away from his industry consulting efforts (and because he spent a few months convalescing after a major surgery to fix a line of duty injury) there may be a few “big names” from the firearms industry in attendance. That's not the primary reason you should consider taking the course, so we're clear – you should consider taking it because it's unique and it's invaluable. I was privileged to attend the inaugural Victory First course last year and I can attest to the quality of instruction. That was my first opportunity to spend any time around Jacques. Since then I've come to know him as one of the most humble, down-to-earth, passionate and pragmatic instructors I've ever met — and he is damn dangerous. This is the Victory First class registration page. If you ever carry a gun in a concealed position, on duty or off, you should consider training with Victory First. Just don't play Dejarik with Matt, unless you plan on letting him win. Victory First – Fundamentals of Everyday Carry (Completely Concealed) Date: October 19th, 20th, 2013 Location: Tango Down Range 1391 Allensville Road Hedgesville, WV 25427 Times: 0800 to 1600 Cost: $500 This class is going to cover the fundamentals and dynamics of carrying a concealed handgun as a DAILY responsibility, and lifestyle. All handgun presentations will come from a concealed holster. We will be training as you would be at 7-11, the grocery store or a restaurant. Topics: – Safety – Equipment selection and considerations – Methods of concealment – Carry positions and applicability – Fundamentals – Presentations from concealment – Reloads: Combat and Tactical – Clearing malfunctions – Close contact drills / CQB – Timed speed and accuracy “standards” – Stress inducing drills – Multiple threats / threat selection Required Kit: – Wrap around Eye Protection – Ear protection (electronic preferred) – Baseball style hat – Seasonal weather gear / rain gear – STURDY pistol belt – Production Handgun, preferably 12 round capacity or higher – Concealment Holster – **SEE NOTES AT BOTTOM** – Double magazine carrier – 4 high capacity magazines MINIMUM – A cover garment- Button down shirt, sweatshirt, jacket. How do you carry concealed? – 800 rounds of factory ammunition – Cleaning kit / lubrication ** Holsters MUST be capable of holstering without use of the support hand. Old leather pancake style or inside the waistband holsters that do not retain their opening when the handgun is removed are NOT permitted. ** Shoulder rigs ARE NOT permitted ** ** SERPA holsters ARE NOT permitted ** ** Only US citizens can participate in training. You will be required to sign a credential and waiver of liability before participating in training. Explore RECOILweb:SHOT16: Fabryka Broni-RADOM MSBS CarbineSuppressor Enhancement: Making A Can QuieterBullpup Pistols and Skinny DerringersFriday Night Gun Porn: Halloween Horror Shotgun Match 2015 NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.