Defense Nominate someone to train with Jim Smith of Spartan Tactical Recoil Staff May 13, 2014 Join the Conversation Have a friend who is a LEO or in the military? Nominate him or her to train with Jim Smith, HMFIC of Spartan Tactical! Smith, for those of you who don't know him, spent his military career in SOF units (including deployments as a member of 1ST SFOD-D). He was the primary sniper in Super 61 during the ‘Blackhawk Down' fight Mogadishu. A firearms instructor with over 25 years experience, Jim is the recipient of numerous military honors and civilian recognition, including the Carlos Hathcock Award. His company Spartan Tactical runs its own training facility on a ranch in Texas. Spartan Tactical and Vertx will be selecting 6 nominees to join Smith on an all-expense paid training seminar to be held this October. Nomination will be based on the following criteria: 1. Selfless Service 2. Commitment to Community and Fellow Officers 3. Professionalism 4. Integrity 5. Tactical Proficiency You can make your nomination here. Explore RECOILweb:The Ashley Update: On the Range with Nick IrvingAnd this is why we wear our eyes and earsPreview - Patterned Polymer DyeingRECOIL Issue #10 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.