Featured Scenes from the Fallen Brethren 3 Gun Match Recoil Staff October 7, 2015 Join the Conversation This weekend past saw Spartan Tactical of Texas host the 2015 5th Annual Fallen Brethren 3 Gun Challenge at the Spartan Tactical Range Complex near Dallas, TX. Spartan Tactical is run by Jim Smith, a US Army Special Mission Unit veteran who was present during the “Blackhawk Down” battle in Mogadishu and was wounded by enemy fire; the helo from which he was providing aerial sniper support (Super 6-1) crashed in the city (the first one to do so). Jim extricated himself from the wreckage, defended the surviving crew members and continued to fight at the crash site for many hours. Later he was instrumental in developing the training program for the Aysmmetric Warfare Group, was one of the first instructors called upon to establish and train the fledgling Air Marshal program after 9/11 and has continued to provide training to civilians and those on the sharp end alike in the years since. The fact is, it's hard to describe what an outstanding individual Jim is without sounding trite. It's not surprising that he runs a match like this, the proceeds of which go to fund scholarships for the children of fallen Unit members. These images are courtesy of the Spartan Tactical Range Complex and Jim Smith – many were taken by competitors and supporting organizations who tagged either Jim or the range complex or both. You can find Spartan Tactical online here or on Facebook here. Check out the Spartan Tactical Range Complex here (you can find the map online here). Make a donation to the Unit Scholarship Fund here. Here's a video overview of the facility. You can find many videos of the various stages right here. Explore RECOILweb:Best .38 Special Ammo: Home Defense, CCW, & PlinkingMuzzle brakes - Strike Industries slow mo comparison testB5 Systems Enhanced SOPMOD StockArmy Awards First Submachine Gun Contract in over 50 Years to B&T 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.