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Sunday Night Range Pr0n: Daryl Holland Combat Marksmanship

It occurred to me recently that looking at pictures or video from my friends’ training sessions always makes me want to get back out to the range myself. Often it makes me miss friends I see only once in a great while — the camaraderie evoked by shooting together is a frequently underrated (or at least under-discussed) aspect of our demographic. This led me to wonder if a weekly installment of different training events might not be well received by others who think like me. I figured I’d give it a go. For this first ‘edition’ I chose to shamelessly steal pictures from an album by Q Concepts. In it you’ll see former SMU operator, Mission X cadre member and Alias training instructor Daryl Holland teaching combat marksmanship. Quoc Ha shot the pictures, Holland did the teaching, Chen Lee helped make the arrangements; all three are friends, so it seemed perfectly apropos (and #proofofgoethe). This isn’t just because we should all be training (we should) but also because camaraderie is good for the soul. Going to the range (or shoothouse, or whatever) might just be one of the best ways there is enjoy the comradeship of good friends.

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“In comradeship is danger countered best.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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You can look at the entire album (it has about another 50 pictures) right here on Facebook.

What are your plans next week? It’s Sunday — that gives you 5 days to make arrangements to go loud with your friends, your family or a reputable instructor — hell, why not all three?

Let us know if you want us to continue the “Range Pr0n” series in the comments. If so we’ll take a look at all sorts of classes taken by all sorts of people.
Quoc Ha is the President of Q Concepts Design and Photography. A former volunteer with his local disaster assistance response team, he is now a Patrol Volunteer with his local police department. He’s a UCLA grad who recently married far above his station and is a damn genius not just with a camera, but with marketing and product design as well. He’s been responsible for not only the photography in several RECOIL issues but for a many companies in the firearms/tactical industry, in addition a number of other projects you may have seen before without realizing he was responsible — remember the Boba Fett Crye Precision Airframe helmet that helped raised a bunch of money for charity a couple years back? Are you familiar at all with Sideshow Collectibles? Check out Q Concepts online or on Facebook; follow Q on Instagram here (@q_concepts).
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Quoc Ha of Q Concepts working his magic.
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Q and I on assignment up in one of the towers at KASOTC last year in the Kingdom of Jordan, where we both first met Holland. Both Q and Daryl are stand up guys; training with them can hardly be called work. Picture courtesy of C.K. Redlinger of Mission X.

Holland is a retired US Army Sergeant Major who has been a part of hundreds of combat missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, the Philippines and on the Mexican border; during his 12 years with an SMU he served as an assaulter, sniper, assault team leader, sniper team leader and perhaps most significantly when it comes to his ability to teach, an OTC instructor. Only a handful of men in the world can say that. You can find out his training schedule here online. Read more and follow him on Facebook here.Daryl Holland Mission X Alias Training 5
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I don’t have a picture of me and Daryl, but this is him teaching my kids earlier this year at United States Shooting Academy during a visit to Tulsa. It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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#softwarebeforehardware

#camaraderiedontrust


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