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Pat Rogers

Pat Rogers is a retired Chief Warrant Officer of Marines and a retired NYPD Sergeant. Pat is the owner of E.A.G. Inc., which provides services to governmental organizations and private citizens. He can be reached at info@eagtactical.com.

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WHO’S OUT OF THE FIGHT? | Make Sure It’s Not You

The tactical community owes a lot to the various competitive shooting sports. They have been the driving force in not only the development of more efficient weapons, but also in sights and other accessories. In addition, they have led the way in developing technical shooting techniques, some...

Can’t See The Light? | Keep the Lens Clean By Patrick A. Rogers

The need for a weapon-mounted light (WML) is (or should be) obvious. You need the ability to acquire, identify and process a potential threat. Positive identification is an absolute, and may be the difference between shooting someone who does not need to be shot and properly servicing...

HIGH-VALUE TARGET | Reactive Beats Static By Patrick A. Rogers

For most shooters, targets consist of a flat piece of paper with a scoring ring, a nebulous shape (such as the bowling pin), or in some instances a humanoid representation. These targets often have general scoring rings, apparently to compensate for the lowering of standards and to...

Train Like It’s 2013 | Cost-Saving Measures

This is not the story I wanted to write this month. I wanted something upbeat, but circumstances have dictated that I write something relevant. The horror of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting—another crime committed by a mentally disturbed piece of human garbage—was followed by the horror of...

Overdue Optic Protection | TangoDown IO Lens Cover

Red Dot Sights (RDS) have been around for a long time, and large numbers have been used—and proven—in combat around the world. And while a segment of the population has a malady known as batteryphobia, smart people understand that the RDS is a force multiplier. Of those...

Let There Be Lights | Really Bright Lights

Man is a visual creature.  We gain most of our knowledge as well as our situational knowledge from seeing. But during periods of darkness, we lose that ability. The history of handheld lights goes back to when a Russian immigrant, Conrad Hubert, invented the flashlight in 1898. The improvements were slow at first, but in the...

Levels Of Achievement

Journey to Shooting Proficiency No one slides down the birth canal knowing how to do much of anything. We begin learning very early on, and if we are lucky, continue until the day we die. The learning process is incremental as well as continuous, and it is a journey that brings with it...

Get A Handle On Things | Bravo Company USA Gunfighter Grip

The term “pistol grip” is actually a misnomer when applied to long guns. For the M16 Family of Weapons (FOW), the nomenclature for the original grip was Grip, Rifle, Plastic, Black, NSN 1005 00 056 2250. When the M16A2 was introduced, the grip was modified to add a finger bump. The name remained the same...

Don’t Be A Zero When You Zero | The Man-Machine Connection

Zeroing can be defined as harmonizing the sights with the strike of the bullet. This is accomplished by firing the rifle over a known distance range, using a ballistic table for the weapon/ammunition combination. As with most tasks, there are variables and constants. A variable may be defined as a value that will change, and a constant...

Putting Down The Man Gun

Why I Switched To 9mm Change is constant. We get older, wiser, slower, grayer and hurt more easily. All of these add up to experience, which may be defined as what we get when we don’t get what we want. Carrying a handgun is something that is...