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Chappy is the Tactical Applications Manager for Steiner Optics and Beretta Defense Technologies. A professional weapons and tactics instructor since 1994, Chappy also teaches armed citizens, law enforcement and military personnel with EAG Tactical and LMS Defense.

Recent Posts

Open Carry - Some thoughts on the subject

Posted by Chappy on Apr 3, 2017 8:41:00 AM


One of the benefits of working in the firearms industry is that I get to work with all sorts of people. As an instructor, I sometimes have the pleasure of training citizen shooters. They may be looking for help learning how to use a pistol to defend their homes or carry concealed. At the other end of the spectrum, I also have the honor of training some of the most experienced and hardened warriors in the world. Those folks use weapons much like a carpenter uses a hammer (and view it in much the same way.)

Each of these groups makes equipment and training decisions through their own paradigm, and that keeps instructors like me on their toes. For example, civilians might have basic questions about topics that experienced operators understand viscerally, and vice versa. In short, different groups like this have different priorities and needs.

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Topics: Concealed Carry

In defense of the trigger reset (yes: it's important)

Posted by Chappy on Apr 20, 2015 3:26:00 PM


In my 20 years of travels around the world learning, teaching and engaging in the martial art of gunfighting, I see and hear many theories about shooting.  Some of these are valid and have been proven over and over in lethal encounters.  A great many teaching points and drills I see, however, are mere shadows of the real purpose of whatever skill was originally intended to be taught, or are based on the purely academic knowledge base of an instructor.

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Topics: Dynamic Shooting