Merry Christmas Leadheads! Welcome back to the Nordic Components’ Talking Lead Show episode: TLP 182 Training The Israel Defense Forces Way. Fresh from our mind-blowing trip to the 1st ever CAA/Hartman “Train The Trainer The IDF WAY” course at the state-of-the-art ALTAIR training facilities in Florida we put together this highlight overview show for you. Frequent guest of the Talking Lead Show and star of several of our YouTube videos, CEO of CAA & Hartman Optics, Lt. Col. Mikey Hartman joins us along with several of my fellow participants and the Firearms Industry’s most prolific journalists, writers & videographers to walk you through our experiences:
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Mikey Hartman – CEO of CAA, co-owner and founder of Hartman Optics and former Commander of the IDF Sharpshooting and Marksmanship School, Mikey has trained over 500,000 soldiers during his 22-year career in the IDF. Mikey joined the IDF at 19 years old and quickly became Israel’s IDF shooting champion. As a lieutenant in the IDF, he led the army’s marksmanship unit, established the IDF Sharpshooting and Marksmanship School and completely revamped the shooting instructors’ course. He also developed the IDF Shooting Doctrine.
Andre’ M. Dall’au is the Media Editor at Big 3 East is also a frequent contributor to various magazines and websites having hundreds of articles, photographs and videos – including one that has had over 22 million views on YouTube.
David Fortier After a decade in the Military Aerospace industry David Fortier decided to make a switch. So in 1998 he began writing for the firearms industry and quickly became successful penning articles for a dozen popular titles. A Master Class competitor in NRA High Power, he received the prestigious Carl Zeiss Outdoors Writer of the Year award in 2004. http://www.firearmsnews.com/author/dfortier/
Kevin Landers is a combat veteran of 9 years as an Infantryman with multiple combat tours and awards to include a CIB. After a medical discharge, As a side project, he decided to start Gear and Gun Reviews. A YouTube channel dedicated to bringing honest reviews, events, and behind the scenes looks at some of the most interesting products and innovations in the Firearms industry. https://www.facebook.com/gearandgunreviews/?fref=ts
Kevin Reichard as a father of 2, Kevin Reichard is an average American dad who takes the responsibility of protecting his family very seriously! Everyday concealed carry psychology, non-lethal alternatives, real world scenarios, concealed carry and EDC product reviews, Firearms Training and more are on the Youtube channel “Kevin the TacDaddy” and Gun News Weekly. Owner / Operator, TacDaddy.com EverydayCarryLIFE.com e-commerce websites. http://www.everydaycarrylife.com/
Timothy Yan is a freelance writer and Field Editor with articles published in Firearms News, Book of the AR15, Book, Book of the AK47, Be Ready! Magazine, and other Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) Special Interest Publications (SIP). He also run his own review website: Guns & Tech. A five year veteran of the US Marine Corps during which he served as a marksmanship instructor in the 1st Marine Division.
Curtis R. Hallstrom Jr. is the producer of the VSO Gun Channel and Owner/CEO of VSO Media LLC (VSO), an RD/T&E, media production, and consulting firm servicing the firearm industry. While establishing VSO, he worked as a scientific analyst in multiple roles, including work as a subcontractor with a CBRNE research group. VSO is a regular media contributor to Full30.com and Big3 East Media. https://www.patreon.com/VSO_GUN_CHANNEL
Jim Grant is a prolific firearms writer who has contributed to more than a dozen different publications including big names like Firearms News and Tactical Weapons. Jim has acted as editor for sites like Guns.com, and was the youngest author in Shotgun News’ 86-year history to be published on its cover. http://b3e.org/the-caa-micro-roni-review-by-jim-grant/
John Peterson is a former Army Special Forces soldier with service before and after 9/11 overseas both as an SF troop and intelligence contractor. John has served as a full time firearms instructor at Smith & Wesson Academy and Sig Sauer Academy for 3 years each, then a tour in Afghanistan as a Special Forces soldier, then serving at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security before becoming a contractor supporting the war effort. He has taught in over 60 types of firearms, tactics, driving, and intelligence courses as well as at 55 conferences to date. Twitter: @jtfpeterson Websites: www.iacsp.com www.latteparty.org
Several elite trainers with extensive backgrounds in firearms training, close quarter combat, counterterrorism and more were brought in to assist with our training. We were trained to be a trainer in the IDF manner. Each of us was paired up with a partner to learn the Train the Trainer – IDF Style by using the Micro Roni with Fixed Sights a Micro Roni Stab with a Hartman MH1 Reflex Sight and an M4 with the MH-1 Reflex Sight. Listen in for more details and be sure to check out the other guys’ links for #badasseryness videos and articles.