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CONTENTS 3

A MODERN View of the Warrior Culture -Editor

4 Opinion

Carrying with an Empty Chamber -Editor

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6 SAY WHEN

Drawing the Handgun -Staff

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TRAINING The Thin Blue Line -Chuck Porter

11 CARBON STEEL The Art of Knife Making -Bryant Herrera

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13 WHISKEY A Look at an American Icon -Fred Mastison

15 IRIMI Philosophies -Teresa Mastison

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GET TO THE POINT Pressure Points for Modern Combatives -Fred Mastison

21 EVENTS Upcoming Events


TAKE A KNEE

Letter From The Editor

A MODERN LOOK AT THE WARRIOR CULTURE Thank you for taking time from a busy life to read this humble collection of thoughts. The Warrior’s Forge is a publication dedicated to sharing information relative to those living the warrior lifestyle in a modern world. It is designed to offer opinions and insights into every corner of the warrior lifestyle and beyond. From guns to gurus there are few subjects that we are not open to. Perhaps a bit unvarnished, yet never a soap box echoing the obvious in our realm. TOPICS In that there is no specific agenda or monetary restraints, we will explore topics that rarely get the time of day in traditional publications. CONTRIBUTORS Our contributors are pros in their arena and are encouraged to share what they really believe and think about the topics they cover. We are also open to queries from others in the industry who have something important to share. GOALS The goal of this publication is simple. I wanted to give voice to a quiet group of people that live as warriors in our world. Those who see the warrior culture as more than the simple mastery of weapons. It is a deepening of their lives and an attempted mastery of the “Art of Life.” It is this driving ideal that will determine the content you will see. I sincerely hope you enjoy it.

FRED MASTISON Managing Editor

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Editorial hen the black flag goes

up you will need to get your gun into the fight as quickly as possible. With that bit of obviousness being said, there is a growing trend for people to carry a defensive handgun without a round in the chamber. When I ask them why they would do such a thing, the answers cover a spectrum but always come back to the old cliché, “It is safer.” They will then regale me with how the elite Israelis carry this way. As a long time professional in the firearms world I can tell you without hesitation that this is flat out wrong. I would like to sugar coat it, but the topic is too

BY: Fred Mastison

important to beat around the bush. I have been shown elaborate slide racking techniques performed as the gun comes out of the holster. Instead of seeing a smooth masterful technique, all I see is time wasted.

CARRY HOT

There are countless points I could make about this topic but for the sake of brevity I will keep it limited to two points. First is the eternal enemy...time. If you are in a situation where you need to produce your handgun for self-defense, the clock will be ticking. Having to add the step of loading the chamber could

READY TO FIGHT?


literally cost you your life. You may not have the luxury of time and data suggests that lethal encounters often happen in very close proximity. You will not want to chance a wrestling match for your gun while you take time to load it. The act of presenting a handgun into a fight takes practice to be smooth and fast. Stress will make that task even more difficult to execute efficiently. Adding an extra step into the process is a recipe for disaster.

Safety

As I mentioned earlier, the main reason presented for this method is safety. “It is safer to carry without a round in the chamber.� I would argue that it is the exact opposite. This boils down to the fear of a negligent discharge with your handgun. The answer to this is not neutering your weapon, but training with it. It may seem harsh, but if you are so uncomfortable with your

gun handling skills that you are in constant fear of a negligent discharge—you should not be carrying a gun yet. Modern firearms do not spontaneously discharge. Nor do they fire when bumped or moved. The trigger needs to be depressed to make it fire. Through training and practice you will gain confidence in your ability to safely carry a defensive firearm. Please understand that I do not intend this to be a chastising article. I understand and have trained with people that are sincerely fearful of a negligent discharge. Through proper education though that fear can be overcome. We carry a handgun to protect ourselves and our loved ones. To enjoy the level of protection it is capable of, the chamber needs to be loaded. A clear voice once said that racking the slide in a gun fight could be the last thing you ever do.


Say When

THE DRAW 1. Index the gun with your shooting hand. Place your support side hand on your abdomen. 2. In one smooth motion pull the gun directly up and out of the holster. Bring it high to ensure you clear the holster completely.

3. Drop your elbow now and bring the muzzle of the gun into the target area.

4. Start moving your support side hand towards the gun and melt it together with the shooting hand.

5. With your finger on the trigger and dynamic tension in your hands, begin driving the gun into position.

6. Bring the gun into your line of sight and finish taking the remaining slack out of the trigger to break your shot.


BY CHUCK PORTER


TRAINING As a retired law enforcement officer who began my career in 1998, I have had the opportunity to attend numerous training sessions. Over the years, I have watched both the evolution and devolution of training practices. There have been some strides in the right direction, and conversely, some steps that have taken the profession backwards. Before writing this article, I reached out to cops across the country, both in person and through the magic of social media, to find out what was good, bad, or stagnant in their agency’s training programs. I was surprisingly not surprised, as I heard what I expected to hear. A resounding “we need more.” At the top of the list; more firearms training, more mental health training, more investigative training, more defensive tactics training, and most importantly, we need the communities that employ us to understand that we need the funding to pay for it. When we hear members of law enforcement say “training” our first thought naturally turns to firearms, most likely because that is our favorite activity. For years, the running joke was, “If we are ever attacked by hordes of paper that moved in two dimensions, we’re all set!” Agencies of all sizes have recognized the need to move from the cliché once a year orgy of tape, pasties, and timed drills, to three-dimensional scenario based situations. What once was the standard in law enforcement training has been evolving. Agencies across the country have begun to incorporate more real world scenarios. I have found that overall, agencies are moving in a positive direction in this area. Shooting on the move, drawing while seated in a patrol car, the practical applications. The advent of Simunitions and other training aids have allowed for more “real life” environments, complete with little, swollen, painful reminders of mistakes made. Even with a limited budget, an agency can afford to train for real world possibilities, and breaking from the mold of once a year pa-

Although firearms training is critical, it is only one tool in the toolbox. The likelihood of having to use a duty weapon for its intended purpose is relatively slim, despite the recent uptick in gun violence against cops. What is more likely is having to put hands on a suspect. Any interaction could become physical, whether to hang on to a suspect to affect an arrest or to get them off of you so you can handle business properly. Defensive tactics training is often substandard, an afterthought. In many instances officers are spending their own money and personal time to make up for the deficit. Jujitsu, krav maga, MMA, and other fighting systems are quite popular and effective, however, agencies are reluctant to incorporate them into their training programs

Although firearms training is critical, it is only one tool in the toolbox. for many reasons. One argument, that these systems are sports and not technique based, is particularly aggravating. I believe a counter argument of, “If you are not going to teach us to use it, teach us how to defend against it.” could be made. As cops we train with every tool on our belt, but for some reason the most frequently used “weapon” at an officer’s disposal is being ignored. That is a step back. MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING The topic of recognizing and responding to people with mental health issues has been a hot button issue for years. Advocates and caregivers of those affected by mental health problems have pressed for more comprehensive training for the law enforcement community. In my unscientific method of gathering information, I learned that some agencies are still asking for more mental health related training while others have incorporated some type of Crisis Intervention as a regular block of instruction. I see this topic as stagnant in the big picture of law enforcement training, with some agencies taking strides forward and others being satisfied with their current model. Some may desire more specialized training but lack the resources and funding to make it a reality.


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MY PERSONAL TAKE AWAYS

“You can't always get what you want. You can't always get what you want. You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, Well, you might find You get what you need.”

With regard to mental health, to what level should the road officer be trained? Is there a responsibility, in the heat of the moment, to perform an on the spot diagnosis of some mental illness, or is the job still the protection of life and property? When presented with a deadly force situation where a split-second decision must be made does it matter to a responding officer that the person with the gun is autistic?

It is the reality that we all deal with in the law enforcement universe – the lack of funding. What value does an individual agency or city council place on training? Maybe training is a high priority but the budget is just not available. We all know that it is not cheap to keep the lights on, put fuel in the cars, pay the overtime, and buy the equipment. If you are the small municipality with 10 sworn officers and 5 cars running 24/7, a training budget is a luxury you simply cannot afford. Are there ways to get what you need? Yes. There are grants available through state and federal resources, and some private sector options are available. Maybe all it takes is a well written request supported by facts to a mayor or city council. Good training makes better cops. Better cops make a safer community. It is really an easy case to make. But you will never know if you do not try.

How are we as a community preparing for the future? Are we ready for the next Ohio State University, San Bernardino, or Orlando? We know that when that 911 call comes in it is going to be dispatched to a single cop in one patrol car – with a shotgun, semi-automatic handgun, and if they are lucky, a patrol rifle. That single cop is walking into that situation and he or she is going to have to act. Whether it is an Islamic terrorist or a 15-year-old active shooter in a high school, something has to happen to ensure there are no additional casualties. Are we training for the scenarios we are seeing in today’s world? In addition to being prepared for real life scenarios, are we training for what comes after our law enforcement officers have been involved in these situations? How many cops do not sleep at night because their brain cannot forget what their eyes have seen? And if they reach out for help are they now a broken toy, unemployable and untrusted? I submit that the mental health of our public servants is no less important than those that we are sworn to protect. The scope and planning of any law enforcement training session should always include post incident training. Some things cannot be trained. I have learned throughout my career and post retirement activities that there are some intangible skills that are innate. The ability to carry on a conversation with people from every level of the social strata, the ability to make people comfortable. Interpersonal communication, empathy, and work ethic – these are all foundations for enhanced training to be successful.

Chuck Porter is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, retired deputy sheriff, founder of Sheepdogs, Inc. military and LE apparel, and talk radio show host. He will also tell you that he is very smart. And handsome.


By Bryant Herrera

Shot Show 2016 2016... ... I know, an unusual event to discuss knife making, but stay with me here. As I was walking the exhibit halls, I was fortunate enough to meet and speak with someone I have admired for quite a while because of his work ethic, fabricating skills, and creativity: Jesse James. He had a booth in the show. We sat together talking about blacksmithing for about 45 minutes, even though we were surrounded by a crowd wanting to talk about his well-crafted firearms. I mentioned to him that I was just starting out blacksmithing (3 years into it and still learning). He made a comment to me that stuck with me because it is exactly how I feel about blacksmithing. He said that blacksmithing is organized chaos. Here you are, taking raw metal, heating it up and with the use of a hammer you pound out the design that you had in your head. You create this beautiful piece of art out of this hunk of steel. You have no idea what each hammer strike will do and if the design you have on paper or in your head will translate to the metal. In my opinion, anything can happen; but with patience, confidence, and the ability to be flexible you can create anything. I have been making blades solidly for three years. I took a class at the Mesa Arts Center and was instantly hooked.

Honestly, I have always wanted to learn blacksmithing and blade making but never had a resource to learn this skill. I am a big believer in using your hands and learning a craft. Too many things are automated, these days, including a lot of the knives being made. They are machine made. Not to say they are not good quality, but there is something to be said for being able to make something out of raw material; something that can be used for generations. So, after stumbling across the class at the Mesa Arts Center, I started my blacksmithing adventure. The first blade I made was from a truck coil spring that I hammered out to a 24 inch Wakasashi sword. My next project was to complete my very first forge welded tanto blade. It was made from tool steel and 1095 carbon steel under the watchful eye and direction of Frank Christensen. I feel like it was almost divine providence that I ended up with Frank for my very first instructor. He is very patient and knowledgeable and has been with me every step of the way. Frank shares my feelings about learning a craft and was very willing to share all his knowledge with me. We have developed a friendship and still bounce ideas off each other. It has been great learning from someone who shares my passion for the art of blacksmithing. I will be forever grateful to Frank.


Every time I am behind the anvil, my aim is to pull that rough design from my imagination and translate it into an everyday carry blade that I would feel comfortable and confident to own and carry. The process of knife making can come in many different forms or by a combination of forms: stock removal, forging a blade, or forge welding. Stock removal is mostly grinding material away to get the shape you want. Forge welding is taking two different types of metal and welding them together by heating the metal in the forge together then hammering them into one uniform piece that will become a blade. Forging a blade uses one piece of raw material or bar stock that will be hammered out to become a blade. There are many other forms but these are the three processes we use here at Black Wolf Forge (BWF). Typically, the metals BWF uses to forge a quality blade come from carbon steel or tool steel. So now we have the process, the material and all that is left is the design. The design is, in my opinion, the most important part. I can usually look at my material and see the blade within; my job is to then bring it out of the metal. Others will sketch it out and hammer into the design they draw; it will depend on the smith and his ability and method to develop a blade. My style is pretty much always freestyle. Very rarely do I draw a design first. Sometimes, in the middle of creating your blade, something will change the direction of your blade and you create something better then you have imagined. It’s all about your confidence, skill and ability to adapt. When I am making a blade I ask myself, how I want the blade to feel in my hand? How do I want to carry this blade with me every day: pocket, belt, etc.? Is it practical or just aesthetic, or both? Is this a working or fighting blade? Is the handle material appropriate for what I want? Does the sheath work for my application? There are many questions that go through my mind as I am working out the blade. I like to think my customers ask themselves similar questions prior to purchasing my knives. Is this the right knife for me? Is this the knife that I will carry everyday with me and then when it’s time will I pass it on?

So once you buy your knife, will this be your only knife? No, you will have many knives throughout your life. My father in law had many knives throughout his life. When he passed, my wife and I, along with her family went through his belongings, discovering many little pocket knives and several fixed blade knives. But the one thing that I noticed on every one of them: they were all still functional, well used knives. You can see where some of them were sharpened so often that the blade was worn from all the up keep. Frank said to me, on several occasions, every morning you wake up and get ready for the day; you grab your wallet, phone, keys, etc., but how often you do a quick sharpening of your blade? A simple run across your jeans or even go as far as a few swipes along your leather strop. Think of it this way, you take care of your tools, right? If you carry a firearm every day, you clean it and make sure it’s ready to go, right? Then why not do the same for your knife? It’s another tool in your toolbox of self-protection. I carry two knives with me every day. One for protection and one for working; two is my minimum. They should be kept separately and used for their intended purposes. You are not going to use your firearm to hammer in a nail, so why would you use your custom fighting knife to open boxes? Keep that one in working condition at all times. The working blade will be made to open boxes, cut line or wire, and other manual work. End Thoughts I enjoy making bladed weapons. I make weapons that I would want to use and feel comfortable carrying. I will make knives until I no longer have the physical capability. I believe you should find something you love and do it as long as you can. Byline: Bryant Herrera is the owner of 45 Tactical Designs and Black Wolf Forge. www.45tacticaldesigns.com fortyfivetd@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/blackwolfforgeaz/


EXPLORING THE AMERICAN ICON

The term Whiskey has held a special place in our psyche ever since the first gunslinger walked into a saloon and hammered back a shot of the amber elixir. Whiskey is much older than our association with the spur sporting cowboys though and reaches back to the 1200’s. There are countless types of whiskey as well (see my earlier article on Scotch…it is probably in the Library of Congress by now). The type of whiskey I want to pontificate about today is bourbon. Bourbon is a class or type of whiskey with its’ own special classifications. In fact the government has stepped in and provided us with an official definition! For anything to be called bourbon whiskey it must abide by a Congressional resolution penned in 1964. It states that bourbon is “America’s native sprit.” It goes on to set qualifications. Bourbon must be domestically made from a fermented mash of grains of not less than 51 percent corn that is distilled at not more than 160 proof. It must then be barreled in new, charred oak barrels at no more than 125 proof before being bottled at no less than 80 proof. To be qualified as “straight bourbon” it must have been aged for at least two years. There are more details but I trust your ability to use google so I will forgo the inclusion of said rules. The center of gravity for bourbon is the great state of Kentucky. The bluegrass state produces 95% of the world’s supply of whisky. This translates into a $3 billion dollar industry which produced 1.2 trillion barrels of happiness in 2013. Kentucky and the US are king of the hill and there is no sign of that ever changing.


Let’s end the technical side of the tour now and get down to business; how and what to drink. Bourbon is a flexible spirit and is as at home in mixed drinks as it is straight up. The term “Jack and Coke” is as American as it gets and every bartender on Earth knows the call. The mixes can be much more exotic though and include orange juice, soda and even a touch of a liqueur in some cases. Experimentation is highly encouraged. As a fan of enjoying whiskey in its’ natural state I am drawn to those that require no window dressings. While they can be a good building block for an exotic cocktail, they are quite delicious all by themselves. With that, we will look at a few suggestions for bourbon that can be enjoyed neat.

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve 9 YO

“Deep and complex flavors of vanilla, nuts and oak, the finish is long and full; perfect for easygoing sipping.”

1792 Ridgemont Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey “Flavors across the scale with rich vanilla, spicy oak, vanilla, rye, corn then some honey and mint; super balanced and a fine finish.”

Jim Beam Black Bourbon Whiskey 8 YO

“Bold, rye on the nose with brown sugar and rich honey; caramel and butterscotch follow. Big, rich and full bodied in the mouth with toffee, gentle vanilla and some molasses giving a sensation of slow, deliberate flow across the palate. Sweet oak does a good supporting job; lovely, warming swallow. A delicious experience.”

Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon 10 YO Whiskey

“Nose opens with the most inviting charred and caramelized oak and orange zest and loads of vanilla, old leather and ripe summer fruits. The palate is vanilla dominated to start then becomes more complex with almonds, chocolate, old leather and a hint of mint plus all the ripe summer fruits. Long, spicy finish where crème brûlée plays a part. Delicious whiskey.”

Jim Beam Signature Craft Bourbon Whiskey 12 YO

“Very expressive nose with ripe cherries, fruit cake and licorice leading followed by vanilla and cinnamon. Great intensity in the mouth with slow deliberate movement across the palate depositing flavors of dried dates, dark brown sugar and treacle. Great texture and super balance. Concentration of flavors leads into everlasting finish.” The great thing about bourbon is that you can try a spectrum of makes without breaking the bank. While it is true that some bourbon can be pricy, a majority of it is affordable. So, on that note you are now challenged to expand your palate. Ditch the ol’ stand by and venture out into the interesting world of bourbon. Until next time, drink like an adult and enjoy every moment of life!


WORDS TO LIVE BY BY TERESA MASTISON

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s modern warriors, we understand that history is a great teacher. Many influential and wise warriors have come before us and it is wise to listen to what they had to say. One such group of warriors were the Samurai. With a profound culture based on being a complete warrior, the writings of their time are powerful. The Samurai were as focused on personal development as they were their sword skills. In many ways they were warrior philosophers and offered insight into personal life as well. While they have penned countless principles there is one that we will explore in this edition. The principle we will l look at is called Irimi. A Japanese term, its’ literal translation is “to enter.” However, as with many languages, the translation into English misses the essence of the phrase. It is more than just to enter into or get close to. Irimi means to enter without fear. To see the danger and act anyway. This is one of the most applicable principles we will talk about. Its’ applications in every corner of a warrior’s life is critical. It is an ideal that encourages the warrior to do the heavy lifting that life requires. To make the decision and act in times where most will turn from the task. A warrior is never afraid of the realities of life and is at ease with facing them. While we can easily see the combat applications of such a principle, it is equally applicable to daily life. Live with the principle of Irimi and see what taking control means to every corner of your life.


BY FRED MASTISON

PRESSURE POINTS FOR MODERN COMBATIVES


Kyusho Master Jim Corn teaches an international seminar on pressure points.

Pressure points to many are the equivalent of martial arts voodoo. They simply cannot believe that striking or grabbing a person on a specific point can generate such a drastic response. In all honesty, it is easy to understand. The world of pressure points has devolved in many cases to over the top unbelievable and unrealistic demonstrations. However to completely discount the effectiveness of pressure points would be done at your own peril. The principles of pressure point manipulation go back thousands of years and is the core of acupuncture. The combatives application of pressure points simply uses physical contact as opposed to needles to illicit a physical response. The most important fact we need to address is that there is no magic involved. There is no secret society you must train with in Nepal to gain the ability to use pressure points. What it takes is a willingness to learn the fundamental points and how to manipulate them. Kyusho is an art dedicated purely to working with pressure points yet it is not an art like we are accustomed to. There are generally no forms and it is difficult to truly call it a martial art by itself. What it is, is a set of principles

and techniques designed to be implemented into an existing art or combatives system. Nowhere is this more obvious than with the law enforcement use of the PPCT system. PPCT is a “Pressure Point Control and Tactics” system that utilizes specific pressure points as tools for law enforcement. Effective in some ways and not so much in others it is a microcosm of the pressure point world. Traditional Karate is full of pressure points as well if you look closely. What appear to be odd movements of the hands at times are actually pressure point manipulations.

“The most important fact we need to address is that there’s no magic involved.” In modern combatives I use pressure points extensively based on one simple fact; they work. Once again, it is not a matter of developing magical powers but an understanding of where to hit or grab a person. My mantra is simple. If you have to lay hands on someone, do so in a way that will get the greatest response. More than anything you have to be serious about what you are doing. The desire to do a “light touch”

knockout or stun can only occur after years of training. Even then, if you are working against a dedicated opponent there is no reason to try to dazzle them with a light touch. The only secret is that you have to hit them like you mean it. If you are going to use a joint control - do it like you mean it. Make contact and deliver energy into the point. Done correctly it will then cause dysfunction of various levels. Once you execute the technique, prepare for the follow up in the event your first attempt did not get the job done. There are no half measures in combatives. Intent will determine your success. There are hundreds of points that can be learned if you choose to go down that rabbit hole. On a simpler level, many people can get by with ten or so points they can use in a variety of situations. They are not complicated and can be taught in a relatively short amount of time. Force Options hosts training dedicated to the law enforcement, security and military arena that presents pressure points as effective tools. As with their martial arts application, the Force Options program is designed to fit into an existing defensive tactics or combatives program. Check our schedule to find the next course. In the end, you have a choice when you hit someone. You can randomly swing and hope for the best. Or, you can educate yourself and get to the point.


January 16-20 NSSF SHOT Show

Las Vegas, NV

January 18

Special Appearance

Las Vegas, NV

February 3-5

Executive Protection Course

Phoenix, AZ

February 25

Women’s Introduction to Defensive Handgun

Greenville, SC

February 26

Defensive Carbine

Greenville, SC

June 8

Arrest Techniques and Combatives Course

Filer, ID

June 9

Low Light Handgun Course

Filer, ID

June 10-11

Dynamic Entry Course

Filer, ID

July 15-16

Long Range Rifle Course

Flagstaff, AZ

Sept 2-3

FOCuS Combatives Instructor Course

Mainz, Germany

Oct 5-7

Active Shooter Course

Filer, ID

Oct 23-22

Adv Combatives Course

Mexico City

Annual trade show for the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry.

Fred Mastison will be making a special appearance at the Palmetto State Defense booth. They will be giving away a one of a kind Force Options rifle.

Force Options will be holding their Introduction to Dignitary Protection course.

Force Options will be holding their popular ladies only Introduction to Defensive Handgun class.

Force Options will be holding their Defensive Carbine course. This class will include transitions to pistol as well.

Filer PD will be hosting Force Options for their Advanced Arrest and Combatives course. This is an LE only course and is POST approved by the State of Idaho.

Filer PD will be hosting Force Options for their Low Light Handgun course. This is an LE only course and is POST approved by the State of Idaho.

Filer PD will be hosting Force Options for their Dynamic Entry course. This is an LE only course and is POST approved by the State of Idaho.

Force Options will be holding their annual Introduction to Precision Rifle course. This is an entry level class and is held at a beautiful location in Northern Arizona. The class includes lodging on site.

Okuden Circle will be hosting the European FOCuS Instructor Certification course. This course is open to all students who have completed the end user courses. Contact Force Options for details.

Filer PD will be hosting Force Options for their Active Shooter course. only course and is POST approved by the State of Idaho.

This is an LE

Force Options Mexico will be hosting the annual Advanced Combatives course in Mexico City. This is a user certification course and open to all levels.


EUROPE

Force Options announces that Benjamin Gencoglu is the new Director of Force Options Europe. Ben brings over two decades of combatives training to the table and holds training throughout Europe. He is a certified Defensive Tactics instructor as well as Force Options FOCuS Combatives instructor. We are honored to have Ben as part of our team.

LAS VEGAS

Fred Mastison will be making a special guest appearance at the PSD Manufacturing booth Wednesday Jan. 18th from 2 to 3:30. They will be giving away a one of a kind Force Options rifle. If you are headed to SHOT show stop by and say hello. Booth number: 4161

LAS VEGAS

Force Options will once again be holding its’ annual meet and greet at SHOT Show. It is an opportunity to meet with old and new friends. From folks that follow us on social media to long time industry friends - everyone is welcome. This will be a casual get together and everyone is invited. Tuesday, January 17th 7-11pm at the Rockhouse inside the Venetian Hotel.


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Warriors Forge Magazine Vol 1 Edition 1 Jan 2017  

The journal of the Modern Warrior life. Published by Force Options Tactical Training Solutions. Insight, opinions and articles from subject...

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