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Shot Show 2017 Sig Sauer range day

The pre-Shot Show excitement kicked off today with an top-notch invite only range day by Sig-Sauer.  It was held at the Clark County Shooting Park which is quite the spectacle in and of itself.  Next time you are in Vegas, I recommend you take the time to drive out there and see it.  The Clark County range is to shooters what the Bonzai Pipeline is to surfers.  The focus of this year's event was Sig's suppressor line.  They cover the whole 9 yards, from titanium to inconel steel, .22lr to…


Added by Kim Heath on January 15, 2017 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Tactical Blind Spots by Deane Marrs

Tactical Blind Spots

Don’t ignore gaps in your self-defense training

September 24, 2016        |         By Deane R. Marrs


In a previous article (‘Don’t Just Do…Become’ – Sept. 2016), I suggested…


Added by Kim Heath on October 16, 2016 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Don't Just Do...Become by Deane Marrs

Don’t Just Do …. BECOME

Training without focus is not training                                                                                                    

September 7, 2016        |         By Deane R. Marrs        


During a recent church homily, our priest said a…


Added by Kim Heath on September 10, 2016 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Eotech Vudu 1-6x Precision Rifle Scope

Shot Show 2016 Media Range Session brought new products in every facet of all that is cool to the market.  One of the stand outs was a new Vudu 1-6x AR PRS(Precision Rifle Scope) from Eotech.  

When the rep began to outline the scope's features, he indicated that it was first focal plane, which I usually don't care for on a Patrol Rifle.  I prefer…


Added by Kim Heath on January 19, 2016 at 12:29am — No Comments

Groundhog Day and The Big Picture

A close friend of mine asked me to proof read an email the other day.  It was an email that was much like many other emails he has written, but what made this one different for me, was that it made me ask an all important question.  Why does this circle of people keep repeating this particular conversation?  It was as though they were trying to convince each other things they already knew, things that are held to be truths amongst our professional and personal circles.  I finally…


Added by Kim Heath on February 16, 2015 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Sniper Girl patches in subdued camo!!

Now available in subdued camo!!

3.5 x 1.75 in 3D PVC patch with hook velcro backing $10 plus $3 for shipping.  Buy 2 for…


Added by Kim Heath on December 14, 2014 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Women's Woolrich Elite Low Rise Tactical Pants only $39.99!

The folks at Rogue Elite reached out recently and are offering women's Woolrich Elite Low Rise pants to WTA members for $39.99.  That's $20 off the regular price of $59.99.  Check out and enter coupon code LOW20 at checkout.  Rogue Elite has an $8 flat shipping fee to the lower 48 states, and free shipping on all orders over $150 to the lower 48 as well. There is no…


Added by Kim Heath on November 30, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Tactical gloves for women.

I finally found a pair of hard knuckle gloves that fit my hand, the Patrolman by Mayhem/Intersport group.  You can check them out here.   I will post an in depth review once I have had them longer and can attest to durability, etc.  If you are female LE and are having difficulty finding gloves that fit, post a comment to this blog post and I will forward it to my glove contacts.  See if we can…


Added by Kim Heath on August 25, 2014 at 1:14pm — 2 Comments

Women's Shooting Skills Class.

Will County Sheriff's Police will be hosting a Women's Shooting Skills Class open to active LE women, through Tri-River Training.  Class is free to member agencies, register with Tri-River at (815) 630-5212.  Class focuses on close quarter pistol skills, speed and accuracy.  Class description is below. 

Tri-River Police Training Region - MTU 16

Shooting Skills for the Woman Officer

Will County Sheriff’s Range & Training Facility

2402 Laraway Rd.,…


Added by Kim Heath on July 17, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments

Henk Iverson Advanced Concealed Carry class October 25, 26, 2013

Henk Iverson's Advanced Concealed Carry class incorporated elements from four of his six CQB Pistol levels, only the idea was that you were using your EDC pistol and were drawing from concealment.  It was cold out those two days, which was a good learning experience.  Drawing from concealment with multiple layers on in cold weather is something most people that carry concealed…


Added by Kim Heath on April 5, 2014 at 10:40pm — No Comments

The much maligned “Sul” position - by John Marrs

Ever since it hit the scene, the Sul position has evoked impassioned arguments either for or against it.  Ask a room full of tactical types what they think about it and the responses for and against will be given with almost a religious zeal.  It kind of reminds me of the 9mm vs. 45acp debates of old.

Most people I’ve spoken to who are opposed to using Sul have a misunderstanding of what it is. They demean it as not being a good ready…


Added by Kim Heath on February 6, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Security contract opportunity in Israel.

Triple Canopy is seeking Fixed Site Guards for immediate entry-level openings at our location in Israel. In this role you will be responsible for safeguarding and protecting US government property in support of a classified program. Each Fixed Site Guard is a part of a dynamic team of protective services professionals.

In this role you will:


  • Protect government equipment and…

Added by Kim Heath on September 27, 2013 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Show us your summer!

My summer 2013 has covered the entire spectrum, end to end, with several pitstops along the way.  Family vacations are coming to an end, kids are about to go back to school, hopefully you guys are planning some training for your fall.  

What have you all been up to?  If you've been to a class and want to tell us about it, write it up, send it in, include a few SFW pics, and we'll get you on the wall.  

Encounter any craziness where your training came in handy,…


Added by Kim Heath on August 9, 2013 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Tracking Class with Greenside Training, LLC

This past May, I was invited to attend a tracking class by my friend Dave Reeder.  It was going to be held near Phoenix, Arizona and taught by a gentleman named Freddy Osuna of Greenside Training, LLC.  I’ve never tracked, I’ve never been to Arizona, I love heat, and can think of several bad guys who got away over the years because there’s never a witness when you need one, and I had no idea which way they went.…


Added by Kim Heath on August 9, 2013 at 8:38pm — No Comments

VERTX cargo pant promotion.

For those of you already familiar with VERTX, they make excellent cargo pants and are currently having an offer to receive a free CRKT knife with the purchase of two pants.  For those of you who are not familiar with them, the women's pant has a slightly higher rise than 5.11, slightly lower than Propper, but it is shaped so you don't have any gap at the back so they can be worn without a belt if you choose, or when belted, you don't have all that extra material folded up back there that you…


Added by Kim Heath on May 25, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Revision Discount Code.

Revision Eyewear has a 30% discount code for EVERYONE!  Just enter "tactical" in the coupon area at checkout and receive the discount.  Please pass this info onto your friends/family/coworkers/etc.  They have also redesigned the Sawfly to better fit small faces.  I have a nice flyer from them promoting…


Added by Kim Heath on November 12, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Benchmade MIL/LE discount.

Hello everyone in WTA land.  I recently received an email from Benchmade reminding me that Military, Law Enforcement, first responders, etc., get a standing 30% discount with Benchmade.  Just set up an account(No charge, no minimum) and you will receive the discount.  Excellent news for Christmas shopping for the woman who has everything.  



Added by Kim Heath on November 12, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Leupold VX-R Patrol optic.

Anyone out there using a Leupold VX-R Patrol optic that could take a few minutes and post some feedback on it?  We have a member that is optic shopping and the Leupold is one of his options.  Thanks!

Added by Kim Heath on October 25, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments

National Patrol Rifle Championship

Seven days until the NPRC!  WOWs will resume in mid-June.  I'll be doing some gear write-ups of new stuff I'm trying out there, look for that in late June.  

Any other WTA members going?  First 10 people to stop and say "Nanoo, Nanoo" get a free Sniper girl patch!


Added by Kim Heath on May 27, 2012 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Sniper Girl Patches have landed!

Get your super cool, dark, subdued embroidered Sniper Girl patch!  $8 each, which includes shipping!  They are 3.5"x1.75", black and grey background, tan and brown on the Sniper Girl, hook velcro on the back.  The picture doesn't quite match the real colors, but it's pretty close.  

You can mail a money order, made out to: Kim Heath, P.O. Box 282, Elwood, IL…


Added by Kim Heath on April 22, 2012 at 12:00am — 2 Comments


GREAT Women's Tac Pants!


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