Monthly Archives: August 2017

Physical Security & VBIED Blast Protection

The following paper was written by Mark Lonsdale while serving as a senior security consultant on a Department of Defense contract at a combined US/Iraqi military base north of Baghdad in early 2004.  This is also the period when the … Continue reading

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Armed Contractors in the Battle Space

The following paper was written for a December 2006 conference at the US Army War College hosted by the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI), and later published in the October 2007 issue of the IPOA journal. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Convoy Security in a Semi-permissive War Zone (Iraq & Afghanistan)

The following paper is based on the author’s observations and experience in Afghanistan and Iraq as a military advisor and DoD security contractor from 2002 through 2006, while staying abreast of current operations and incidents through 2007.     By Mark V. … Continue reading

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Rifle Calibers for F-TR and PRS Tactical Division – and Why .308 Winchester?

By Mark V. Lonsdale – STTU Based on a number of questions from shooters hoping to get into F-Class Target Rifle (F-TR) of Precision Rifle shooting, there is obviously some confusion floating around concerning rifles and calibers. One individual, who … Continue reading

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ROBAR Firearms NP3 Finish

By Mark V. Lonsdale – STTU Over the years I have tried several finishes on my handguns and rifles, to include conventional gun blue, Pakerizing, black phosphate, hard chrome, electroless  nickel plating, Roguard and NP3. Of all of these, NP3 … Continue reading

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