Author Archives: Mark V

About Mark V

Dedicated shooter, seeker, traveler, teacher, trainer, educator

Evolution of the Law Enforcement Sniper

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Modern law enforcement snipers may not realize how good they have it with the current catalog of high quality sniper rifles, scopes, and accessories. Back in the early 1980’s the typical police sniper rifle was … Continue reading

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PHYSICAL SECURITY & VBIED BLAST PROTECTION

A General Guidance for Military Commanders tasked with Force Protection and FOB Security Operations By Mark V. Lonsdale The following paper was written by Mark Lonsdale while serving as a senior security consultant on a Department of Defense contract at a combined … Continue reading

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ARMED CONTRACTORS IN THE BATTLE SPACE By Mark V. Lonsdale

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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Training Tip – Reality Based Training

By Mark V. Lonsdale, Director, STTU One of the perennial problems in law enforcement and SWAT training is a lack of reality based training. All too often officers take the easy route by handgun shooting on a square range at … Continue reading

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Core Principles for Law Enforcement

Robert Peel’s Principles In 1829, Sir Robert Peel established the London Metropolitan Police Force. He became known as the “Father of Modern Policing,” and his commissioners established a list of policing principles that remain as crucial and urgent today as … Continue reading

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New Rifle Checks & Range Rituals for Snipers

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been on the range and run into a shooter who was having trouble zeroing his rifle. A good number of these were attributed to the scope being … Continue reading

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Trigger Upgrade

By Mark V. Lonsdale Looking to improve that heavy stock trigger on your duty sniper weapon or favorite hunting rifle? Check our the new Dakota from Bix’n Andy and Bullet Central. Last season I ran the Bix’n Andy TacSport Pro … Continue reading

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The Long Range Sniper Option

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Unlike many who have migrated to the raft of newer calibers in the past 10 years, I have remained a firm proponent of .308 Win  and .300 WinMag for several reasons, not the least of … Continue reading

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Glock Trigger Job – DIY

Have a little free time and a modicum of talent, try your hand at improving the trigger on your Glock. See link: https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2020/5/3/how-to-do-a-glock-trigger-job/ Keep in mind that a professional trigger job is not about cutting or lightening of springs or … Continue reading

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CQB – A Guide to Unarmed Combat & Close Quarters Shooting

CQB by Mark V. Lonsdale  Available on ebay.com

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