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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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Federal Gold Medal Berger 185 grain Juggernauts

By Mark V. Lonsdale – STTU For shooters who do not have the time or inclination to hand load, Federal’s Match Grade ammunition has long been the staple diet for many of those shooters. Back in the 1980’s, when Federal … Continue reading

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The Importance of Indexing Your Scope Mounts

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Training Director While running the return to zero evaluations in the previous article, we decided to try moving the mount further up the rail to see if it made a difference. We were using an … Continue reading

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Which Applied Ballistics Mobile App or Firing Solution is Right for You?

By Mark V. Lonsdale STTU Training Director If you are involved in long range shooting, for competition, recreating, or taking care of “more serious business,” then you will be familiar with Applied Ballistics AB Mobile App for firing solutions. But … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement Snipers – Asset or Liability

THE LAW ENFORCEMENT SNIPER  ASSET or LIABILITY Reducing Liability Exposure through the use of Select Personnel, Professional Training and Superior Weapons Systems By Mark V. Lonsdale     While individuals and agencies give serious consideration to selecting sniper rifles and equipment … Continue reading

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Leupold’s Mark 8 Scope

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Accuracy is the Product of Uniformity

Especially true for Snipers and Long Range Rifle shooters

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Afghanistan 2001-2009

With 1st Force Recon at the USMC MWTC on the evening of September 10, 2001. Within hours our whole world would change as we shifted gears from training mode to operations. After doing briefings for Force Recon at Camp Pendleton … Continue reading

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