Posts in After Action Reviews
AAR from Sanjay J (Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Training)

The Green OPS Inc. Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Training was hosted in the facilities of F3 Tactical on 05 October 2019. The Instructor, Sergeant Major Michael Chavaree, former 3/75 Ranger Medic comes from a lineage of where combat medical readiness and training has exceeded the Army’s basic Combat Lifesaver (CLS) course. With several deployments under his belt as a Special Operations Medic, he currently works at the Army Medical Command (MEDCOM). The course required all students to bring at the minimum their Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK).

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AAR at Battle Cat Co (Low Light Pistol Clinic)

Over the weekend I trained with Mike Green and his crew at @greenopsinc for their low light pistol course. I had an incredible time and got a ton of information to take home with me for my own practice. I personally carry a @glock 19 GEN 5 MOS with an @trijicon RMR and a @streamlightTLR1 (It’s name is space gat). I would primarily depend on that TLR1 for night time pew pew’s and have a secondary Streamlight pro-tec that I have for just general use (like digging skittles out from under the driver’s seat of my Jeep). Short of bashing someone in the dome with the bezel, I do not think of that light as something I would use for fighting, specifically gun fighting, mostly because of the TLR1.

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AAR at Hebrewhammerblog.com (Low Light Pistol Clinic)

While I am admittedly a big fan of their other classes, the low light pistol clinic always stands out in my mind as an example of what a “signature” class looks like – it teaches you skills you’re unlikely to acquire or practice elsewhere. We learned a variety of handheld light with pistol techniques, practiced some fundamentals in the dark, and even got a few reps in on our weapon lights. It was a really good time!

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AAR from JB at Defensereview.com (2-Day Advanced Covert Carry Skills)

I recently took the Advanced Covert Carry Concepts class with Lead Instructor Mike Green from October 6- 7th (2018.), and am very glad I did. Mike has a great background, and we share some mutual friends, so I was excited to train with him. Mike has a significant background in special operations, multiple US Government Agencies, and other relevant real world experience that I thought would add to the usefulness of his instruction.

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AAR from Robert G at Civiliangunfighter.com (Defensive Carbine II)

Ever since I had a very positive experience with Green Ops in the spring of 2017, I had been eager to take another course with them.  I was most interested in following up the Carbine I course I had taken with, naturally, Carbine II, but was unable to make it later in 2017.  I believe the Carbine II class I attended this past weekend was the only iteration of this course offered in 2018. 

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AAR from Dave Z. at mdshooters.com (Low Light Clinic)

As you would expect, the low light pistol clinic is an advanced course. I will preface this entire AAR with some honesty: I was on the jagged edge of having enough training, and as a result, I was probably the weakest shooter there. This was because I had not practiced one-handed shooting enough, and one-handed shooting is a serious requirement for this course. Being weak on that means trying to have to make that happen while you're simultaneously trying to make it happen with a light. This isn't to say I couldn't basically hit what I was aiming at, but it manifested in a lot of "just-outside-the-box" misses.

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AAR from Tom L. at Spotterup.com (Concealed Carry Close Quarters Combatives)

When I first got started learning how to shoot I had a very military approach to everything I did. Eventually, I realized that though I was proficient at shooting my rifle, I needed to seek out training for my pistol work. Since then I’ve been through a dozen or so courses, and what I realized later was that I was not proficient back then. What I realized is these skills are all perishable, and that if I’m going to be honest, I must seek out training on a regular basis.

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AAR from Salvatore D at Reflexhandgun.com (Defensive Pistol II Class)

I highly encourage training with good instructors at any opportunity you can manage. All good shooters, especially those who are instructors themselves, are life-long students of the craft that seek out knowledge from others at all opportunities. As a guy who is busy with family and work my ability to take training is more limited than I prefer, but I still try to take a couple of courses of some type each year.

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AAR from Luke B. at Primary & Secondary

Green Ops Carbine 1 was a great class for anyone looking into taking some rifle training. As a civilian this class was exactly what I needed. To add to the great training Mike followed up the class with an e-mail that included a power point of all the classroom material, a list of all the drills we ran during the class as well as book recommendations and other useful resources.

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AAR from Robert G at Civiliangunfighter.com (Defensive Carbine I)

Nine months ago I had never heard of Green Ops.  I believe it was on pistol-forum.com where I first saw an announcement of one of their courses, and I also read at least one AAR of a class on that site as well as on Voodoo Man’s blog.  I recall viewing the Green Ops website as well, but it wasn’t until John Murphy of FPF Training told me, during his Vehicle Tactics class, that Green Ops is definitely legit that I really started considering training with them.

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AAR from Mark E. at Black Sheep Warrior

It just so happens that I was talking to my good friend Nate from Advantage Training Group about that a while ago and he sent me in the direction of a training company known as Green Ops. I didn’t know at the time, but Green Ops is located here in Northern Virginia, and if you have a chance to attend a solid course, you make the drive.

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AAR from Mark F. at MASF.co

Mike is a really good teacher, he takes time to work with each student, his demonstrations were spot on and he does a great job of teaching “methods” and reiterating that “methods” are just that… ”methods” on how to do something, not “the only way” to do something. I was really impressed with the fact that he spent time with each student on each drill, giving pointers here or there depending upon the need (skill based).

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AAR from TCinVA at Pistol-Forum.com

The students who showed up ran the gamut. I've done a class or two in my time. LL has been through a class or two. VDM has been through a class or two, too. On the other end of the spectrum there were people who had absolutely no formal training whatsoever, with one person sort of in between due to military training.

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