Monday, July 13, 2015

I find this not logical.

Permits and background checks somehow keep criminals from carrying guns?

Gun Porn

Say Uncle gets a Colt OEM


The Japanese Martial Art of Shooting, blends shooting with martial arts to give the student options in a fight, and the skills needed to prevail.

It was great to have Soke Hall, and Sensi Hood on hand again this year for 3 days of training on the range and in the Dojo.

The range varied from 2 yards to 25 yards this year usually some of the course is shot out to 50 yards, but the weather got us this year.  In the Dojo students learned weapons retention, malfunction drills, and the Kata's of Hojutsu.

They will be back in the area next year, and may do a carbine course in addition to the pistol course. watch the MDT Calendar for dates

Kriss USA

To join in Army competition 

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Kim Rhode

Honored as Flag Bearer at Pan Am games

Just wish the grass would grow a bit faster

Not all polymer AR's

Are the same

So because an illegal alien used a gun stolen from a federal agent

We need to pass more gun control laws?

Strawman purchase

Officer killed

So how would "expanded" background checks made a difference? 

Would have been tragic

Had he been shot by a gun.

It is not about guns, it is about violence, but from the other side just crickets

9 years old today

Yep posted the first post on July 9th 2006, there have been times I've posted a lot, not sure if much of it was ever read by anyone. Then there have been times of little to no content, life got in the way.
Nearly 7800 times I either had something to say or share. I hope to continue to post, and share. I've been told  that 9 years is old as a blogs go. Hell it wasn't that long ago I didn't know what a blog was, came across Jeff Soyer, and read his, still do, then somewhere Tam and Say Uncle among others. Decided I could do the same. It really can be harder then it looks. Often I've just shared links as I couldn't say it any better than someone else already had.
But like today I wanted to cross 8000, but hosting Jeff Hall and Hojutsu tomorrow, and the range and classroom still need attention.
Many know that Mad Duck Training is not a one man operation, I have several instructors that work with me, but the majority of grounds and range maintenance, Keeping the classroom up, ordering materials and assembly of such is  mostly my job, so there are times there is no time for the blog as it were.
But anyway 9 years down and hopefully at least that many more to come.  

Looks like another

AR15 Multi tool

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Sorry for light posting

But we have been busy with range improvements, and  classes

Grass is starting to come back, it was a bit messy when Rangemaster was here 2 weeks ago, hopefully we won't have to much rain leading up and during the Hojutsu class. Once the grass comes in the tent will be in front of the new mound on left, rather than behind it.

This was phase one to move the ccw practice range to open up and give us more space on the main range, which we widened. Phase 2, will be building up the main berm. Phase 3 will be putting another range in the woods.
With the old range we were pretty bunched up.

How felons get guns

They steal them

Maybe it is just me, but why do people leave guns stored in their cars?

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Top 3 for

The Army?

We still have a few seats open

We still have a few spots, don't miss this opportunity
July 10th-12th Hojutsu-The Japanese Art of Shooting
This is about 5% katas (movement) in the Dojo, and the other 95 percent is shooting.
Soke Jeff Hall and Sensi Norm Hall will be teaching the course.
Course is $375 Deposits required.
Handgun, mim of 3 magazines, strong side holster, 1000 rounds of ammo. contact us at to sign up
Hojutsu, the art of gunnery, began its development in Japan in the early 1500's. Matchlock firearms were first imported by the Portuguese; after the Battle of Nagashino in 1575, where peasants with firearms defeated classical Samurai; firearms were embraced by some warriors. Hojutsu is defined as "bujutsu" or "koryu budo"- Old Tradition arts, arts established prior to 1868. The term ryu refers to the "school" or "style" of the art. I have taken the liberty of changing "gunnery" to shooting to reflect the art's use of individual weapons. The ancient martial training systems and protocol remain unchanged.
In Hojutsu-Ryu, we begin training with the handgun; the handgun is the king of personal defense, given its portability and concealability. We progress to the revolver, shotgun, carbine ("assault rifle"), precision rifle, and submachine gun. We include empty hands, sticks of all kinds, and edged weapons into the art. We practice kata using firearms and the other tools listed above, with the intent that a true master of the art should prevail in a fight from flat on his back to 300 meters away.
Hojutsu-Ryu is one of the very few lethal martial arts that is combat-proven in today's world. In addition to Soke Jeff Hall, twelve Hojutsu-ka (practitioners) have won lethal gunfights; all are law enforcement officers, serving from Nevada to Alaska. Three used carbines, two used shotguns, the rest used service pistols, and shots ranged from one to eight. 95.6% accuracy was documented, all officers were uninjured, and all suspects died. Contrast this with the national average for police hits in shootings of only 16%.
soke Jeff Hall
Chief Instructor Jeff Hall has been shooting for over 50 years and has been a student of firearms combatives for 40 years. He has over 25 years of military and police experience, with a strong emphasis on SWAT. He has also studied traditional arts for 30 years, holding ranks 3rd to 10th Dan in five arts. In 2012 he was promoted to Godan (5th Dan) in Shudokan. He is an NRA Distinguished Master, one of 25 Handgun Combat Masters in the world, and a law enforcement Master Instructor. He is a retired Alaska State Trooper lieutenant who spent nineteen years on the pistol team and 12 years on the SWAT team; he has used the techniques he teaches in combat. Hall travels across the U.S. and teaches nationally for several professional training associations. He has published numerous articles and has written several training manuals. He is an NRA certified instructor in handgun, shotgun, submachine gun, carbine, and precision rifle.
Hall shot competitively for many years and studied many styles and techniques in developing Hojutsu, after finding the military and police training inadequate. However, Hall's focus on shooting is to survive lethal encounters. While some styles of shooting may do well in competition, Hall prefers what is proven in real combat. Additionally, there should be commonality in all training- the way we fight with empty hands should flow to sticks to knives to handguns, long guns, and back to empty hands. In Hojutsu, we believe that "He is Best who trains in the Severest school"- we train hard so we can fight easy.
Hall was inducted into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2005 and into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2007. Hojutsu has also been recognized by several Halls of Fame, with Jeff Hall as the head of the modern system.
Hall is currently training for the Four Weapon Combat Master test, and to become the second ever to pass the Handgun Combat Master test with a revolver.
Norman Hood
Norman Hood retired as a Command Sergeant Major from the US Army after 24 years of service, and then spent six years with the Alaska State Troopers before entering Government Security Contract positions. Norm has more than 35 years of experience in operational law enforcement, training, logistical and support planning for private security companies, military and state police organizations, as well as 28 plus years conducting rifle, pistol and shotgun training, including Concealed Carry courses as an independent contractor with a private firearms academy in Alaska and as a former adjunct instructor at Blackwater Worldwide, Inc. Norm is an NRA instructor and holds the “NRA Distinguished Expert Pistol” rating. He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and is certified by the State of Indiana as an Emergency Medical Responder, the State of Illinois as a Certified Firearms Instructor, GLOCK Professional as a GLOCK Armorer, and FEMA as an Active Shooter Responder Trainer. Norm is Shodan, 1st Dan (Black Belt) in Hojutsu-Ryu (the Martial Art of Shooting).

According to them

It is ok to lie if you have an agenda Which we have seen for years in the anti gun movement.