It's still hard to talk about with getting angry. Be kind to one another. Fly our flag. Deal with those in an efficient manner that think kindness is a form of weakness. Never Forget CTG

Training is not just for the person in the situation it's also for peace of mind. On Friday I was out of town and just my wife was home, three police cars rolled into my drive way and asked my wife if she were alone, her response was just me and my gun. Apparently they had pinged a cell phone of a burglary suspect they were chasing and he was in my barn. Getting this information while I'm out of town is unnerving, knowing my wife trains with firearms and knowing she is very capable to handle herself is definitely peace of mind for me. The simple truth is that it is my responsibility to protect my family. This is why my family trains, because I don't have to be there for them to be safe, we train too protect each other. #asrealasitgets #ctg

One year ago a coward brought tragedy to Dallas. Little did he know it would only strengthen our resolve to win. The suspect died with 80 unused rounds of ammunition. More harm was averted by the bravery of a few. 25 police officers have died so far this year as a result of a criminal's gunfire, as many as a hundred more have been injured. 38 of our military have been KIA abroad in the War on Terror. There's a war going on here as well. Stand with those that stand up for you. CTG

241 years ago today 56 men signed a piece of paper that changed the world forever. They did so knowing it was also a warrant for their death. "You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it" John Quincy Adams Be a patriot today, and everyday. CTG

73 years ago today, June 6th, 1944, the fate of the whole world was carried on the shoulders of these men. The entire world..... "You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you." Dwight D Eisenhower Supreme Allied Commander D-Day Invasion

At CTG we honor Memorial Day at a level equitable to holidays of faith. We remember all the fallen, who and what they fell for, and assure all that none will be forgotten. We post this picture to put a face on the word Sacrifice. Marine Major Douglas A. Zembiec, the "Lion of Fallujah". Google his name and read about him. He died for you. Honored, CTG

Just a short video from yesterday's Carbine Deployment Course. Thank you to everyone for coming out. What a phenomenal day. Pictures to follow. Our May and June courses are to be released shortly. Come see us and our new facility! Train hard, stay safe, CTG

Everyone, We had two drops and we added one slot for this Saturday's contracted carbine rifle course. Dutch Moyer is one of the best in the world. He is a friend and coworker of CTG and Shaffer Security Group and a wealth of knowledge in firearms training. Read his bio below. The first 3 people that contact us can have the slots. $175 Rifle with sling 300 rounds rifle, 100 pistol 3 mags for each. Dutch retired a Sergeant Major (SGM) from the U.S. Army after 31 years of service; twenty-six of those years with Special Operations Command. Dutch completed 13 combat tours in both Iraq & Afghanistan and is the recipient of the Legion of Merit, 5 Bronze Stars and numerous other decorations & awards for valor too numerous to list. Dutch has planned and conducted small unit tactics in support of Unconventional Warfare, Special Reconnaissance, and Direct Action missions. He has taken part in hundreds of successful combat missions in support of the Global War on Terror. Dutch is one of the best in the world at training police, SWAT, Counter Terrorism Teams and Task Force partners across the globe. He has worked with Special Operations from Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Germany, Denmark as well as the U.S. Border Patrol, FBI Hostage Rescue Team, Department of State Security, and Homeland Security. Dutch has trained forces in Columbia, Thailand, Egypt, Iraq and Kuwait. Dutch is a recognized weapons expert, tactical trainer, small unit tactics instructor, dignitary protection specialist, K-9 handler/trainer, survival expert and off-road driving instructor. Dutch is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy; Infantryman Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer School (NCO); Jungle Operators Course; Military Freefall Parachutist; Pathfinder; Survival-Evasion-Resistance-Escape (SERE) High Risk (Level C); Jumpmaster; Ranger; Airborne; Infantryman; Amor Crewman; Jungle Operations Warfare; Advanced Land Navigation; Sniper; Combat Lifesaver; Canine Handler; Canine Decoy; Survival Systems Instruction; 4-Wheel Drive School; Skip Barber Racing School; and the O’Neil Rally School

A huge congratulations to those that completed our contracted Carbine Rifle Deployment Course yesterday. 9.5 hours of of 3 to 200 meter shooting, weapon transitions, malfunction clearances, elevated platform & position shooting and more. It was an honor to be a part of your training program. Stay safe. Train hard, fight harder. CTG

VIDEO: Suspects in home invasion terrorize woman hiding in bathroom

Authorities in Washington state are on the hunt for two men who terrorized a woman during a violent home invasion.

What would you do? What are you capable of doing to protect yourself or your family in a situation like this? There are people in this world willing to victimize you in an area where your safety should not be a concern. Meet them with decisive action. Train hard, be ready, CTG

What is Situational Awareness? - Lucky Gunner Lounge

The term “situational awareness” comes up frequently in the world of self-defense and shooting. It’s often regarded as the ultimate trump card of personal protection, as if nearly any violent encounter can be avoided as long as one’s situational awareness is adequate. Awareness may be a powerful too...

This two minute read may save your life. You'll always win the fight you don't get into. Train hard, be smart. CTG

A&E’s Live PD Captures Intense Police Takedown

A great clip from A & E Live PD shows what law enforcement officers have to deal with on a daily basis. Lies, disrespect and second guessing from the public ...

Read this, then watch this video. Then rewatch the video. This video is indicative of what happens everyday across the U.S to both police and civilians when encountering criminals. Good guys find themselves fighting for their lives from a reactionary response position. Then they try to win that life or death struggle while fighting between a set of predetermined yellow lines like they are driving in traffic. When you watch the video notice the officers immediately moved in to secure the weapon and prevent the suspect from using it against them. These officers should be commended for using the least amount of force necessary, but they did it at their own peril. In a deadly force situation like this, your force response should illicit an "immediate response" from the party you are applying force to. Shot placement with your firearm in an area that will garner an immediate response certainly could be an option. A contraindication to this response, in this situation, is proximity of your partner, or the possibility of harm to an innocent party due to pass through or a missed shot. The UFC prohibits the use of eye gouging, throat striking/tearing and genital striking/tearing. It's not allowed because it will illicit an immediate incapacitation and inability for the person to continue the fight. A strike(s) to these areas work in three major ways. 1. Physical response/compliance due to extreme pain and injury. 2. Physiological response from voluntary and involuntary central nervous system reaction due to pain and injury. (Eye gouge/eye closure, throat strike/airway obstruction) 3. Psychological response. The bad guy realizes there is nothing you won't do at that point to win the fight. Nothing...... We have to train our warriors that winning is sometimes a dirty business. And sometimes you have to fight dirty. Train hard, fight harder. CTG