EVERYDAY TRAUMA MEDICINE: AAR of Dark Angel Medical’s Direct Action Response Training.

This week I give my full After Action Review of the @darkangelmedical Trauma Medicine class. Kerry does an amazing job of making this dense and technical curriculum approachable for the layperson. Not to mention he’s just entertaining as all hell. I wish he could have stuck around for beers after, but sadly he had to jump right back on the road home. Both his coursework and kits are top tier. The class is relatable and engaging. The time just flies by. I cannot recommend it enough. You’re significantly more likely to need these skills than the sub-second draw or “jailbait splits”. Blood belongs in the body. It’s science!

The Suited Shootist
Alex Sansone took his first formal pistol class in 2009, and has since accumulated almost 500 total hours of open enrollment training from many of the nation's top instructors including Massad Ayoob, Craig Douglas, Tom Givens, Gabe White, Cecil Burch, Chuck Haggard, Darryl Bolke, and many others. Spending his professional life in the corporate world, Alex quickly realized incongruities between "best practices" in the defensive world, and the practical realities of his professional and social limitations. "I've never carried a gun professionally. I'm just a yuppie suburbanite that happens to live an armed lifestyle. Having worked in the corporate arena for the last decade, I've discovered that a lot of the "requirements" and norms of gun carriers at large aren't necessarily compatible with that professional environment. I also have a pretty diverse social background, having grown up in the Northeast, and there are many people in my life that are either gun-agnostic or uncomfortable with the idea of private gun ownership. This has afforded me not only insights into how we are perceived by different subcultures, but how to manage and interact with people that may not share your point of view without coming across as combative or antisocial. This is why my focus is the overlooked social aspects of the armed lifestyle."