FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Catching Up With The SUREFIRE Field Notes Series

    SureFire Field Notes

    Our second installment of TFB’s new Friday Night Lights Series is focused on skill building with some of the best weapons handlers from the military, law enforcement, and civilian training circles. The set of SUREFIRE Field Notes videos on YouTube is an excellent way to spend a few minutes watching and listening to professionals as they talk about light manipulation, drills and the mastery of old and new techniques alike. Fans will appreciate the expansion of the ‘Field Notes’ series to twice its previous frequency.

    As we line up some manufacturers for gear reviews and some experts of our own to weigh in on some technical advances for FNL, remember that building skills and practicing techniques are just as important as buying a new light. Thanks for reading.


    SureFire Field Notes is a multi-segment informational video series with tips and techniques from subject matter experts of all backgrounds. In this episode, Aaron Barruga of Guerrilla Approach discusses different approaches to stress-induced training.

    Aaron joined the military because of 9/11. Accepted into the 18 x-ray program, he was allowed to directly try out for Special Forces, where he eventually served for nine years. Deploying to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Pacific Theater of Operations, Aaron trained and performed missions with foreign commandos, law enforcement, and militia fighters. He utilizes lessons learned from success, but also failures in designing his training courses for domestic law enforcement and civilians.

    Published on Jan 17, 2018

    Scott Reitz is a 30 year veteran of the Los Angeles Police department. Scott received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and shortly thereafter joined the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department. During his first few years, he worked both Wilshire and Van Nuys divisions as a heroin expert and a member of the Special Problems Unit. He was accepted into the elite Metropolitan Division a few years later and remained there for the duration of his career. Shortly after his acceptance into Metro, he advanced into ‘D’ platoon (SWAT). He remained there for ten years until he was upgraded as the primary firearms and tactics instructor for the whole of Metro division and all LAPD advanced in-service firearms/tactics training. He was additionally in charge of advanced training for specialized units such as gangs, LAFD arson, anti-terrorist division, S.I.S., Internal Affairs follow teams as well as all 19 geographical divisions among others. Scott was an adjunct instructor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s SRT III program and one of the founders of the US Marine Corps SOTG program in Camp Pendleton, California. He has trained and worked with U.S. Army Delta, Naval Special Warfare’s Team 6 and Air Task Force assets that support special operations. He is also one of a very few instructors who is a Federal and Superior Court qualified expert in deadly force, training, safety and police tactics. He has testified and consulted in the defense of the police, F.B.I., U.S. Secret Service, and B.A.T.F. as well as many high profile cases.


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