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Stoppages - Tactical Moment #9

In Tactical Moment #9, John Holoschen demonstrates how to manage a firearms stoppage by applying the immediate action technique.

In this Tactical Moment episode John discusses "stoppages." A stoppage is a momentary cessation of the firearm. When you pull the trigger and hear a click instead of a bang, then you know something is wrong. Applying "immediate action" could be the fastest way to fix the problem and get back in the gunfight. Watch this video to learn how to manage a firearms stoppage by applying the immediate action technique.

About John Holschen

John Holschen served for over 20-years in the Special Operations and Intelligence branches of the U.S. Army. His military experience includes tours as an Operations Security Platoon Sergeant, Special Forces Operational Detachment; Intelligence Sergeant, Weapons Sergeant, Medical Sergeant and as a Senior Instructor at the U.S. Army J.F.K. Special Warfare Center and School.

For the past 10-years John has alternated operational and training positions on various U.S. Government projects with security assessment and management positions in the private sector.

His instructor experience includes the design and presentation of firearms and tactical training programs tailored for private citizens, corporate, military, government and law enforcement personnel.

John is a three-time winner of the National Tactical Invitational, has placed among the top 5 practitioners each year that he has participated (9 times) and has been named a "Master Instructor” and “Master Tactician" by the American Tactical Shooters Association.

John’s recent experience includes tours in the Middle East as a protective security specialist and as a security manager for U.S. government facilities. John has also authored a number of analytical reports that discuss the training and tactics of international terrorists.

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