Written by guest writer Steve Husband With the 2012/2013 winter in Alaska seemingly dragging on, Jason Falla with Redback One came to Alaska yet again to instruct the 2-Day Combat Carbine course and was met with 2-3 inches of accumulated snow on the ground and freezing temperatures. Training day one was May 18th. in the basic course. It is by far the most comprehensive safety brief I have observed, and it would start someone off on the right path. We then rallied at the range where approximately half the class needed to either zero or confirm their rifle’s zero. After zeroing, Jason’s first instructional block included offset, relation of sights to axis of the rifle’s bore, and transition drills from primary to secondary weapon systems. He then introduced us to his IDP (Individual Protection Drill) which allows a shooter to be capable of scanning/engaging threats with their secondary weapon system while recovering and addressing their rifle’s stoppage. Jason then had the class conduct a team relay type drill inducing elevated cardio and driving home the point of “patience on the sights” as well as not overrunning one’s cardio capabilities.