About Me

I am a full-time law enforcement officer with experience in the Patrol, Tactical, and Gang Divisions and a part-time martial artist. I believe that law abiding citizens should learn to defend themselves with whatever tools they may legally carry. I am currently in the process of starting the "5 Rings Tactical" training school where I hope to encourage good people to become protectors of their own lives and the lives of their families. This blog will contain reviews of defensive and tactical products, all of which I have purchased with my own funds. I will try my best to give my honest and unbiased opinion of all the products featured. I hope to eventually make the items that prove to be of quality available to customers of 5 Rings Tactical. Before distributing any of these items, they will be purchased privately by me and evaluated. I do not pretend to be any type of expert or master. I'm just a guy trying to share my experiences with others. I am always looking for more training and good people to learn from.

Monday, April 4, 2011

FDE 4-4-2011


Today's FDE was submitted by a grad school student and social worker who is in the process of obtaining his masters in social work. We'll call him "Dizzle Peezy". When this young warrior is not in class or helping the less fortunate, he can be found at the gun range making ragged holes in the faces of paper bad guys. An avid shooter and gun enthusiast, Dizzle wields an all black, generation 3, Glock 19 with a custom grip modification he did himself. Affectionately known in some regions of the hood as a "nine", this mid-size pistol is loaded with 9mm 124 grain HST. Fast, reliable, and accurate, the Glock possesses traits not normally associated with your average government worker. But then again Dizzle isn't average. If you ever find yourself staring at the barrel of his gun and don't already know "what time it is", our scholar warrior can tell you after glancing down at his Seiko 200m dive watch, complete with Maratac Zulu NATO wristband. 

The social worker's primary war is waged against stacks and stacks of paperwork and government mail. Bullets are great for the occasional, stress-relieving office pop, but envelopes are better handled with a blade. Dizzle's blade of choice is the CRKT Wasp, a stylish folder with a 3 inch, drop point blade, and a liner lock. Plenty sturdy and sharp for any paper-cut retaliation stabbings.


This second picture is what Dizzle sent as part of his FDE. I'm not sure what school he is getting his degree at, but it looks like the university needs the help of Morgan Freeman and a giant baseball bat. Dizzle wears a Blackhawk Low Vis Plate Carrier holding armor plates.  This rig is so low profile that bad guys don't even realize Dizzle is wearing armor. This level of secrecy only costs around $30 and the awkwardness of hugging a girl and having a stiffy in your chest. The matching belt supports 5.11 brand pistol and rifle magazine pouches, and a Safariland 6280 holster for the Glock 19 with attached Streamlight TLR-1 pistol light. The piece that truly pulls the outfit together though is the color matched AR-15 rifle. The long gun is accessorized with a tactical light, Magpul CTR stock, vertical foregrip, redi-mag for quick magazine changes, an Eotech sight, and tactical sling.

Though some may accuse today's FDE submitter as having seen Red Dawn one too many times, he just may be the world's most prepared social worker/grad school student. I only have one question for Dizzle. Which molle pouch on your war belt carries your homework?


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