MDS Episode #0072: Debrief – Sniper Week at MSTOA

Caylen flies solo on this episode to give his thoughts on the recent annual training week for the Mountain States Tactical Officer’s Association. The MDS crew ran a Basic and an Advanced course concurrently and the team learned some valuable lessons from the experience. Caylen discusses thoughts on curriculum development, sniper skills, how to structure…

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MDS Episode #0071: Heart Mountain 2022 After Actions

Phillip flies solo on this podcast while Caylen is in the mountains for a spring bear hunt. Phillip talks about his recent Intro to Precision Rifle course that just taught in Cody. Phil talks about some of the training takeaways from the class such as rifle and ammunition considerations when taking a class, equipment manipulation…

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MDS Episode #0070: Zachary Burgart and his visit to Ukraine

Caylen, Phillip and Owen Mulder have a conversation with Zachary Burgart who is a former Reconnaissance Marine, and fellow HOG.    Zachary recently made a trip to Ukraine with the intention of providing aid to the people by means of medical support and training, basic infantry skills training, and logistical coordination for the newly established…

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MDS Episode #0070: Zachary Burgart and his visit to Ukraine

Caylen, Phillip and Owen Mulder have a conversation with Zachary Burgart who is a former Reconnaissance Marine, and fellow HOG.    Zachary recently made a trip to Ukraine with the intention of providing aid to the people by means of medical support and training, basic infantry skills training, and logistical coordination for the newly established…

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MDS Episode #0069: Tripod Techniques and Wind Calls

With the topics of tripod shooting at the forefront of the mind, Caylen and Phil discuss the nuances of tripod shooting and the pros and cons of different techniques and under what circumstances those techniques should be used. The conversation switches to wind, and the visual processing speed of the mind to derive precise corrections…

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MDS Episode #0068: Caylen and Phil are Back!

We know you guys thought we straight abandoned our podcast… Nah, just an extended hiatus! We’re back and the boys cover a lot of ground in this one as they catch up on recent trips, classes and competitions. Lots of great content here on the post-shot process, the cognitive thought process while navigating scenarios, and…

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MDS Episode #0067: Chris Way of Riflekraft

Buckle up guys, in this episode Caylen and Phil sit down with Chris Way, the founder of Riflekraft and the Straight Dope Podcast. Chris Way comes to the sport of precision rifle from being an outdoor athlete and when he was exposed to the complexities of the discipline his analytical brain kicked into overdrive. The…

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MDS Episode #0066: Caylen and Phil Catch Up

Caylen and Phil catch up after being on the road for classes. They discuss some after-action items that they noticed in their last batch of classes at Volusia County Gun Club. Things like rifle setup, improperly installed scope levels, and the nuances of the grip of the firing and trigger control were the trends in…

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MDS Episode #0065: Student of the Craft with John ”Duffy” Dufrense

Caylen and Phil sit down with Mr. John Dufrense of Kinetic Consulting for another awesome talk on knowing thyself, training, and basic good-dudery. Known by most as “Duffy”, John has been to several of our classes with the intention of doing nothing more than expanding his own knowledge and proficiency as a shooter and a…

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2021, The Year in Review

We’ve had one helluva year at Modern Day Sniper. It’s been a wild ride full of new experiences, tremendous amounts of growth, and plenty of lessons learned. I couldn’t be more happy to be sitting here composing this year’s review post. As much as I’m looking forward to this coming year, I’m also looking back…

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