As you get deeper into the interview, you’ll find that Jeff and I aren’t all that far off from one another. In fact, we both advocate for “general purpose” configuration for a rifle. As you make any particular weapon more specialized for a specific situation, you also tend to make it worse for others.
Jeff talks about special operations units who were optimally set up for close quarter battle (CQB) missions in Iraq, but regularly found themselves fighting their way all the way to the target and then all the way back home. In other words, their “optimal” weapons for CQB were only optimal for one third of the fight.
So what does Jeff’s all-around weapon look like? Well, it is akin to the classic recce rifle. Though Jeff’s personal iteration would be a little bit shorter.
We spent a good bit of time talking about optic configurations as well as training scars. Jeff explains why he thinks the new standard is an LPVO optic paired with an offset red dot sight. On that topic, Jeff also explained what he thinks the future of iron sights should be as well as other optical configurations like magnifiers and fixed power sights.
I hope you enjoy this episode, and be sure to check out Jeff’s channel and upcoming training offerings over at Modern Tactical Shooting.