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Corporate Event Risk Mitigation

Coordination & Planning

The staff at Blackjack Security Concepts LLC has over 40 years of combined experience managing complex security operations both domestically and abroad.  Our team members have supervised multi-agency Task Forces, operational components of the United Nations General Assembly, United Nations Nuclear Summits and Middle Eastern Summits.  Outside of the U.S., members of our staff have managed security programs at numerous U.S. Embassies to include Sudan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Libya, to name just a few.  These responsibilities include supervising the training and daily operations of the local guard force hired by the U.S. State Department, as well as developing reaction plans and sustainment training for the U.S. Marine Security Guards assigned to the embassies.  The foundation for these security programs to be successful is a thorough risk assessment and mitigation review, threat analysis, red cell review and then implementing both reasonable and effective countermeasures to deficiencies.

Blackjack Security Concepts LLC now utilizes this extensive experience of our staff

So here we are….more mass shooting at home. What the shit? The most notable, in terms of press coverage and casualties, was the shooting on December 2, 2015, in San Bernardino, California.  It’s terrible and we mourn for the families of the 14 killed and 22 wounded. We also salute the police officers and first responders that charged into harm’s way.  As the legend John Wayne said “Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway,” and those men and women displayed amazing courage.   A while back we talked about the importance of those involved in this dangerous work to review tactical situations that have unfolded with a critic’s eye (Find that article here.)  The purpose of this is to take lessons away from what they see.  The good and the bad.  From this, we can be better, and when we find ourselves facing danger head on, we can apply those lessons learned [...]

AAR vs Hindsight

Know the difference

Have you ever been part of an AAR?  If you were ever in the military or a police officer, I’m sure you have.  For those of you who have not, and have no idea what I’m talking about, an AAR is an “After Action Review”.  It is defined as “The formal after action process completed with all of the key leaders (and/or participants) where the entire operation from start to finish is methodically reviewed usually ending with three positives and three areas of improvement with specific time/date completion requirements for any and all suggestions/fixes.” I hear you asking “Is there an easier way” and well….

There is also a “Hotwash” which is a time-limited quick review of an event to address only a few points of a specific part of an operation or one tactic.  A “Hotwash” is usually intended to be used by Observer/Controllers in order to allow a unit to complete [...]

FBI Decides On 9mm As Their #1 Choice

And Have Tons Of Science Behind Their Decision

This is a very detailed and well researched article (link at bottom) that addresses a highly debated topic that we at BSC have been a part of for over 10 years.  In the end, you should carry what YOU are comfortable carrying and shooting.

The majority of us here at BSC carry 9mm, have for years, and are very satisfied with it.  There are many reasons, but mainly it is because in our many hours of training, we learned that we can get off a higher number of accurate shots in a shorter amount of time using 9mm.  While many people will debate all day and night about the different calibers and their effective penetration, any firearms instructor worth his/her salt will emphasize to you that whats most important is shot placement.  Getting your rounds onto the target’s critical areas, as fast as possible, that is how you win a deadly force encounter.

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Blackjack Security Concepts LLC (BSC) works with screenwriters and production staff in developing captivating story ideas, characters, and plot lines for feature films, TV shows, and video games based on years of operational experience across six continents.  BSC staff brings authenticity and credibility to any project looking to set itself apart.

Contact us about your current or future project here.

For more on our Technical Advising, please visit us here.

For more on our training for actors and stunt professionals, please visit us here.

About Us

Blackjack Security Concepts LLC (BSC) trains actors and stunt professionals looking to maximize their skills in effectively portraying their characters such as:

Police officers, detectives, special investigators, federal agents, military personnel of all five branches of the U.S. Military, special operations personnel, K9 handlers, snipers, medics, bodyguards, private military contractors and even criminals.

The training we provide is drawn from the real world experiences of our staff and is based off previous teachings to active duty military and law enforcement personnel, both foreign and domestic.  Training includes tactical weapons training, tactical combatives, arrest techniques, interview / interrogation techniques, unit tactics, any special skills related to the character, and scenario based training to enhance skills that will transfer to on screen performance.

Audiences crave excitement and realism from movies and television shows they watch.  The depth of operational experience and personal training  possessed by the staff at Blackjack Security Concepts (BSC) will provide a wealth of knowledge to any entertainment production set and film crew looking to set their projects apart from the rest.

BSC technical advisors can provide advisement and training in a variety of areas, including but not limited to:

  • Script advisement
  • Character development
  • On set advising
  • Weapons handling and marksmanship
  • Close-quarters combat and Urban Operations
  • S.W.A.T. Operations
  • Military and Special Operations
  • Law Enforcment / Detective Operation
  • Federal Law Enforcement Operations
  • K9 operations
  • Anti-terrorism driving techniques
  • Tactical combatives techniques
  • Preparation and execution of search and arrest warrants
  • Principals and current techniques of sensitive site and cell phone exploitation

If you have read our previous posts, you know that sadly this is not an isolated event.  Now this gentleman has been missing for over a week, no one knows what has happened, and the last person he was seen with was a client.  We understand that in order for Real Estate professionals to do their jobs, they MUST meet with people they don’t know.  We don’t want to keep you from meeting with clients, we want you to understand the best practices to set yourself up for success should a dangerous encounter happen.  The subject matter we teach is not fabricated out of thin air, it is recognized applicable theories and practices that we have taught to police officers, military personnel, expatriates working abroad, and Foreign Service officers.   And now we have tailored the information specifically for Real Estate professionals.

I recently spoke with a training coordinator for a realtor association who told me its difficult [...]

Informative article for novice shooters.  Some of the topics discussed cannot be taught in an article, and require actual practice on the range with a skilled instructor. I’ve put some of the highlights (summarized) below.

Always remember the 4 cardinal rules of firearm safety:

  1. Treat all weapons as if they are loaded
  2. Never point your weapon at anything you aren’t willing to destroy
  3. Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to fire
  4. Always be aware of your target, backstop, and beyond.

Learn and master the fundamentals including grip, trigger control, stance and proper sight picture. Each of these may vary slightly from shooter to shooter (except sight picture), and its important to know the details of each and find what works for you while remaining functional. Lastly, the article discusses the importance of mental preparation and visualization.  Apart from some other tactical and firearms instructors, mental preparation and [...]

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