Whats in your bag? CANO

To continue our what is in your bag series, I decided to knock mine out real quick as I was switching to a new bag. I thought about going with a Vertx bag and decided I don’t need to spend that much money and realized the Savior Equipment range bags were almost the perfect size. I could use a little more space for mags but that’s not a huge issue. Check it out: https://youtu.be/_fMQslRlwQY


Got Holster?

You just got a new SCT Frame and are excited to build your new setup when… you have to decide on a holster. Most P80 or aftermarket Glock-style frames do not work with your average Glock holster. It can be a frustrating time to figure out what fits, so we decided to do some of the work for you.

We had the troops gather up every non-light-bearing Glock 19 holster they could find so we could see what fit!

Check this out!

Since you cannot leave comments on our blog due to nonstop spam, let us know on the youtube video if you guys find another holster that fits so we can help everyone get what they need!


AIM DRILL 1.2 October 2022

Alrighty folks. Aim Drill 1.1 had a ton of submissions and only a handful of passes. Some of our buddies took the challenge and smoked it. Shane from Impact Shooting Center was the first, then, we had Donovan Moore of Point 1 Tactics crush it. Then Graig from Neo Mag then proceeded to smoke it. Here is a link if you want to check that out that run!


And then…out of nowhere… Bobby Brisbin sent his video in and beat everyone by a good chunk of time. Bobby likes to go fast, he believes in speed. Hot, nasty speed. Check this run out:


This month we are releasing version 1.2 and at first glance, it might look easier because it’s only 6 shots total but it is sub 6 seconds on the time. The beautiful thing is you don’t have to worry about finding another target, it’s almost like we designed the target that way…

For this drill, we are looking at one shot to each 1-inch square at the top then 1 into the black circle. Perform a slide lock reload and then repeat the 3 shots.

Check this out:

Run this. Tag us/DM us. Get a patch and bragging rights!



The SCT Manufacturing Glock Compatible Frame is going to change the way you build pistols. It is the only frame at this price point packed with this level of features. This is a serialized frame with shooter-oriented ergonomics. Installed over molded rails that are ready to build. They are made with an industry-leading proprietary polymer blend and are compatible with Glock Gen 3 19,23, and 32 frames. Other features include:

Serrations and index points on the trigger guard to help control recoil

Serrations on top of the beaver tail reduce glare

Flared mag well

Thumb Accelerator pad

Advanced contour grip with aggressive texturing

Picatinny rail (not a Glock rail) “MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny”

High beaver tail with low profile bore axis

The grip angle is the same as the Glock factory

Slide stop guard

Larger trigger guard for better access with gloves

Recessed contoured mag release area for faster mag changes

Multi caliber- Compatible with compact 9mm, 40 cal, 357SIG

Mag Well compatibility

– Magpul

– SCT Coming SOON

Includes locking block

Weight – 3.5 oz. Without Locking Block

What’s in your bag? Bryan

Here at AIM a good bunch of us are shooters. We all have gear and a lot of it, but we all have different setups and different ways to transport it. With this being the case, we decided to start a series of range bag setups since everyone’s is different. First up we decided to go with the big dog BFlan and see what is in his bag, he also has switched bags probably 4 times this year but he also carries the most stuff with him.

I think with the wide variety of shooters and shooting styles we can have a good assortment of videos showing a little bit of everything. Check it out, let us know what you guys think in the youtube comments!


Showroom Gun Of The Week 09/27/22

I have always loved a bolt gun, mainly because of the sniper in movies using them. The motion of pulling the bolt back, chambering the next round, and pushing the bolt down to send the next shot is just a thing of beauty. We do not tend to get a ton of the bolt gun options in so seeing this guy come in was a pleasant surprise. The 16″ Christensen Arms BA Tactical 6.5 Creedmoor is a looker. Beautiful design to it that just also ensures that it’s going to shoot very well.

I love the look of the shorter barrels on bolt guns, don’t know why it just looks good. If I wouldn’t get in trouble for doing it, I would bring this guy home today.


Building a G19 Pistol

Here is a cool writeup about building a Glock19-style setup using some AIM branded parts and parts we sell to complete the build.


It also includes exactly what parts they used and a price breakdown, which will obviously change with sales and deals. But for the most part, you can build a custom 17/19 pattern pistol with a red dot or red dot ready sub $750

There are actually a couple ways to do this. Let’s start with the easiest way: The AimSurplus Custom Glock 17 Complete Pistol. Personally, I think this is the best value.

This Glock started its life as a police trade-in Glock 22.

It has had a ton of new features added to it. Let’s start with the awesome new laser stipple job. Our “White Noise” pattern is extremely grippy and comfortable in the hand where most laster stipples are not. The frame now sports a double undercut to get your hand a little higher on the frame and give your support hand a reference point, along with thumb pads on both sides.

Also installed is our Aluminum Red and Black trigger, and a Shadow Connector. The AimSurplus Camo Cerakoted slide features an RMR cut with our Suppressor Height Fiber Optic Sights. A fiber optic front and a blacked-out rear.

The barrel is a polished stainless barrel to give you a smooth cycle and as much added accuracy as possible. The pistol comes with 1 Magazine and ships with a nice Savior Equipment Soft case.

All of this and a pistol case for $649, you cannot beat that. All that is missing is choosing your RMR pattern Red Dot, even if you pick an SRO or RMR, still cheaper than a factory option and then adding a dot.

Option 2.










Total: $724.69

Factory Glock 19 Gen 3: $499.99

Swapfox: $209.00

Optic Cut: $150-250 plus 6-8 week lead time

Glock 19 MOS: $599.95

Plenty of options to get your build on! Go check them out!


Mitchell Morgan’s Gabe White Experience.

I posted my viewpoint of the Gabe White Class, I wanted to get insight from another shooter at AIM who also took the class. I tossed some questions at Mitch and here is what we came up with:

1. What is your prior firearm experience?

I grew up around firearms but was never terribly involved until about 2019. I did a bit of dry fire practice but very little live fire. I ended up taking a CCW class at Impact Shooting Center and became a member shortly thereafter. Since then I’ve taken one weekend-long class and have been hard training with friends and coworkers. 

2. What firearm/setup were you shooting?

I typically carry a Glock 17 gen 5, topped with a Trijicon RMR on a Slideworks slide. And of course, a Surefire X300U, because you can’t shoot what you can’t see. The T.rex arms sidecar is my current go-to for holsters and that is carried on a Kore Essentials EDC belt. 

3. What did you hope to learn going into this class?

I truly went in with no expectations. I purposefully went in (almost) blind so as to not skew anything that I learned. I wanted to just take everything at face value, and not have any preconceived notions of how it might be or what I might learn. 

4. What was your biggest takeaway from the class?

Repetition, repetition, repetition. Everybody wanna be a bodybuilder but don’t nobody wanna lift these heavy ass weights, right? You really have to put in the time and effort to get good at this. And it is very much a perishable skill. You can watch all the YouTube or Magpul DVDs you want, but the guy that’s gonna be the best is the guy that really puts in the work. 

5. What area did you improve the most?

Trigger press. Really focusing on seeing the sights and making a clean trigger press for those low percentage shots. 

6. Is there anything you thought you would learn but did not?

No, again I went in with no expectations for a reason. Which I think is a good way to go into a class. Just absorb it all. 

7. What did you think of Gabe White’s teaching style?

He plays no games and has a clear reason behind everything. He was very easy to get along with, and for me was very easy to listen to. He can be animated at times and really grab attention if needed. He moves very fast, so buckle up. It wasn’t an issue for me at all as I am not really a person who can sit still. So when Gabe was keeping everything at a higher pace it was nice for me. 

8. Are you going to try and get the turbo pin next year?

I just might. I’ll take the light pin this time around. Now it’s time to keep working on everything and keep a high standard for myself. Train to high standards so that if it all falls apart it’ll still be more than proficient. 

9. How did you feel going into the standards, did you have nerves of steel or jello?

I think I was pretty calm throughout the standards. That’s another area that I came into blind. I didn’t look into the standards at all. I was very pleased to walk away with the light pin, especially having never shot the standards before. That’s honestly one of the biggest things to shooting well for me, is to remain calm and shoot how you know you can.

10. What’s next for you?

I plan to take all that I’ve learned and continue to think critically when training. Train with a purpose and assess real-world situations to be guidance. I’d like to start shooting USPSA as well. We’ll just have to see. 

I have been shooting with Mitch for a little over a year maybe right around a year. He is the only person I have been around who genuinely does not get nervous during a test/standards run. Treats it like its normal drills. Stoked to see what this kid progresses into as a shooter.


Point 1 Tactics Pistol Performance

I am exhausted. I had a two-day class with Gabe White and shot 941 rounds over those two days with the majority of them coming on day 2. Three days off and I was right back in the mix with the pistol performance class with the best-concealed shooter on the planet: Donovan Moore of Point 1 Tactics.

This was my third class with Donovan and this class was the most stacked lineup of shooters I have been in. Everyone was at a higher level than in prior classes I have been in, and it was great for pushing us all to perform at our highest level.

Day 1. The infamous cold start v1. This is one of my favorite drills to get started with, over the last year I went from not being able to run it clean and overthinking to being able to run it clean under time and then push it further and go for expert time. Unfortunately for me, I tend to throw one shot every single time I am on pace to pass it. 8.38 and missed my last shot on the last small logo. If you are not familiar with this cold start, I posted a blog about it a couple months ago so go check that out. If you want more info on it, check out point 1 tactics website.

The rest of day 1 was a blast. We all came to shoot and pushed eachother to perform, work the trigger, get your sights, get your hits. Blend speed and accuracy. We got to take a run at the hardest standards out right now. The 007 Standards. Here is a quick rundown of the standards that out of thousands only 5 have passed.

Stage 1:  15yds / 5rds within 2.6 seconds.  Hits must be in ‘A’ zone
Stage 2:  10yds / 2rds within 1.9 seconds.  Hits must be in 4″ x 4″ head zone.
Stage 3:  7yds / 2rds Reload 4rds in 4.99 seconds.  All hits must be in 4″ x 4″ head zone.
Stage 4:  3yds / 6rds in 1.99 seconds.  All hits must be in ‘A’ zone.

Every stage will be ran back 2 back for a total of 8 runs.  38 total rounds.

6 out of the 8 runs must be clean & you must have at least one passing run on each stage.

Mulligans are allowed:  1 per stage.

Starting positions are as follows:  Hands relaxed, Hands at side, Hands High Thoracic.  You are NOT allowed to prep your garment.

Stage 4, you will be REQUIRED to start with hands at high thoracic.  On the beep you MUST initiate movement backwards and not pause until course of fire is complete.  No rolling, or leaning, you must walk backwards.

Some people chose to start at the 15 yard stage and most chose to start bill drill. I was shooting really well, I knew I was not going to crush these, my hands were shot from the last class of shooting so going into this I wasn’t pumped on my grip. One by one people bowed out from not getting hits or not making time. My goal was to gauge time on first run, then crush it second since bill drills always get me. 2.02 just over time all clean. I knew I needed a faster split time so I locked in to a hole in the zone I wanted to hit and did not remove my eyes from it until I completed the stage. 1.82 clean and on to stage 2.

Stage 2 is one I knew I had no chance at, I never practice reloads or dry fire for that matter. This was going to bite me. beep. I step backwards like I am supposed to be walking backwards again. Somehow just barely over the time with a 5.04. That screwed me, I knew I could get it done and all i could think about was passing it instead of shooting. Beep. 4 clean, reload. first shot out of the headbox second shot dead center. I’m out and I knew it as soon as I fired the first shot. The next 4 guys go. I was the only person who made it past stage 1, I will take that small victory.

We finish out day 2 with some solid shooting but everyone is spent from the heat and putting in all the work. I am ready to go home.

Day 2. The second class to get a run at the brand new cold start v2. Reading what it was and then visualizing it, i thought it would be a lot harder than v1. I was way wrong, I feel like it is actually easier somehow than v1. Everyone was a shot away or slightly over the time as they made the way down the line to myself. My turn came and decided run it clean since I know I can do the speed portion, lets see how I do. Missed 1 damn shot. Second shot off the reload, I tired to get to the other logo faster than I should have and left early, broke the shot as I was transitioning to the other logo. Oh well, at least next time I know I can run it clean and for time.

After we did the standards we worked on transitions and attack control movement and shots. So much fun, so much work to do. We finished the day running micro USPSA Stages and we got to see just how absurd Donovan is vs even a Master Class Shooter. He walked a stage and scored higher than everyone by a ton. Effortless but so precise and dialed in. Insane to see in person.

I loved this class, a lot of it was because of the way Donovan teaches and encourages you to perform. It may be because I come from a sports background, but that’s what you want to be pushed to perfom at a level you know you are capable of. The other reason I loved it so much was because of the people nobody was light years ahead of anybody except our own Peter Woolard. Everyone was pushing eachother and competing and talking trash, it was great. Good People, Good Times. There are a couple of people I may want to take a class with but I think I will always do Donovans classes when they come around, its the best in the industry by far. If you have the chance to take one, do it!


Gabe White

This weekend I was fortunate enough to take a two-day class with Gabe White. You may not know the name but I am willing to bet your favorite shooter knows precisely who he is. Gabe is a wizard, he does not look like a tactical bro or your average gun guy at all. The amount of information and knowledge he has to share is mindblowing. He doesn’t just have the info and explain it, he can back it all up with his shooting….on an iron sight Glock! Yes, I said iron sights.

Gabe is not just your average instructor who just trains people who want to get better. He is actually the current Chief Instructor of Public Range FTU and public defensive handgun training program for Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office at the Public Safety Training Center in Clackamas, Oregon. Gabe is also an incredible shooter. Some of his accomplishments are:

  • Master class in USPSA Limited Division shooting carry gear from concealment
  • Master class in GSSF
  • FAST Challenge Coinholder #09
  • One of only four people worldwide to clean the Rogers Shooting School Test
  • Only person worldwide to clean the Rogers Shooting School Test from concealment
  • LFI Judicious Use of Deadly Force Instructor
  • NRA-certified Pistol Instructor
  • Over 800 hours of formal defensive handgun and emergency training as a student
  • Defensive handgun practitioner since 1999
  • Defensive handgun instructor since 2007

Insane resume from a guy you would never expect to be THAT guy and I love it.

His class is probably the most valuable you can get in any class. 8am to 6:30pm no lunch break, constant information and knowledge but not overwhelming. He takes time to work with you individually where you need it and answers any and every question.

Day 1 was a lot of the standard stuff you will see at most classes. Grip, Sights, Trigger. A good amount of training before you start the fun stuff and run his performance tests for the almighty Turbo Pin. You run two tests on day one and two on day two. Day one tests are a bill drill and failure to stop. Day two is immediate incapacitation and a split bill drill. Very doable tests for your average shooter if you are locked in and shooting well. This was not the case for a lot of the better shooters in the class, I will throw myself in that category. I felt off the whole day, it was hot and I was drained mentally by the end of the day when we started the tests. I also was just not feeling it, didn’t really wanna shoot.

The Bill Drill. Normally I can run it clean sub 2 seconds no problem, usually, 1.8 -1.99, right around there with the occasional over 2 second time. This day was just rough. I ran 1.92 with charlie which pushed my time over the turbo pin time, second run I had a horrible grip and ran 2.33 clean. The biggest issue I am having aside from my grip and desire to shoot: the timer. I am reacting way too late and it’s not our normal stand by one second goes by the beep. He has it set to random, I cannot game this.

After Stage 1: 1 light run, 1 dark run

Stage 2 is the 2 to the chest and 1 to the head.

My hands were shot, and my grip strength was nonexistent but I was ready to just get it done. I didn’t take any of the practice reps to keep my hands rested. 1.71 with a shot outside the circle so no pin there and 1.72 clean. Had I not missed that one shot I would have 3 Light runs on Day one. No turbo times. Not a complete failure of where I wanted to be but close. I know I can run them all for time, now I just had to do it perfectly the next day 4 times in a row.

After Stage 2: 1 dark run, 2 light runs

Day two was wet and windy for a little which ended up working in my favor, we moved the tests up sooner so we would avoid the potential lighting storm. First up were the 2 headshots.

This one should be harder but I have always found this to be the easiest one, 1.71 and 1.78 clean but felt like it took forever. Two Turbo times to start the day. Now I had pressure to run the last drill and get my turbo pin.

After Stage 3: 1 dark run, 2 light runs, 2 turbo runs. Light Pin acquired.

The last and final stage. The split bill drill., 4 to the body and 2 to the head. I always mess this one up because we always do the 3-2 so that extra shot to the body makes me think.

First, run, I did not love my draw so I knew I had to run fast splits to make up the time.

2.14 clean, I was shocked I thought I for sure went over the minimum 2.6

Now the pressure was on, all I needed to do was draw clean and shoot it.

I got anxious and almost jumped the beep, threw my first shot, and confirmed it for what felt like forever before finishing the drill. I missed a turbo pin by one inch and that penalty cost me to go over time by .10

Instantly pissed at myself because I had it and dropped the first shot. Oh well, you live and you learn. Gabe was happy with my recovery and overall performance so even though I came up short, I know I can get it.

The class was a ton of fun, a ton of learning, and some good competition which the two guys from AIM cleaned up on. Both of us from AIM won competitions and both of us got light pins. Not a bad weekend for the boys.

Gabe teaches an awesome class, I think right after pistol 2 or whatever a more advanced pistol class is, once you are really comfortable shooting and have a solid draw this is the class to take first. Take this and absorb everything you can, pick his brain, and get dialed in. I personally think this is the best class to take after the basics. Once you have this class, then take a Modern Samurai Class and when you are feeling really solid, take some classes with Donovan at Point 1 Tactics.

Gabe is a great instructor with just an endless amount of knowledge from beginning to end, from grip to trigger manipulation all the way into the more advanced day two barrier use and defensive-based shooting. Just a great time and a great value, you truly get your money’s worth in his class, and the most important part, you leave a better shooter than when you arrived. Take this class!