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Military and Police Consulting

Terminal Ballistics Research provides education for allied military, police and medical personnel world wide.

We currently have customers who rely on our research as a means to overcome various challenges with regards to ammunition selection (testing), weapons training (shooting methods) and other subjects pertaining to firearms and ballistics. We also consult (forensics) for various police departments worldwide.

Our consultation services are organic depending on needs. In some cases where funds are not available (such as to an individual police detective), we may offer casual assistance (free of charge). In other instances where ongoing consultation  or training is required, terms will be negotiated. Please use the website contact form to make an inquiry.

Our focus is on the actual, not the theoretical. When testing ammunition, we do not default to tables, graphs or ballistics gelatin in order to either obtain or add weight to information. Nor do we cater to 'trends'.  We offer our clients meaningful field data.

Our marksman training is of the highest level, acid tested under field conditions. The shooter is taught the fundamental principles of the rifle (rather than assuming the rifle is accurate as other schools do) versus the basic principles of shooting technique which can be used under a variety of conditions. Once these variables have been isolated, the student is taught to shoot accurately out to long ranges using minimal inputs in order to avoid distraction and time wasting. Please note - Nathan does not teach shooters how to stare casually at an electronic device, then walk shots on to a steel plate. If this is your game, go somewhere else. Such schools are a dime a dozen and will happily leach funds from your government department.

Small Arms Wound Ballistics, A graphic guide for Military, Police & Medical Personnel.  By Nathan Foster.

SAWB was written as reference material for both the trainee and academic. It is a no BS book for cops, infantry soldiers, snipers, security contractors and medics. It casts away myths and gets to the point. SAWB also supplies the experienced medic with a working document that can be used to teach subject matter to others (via photos). And yes, its quite graphic, starting off with some fairly dramatic head shots and getting heavier from there. Above all, it's about getting to know your tools and learning what you are up against.

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Click here to purchase Small Arms Wound Ballistics, A Graphic Guide for Military, Police & Medical Personnel

If you are contemplating our training services from a previously closed system (such as a military training program), understand that your system may be heavily corrupted by ongoing misconceptions and myths. Note also that we are now living within an information age that has an unfortunate effect of subconsciously influencing protocols. This information is sometimes based on nothing more than industry marketing hype. It is about sales, not saving lives. In literal terms, that which we take to be established fact is in MANY cases, nothing more than a meme. Through evidence based training techniques, it is possible to see through the marketing, the flawed methods and memes for what they really are. This process can be quite shocking once one discovers how greatly it can put the soldier at a severe disadvantage (unless he wants a career as an actor). By the same token, please do not waste our time. We train people to become the best that they can be. There is no room here for placating those stuck in dogma. A system either works or it doesn't. And in many cases, it doesn't. If it did, I would not be teaching men how to shoot after they leave the military.

The Practical Guide To Long Range Shooting By Nathan Foster

Today, technology and gadgetry are being marketed as being more important in gaining good results than individual shooter skill. In his book The Practical Guide to Long Range Shooting Nathan dispels myths and demonstrates with clear, easily understood instructions, what it truly takes to become a superior marksman. For many years, Nathan Foster has taught shooters how to excel beyond the levels taught by other shooting schools worldwide. The main focus is to teach shooters how to achieve clean killing (as opposed to hitting a target) under real world conditions and in adverse environments. Shooters are taught the fundamentals of both rifle accuracy and marksmanship. Students are taught how to get on target and make a kill with minimum fuss and without being handicapped by superfluous technology. 

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We are a small, family run business, based out of Taranaki, New Zealand, who specialize in cartridge research and testing, and rifle accurizing.