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project blue lion

helping protect the homefront


PROJECT BLUE LION IS FREE FIREARMS TRAINING FOR ACTIVE-DUTY LAW ENFORCEMENT. THE PROJECT WAS FOUNDED BY Howitzer Clothing in partnership with Wishes for Warriors, a veteran run, volunteer operated non-profit 501(C)(3).

HOWITZER DONATES PROCEEDS TO FUND HIGH LEVEL TRAINING AND EDUCATION TO THE LEO COMMUNITY VIA ITS PRO-STAFF OF FIREARMS INSTRUCTORS. The project directly supports these heroes with free training in order to better protect themselves and our communities.


RICK CRAWLEY
CEO & CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

ACHILLES HEEL TACTICAL LLC
MARK ACKENBACK
CEO & CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

FIRST DEFENSE FIREARMS TRAINING
CHRISTIAN GALLS
CEO & CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

TACTICAL TRAINING OPERTIONS GROUP
DONOVAN MOORE
CEO & CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

POINT 1 TACTICS
JJ RACAZA
CEO & CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

WORLD CHAMPION
MICHAEL LEVY
CEO & CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

ASSAULT DYNAMICS COMBAT TACTICS

MEDIA

TESTIMONIALS

TIM KINCER

I wanted to express my gratitude for your support of law enforcement and the people they are sworn to protect. I took my first class with a professional trainer, outside of department provided training, thanks to Project Blue Lion.

I chose to attend a two day vehicle tactics course from Achilles Heel Tactical, with buddies from my department. Rick and his team are phenomenal and have my utmost respect. Needless to say my eyes were opened to an entirely different level of training, and I know I only scratched the surface. I will be attending as many classes as I can from AHT and other reputable trainers.

 

ALEX WHARRY

My name is Alex, I am currently a full time police officer in Ohio. I just had the honor of using the Project Blue Lion program for a 2 day vehicle tactics course hosted by Rick at Achilles heel tactical. I wanted to take the time to thank you, the training was phenomenal. Rick and his staff are amazing and I am grateful for the opportunity you have given me. Officers around the US you are providing this training for will definitely benefit. Thank you for your support especially this day in age. Thank you for your time.

 

MATT MYERS

“I just wanted to take a minute and tell you and the Howitzer team how much I appreciate the Project Blue Lion and giving me the opportunity to take part in some fantastic training from Achilles Heel tactical and Dan Brokos this past weekend in NC. I’ve been in law enforcement since 2011 and it’s some of the best training I’ve had. I greatly appreciated the opportunity of being selected and sponsored to allow me to take part in the training. It was top notch & I hope to be able to do more training with them. Thanks for looking out for LEO and all you do."

 

RACHEL MORROW

“This past weekend I was fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in AHT's training as a member of the Project Blue Lion. I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity and for funding this project. I went to the police academy with Crawley and have been watching his company grow from the very beginning. I attended the pistol diagnostics training in Rittman and it was a great class. Crawley was very professional- I learned a lot, and I had a great time.  

Again, very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the project and looking forward to my next training with AHT.”

 

JOSEPH DUKE

“I’m officer Duke with the Gwinnett county police department. I want to personally thank you for the sponsorship that howitzer provided me. The value and information that Rick brings with his curriculum is by far the best training I’ve ever received with firearms. I believe all of law enforcement will benefit from this sponsorship as I know I have. Again, thank you for the sponsorship and I am forever grateful.”

 

JOSHUA LUNA

“On behalf of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southeast Division, I would like to thank you for your support and partnership with Project Blue Lion. I am one of the sponsored Police Officers who was able to take advantage of attending specialized training courses with Achilles Heel Tactical (AHT) hosted by Rick Crowley and as a result I learned a tremendous amount of valuable knowledge that I can now pass on to my fellow officers.”

 

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“With Budget Restrictions and the current climate, this free training is a No-Brainer!”

 

JUSTIN

“I took the gunfighter fitness class with Rick at AHT this last weekend. I just wanted to drop a line and tell you how much my partner and I appreciate what you’re doing for LE. The class was a blast, Rick is an amazing instructor and I’ll use the tools I learned in the class to take back to my agency. Thanks again for everything. Stay safe and go bless.”

 

SAM

“I had the privilege of attending an Achilles Hell Tactical class through Project Blue Lion. I wanted to say thank you for giving LEOs across the country access to high quality training. It’s refreshing and encouraging to see a company that cares about us. Thank you again.”

 

CLASSIFIED

“Thanks to your sponsorship I was able to traing with Achilles Heel Tactical today. In my 18 years of Law Enforcement it was hands down the best pistol class I have ever taken. I cannot express the gratitude for your generosity. I promise you that your investment in me will not be wasted. I am fortunate enough to run the firearms training for my unit and the principles/ methods taught to us today will be the foundation to move our own program ahead.”

 

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“Really great to see Organizations like Howitzer that truly support us.”

 

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“Classes like this are second to none!”

 

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“You are saving lives, saving Cops lives and keeping many communities safe.”

 

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“Huge Opportunity to sharpen our skills and better prepare ourselves for the job we have.”

 

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“Any skill set, any level. I 100% recommend it! Guaranteed that you will learn.”

 

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“Howitzer provided training outside and above the Agency standards.”

 

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“This training will make you an asset to your department!”

 

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