Eric Konohia

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Name: Eric Konohia
Date registered: August 22, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Pay attention to Retention — January 16, 2017
  2. When the Flag goes up Part – II — October 25, 2016
  3. The industry dictates when the BPI training flag goes up — October 18, 2016
  4. When what’s behind your name really matters. — March 1, 2016
  5. 35 Minutes with Tanto could save your life! — January 27, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Will Smith’s Security failure — 19 comments
  2. The transition drill issues…. from SF to PSD to EP B2B, a firsthand account — 17 comments
  3. Interview with Chuck Vance-“Father of modern day Executive Protection” — 13 comments
  4. “SMB” Social Media Bodyguards — 10 comments
  5. Choose your poison. I mean position! — 9 comments

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Quick post

Just installed the magpul stock. Hahahahahaha

12P’s

Piss poor preparation promotes piss poor performance. Piss poor performance promotes pain. Then there’s the 7P’s that prevents the pain. Proper pre preparation prevents piss poor performance. I learned this mindset when i pledged my fraternity – the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. This mindset flows perfectly with the mindset of protection and just about …

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We are in DC. Can we operate here!

The District of Columbia is probably the unfriendliest location when it comes to weapons and more specifically executive protection. DC gun laws are so abstract and convoluted that if you have one it pretty much can’t even be loaded. In a city where gun related crimes are among the highest in the nation, it’s literally …

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Staffer muscles

Have you ever worked a protectee who has that one staffer that wants to act like he/she is the actual boss. Most often these wannabes have no security experience. I’ve had them step in and try to tell me how many cars I should use and not how many I need. I’ve had a major …

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Elevator courtesy

I was reminded this morning when I got on an elevator about the ballet dance when bringing a protectee on an elevator. If there is one thing that freaks junior protection specialists is when they get on an elevator that has unknowns on it. The best thing you can do is work with what you …

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Do it yourself

I have always been the type of person that tinkles around with my own stuff. Worked on my cars by putting headers, sway bars change oil, brakes etc. When I bought my glock 23 a buddy gave me his armorers kit and DVD. I put in a 2.5 lb connector, extended mag release and extended …

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The investment

Those of you that know me know that I am a gym rat. I do crossfit circuits and follow up each day with cardio. I carry a TRX system and bands with me when I’m on travel. But what I’ve been doing lately is P90x in the evenings. WHOA! I am a strict advocate for …

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Bad ammo

The shift in protection

No this is not about the “shift” as known by the USSS close in element but the shift in what EP is doing. We have transcended from the basic close in protection to overall personnel protection. One of the more frequent calls we get now is for workplace issues such as terminations etc. The key …

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The call up for the let down

This past week we were asked to get a group together for a potential detail that would possibly start on Friday. As normal I put the calls out to my guys and had one of my trusted assets call a couple guys to put on standby. I needed PPS guys that were legal in VA …

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