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10 Essential Skills You Need to Win a Gunfight  

March 1, 2006

By Dave Spaulding

The great Bill Jordan once said: "There is no second-place winner in a gunfight." Even if you take nothing else away from this article, I ask that you train to win any gunfight that you become involved in, not survive it, but win it.

First Aid  

March 1, 2006

By Lawrence E. Heiskell, M.D., FACEP, FAAFP

The scene is a fixture in many war movies. A wounded soldier cries out, “Medic!” then another soldier, one who carries a medical kit and not a weapon, crawls out from his foxhole and braves the fury of a firefight or an artillery barrage to render aid to his wounded buddy.

How to Buy a Ballistic Vest  

March 1, 2006

By Dean Scoville

How much is a cop’s safety worth? Despite safety concerns, due to shrinking budgets it’s becoming increasingly common for police departments to require officers to purchase their own body armor. Even when agencies pony up some money for ballistic vests, it’s usually not enough to buy the best of the best—which is what most officers want protecting them from bodily harm.

European Gangs Tattoos  

February 1, 2006

By Richard Valdemar

Take a close look at the recent media coverage of the rioting in France, and you will see that those young French men of Arab and African descent are wearing identifying tattoos.

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To Lead and Serve  

February 1, 2006

By Mark G. Stainbrook

"The Leader must himself believe that willing obedience beats forced obedience, and that he can get this only by really knowing what should be done." - Xenophon, 360 BC

The Power of Association  

February 1, 2006

By Dan Pasquale

The easiest and most common way associates are used in police investigations is to locate suspects. While this seems like routine information that everyone knows, only a few people put it into practice in each department.

Foreign Correspondence  

February 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Statistics from countries that have tried it reveal that gun control is no answer for violent crime.

The author (left) demonstrates his technique for blocking a knife swipe while also going on the attack. Note that the block technique guards the most vulnerable arteries on the inside of the wrist and arm against the knife attack.

Skin vs. Steel  

February 1, 2006

By Alfred Giusto

Go on the offensive to defend yourself in an edged-weapon attack.

Detty found Barrett's new M468 in 6.8 SPC to be every bit as controllable as the 5.56mm carbines.

Barrett Firearms M468 6.8 SPC Carbine  

February 1, 2006

By Mike Detty

Designed to accommodate the new 6.8 SPC cartridge, this weapon’s shooting accuracy and velocity make it ideal for tactical applications.

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