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<p><em><strong>Photo: Hilton Yam.</strong></em></p>

Carrying a 1911 Pistol On Duty  

August 11, 2011
I get a lot of inquiries from LEOs around the country asking how to make their personal pistol ready for duty. Let's go over a few of the issues you'll need to address.

Familiarize Yourself with Firearms  

August 3, 2011
The more you know about firearms, the more likely you are to be proficient and capable in their use. Having this knowledge can have a significant impact on your ability to survive in the field.

TASER: Separating Fact from Fantasy  

July 29, 2011
Groups such as the ACLU, Amnesty International, media outlets and others typically attack TASERs with pseudo-symmetry, ignoring perspective, pseudo-science, and fallacies, says Sid Heal, a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department commander.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Nick Jacobellis.</strong></em></p>

Motivate Yourself to Improve Your Firearms Proficiency  

July 6, 2011
A serious problem facing the law enforcement profession today is the lack of firearms proficiency by some sworn personnel. Law enforcement officers who require more that one chance to qualify or who barely qualify need to improve their skill level with the firearms they carry on and off duty.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Scott Smith.</strong></em></p>

Carbine Fundamentals  

June 22, 2011
To show what your carbine can do and to test or improve your skills, LAV uses his 4-10 Drill. This is shooting at four distances — single-position shooting at 100 yards prone, 75 yards seated, 50 yards kneeling and 25 yards standing in 1 minute, 45 seconds, 30 seconds, and 15 seconds. Fire 10 shots at each distance.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Scott Smith</strong></em></p>

Handgun Fundamentals  

June 16, 2011
The key to be high speed, low drag is to master the basics. Fundamental courses are the bread and butter for any training operation; you'll always pick up something to improve your shooting.

Product Test: FNH USA FNX 9  

May 25, 2011
With the FNX 9, FNH USA has produced a well made and modern semi-auto pistol. However, its drawbacks as a duty pistol include limited backstrap options, lack of night sights, and a short trigger reset.
<p><strong>The USSA's Mike Seeklander shows how to properly load shells. Photo: Scott Smith.</strong></p>

Tactical Shotgun Training at the U.S. Shooting Academy  

May 17, 2011
The shotgun's biggest advantage over a carbine/rifle is the variety of ammunition. USSA stresses that you need to know how your shotgun performs with less lethal, buck shot and its various pellet sizes and slugs. Each behaves differently; it's your responsibility to know how.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Vince Taroc.</strong></em></p>

Follow Your Agency's Ammo Rules  

May 4, 2011
Somewhere in the fine print of your departmental directives or policies regarding firearms and use of force you'll read the line, "No unauthorized ammo will be used in departmental weapons for duty."
<p><em><strong>Aimpoint's Patrol Rifle Optic. Photo: Aimpoint.</strong></em></p>

Field Test: Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic  

April 21, 2011
For officers looking for fast deployment of the patrol rifle in an emergency, the optic arrives with a transparent flip-up rear lens cover that allows the operator to use the optic with both eyes open and both covers closed.
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