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<p>The H&amp;K MP5 N. Photo: Heckler &amp; Koch</p>

The Role of Subguns In LE  

December 23, 2011
A pistol-caliber subgun can still be an effective firearm when you need more firepower. The caveat here is that it should be deployed only in the rarest of circumstances—when you need the most compact select-fire weapon possible.
<p>Photo: <a href=&quot;;>Tigresblanco</a>.</p>

Combat Shotgun Basics  

November 15, 2011
Let's consider several basic attributes of the tactical shotgun. When loaded with shells carrying multiple projectiles, such as 00 buck, it's a short range (under 30 yards) weapon that delivers minimal penetration. When paired with rifled slugs, it becomes effective out to 100 yards and can offer substantial penetration.
<p>Photo: Scott Smith.</p>

Transitioning from Carbine To Handgun at Close Range  

October 6, 2011
A typical two-day pistol-carbine course splits off one day for handgun and a second for carbine. At Redback One, the handgun or long gun are operated as the scenario dictated. This is done, because training director Jason Falla believes your primary weapon is your long gun.
<p>Developing a smooth trigger pull will keep you on target. Photo: Nick Jacobellis.</p>

3 Basic Firearm Drills To Improve Your Accuracy  

September 30, 2011
As a retired law enforcement officer, I can vouch for three fundamental training drills that will improve your firearms proficiency—dry firing, the ball-and-dummy technique, and the ready up drill. Let's review these three in more detail.
<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.
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