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Lou Salseda

Lou Salseda

Lou Salseda is a retired LAPD sergeant with 34 years of law enforcement experience. He is the chief instructor of TAC-1 Defensive Firearms Training in Santa Clarita, Calif., and is a consultant for law enforcement training and litigation.

Nick Jacobellis

Nick Jacobellis

Nick Jacobellis is a medically retired U.S. Customs Agent and former New York police officer who was physically disabled in the line of duty while working undercover as a federal agent.

Blog - Weapons

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SHOT Show 2012 Video: Kel-Tec's RFB  

January 18, 2012
Kel-Tec offers the RFB, a bullpup rifle well suited to undercover work or other law enforcement missions that call for a compact weapon that delivers .308 knock-down power.
<p>A Range Day participant shoots the HK45 Compact Tactical.</p>

SHOT Show 2012: Range Day  

January 16, 2012
The media range day preview at SHOT Show offers writers an exclusive preview of new introductions. Here's a quick glimpse at several of the innovative items that appeared at the range this year.

Product Test: Accurate Armory LE Light M4  

January 5, 2012
Accurate Armory's LE Light M4 carbine sets itself apart from others with a 1:7 twist and a reduced overall weight. This quality carbine meets or exceeds Mil-Spec standards for barrel, receiver, chamber, bolt, front sight, and anodizing.
<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.
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