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Pachmayr produces spring loaded primer rounds known as snap caps. Photo courtesy of Pachmayr.

Dry Firing: Reinforcing the Fundamentals  

September 15, 2010
Dry firing can be done almost anywhere. Once you have decided to implement this course of action, you must develop a plan on paper and stick to it.

.308 Gives You the Longer-Range Edge  

August 31, 2010
The .223 is a respectable cartridge for many applications, but can fall short at a longer-distance range for penetrating heavy media such as concrete, armor plating, and dense steel.
Black Hills Leather's Police Duty Holster is designed for law enforcement agencies. Photo via Black Hills.

Should You Consider a Custom Holster?  

August 12, 2010
While holsters from the "custom" lines of such holster makers as Galco and Safariland can cost 20 to 50 percent more than their respective "generic" lines for the same model of pistols, I think they should be given consideration by those serious about practicing and gaining every possible advantage against the bad guy.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy trains with an AR-type carbine. Photo by Kim Pham.

Engaging Suspects With Long Guns  

July 26, 2010
Handguns may be smaller, portable, lighter, concealable and convenient, but they aren't always the best tool for the job. This has been proven again and again on the battlefields of the world and in police engagements throughout history.
Smith & Wesson's double-action Bodyguard 38 offers a concealed hammer, ambidextrous cylinder release and is rated for +P ammunition. It weighs 14.3 ounces.

Small-Frame Revolvers: Still An Excellent Choice  

July 2, 2010
For an officer considering a backup gun, one of the major factors is weight. Smith & Wesson and Taurus have addressed these issues in the small-frame revolver by replacing heavier steel frames with lighter aluminum, titanium, and scandium metals.

Which Lubricant Is Best For Your Service Weapon?  

June 18, 2010
A weapon that's carried for duty or self defense should be checked for proper lubrication at least every two weeks and lubricated as necessary. Light lubrication is best, because it's less likely to attract dust and grime between firings.
Ruger's 22/45 Bull Barrel Rimfire Pistol. Image via Ruger.

Practicing With a .22 Target Pistol  

June 8, 2010
Most officers have incorporated the .22 at some point during their careers or may have become familiar with it during their youth through informal target practice and plinking. For those who want to improve their qualification scores and increase their confidence on the street, an effective next step is a dedicated target pistol designed around the .22 cartridge.
A .380 auto-loader such as Ruger's LCP can be an effective backup gun for an officer.

Resurgence of the .380 ACP  

May 26, 2010
The .380 ACP round is much shorter than either the 9mm Luger or the .38 Special, creating the ultimate deep concealment package with six to eight rounds of ammunition. This exceeds the average five-shot, deep-concealment revolver by a few potentially life-saving rounds.
A 20-round (front) magazine can be preferable to 30-round magazines (rear) for a patrol carbine to achieve more accuracy when shooting from the prone position. Photo by Paul Clinton.

Should You Use a 20-Round Magazine With Your Carbine?  

May 19, 2010
When you're taking incoming fire, and you can't get to cover other than the ground in front of you, you must make yourself as small and low a target as possible. Magazines larger than 20 rounds place your prone position too high unless you turn your carbine or rifle horizontal when firing.

ILEETA: Force Panel Debates Point Shooting vs. Aimed Fire  

April 27, 2010
The panel discussed the issue in terms of training and officer-involved shootings. And it concluded that point shooting may be what happens in a gunfight but to point shoot well under stress officers need to aim when they train.
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