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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.
Weapons

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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.
Angelo Artificio, a San Francisco Sheriff's Department deputy, tries out DoubleStar's new 1911-type pistol. Photo by Paul Clinton.

Officers Go Hands-on With 1911s at POLICE-TREXPO Range Day  

April 6, 2010
Manufacturer reps from SIG Sauer, Kimber, DoubleStar, and others set up tables with 1911-type pistols, a few sniper rifles, and a custom AR-15.
AIMPRO Tactical's "co-witness" 590A1 arrives with most of the bells and whistles.

How To 'Hot Rod' Your Police Shotgun  

February 10, 2010
The phrases "gun smithing" and "shotguns" may not immediately associate themselves in your mind. You may be more likely to take your 1911 pistol or rifle in for some custom work. Yet several specialists have carved out a niche delivering scatterguns that deliver higher performance.
Heckler & Koch's MR556 carbine will be available for testing and evaluation by law enforcement later this year.

H&K Is Developing Two More Patrol Carbines  

January 27, 2010
When POLICE Magazine caught up with Heckler & Koch at SHOT Show 2010, a company rep gave us a few preliminary details about its MR rifles that should be available to law enforcement for testing and evaluation later this year.

Glock Will Bring Next-Gen Pistols to 2010 SHOT Show  

December 17, 2009
So far, most of the online chatter about Glock's introduction of a "next-gen" line of pistols at the SHOT Show has been about ergonomics.

Remington May Bring 1911 Pistol to 2010 SHOT Show  

December 1, 2009
The company best known for its pervasive Model 870 shotgun is testing a 1911-type pistol that may be ready to be introduced at the SHOT Show in January.
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