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Are You Safer with a More Complicated Duty Weapon?

August 28, 2007
There are those that would have you believe that you are safer if your firearm is more complicated and there are those, I am one of them, who argue steadfastly against that assertion because the primary purpose of your firearm is self-defense or the defense of others.

The High-Compressed Ready Position in Low-Light Combat

July 18, 2007
Traditional handgun and flashlight combination techniques, place the off-hand in contact with the firing hand and result in the firearm being pushed out in front of the body much more significantly than the high-compressed ready, thereby reducing your retention ability, increasing your exposure around corners, and also causing your muscles to fatigue faster.

Frangible Ammunition for Training and Safety: The Good and The Bad

May 30, 2007
I've been using frangible ammunition exclusively at Valhalla for almost four years now. We've been through several different brands and experienced some interesting results along the way. Let me share some of them with you.

Reality-Based Training

May 16, 2007
The phrase “Reality-Based Training” conjures up myriad images for the average law enforcement officer. It could mean working out in expensive interactive shoot houses, performing under stressful conditions in realistic scenarios, or simply training with your uniform on. The fact is that all of these things, and much more, can be part of a good Reality-Based Training (RBT) program.

Why I Like Smith & Wesson's M&P Pistol

May 7, 2007
I have gone on the record many times saying that a duty gun should be as simple as possible. Separately operated external safeties, de-cocking levers, and other “safety oriented” accouterments to pistols complicate training issues and slow down weapons handling.

BlackHawk's Night Ops Xiphos Weapons Light

May 7, 2007
In January, I attended my 10th SHOT Show. Each year I always seem to leave the show with a couple of interesting items test and evaluate for personal or professional use. One of my favorite items from this year’s show was the Night Ops Weapons Light, a compact and versatile light designed to be mounted on the utility rail of a pistol, rifle, or shotgun.

Preventing the Domino Effect

April 1, 2007

"How do you train an officer to prepare for Sympathetic Reaction Shooting?" That was the question that Sheriff Bill Masters of San Miguel County, Colo., and I were discussing in the wake of the most recent media circus surrounding a New York City police shooting.

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