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This vintage early color footage shows the LASD Pistol Team at Biscailuz Range during a shooting skills exhibition in 1938. It features legendary marksman and LASD Aero Bureau aviation pioneer Sgt. Sewell Griggers.
When an officer is shot and killed in a training session, odds are some other officer pulled the trigger. The result is devastating for the officers of the agency involved and for the friends and families of both officers.
Created using Meggitt Training Systems’ products and design assistance, the Suwanee (Ga.) PD training center is complete with a four-lane indoor shooting range, an academic classroom, and a training room that also serves as a virtual firearms trainer.
This time-lapse video courtesy of Meggitt shows the construction of Suwanee (Ga.) Police Department's new training facility. Read the April feature "The Next Generation Shooting Range" for the full story.
I have discovered that a trainer has an incredibly powerful role to play in imbuing the trainee with either positive or negative expectations. And our profession demands that we hone skills essential for victory in confrontations.
Some trainers say it takes 5,000 reps or five years to master a weapon or a skill, but that doesn't match the research. The research says we don't know how many reps or how long it will take YOU to master a skill.